Spruce up the home this Spring with our 5 interior trends

Friday 9th March 2018

After a long, cold winter nothing will warm your heart like the first signs of Spring. It’s time to bring a fresh lease of life to your home, usher in the new and wave a fond “goodbye” to the old.

With that in mind, we’ve done the research for you and listed five key home interior  trends for 2018. Helping you to hit the ground running when it comes to sprucing up your humble abode.

  1. Emotion

We can all show our emotions with a cheery grin or by a wave of laughter but its time we start reflecting our mood in the choices we make with our décor.

One of the most straightforward ways of doing this is by adding bright colours to every room of your home.

In a good mood… Great, the colours will continue to lift your sprits. In a bad mood… That’s okay, bright accents will only help to turn that frown upside down.

Why don’t you make the most of up to 60% off at Christy – they have so many bright towels to choose from. Adding up beat colours to the bathroom will certainly set the tone for your day.

If you’re looking to unwind, letting any negative emotions blow away in the springtime breeze then you should introduce soothing tones like blues and blush pinks.

Take a trip to Jane Plum Interiors, you’ll certainly find some home accessories in the perfect colours to reflect any emotion.

  1. Botanical

Bring the outdoors in – in the most idyllic way.

Where nature meets details, adding plants and greenery to the home is the perfect way to bring it to life.

You can take inspiration from the textures found outdoors and colours found in nature. From deep-sea blues and turquoise to leafy greens, pair these bright colours with earthy tones for a completely natural feel and look to any room of the house.

As much as real plants look beautiful and they’re the perfect way to add a sense of serenity, they’re not always the easiest of ornaments to keep.

Why not play it clever and introduce bright leafy prints and accessories. If you do pride yourself on having green fingers, adding some succulents & cacti is the easy option. Minimum effort, maximum serenity.

Our Graham & Brown store would be the perfect place to visit for some botanical inspiration, with great discounts across wallpaper, home accessories & paint.

  1. Animal behaviour

If you’re looking to venture into animal prints then 2018 is the year to do so, with “Animal Behaviour” next on our trends for the year.

It’s so easy to overhaul drab interior by adding exciting prints and you wouldn’t need to change the entire room.

Introduce a sense of wild from furniture and textiles to simple table accessories.

If you’re looking to mix and match a few different prints like chevrons, polka dots and stripes the trick is to unite them with colour and keep the print detailed enough to enjoy but not large enough to distract the eye.

Remember (this might come as a surprise) animal prints can be versatile.

Any space would benefit from having small yet vibrant animal print. Try adding tiny accents throughout the home, until you have the confidence to completely embrace the trend.

Whichever you choose, animal prints will make you rethink the plain and everyday décor style and help you and your guests take a ride on the wild side.

  1. Femininity

How much does your home interior choices represent your gender? If the answer is “not at all” it’s time to have a re-think.

Adding a touch of femininity is the way to go, after all, it is the year of the female, with women empowerment being recognised more than ever.

Have no fear, femininity isn’t all about soft colours and lace.  Although they are elegant touches and would certainly not go a miss, we’re referring to strong, bold womanliness.

Introduce confident, provocative colours such as purple, orange and cerise. If you’re looking for inspiration then look no further then Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra Violet.

This trend might be a little more difficult if you’re a male but can be easily achieved without overlooking masculinity. Why not introduce strong metals like steel and chrome. Adding simplicity against a background of strong colours is the easiest way to get this look perfected.

If you are looking to introduce different elements to the home without a complete overhaul then Pagazzi has huge range lighting, rugs & mirrors – at prices you’ll find hard to believe.

  1. African dream

Expand the horizons of home décor with trend number 5.

You don’t have to visit the continent to get a feel of Africa, especially if you decide that this is the trend for you and begin introducing simple yet effective designs to your very own home.

One of the easiest ways to introduce this trend is by adding landscapes of sunsets and sunrises whether by a wall canvas or through the colours you choose.

Adding self-adhesive wall murals is a great way to get instant impact in any room. The good thing is they don’t last forever if you decide to switch it up a bit.

Introducing heavy patterns and elements through your soft furnishings and accessories will help piece the trend together, especially if you match them with warm colours like yellows, coppers, and oranges – all discrete nods to the North African nations of Morocco and Egypt.

This trend is all about the mood, with dark, rich tones and individually selected items that make a real statement.  If you’re looking for one of a kind gifts then look no further than the Gift Company, with prices suitable for everyone you’ll find the perfect pieces for your African Dream.