We’re well into the Spring/Summer season now, and where we were once speculating on what the major trends of the first half of 2018 would be, with the release of interesting product lines from all the major retailers, we now have a much clearer picture of which trends are being embraced by homeowners the country over.
Plan and prints have made a big impact, dominated by one colour this season: Green. Spring/Summer sees deep forest greens to mossy shades and pops of emeralds are found in many of the high streets major lines.
Lorna McAleer of Style Studio says ““Traditionally used on real wood flooring, Herringbone is set to be a huge look for 2018, but updated with bright berry or teal colourways or, at the other end of the scale, monochrome. And herringbone is no longer confined to the floor – utilise chevron designs on walls and window coverings for a soft, more current take on this traditional pattern.”
Houzz stated in their trend report: "With an emphasis on traditional techniques and handmade items, crafted celebrates the history and story behind each piece of homeware and shines a spotlight on the skills of the designer-maker." Heavily textured and woven curtains, pottery and wicker are at the forefront this season.
Ice Cream Shades
Ice Cream tones hail from the 60s, and they’re back with a vengeance this season, Rebecca Snowden, from Furniture Choice says “The key to this trend is keeping a neutral backdrop; whether you opt for vanilla cream, white, or even black, these pastels work best as the sole source of colour through various accents.”