10 interior design changes in 2018
Interior Design Changes for 2018: The end of the trend
The biggest of the interior design changes in 2018 will be the end of the trend. The faintest hint of modishness will be a complete no-no, whether it’s a choice of paint, pattern or style of kitchen. No more trendy or describing major decorating decisions as a ‘moment’ and no reaching for a paint chart on an annual basis. It won’t just be good for our finances, it’ll do wonders for our sanity.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: There’ll be a tapestry revival
On a less serious note, we will rediscover the joys of antique tapestry, but, in light of the above, this obviously won’t be a trend, but a renewed appreciation. Tapestries add a wonderful mix of pattern and texture to a room.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: Provenance will be cool
‘Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are,’ said Brillat-Savarin, but what about what we live with on a daily basis? This will be the year that we need to care about the fact that our linen curtains are from Flanders, our carpet is made from Herdwick fleece and if our oak is American or Continental. For all sorts of reasons – whether economic or environmental – provenance really matters.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: Craft will no longer be a dirty word
We’ll realize that making things by hand is no longer just about technique for technique’s sake. Combining handmade processes with good design and digital technology offers the best of both worlds and creates beautiful objects that can be used every day rather than simply being put on display.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: The return of the room
This could equally be called the death of open plan: four walls, rather than a formless succession of spaces, will make a dramatic comeback and ensure that our houses have more warmth and intimacy.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: Fixability
This will become as important as longevity, so, when assessing an item of furniture, we’ll want to know whether the joints can be strengthened, the finish restored and, when it’s reupholstered, that it won’t fall to pieces. Antiques can be restored and we should be able to fix modern furniture, too, however inexpensive.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: The future’s brown
We’ll stop agonizing about whether brown furniture is on the cusp of a comeback or is under priced/overpriced and just enjoy the fact that it adds warmth and character.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: RIP Minimalism
Yes. It’s over. At last.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: Back to Nature
Almost by stealth, synthetics have slipped into every aspect of interiors, from carpeting and textiles to fixtures and finishes. There’s nothing hippyish about wanting to be surrounded by natural materials – they look, feel and smell far nicer than plastic. Natural materials will make a comeback.
Interior Design Changes for 2018: More architects will think like interior designers
The best already carefully consider how rooms work, but many see them as nothing more than an architectural statement. This will change in 2018.