Interior Design Trends for the Rest of 2018


These 2018 interior design trends are based on old school metallic, organic materials, bold colours and small accent pieces.

If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest interior styles, here are four on-trend ideas you can easily add to your home without blowing your budget.

A neutral palette teamed with splashes of colour will help keep your home light and spacious, particularly if you’re living in a smaller unit or apartment. Accent pieces add a modern touch and can easily be updated.




Copper and rose gold are said to have reached their peak, and it’s been forecast that bass, gold and silver metallic colours will make a comeback. Think lanterns and candle holders, framed mirrors and lamps to add a subtle touch of metallic to your décor.

Organic Materials

Similar to the natural textures and tones we have already seen rise in popularity this year, simply designed furniture and decorative items in organic materials are set to make an impact in 2018.

Items such as chairs, tables, bedding and haberdashery made from earthy materials like salvaged wood, organic cotton and natural stone will play to this trend. Adding greenery to your living quarters is also set to continue to be as big of a trend as it was in 2017.

Old and New Colour Palettes

Although you might not want to commit to painting your interior walls, you can incorporate a colour scheme into your home to keep it fresh and up-to-date. Popular colour palettes for 2018 include:

  • Black and white – this classic colour combo is set to stay, and adds a touch of style to your space when you utilise clever patterns and textures. Incorporate patterned pillows, geometric print ceramics and bold bedding to instantly update your décor.
  • Teal – If you want to add a pop of colour amongst the black and white, teal is looking to be a trending colour in 2018. A great colour on plates, table runners, pillows and bedding – but be sure to use various shades to avoid a flat look and to help create depth.
  • Millennial pink – this shade of pink rose to popularity throughout 2017 and is forecast to remain a strong contender. Millennial pink can add a light wash of colour through plush bedding or in some artsy wall hangings.

Small but Colourful Accent Pieces

Those on a budget will rejoice in this particular trend as you don’t need to fork out a lot of money to deck out the whole house in trending items. Instead, invest in small accent pieces in bold colours such as those noted above. Choosing items like a bold rug to update your lounge room or a colourful vase can help break up the lines in the room and give it a new look and feel.