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It's January — the perfect time to take a closer look at the interior trends for the coming year. Here are 2018's interior trends…

This year, there are two key trends that will be taking over our interiors: One is light and airy, while the other is bold and bright.

Pretty pastels & colour blocking

In the first style — the lighter of the two — colour plays a major role. This style will brighten up any space. But what can you expect in concrete terms?

  • Colour blocking: Cool and colourful. Will you opt for different shades of the same colour or high-contrast tones?
  • New pastels: For fans of Scandinavian style, pastels are, of course, always a favourite. This season, they've taken on a deeper and warmer quality. Beautiful!
  • Geometric shapes: Look great on your gallery wall, as well as on cushions and throws for your sofa.


Trends are something you should apply on a small scale. You don't have to redo your entire interior design. Using accessories in the right materials and on-trend colours puts a new twist on your current interior.

IKEA wall with photo frames
IKEA wall with chalkboard paint

Living trends 2018: Mediaeval inspiration

The second interior trend of 2018 is all about depth. It's a subtle nod to the knights of the Mediaeval period. Don't worry, you don't have to travel by horse (unless you like going shopping with your pony, of course).

This trend embraces rich materials such as velvet, gold and dark, deep colours. In 2017, we saw a lot of dark green and blue, now purple is also creeping in. Purple is a great match for the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018, which was Ultra Violet.

Herringbone flooring and opulent floral wallpapers are the perfect complement to this heavier trend — hello statement interior! Use these living trends to give your interior some character. Whether you do it with colours on the wall or a velvet sofa, pick what suits your lifestyle.


Paint a wall in a nice colour — it's less work than you think. And you can have a lot of fun doing it! If you've had enough of the colour a year later, you can just give your room another makeover with a new shade.

Red sofa in a light and natural interior
Rug with a red cushion, a plant and light, wooden accessories

Time for an interior update!

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