2017 was all about minimalism, stark white on white interiors with pops of colour and wintery Scandi styling that’s crisp and sharp. However, what are the design trends of 2018 looking like? At the beginning of the year, following the aftermath of the Milan Furniture Fair, it was difficult to tell what the new trends would be. Now, however, it’s March, and we can see some distinct patterns for 2018. Here are our predictions for the 2018 design trends, and how they could affect your bedroom decor.

Warm, Earthy Colours

This year, a distinctly 70s theme is influencing the colour palette of bedrooms, living rooms, and studies. Warm, rich browns, terracottas, a variety of nude shades, including pink and red-based beiges, are on show. Lauren Li of Sisalla Interior Design notes, “Brown can be introduced with wicker furniture, natural leather and various timbers or if you’re wanting to feel totally cocooned, a paint colour … it’s safe, classic and timeless.”

warm tones

Photo: laurelberninteriors.com

Rustic, Bohemian Touches

In keeping with the 70s and 80s trends that are back in retro fashion, rustic, bohemian, ‘wabi-sabi’ earthenwares featuring natural materials such as clay, leather and wood are returning. Mia Lake from Vic Lake Architecture notes, “Feature dinnerware is definitely making a comeback.”

wabi-sabi style

Photo: decor8blog.com 

Curated Eclectic Displays

From the more freeform and freewheeling 70s vibe, curved furniture is back on trend, as is displaying your rustic, bohemian hardware. No longer is clean lined minimalism celebrated. Instead, we’re seeing kitchens and living rooms filled with curated, vibrant textures, colours, and patterns.

bohemian porch

Photo: dimno.com

What do you think is on trend for 2018? Are you embracing the 70s/80s colour pops are or are you continuing on with the ‘neutral-chic’ colours and lines from 2017? Let us know in the comments below!