Home Accessory Trends of Summer 2018

Katie Thomas, Design Director of KTM Design and Regional Director of the Society of British and International Design (SBID)

Tasteful Tassels
Fringing is popular in the fashion industry at the moment and as home décor trends always follow in the footsteps of fashion, the trend has now made its way into our homes with cushions, curtains, mirrors and lamps. The layers of coloured tassels make everyday accessories stand out from the crowd. Check out Oliver Bonas’ ‘Nappa’ range of lighting for inspiration on this trend.

You’ll see some retro revival with fringing on tub chairs giving an ultra-glam look, or if you’d prefer a more understated, natural look then try Anthropologie’s handmade wall pieces made from bamboo, silk, linen and ribbon. Monsoon has some fringe cushions that highlight the quality and sumptuousness of the wool textures.

Going for the Gold
We’ve all seen the recent obsessions with copper, bronze, brass and steel, but we have come back around to gold. However, the secret to this trend is proportion. The most on-trend furnishings and accessories demonstrate a modest sort of opulence. It is all about balance – do too much gold and it will look pretentious, but do too little and it looks overly precious.

Bottle Green
One of the trends we adore the most has to be the bottle green colour scheme, largely evident in luscious fabrics such as velvet and silks. Combining this colour with gold creates an opulent art deco ambience, perfect for the luxury home in 2018.

The emerald green colour looks striking against other on-trend interior pieces, such as dark wood furniture. This tropical-inspired look arrived towards the end 2017, but its legacy firmly remains and is undoubtedly one of the must-have colours for your home in 2018, and we predict it will be going into 2019 too.

Creative Ceramics
We have already got used to decorating with tiles, bold patterns, unusual shades and vintage furniture, but this year we are going for even more pronounced graphics in ceramics, in a combination of colours that were previously considered dull – if not ugly – like brown and orange or mint green and grey. Vintage 70s inspired pottery will be proudly displayed and new versions of 70s designed tiles will make our floors much more interesting and eye-catching for a while yet.

For more information about how KTM Design can help you with Interior Design and Space Planning or to book your complimentary design consultation, please call 01202 069499 or email info@ktmdesign.co.uk


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