Embarking on the remainder of the calendar year, we take a look at how the world of design continues to play a role in our lives in this trends check-in for the last half of 2018. Inspired by fashion, industrial design, and the many factors influencing our daily lives, interior design trends are a culmination and by-product of these influences, combined with the reality and function of how we live and work in our personal spaces.
Towards the summer and into fall, we see some of the most-loved trends continuing, such as using mixed metals in all interior spaces – the shiny, stark look of highly polished metals are lending way to the patina of softer, warmer metals that age beautifully over time.
Think copper, aged brass, bronze, and black metal. A well-curated fusion of these finishes is what we are seeing time and time again, with great success.
The shiny, stark look of highly polished metals are lending way to the patina of softer, warmer metals that age beautifully
Bringing the outdoors in and indoors out continues to have great staying power in all aspects of design. Although the over-scaled floral prints are making less of an appearance, the more organic, fluid and scattered patterns of nature-inspired botanicals are here in a very big way for both outdoor and indoor spaces.
Texturing, Treatments & Trends
Layering of fabrics, materials and textures, especially with area rugs, continues to be a very strong and comforting trend, as is the use of pattern and mixing of patterns in rugs, wall treatments, and décor items – geometric, vintage, botanical, ethnic, nature – they all work and look fantastic when done properly.
The more organic, fluid and scattered patterns of nature- inspired botanicals are here in a very big way
Bolder, stronger colours are definitely dominating for 2018 with all things green, vibrant blues, majestic teal, earthy and rich mustard yellow, violet and pink, all taking centre stage.
We are loving the softer and more organic shapes in furnishings this year as we give way to curves, bends and shapely silhouettes in sofas, tables, bed frames, and related accessories.
Overall, there are some very beautiful trends in the forecast for 2018, and we encourage everyone to experiment and have fun while remembering to design and plan your spaces for function and comfort with what you love and with what makes you happy!Embrace your exceptional life!SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
Peter Brooks, Principal at Bedford Brooks Design has been designing homes and corporate spaces for the past 15 years and has developed a reputation as a visionary and esteemed collaborator in the industry. His commitment to creating unique, functional and beautiful spaces for each and every client project has allowed him to establish a solid customer base both in the residential and commercial arenas.
Peter’s unique ability to infuse timeless design elements with current trends always produces an end result that not only stands the test of time, but injects excitement and energy into every space.