In the previous post, Refresh The Trends, we took a look at three Interior Design Trends that I thought, were the major players this year. Continuing on from that, I have three more trends that I would love to share with you. So here's take 2 of the refresher into the Interior Design Trends of 2018.
T E X T U R E S
Soft and hard, smooth and rough, silky and furry, textures are everything. I can't stress this enough. Textures can make or break a room. We want to create interest, not just for our eyes but for our bodies. Touch is a vital sense that many people seem to overlook in Interior Design. We use our rooms with our bodies, so create a myriad of textures for our bodies to explore and feel.
Layer up the textures, and then layer them up some more.
Explore different materials, different finishes, and touches. Not everything in the room has to be made from one material. If you've good wooden furniture, try adding carpet to the floors to juxtapose the two. Leather sofas, add wool and linen cushions, not silk. Glass table? Buy ceramic accessories. Try out unbaked ceramics for a more gritty touch.
Source: Home Design Ideas
Source: Adore Magazine
P A T T E R N S
Just like textures, patterns are an integral part of a room. The past few years we've seen a rise of minimal patterns and monochrome prints. We're beginning to move away from those. You can still use them but try and pair them up with something bolder.
Bold prints, full of colour and intricate patterns are on the rise. Think bohemian and tribal when picking patterns. Natural forms are also perfect patterns to use this year. The more intricate the pattern, the better.
Tribal, Aztec and Moroccan patterns are trending right now. The intricacies of these patterns hold bold colours really well. They look beautiful with solid blocks of colour to really set them apart.
One thing to keep in mind is to not overdo it. Pick a theme and stick to it, but remember not everything has to be the same. For example, if you go with leaves and floral, you don't have to have the same flower and leaf on everything, as long as you keep it under the general floral theme you should be good.
Try not to limit the prints to just fabrics. Artwork is a really good place to showcase patterns, as are small accessories. However, if you're feeling really bold, patterned wallpapers and carpets can really bring that burst of pattern into a room.
Source: Mad About The House
H E R R I N G B O N E F L O O R I N G
This is the one trend that I absolutely love. Herringbone formation has always been my favourite. It was overshadowed by the subway tiles trend but it's back again. and this time, herringbone flooring is all the rage.
Dark wood flooring in the herringbone formation is perfect for any living space. Forget the walls and make your floor the main feature of the room. Herringbone, a pattern in itself, carries design themes exceptionally well. From modern to mid century to bohemian, whatever the theme, herringbone fits right in. Go a for a polished finish for a more upmarket mid century look, and painted finish for a more relaxed and informal vibe. Dark means business, light is carefree and effortless.
Source: TFAD Architects