Is redecorating your home your new year's resolution? We round up the key 2018 decorating trends you should consider for your next home improvement project
Image: Sainsbury's Home
With 2018 only around the corner, our most loved home brands have given us a glimpse of their hottest decor ranges for spring/summer - which are some of the boldest yet.
From painting walls with dark, moody hues and pairing blush pink shades with greenery, to incorporating exotic, jungle-inspired decor and updating the Scandi trend, we round up a few of our favourite 2018 decoration ideas to refresh your home in the new year.
Pared back Industrial chic
Image: Next Home
With distinguishable features such as exposed brick, distressed finishes and polished concrete, the industrial trend is set to be as popular as ever.
The new year will see a fresh twist on the aesthetic at Next Home where simple crockery sets and minimalist statement lighting reign supreme.
Colour blocks and paint effects
Image: Crown: Duck Egg, Matt & Silk Emulsion, from £14 for 2.5l, Rebel, Feature Wall, from £13 for 1.25l, Attingham Blue, Period Collection, from £18 for 2.5l, May Queen, Period Collection, from £18 for 2.5l
Say goodbye to painting your walls with solid colour and say hello to creating shapes with colour blocks instead, while ombre walls, stencils and other paint effects will be rising in popularity. Here's a sneak peek at Crown's SS18 collection.
Crown's linear trend gives fresh meaning to Bauhaus, combining grey with watery blues and muted pinks giving the appearance of being diffused by a subtle haze.
Judy Smith, Crown's Colour consultant explains the look: “Linear is about working with the simplicity of straight lines; keeping to slim black outlines in furniture and lighting as well as on walls gives a new and sophisticated look, a modern elegance."
Greenery on blush pink
Image: Sainsbury's Home
Plants are creeping their way back indoors, as seen in this preview of Sainsbury's Home's SS18 collection.
Inspired by the opulence of Kew Gardens and exotic hotel cocktail lounges drenched in palms, the range showcases palm leaf prints, soft blush pink furnishings, botanical terrariums and an array of planters and pots filling every corner.
Image: Argos: Collection Coastal 3 Piece Accessory Set, Blue & White, £19.99, Skinny Stripe Velour Beach Towel, Blue, £4.99, Collection Nautical Set of 2 Storage Baskets, Striped, £10, Collection Nautical Circular Rope Mirror, White, £22.99, Pair of blue bath towels, Crystal Blue, £9.99
SS18 will see a fresh and more stylish take on the seaside trend, with deep indigo contrasting with nautical hues, textured finishes and marble.
This Argos preview takes on the trend with porthole mirrors, a mix of stripes, and brass fixtures and fittings.
Style it dark
Image: Swoon Editions
Sophisticated and atmospheric, dark paint colours are here to stay for SS18 with shades ranging from sumptuous dark blue and charcoal grey to rich jewel tones.
Swoon Editions have gone one step further, pairing moody navy walls with the range of plush velvet upholstered sofas, gold accents and marble.
Image: Marks and Spencer
A mix of weathered woods, natural materials and contrasting earthy tones all feature in the enduring rustic trend.
This Marks and Spencer sneak peek features fresh wild flowers in vintage-inspired mix-and-match vases and distressed furniture.
Image: Debenhams: Cushion £25, Basket (set of two) £30, Succulents £10–£16, Embossed vase £25, Coffee table £280, La Forma round chair (pair) £380, La Forma lounge chair (and footstool) £650, Linden rug £380, Soumak rug £550
The Scandi trend is set to be just as big in 2018.
You'll be bowled over by Debenhams Hastings collection which features a updated spin on the trend and features a mix of contemporary and mid-century inspired furniture.
The global trend is set to make a big comeback for 2018. Think exotic artefacts, hand crafted textiles and black-white tribal patterns, against jungle patterns, earthy colours and worn timber.
Dunelm's spring summer 2018 voyager range encapsulates the trend perfectly, featuring a mix of flora and fauna prints on everything from home accessories and soft furnishings to dinnerware and bathroom accessories.
The homeware collections are due to launch very soon so keep your eyes peeled.