n our last blog post
we revisited some of the biggest hits & misses of 2017. So in the spirit of the New Year, today’s post will explore the upcoming design trends for 2018.
Japandi is a new style that designers seem to think will take over 2018. It borrows the ideas of traditional Japanese design but also crosses over with the rustic casual look of the Scandinavian style. Unlike Scandi, Japandi embraces statement furniture in darker tones such as walnut, charcoal or dark oak stained tones.
You would be forgiven for thinking that we have made this term up but Wabi Sabi is actually a traditional Japanese philosophy. It’s defined as “a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, which focuses on beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. In the styling world, this simply means that older, more ‘worn’ items are seen as more valuable & beautiful, be it an older coffee table with sun damage, a chipped table, anything that gives a piece more character.
As mentioned in our 2017 review, greenery was big last year. and we don’t expect that to change in 2018. We expect to still see lots of palm prints, lots of planters in the home & lots of greenery, however, 2018 will be the year of the Palm leaf.
Velvet & faux fur:
Velvet & faux fur create layers and warmth to a room making them especially great to style with during the colder months. They add a level of luxury to a room, yet somehow still make it feel like home. This trend is here to stay & will be huge this winter.
Tribal patterns were big in 2017 and this trend isn’t going anywhere but expect a more subtle style. No more large indian prints and aztec patterns, instead we will still see this theme portrayed with finges and tassels in a neutral colour palette.
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