Working for a luxury interiors brand means I’m always in the know of the latest interior trends and the newest brands out there that’ll help me get the look I want.
When it comes to colour trends however I shunned away from adding it into my home simply because I’m a creature of comfort BUT I’ve decided that 2018 will see a new me. I passed my interior design course recently and so this year will see me finally add colour into my home accessories, walls and interior design scheme in general. So, where should I start and what options do I have that are really ‘in’ right now?
Colourful Home Accessories
I’ve been a big fan of arty and vibrant pieces of home decor, such as watercolour cushion covers from Bluebellgray but I’ve recently discovered a similar, lovely new brand, Bluebelle & Co, that sells colourful accessories because my friend had moved jobs and works for the Down your High Street site. Funny how they both have ‘bluebell’ in their name as well as pretty and feminine items! Let me know what you them of them too in the comments below 🙂
I love adding bold accents using home accessories because they’re so easy to add into the overall interior design scheme if you have a neutral space. I also thinks it’s a really affordable way of updating the look of my rooms without spending a fortune on decoration. A pop of colour or a bold pattern is definitely what I need right now to wish away the snow and pretend it’s sunny and hot because it’s technically spring.
Pastel Hues Galore
Pastels hues are perfect for spring and they can be subtle or as OTT as I’d like! They create a charming and cute interior with a comforting mood so I always imagine a guest bedroom that’s decorated in these colours. My friends and family can be welcomed into something from a fairytale, and why not, they’re a guest.
Gold is Glam
The interiors world went mad for copper a while ago (and I mean years ago!) It used to be massive but something that Kimberly from Swoon Worthy pointed out, that is going out in 2018 and gold is in. Kimberly is definitely the queen of using gold for her glamorous interiors and I’ve been swooning over her styled photography and Insta posts. I think it’s because I’ve never injected gold within my colour scheme decor before that, now, I’m desperate to try it out. I fancy something new and fresh and I’m in the mood this season to jazz up the home a little. Who’s with me?
Dark & Moody Interiors
Dark and moody has been a trend in interiors as much as it has been on Instagram, ha! I follow Carole Poirot, who is @mademoisellepoirot on Insta and her photography makes me want… no NEED, dark walls, moody lighting and rustic furniture in my home. It creates instant atmosphere and a welcoming, albeit mysterious, scene. I’ve been waiting for one of Carole’s styling classes to be in London again so I can go and discover not only how to take moody photography but also how to create this mood in real life.
5. Tropical Treasures
In complete contrast to the glamorous interiors I mentioned above there’s always the choice of tropical vibes within a bohemian design. This theme combines vibrant holiday colours like green, yellows and oranges and strong pinks and purples. I’ve already been eyeing up palm tree leave patterns for my next cushion cover project or the trendy pineapple figurines and lamp shades. If I do end up going for this colour scheme I’ll make sure that I go all out and create not only a boho room but a sanctuary for my holiday memories with plenty of precious souvenirs and treasures decorating the shelves.
So there’s plenty of colour schemes and interior themes for me to choose from this Spring 2018. I’m wondering whether to put each one into a hat and just let the luck of the draw choose my next move…
What colour scheme is your favourite?