Interior Design Trends 2018: My Favourites From dwell

As someone who is constantly thinking about decorating and redesigning my house (it needs a lot of work), I was interested to find out what the interior design trends are for 2018. I am not really one to be following trends, as I prefer things that are timeless and not fleeting fads. However, I also don’t want to be spending time and money doing up my house in an out of date way. I’ve researched the predicted interior design trends for this year, and am really happy that most of them are things I already gravitate towards. Bright and brooding colours, for example. I’ve been having a look at dwell for design inspiration. They have hit the 2018 interior design trends on the head. If you’re looking to update your home for 2018, take a look at these trends and my suggested buys to bring your home up to date.


In 2018, popular materials move towards the luxurious look of velvet while keeping the marble trend of recent years. They’re combined with industrial accents of steel, and softer touches of wood and wicker.

interior design trends 2018

Mottled Velvet Cushion Yellow | Marble Effect Ceramic Stool | Datewood Sculpture | Antonio Dining Chair Blue Velvet

Dark Woods

The Scandi trends of lighter and white woods are moving over slightly for the emergence of walnut and other dark woods. Perfect for those who like retro style furniture.

interior design trends 2018

Nox Two Door Sideboard With Drawers | Tree Coat Stand Walnut | Reversible Desk & Drawers | Two Block Storage Coffee Table

Colours & Prints

Bold and bright colours are set to make a comeback in 2018. They are mixed with dark and brooding colours like emerald green, teal, and navy blue. For prints, pineapples, florals and tropical prints remain popular.

interior design trends 2018

Eiffel Dining Chair With Metals Legs Teal | Venetian Throw Red | Capsa Stool Mustard | Spring Forest Duvet Set

Finishing Touches

To complement the dark woods and soft textures, metals are still popular as finishing touches. I love gold and copper, and these are still up there. Brass, bronze and nickel also come to the forefront this year.

interior design trends 2018

Bronze Face Wall Clock Large | Veneto Smoked Glass Tumbler | Wire Wine Rack | Riveted Vase Tall Copper 

Personally I love the look of vibrant colours, brass and bronze, and tropical prints. I am really happy with the interior design trends this year. I definitely want to incorporate the brighter colours into my home this year. I have stuck to greys and whites in recent years and, although i still love the clean look of those, it’s nice to mix things up and have a change.

What parts of the interior trends for 2018 do you love the most in your home? 

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  1. Kayleigh Watkins
    February 7, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I love these ideas, I especially love the brass and copper furnishings, we are slowly decorating our new home, I will definitely be using some of these ideas xxx

  2. Jayne T
    February 8, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Some really good things there, I love that duvet set, very pretty.

  3. Maya Russell
    February 10, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    I love the copper clock! And I like the bright yellow cushion. It would make any living room brighter.

  4. Samantha O'D
    February 11, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Lovely items, i love the sideboard

  5. Carol Thomas
    February 13, 2018 / 12:39 am

    I real like the datewood sculpture. Really good ideas you have showcased

  6. Carly Belsey
    February 13, 2018 / 6:05 am

    I love the clock and the riveted glass. The finishing touches are always the best to choose aren’t they

  7. February 13, 2018 / 11:11 am

    Fantastic looking sideboard, Dwell have so many great pieces.

  8. A S,Edinburgh
    February 18, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I really like dark woods, so it’s nice to hear they’re coming back in.

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