Quick disclaimer, I am no trend forecaster, this is just a yearly post I put out to share the home trends I hope to see come to the forefront of the upcoming year. It is not so much a trend prediction but a list of things I hope get more attention in 2018.
It wouldn’t be a trend post without first paying homage to the styles and pieces that saw through 2017 you can read last years post here. But firstly lets discuss the un-dying trend of Millennial Pink, this beautiful colour has become increasingly more popular and high street brands have caught on in a big way. A few years ago none of us would have though to go for a pink velvet sofa, now we are all swooning over them. Then there is hexagons, it seems everything in 2017 was hexagonal, I’m not quite sure how or why this shape came into prominence but I’m sure now it has gone minstream we will be seeing hexagonal tables and tiles everywhere. Anyway, enough dwelling on the past, I’m here to share my potential trends of 2018.
Heritage and History
With space becoming ever limited nobody wants to fill their home with unnecessary junk, if it stays it has to be one of three things; functional, beautiful or meaningful. Maybe I’m getting sentimental in my old age but family treasures pilfered from Grandparents lofts or throws hand knitted by great aunts have become increasingly more appealing. Even if your family’s greatest heirloom is a Nintendo GameCube you can still enjoy this trend just pop into local antiques sellers or charity shop and dream up a back story for the candle stick and chipped crockery set you pick up.
Can we just agree that 2018 is the year we ditch the fake finishes? Pull down the faux chalkboard and *shudder* brick wallpaper because they aren’t fooling anyone.
There are some things which shouldn’t be scrimped on and I think finishes are just that, if you want a brick wall but live in a new build then look into having brick slips installed. Brick slips are essentially a thin (around 20mm thick) genuine brick front. They aren’t as cheap as brick effect wallpaper but they are the real deal (mostly) and at around £40m² brick slips aren’t un-affordable.
There is no denying that in the last few years paint colours have been going darker and moodier so surely it’s about time to lighten up, don’t get me wrong I love the look of a Studio Green wall but I am a DIY girl and dark paint ain’t easy. Even with an abundance of Frog Tape it is still and art-form getting neat joins between wall and ceiling and that is my motivation for hoping lighter paint colours come back into fashion. If I’m honest I find dark painted rooms very oppressing and not at all as ‘edgy’ as people make them out to be, give me sunshine and light every time.
Peach is the slightly brighter and more accessible sister of Millenial Pink. Alongside sea green, peach is the colour of Summer and I think we could all do with a little bit of sunshine about now. This shade is so easy to incorporate into existing schemes as it sits beautiful alongside; mint greens, blues, yellows and greys adding pep to a boring palette.
There is something intrinsically retro about the shade peach, a juicy combination of pink and orange that isn’t overdone.
If you are toying over the idea of buying a pink sofa or chair but worried that the pink bubble is going to burst then maybe take a look at Peach, a colour with far more longevity and a shade that is easier to style and pair with other palettes.