What Are The Most Popular Interior Design Trends In 2018

If you like interior design you probably keep an eye on the latest trends every season for what is cool and modern and update your home accordingly. I don't know about you but it's always nice to have some modern pieces to bring a freshness back into the decor. So here are some of the most popular interior design trends in 2018.

Nature decor

It’s all about bringing the outdoors indoors when it comes to styling for 2018. Home stylists across the globe are going for the full-on nature look for their property. That means bringing wood pieces into your home for the seasons ahead. Whether that be a dark oak coffee table or light birch wooden stools, it’s bang-on-trend to think of nature as you are styling your home.

Choose a colour palette that reflects nature such as greens, greys and browns. Grey has been a popular choice over the last couple of years and is now fully in its prime in the interior design world. While it’s easy to get furniture and accents in greys and browns, you might be thinking it will be a lot harder in green, but you can get beautiful chairs like these Sloane and Sons Tub Chairs that come in a luscious green.

You can also add plenty of plants as great design accessories in your living room and hallway. Choose patterned plants which will bring an earthly and calm feeling into your home. Wallpaper is also another great way to add that natural look. If you go for a forest scene it will look beautiful in your property. Even a feature wall in green can add all the difference.


You might be surprised that another trend which is taking over the interior design world is fringing. A blast from the past, it can be tricky to get it right on trend without it looking old-fashioned and dull. Go for one statement piece as described in Hello Magazine, which will not be too excessive. Accents are a great way to get fringing into your property. For instance, a mirror or even a light shade with fringing is an easy way to incorporate it into your room, or you could even add some cushions which have fringing onto your sofa or into the bedroom. You can even get photo frames with fringe edging which is a fun way to add a pop of fringe to the room.

Statement ceilings

You will also be surprised to know that the statement ceiling is a trend which is taking the world by storm. Statement walls have been around for a while in the interior design scene. After all, they can look wonderful in the home, but now it’s ceilings which are getting a makeover. In fact, as Evening Standard explains in this article, searches for statement ceilings have rocked by 310% on Pinterest.

It’s a great way to give the ceiling a bit of life and a modern touch if you do not leave it plain. You could choose to wallpaper the ceiling in a fun design which will stand out and become a focal point, or you might want to just go for a block colour such as a blue or a red. Just be careful that the ceiling isn't too dark. if you don’t want to make major changes to the room, giving the ceiling a change-up will instantly make it feel brand-new.

Wall art

To add some much-needed character to a room, why not fill a wall full of art? Family photos can work just as well as paintings, or what about some photos from your travels, cool prints and even ornaments and clocks. It's certainly not a minimalist look but it will make your home look modern. 

If you don't feel like spending too much money, you can even create your own poster on a website like Canva. Add your favourite quote to the poster and use minimalist fonts to give it a modern look. You can use some of these free fonts to elevate your poster design.

So here are some of the most popular design trends in 2018. Do you have a favourite?

*collaborative post


  1. I love the nature look, but also love wall art. I love big feature pieces.

  2. Statement ceilings sound interesting! I LOVE those lights next to the pictures on the wall - that would suit my steampunk living room perfectly!

  3. You're so right, nature is definitely one of the top trends. I\m loving all of the tropical and palm prints! xxx

  4. I have not heard of statement ceilings before, but why not. such a big space that is often wasted xx

  5. I really love the green and natural colours, they bring a very relaxed feel to a room. You can't go wrong with some plant and flower prints, all very lovely for soft furnishings.

  6. I’m all about the fringing at the moment, I can’t get enough of fringed blankets and cushions x

  7. I'm not sure about the statement ceilings - I don't think I could ever have a ceiling that isn't white LOL! But I do like the trend of bringing the outdoors indoors :) x