Whether you are looking to rebuild your kitchen or just spice up your home a little bit, staying up to date on what is hip and happening in the design world is challenging. Just like fashion, interior design changes continuously and what is super modern now, may already be over by the time we have the time to adapt.
Below we have compiled a list of colors and designs we believe will become the focus in 2018.
Although President Donald Trump may disagree, the current trend is going more green. We are becoming more aware and conscious of our environment and concerns about deforestation and carbon footprints are growing.
The eccentric and expensive designs of the past years are out! So is the concept of fast furniture, which describes the previous consumerism of cheap furniture that you know you will get rid of in the next season.
The coming years will see green, eco-friendly and recycled interior designs.
Although not entirely new, in 2018 the interior design of the modern house will definitely include plenty of basic materials and textures from construction.
A wall exposing red brick in a guest room is no longer new, but in the coming season materials such as smooth concrete leave the kitchen and expand to the rest of the house. Modern, simple and minimalist, many of the hippest designs show concrete as walls and ceilings. Unexposed or with a light coat of color, the idea is to keep it basic.
Smaller home, smaller furniture
As our lives seem to get busier and ever bigger, our living spaces tend to shrink. The big pompous interior designs of the past move aside, for the smaller and more contemporary style. This trend seems to go hand in hand with the eco-movement. Simple, basic and minimalist.
I don’t know if you see a pattern here, but everything is going more towards the awareness side. Recycling is a huge thing and interior design is no exception. Refurbishing and spicing up vintage furniture is becoming the newest hype and we believe it fits in perfectly with the overall movement.
Global World, Global Home
We live in an increasingly globally orientated world. Travelling has become cheaper and more accessible and in combination with the internet, Facebook and other social media, the world seems to be getting ever smaller.
Other cultures no longer seem so foreign and bringing some of the world homes is tempting. This could be Asian style Feng-Shui interior design or Moroccan lamps. The idea is to mix and match two cultures that may previously have seemed contradictory.
Sincerity and Cosiness
Minimalism has been big and continues to be so in 2018. The difference is that while minimalism was previously interpreted as cold and structured, it becomes a bit more personal and cozy in the coming year. Move away from the harsh white light and dark contrasts and embrace more fluidity.