I can’t believe we’re heading into 2019 already! Where did the time go? It’s certainly been an exciting year in the world of interiors, and I’ve seen so many styles to obsess over.
So I thought it would be fitting to give you my own round-up of top 10 decor lusts and interior crushes…
- Teal Takeover
Teal was making big moves in the interior world. A lovely deep shade of blue that really makes a bold, statement wall.
If you’re not daring enough to paint all your walls teal (ideally, you would need plenty of natural light or big windows), you can still include it in your interiors – like plush furniture or decor.
2. Back to Black
Matte black and dark interiors have been one of my ultimate favourites this year (who knew?). Gone are the days when black was celebrated by the gothics! Matte black walls and decor are now a popular, stylish design.
It can really transform rooms into dramatic and stunning spaces.
3. Dusky Pink
I’ve never been a huge fan of pink, but have fallen in love with this blush, pastel tone. Not too overwhelming, it brings a soft touch to darker colour schemes.
Blush pink looks great when matched with grey or copper interiors.
4. Glass Partitions
This year, I’ve had a lot of people asking for ideas on dividing an open-plan space. And while most prefer the modern, open-plan living, others still like separate rooms. So why not strike a balance?
Glass walls or interior glass screens are a great way of dividing a space, and lets light flood in. It’s also great for smaller spaces, without it feeling too dark and dingy, and a nice, contemporary feature.
5. Balcony Hygge
You don’t need a garden to eat or entertain outdoors. Balconies are often overlooked in interior design. But with some imagination, they can be transformed into pretty, cosy spaces.
It’s amazing what lanterns, soft textures, flowers and string lighting can do to make a small balcony so inviting. Bring the indoors out!
6. Monochrome Magic
I used to think the black-and-white colour scheme was so ‘last season’, but after I’ve seen some beautiful Scandi-styles, I stand corrected!
With the help of the likes of Swedish brands, monochrome has been ‘rebooted’ to look more modern and stylish.
Contemporary furnishings like a geometric table or glass vases, adds to the simple yet stunning design.
7. Two-Toned Colour
Who says you need to paint walls in one colour? The two-tone, or half-painted wall has been another of my favourites this year.
Whether it’s one wall, an entire room or kitchen cabinets, the stunning two-tone look adds so much character to a space.
8. Typography Wall Art
Making statements (literally) with inspirational or witty typography prints have been hot this year. A simple idea, yet great for injecting some personality into your home!
If you want something different other than your generic family photos, or art work, then ‘say it with words’ instead.
9. Natural Textiles
As much as I’ve been inspired by the contemporary, I love handmade furnishings from natural materials such as wood, bamboo and rattan. You just can’t beat the quality of natural textures.
This year has seen an emphasis on wood-crafted decor, woven rugs and rattan baskets.
10. Stone Love
Concrete has been another popular style this year, and I’ve seen some stunning concrete bathrooms/basins on Instagram.
I love the spa-effect style, bringing Zen to a standard bathroom.
So these are just some of my top interior faves of 2018 (follow my Instagram to see more). What has been your favourite styles? I look forward to getting more inspiration in the new year!