some ideas for what to look forward to in 2018.
Grey is still a good neutral choice but there
are now bolder colours like brown- blacks, ultra violet and striking greens
along with earthy reds and yellows which are expected to push out cooler
Furniture is turning darker this year with a
revival for retro glamour. Art deco
sideboards are abundant with a fusion of added colour and metal fittings.
Designer inspired chairs are still very popular
and come in many designs and colours giving a cool stylish and contemporary
There are a lot of Asian influences in
collections this year with bold colours and patterns emerging. Textiles take on
a raw feel with shades of Clay, Ochre and Terracotta featuring strongly.
Hand crafted textures
Texture is in this season with a handmade feel
such as rattan and wicker chairs. Fabrics will have lots of embellishments, raw
edges and applique’ details to add variety and interest.
House Plants and Botanicals
Last year’s botanical look is continuing with
the retro swiss cheese plant featuring and palm leaves on poster prints and
cushion covers mixed with metallics and marble. The patterned plant has
increased in popularity with the prayer plant making an appearance again. Shades of green look striking against the darker
bold coloured walls that are very fashionable. Also expect more over scaled
floral patterns in high contrast colours.
Metallics are still around but brass is
emerging this year stronger that copper and rose gold.
Brass furniture such as coffee tables against
emerald green and soft pink bring a luxurious finish to a room. Mixing brass
with marble is on trend for lighting.
Pineapples are still around along with the
cactus which is very popular with a lot of artificial cactus plants in metallic
pots making them a lot easier to look after instead of the real thing.
There is a move towards comfort in sofas this
year with curved and plump shapes, luscious velvet button back sofas in
luxurious colours and day beds with head rests that move.
Space saving tables and coffee tables that
swivel to extend in composite and glass materials. Ideal for the modern way of
living. Marble tables are also featuring this season and reasonably priced.