While Alter London focuses on timeless quality design, we also like to add a nod towards the current trends each year. 2018 is looking more luxurious than ever with deep punchy colours, natural stones, new metallics and dark woods. Let these trends inspire you and get your creativity flowing.
Sofas go Bold
Sofa designs are stepping away from neutrality in 2018 and taking prompts from the daring ‘70s. Embrace this trend with confidence and think shapely silhouettes, quirky curves and warm colours. A bold coloured sofa creates both a focal point, and defines the colour accent for a space. Lean towards deep earthy colours like burnt sienna or a jewel coloured emerald.
‘70s interiors were all about textures, playful design and embellishments. Textures such as velvet are here to stay for 2018, giving sofas a luxe look.
Continuing from the craze of ‘millennial pink’ that swept through the world of interiors and fashion over the past two years, tonal reds are set to be big this year. This includes anything from coral and tangerine, to burnt orange and deep burgundy. The trick is to mix and match these tones along with different textures to soften the look and create highlights and depth. The tonal red trend is beautifully simple to achieve as just small details can be updated, such as a range of throw cushions in these hues.
The wanderlust trend is here to stay for 2018, with an emphasis on handcrafted ceramics, exotic artefacts, earthy colours and leaf prints. Decorate with vases and lighting in organic, handmade shapes, and ornaments with influences from cultures and destinations around the world. The indoor plant trend is even bigger this year, so it is a perfect time to stock up on an array of quirky planters.
The New Metallics
After a few years of copper and rose gold, interiors are turning to more industrial style metallics. In particular, brushed, aged and antique finishes are going to be big for 2018. Give a more organic and natural element to a space with metals like antique brass and brushed nickel.
Storage is getting bolder and not only functional, but a statement itself. Versatile sideboards and cabinets are used more creatively around the home for personal organisation. Stepping away from light woods and indiscreet furniture, this season is all about dark walnut, mahogany and deep oak hues. These colours add depth and grandeur to a space, and work beautifully with the brushed metallics trend to make the colours pop.
Natural stones and minerals are branching out from marble towards agate, malachite, onyx and more. Whether it is the real thing or patterns inspired by these beautiful materials, they introduce a new colourful take on the natural stone trend. Adding texture and depth to tables as well as smaller accessories, these are timeless yet fresh pieces to add to your collection.