Top home trends and how to apply them
In a world with trends changing constantly, there is a bit of a rush to become the first person with the latest interior design advancement being at an all-time high – especially in the world of Instagram and social media where all of our little improvements are only one snap away from being shared with the world. Summer can be the perfect time to undertake a décor cull and transform your home into a stunning haven. Here are some of the top trends of 2018 and our best tips on how to implement these latest trends.
You don’t need to do the most to be the most: Minimalism
A firm favourite of Hollywood celebrities, such as the Kardashian-Jenners and the Wests, and now further strengthened by the power of Instagram, is minimalism.
One of the most popular interior design trends, minimalism is an art and design movement art that uses basic colour palettes and strips any space of unnecessary clutter. The result is a stunningly simple space which oozes luxury and is reminiscent of contemporary design hotels and truly enlarges any space.
Implementation: To implement a more minimalist design, pick your colour palette and stick strictly to this. Gloss white, with metallic silver and grey tones work exceptionally well and can be combined with other elements to create a cosier feel. To make any space more homely, add potted plants and fresh flowers. If you want big, statement-making plants, check your local garden centres or even Ikea.
The fringe is back
Fringing over the past few seasons in fashion has been a huge trend, with some of our favourite fashion houses such as Chloé, Balmain, Céline and even Stockholm-based Acne Studios all reaching for this one stunning trend. Needless to say, it was only a matter of time until this overflowed on to the interior design scene and homes began to be draped in some of the most stunning textures and colour palettes of fringe.
Implementation: This is one of the most simplistic trends to implement: think soft furnishing, from rugs, throws, blankets and cushions to curtains and blinds most elements of your home could have a little fringe added to it. Manufacturers have begun to produce some stunning fringed lamps, chandeliers and even mirrors which would make the perfect addition to any fringed palace. The best part of beginning small with any interior design is that you can decide if you like the trend in your space before investing a lot of money in it.
Time for texture
Although this trend is a world away from minimalism, texture has become extremely popular in equal measure. Think anything from textured walls and soft furnishings to adding accessories like plants and rugs to your space. This trend became popular for a variety of reasons, one of the biggest reasons being the stunning flower-wall installations that some of the most popular cafes, restaurants and hotels have been gravitating towards.
Implementation: Although it may not be practical to install a flower wall in your home, you can still add a little texture to any space, both quickly and easily. One of the best ways to add texture in is through a sturdy and heavy rug, which not only compliments tiled and laminate flooring but also makes a house feel more homely and lived-in appearing. Another option is to add wall features in a different material, such as brick, wood or slate.
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