Our interior designers have spent some time at the Maison et Objet in Paris, gathering inspiration and taking in new trends for 2018. Here’s some of the interior design trends we’re seeing emerging from Paris this year:
Area rugs are the perfect way to create an underfoot statement and bring warmth to the room, and are easily adaptable to changing interior colour and style trends as they’re much easier to replace than carpet.
Texture has begun to work its way back into interior trends and played a large part in many designers’ collections at the show. From bold embroideries to luxurious velvet and soft furs, textures can be added to a room subtly or become a statement piece, and can be layered up to create the desired design look.
Cool, neutral tones are common theme running through much of the simplistic and Scandinavian design seen at the Maison et Objet this year. There is something relaxing and reassuring about cool tones. The pearl greys, pastel pinks and comforting cream tones add a calm air to any room.
Contemporary design is welcoming more raw and natural elements into the fold, and one of our favourite ways of incorporating this is through industrial materials such as raw metals, concrete and stone. We’re seeing the marrying of brutalist and natural materials, with wood and metal forming a table top or raw wood pieces and metal piping forming shelving for house plants.