We love pouring over the latest interior trends, and we know how easy it is to buy into ‘the latest’ fad that in actual fact,  a few years later you wish you’d never invested in. So how do you avoid dropping serious cash on the next sponge painted wall or worse, avocado appliance? To help you future-proof your interior style, we have cherry picked the best bets from the trends emerging for this year…

dark Walls 

It’s true, white walls are timeless, but if you have grown tired of your stark, all-white interior, perhaps it is time to go much darker. 

A stunning interior paint colors to emerge this year is called Black Flame — a beautiful blend of navy and black that puts the spotlight on décor just like white walls. It’s bold to use this in the  main area of the home, and if you are feeling on the timid side why not veer for towards your bedroom like this gorgeous example. To keep a room from feeling too moody stylists advise using the color in sun-drenched areas and compliment with vibrant pops of colour. in this case the green plants make a beautiful contrast alongside the gold lights and pots. 

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Velvet Furniture

We just love lthe velvet furniture trend.  Furniture pieces upholstered in velvet adds a sophisticated whimsy and sense of luxury to interiors. Even in the summer months, velvet fabrics can feel fresh and in season when mixed with bright florals and breezy sheers. 

The 2018 color trends of purple and fushia and other similar hues are a perfect palette for velvet furniture pieces.  If you have ever craved making this type of bold statement in your space, now is the time to pull the trigger – whether it is reupholstering a vintage furniture find or family heirloom, or purchasing something new. has some stunning pieces including this Margot Accent Chair. 

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Pattern Crazy

Geometric prints are taking over the design world! These punchy prints in vibrant colors transform walls from the backdrop of a room to an eye-catching, mesmerizing focal point. Geometric walls give us a chance to playfully break design rules; they let us incorporate several bold colors and embrace asymmetry. We love the way the result can amplify modern furnishings or add a fun twist to mid-century modern design. 

If you’re not ready to commit 100% to this trend why not give wall stickers a go to create a feature wall?   

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Trough Sinks 

Trough sinks are becoming a must in spaces where bigger basins make getting things clean more manageable in shared bathrooms or laundry rooms, ideal for family living. These impressive sinks transcend their humble beginnings by giving modern homes a country twist. With large capacities, crisp lines, and a variety of individualized styles, trough sinks give homes both an increased functionality, as well as a bold design. This Fun kids’ bathroom features a gray door with crystal door knob opening up onto a subway tiled accent wall which frames colorful letters over a trio of mini mirrors with shelves hung on chains lit by a pair of brass cage sconces over a Kohler Brockway 5′ Wash Sink with Drillings for Three sets of Taps. 

Image credit: Godrich Interiors. 

Colour in the Kitchen

Adding a big dose of color to a cooking space is the next big thing when it comes to giving neutral kitchens a more personal twist. We love this reacent Project by Maple & Grey where This beautiful Berkshire cottage has been transformed with a recent rear extension and bespoke shaker kitchen. The cabinetry is painted in The Little Greene Paint Company’s Basalt and the worktop is a marble effect quartz.  

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