some ideas for what to look forward to in 2018.
Grey is still a good neutral choice but there
are now bolder colours like brown- blacks, ultra violet and striking greens
along with earthy reds and yellows which are expected to push out cooler
neutrals. This seasons sofa are in these rich colours in luscious velvets.
Furniture is turning darker this year with a
revival for retro glamour. Art deco
sideboards abundant with a fusion of added colour and metallic fittings.
Designer inspired chairs are still very popular
and come in many designs and colours giving a cool stylish and contemporary
There are a lot of Asian influences in
collections this year with bold colours and patterns emerging. Textiles take on
a raw feel with shades of Clay, Ochre and Terracotta featuring strongly.
Hand crafted textures
Texture is in this season with a handmade feel
such as rattan and wicker chairs. Fabrics will have lots of embellishments, raw
edges and applique’ details to add variety and interest.
Continuing from last year is the tropical look
with the retro swiss cheese plant and palm leaves in poster prints and on
cushion covers. The patterned plant has increased in popularity with the patterned
prayer plant. Shades of green look stunning
against the darker bold coloured walls that are very fashionable. Also expect
more over scaled floral patterns in high contrast colours.
Metallics are still around but brass is
emerging this year stronger that copper and rose gold.
Brass furniture such as coffee tables against
emerald green and soft pink bring a luxurious finish to a room. Mixing brass
with marble is on trend for lighting.
Pineapples are still around along with the
cactus which is very popular with a lot of artificial cactus plants in metallic
pots making them a lot easier to look after instead of the real thing.
There is a move towards comfort in sofas this
year with curved and plump shapes, luscious velvet button back sofas and day
beds with head rests that move.
Space saving tables and coffee tables that
swivel to extend in composite and glass materials. Ideal for the modern way of
living. Marble tables are also featuring this season and reasonably priced.