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What will stay and what will go in home styling?

Interior design trends of 2017 and 2018

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What will stay and what will go in home styling?

We take a look at the biggest interior styling trends of 2017 and predict the year ahead.

Interior designers, home stylists and DIY-ers rejoice when predictions for the year’s hottest trends emerge.

There were plenty of styles in addition to the fabulous Hygge.

And we can’t wait to see what stays and what disappears as we move into 2018.

Put simply, minimalism is about living comfortably in a peaceful, uncluttered environment. In regards to styling, it takes restraint and discipline to achieve the right look. The design has a neutral palette and incorporates pared-back furniture, timber, black and greenery.
Prediction: As the global movement towards simplicity continues to keep growing, we expect this design to follow suit.

In 2017, we have moved away from the traditional rose and modern
blush towards a new shade of pink. The millennial shade dominated the celebrated Milan Design Week, which sets the trends for the year to come.
Prediction: Who are we to argue with the experts? If it’s good enough for Milan, it’s good enough for us. You’ll be seeing more pink interiors in 2018.

For the past couple of years, we’ve been told to update our interiors
with each new trend that emerges. In 2017, we have been slaves to fashion and tempted by inexpensive products – outing the old and bringing in the new.
Prediction: There is change coming. Designers predict a move away from disposable styling and a steadfast movement towards longevity. Invest in solid, quality pieces of furniture, artwork and decor that you can add to as the years go by.

As we moved from 2016 into 2017, there was a solid movement away from copper towards brass and rose gold. And while metallic will still play a role in interior design, it will be different yet again.
Prediction: Rose gold will give way to silver. We will also add metallic to our homes in a different way – think wallpaper and textured paint.


Candice's passion for journalism led her to the Sunshine Coast 12 years ago where she has worked across multiple media and communication platforms. An avid traveller (she lists Paris, Venice and Vietnam as her faves), this mum of one loves meeting with people from all walks of life and finds inspiration within their stories. Candice joined the team in 2014 and is MWP's editor.

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