If you're not sure about seriously upping your interior game and where to start, Pinterest has just revealed the biggest interior design trends of 2018. From the colour to buy into, to the adornments to shop, get the lowdown on the trends to inject into your decor this year. Go on, we know you want to!!
More is most definitely more this year, with Pinterest calling 2018's interiors "unapologetically over the top" and crediting people's growing confidence in experimenting with excessive colour throughout their home.
Discussions around wellbeing and self-care seem to have permeated the interior market too, with saves for "positivity" up 430 per cent in home decor this year. Pinterest suggests "colouring your bedroom happy", thinking about "motivational workspaces" and "creating a space that boosts your mindset".
"The mixed material of the '70s is showing little sign of slowing down," Pinterest says, with saves up 305 per cent year on year. Go big and bold when it comes to the prints you choose.
All Eyes OnThis trend
It may sound odd but it's true - faces and facial features are becoming favoured interior accessories, adorning the likes of wall hangings and rugs.
On The Fringe
It would appear that fashion isn't the only industry obsessed with fringing at the moment, with the trend also making its way onto cushions and curtains, mirrors and lamps.
Go Bright or go home!
Fluorescent colours and those show-off neon signs are seeing something of an ascent in popularity when it comes to the interior design of favourite restaurant and cafes, but are you brave enough to try it in your kitchen?
Find The Perfect Match
According to Pinterest, "home decor hues just got harmonious", so consider coordinating accents - think matching your radiator to your walls, and your rugs to your paint work.
It was recently named Pantone’s colour of the year and now Ultra Violet saves are up 2675 per cent, so start shopping pieces in mauve and pansy (or if you're feeling a little less bold, stick to shades of lavender).
Look To Wes Anderson
For those looking onscreen for their interior inspiration, the director's signature stylised film sets are firm favourites. "From The Grand Budapest Hotel’s candy pink interiors to '20s-inspired patterns and posters", it is described as Pinterest's "most opulent" interior trend of 2018.
Invest In The Big Buys
Now is the time to purchase your "long-term lust-have" - you know the kind, the classic, quality (and often statement) pieces that you'll love forever, and lug from home to home.