In 2018, summer interior design trends take a powerful turn away from the gentle pastels and calming neutrals of previous years, and stride towards brighter, bolder, more glamorous themes.
This year, summer makes a strong statement in design, shaking things up and reinvigorating our homes with a new lease of characterful life. This is your chance to put aside your shyness and boldly express yourself within your home decor.
Here we have compiled the top 10 summer interior design trends for 2018 – let these exciting styles inspire you to make an impact this season!
Part of the alluring metallic trend that has been shimmering through our interiors since 2016, gold brings a special sense of warmth and comfort to your summer design. Evocative and decadent, gold mirrors, lamps or sideboards contrast majestically against teals, emerald greens and black.
Here, this exquisite Pisa Gold Leaf lamp by Heathfield summons stories of the exotic Far East, beautifully paired with these sensually textured cushions in Jade Casamance fabric.
2. Citrus Colours
Although not a new summer interior design trend, the sunny season would not be complete without the sun-kissed shades of citrus colours. Lime greens, zesty oranges and bright yellows bring joy into our homes, refreshing and lightening a space.
These lustrous Clarke & Clarke cushions in chartreuse yellow and abundant tulip displays add a zip of colour and energy to our charismatic bedroom design, whilst the RV Astley brushed nickel table lamps add boutique hotel vigour.
The legacy of 2017’s tropical design trend remains strong this year, creating a flamboyant statement in 2018’s summer interior design styles. Reminiscent of paradise beaches and coconut palms swaying in the coastal breeze, tropical prints and jungle patterns make their way into wallpapers, cushion fabrics and artwork.
In our recent private client project, we reinforced the abundant nature outside by introducing tropical indoor trees. Verdant greenery pops against warm hints of brass and burnt orange to create a chic living room design, brimming with that relaxed holiday vibe.
Ombre (meaning ‘to shade’) is the trendiest of summer 2018 styles, evoking memories of watching the colours of summer sunsets melt slowly into one another. Incredibly calming, ombre will often appear this season in the form of watercolour paint scenes across wallpaper designs, cushion fabrics and artwork itself.
Large, body paint brush strokes create a subtle, abstract background effect in this Aspronisi wallpaper by Anthology, the muted palette gently invigorating our bedroom design.
5. Bold Pops of Colour
With this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year named Ultra Violet, 2018’s interior colour trends were always going to be bold and daring. This summer is a time to bring big personality to your home by mixing strong punctuations of colour.
With regal curves and modern tapered brass finish legs, this stylish statement chair in alluring teal pops against the deep red cushion and yellow accessories behind in our formal dining area design.
Making its debut in this year’s Maison&Objet’s highly-acclaimed European design show, corals are trendy in 2018 and effortlessly bring that summery-feel to our interior designs this season.
Delicate and bold in its simplicity, this Hygge-inspired table emits a sense of spaciousness and calm, reinforced by the coral centrepiece as it appears to sway in the ocean waters.
Nantucket cottage-style is all about creating a feeling of comfort, character, and charm within the home and comes alive in summer. With crisp white walls, wooden furniture and handmade textiles in blue patterns and stripes, this style has nautical flair and brings the seaside summer into your home.
This driftwood coffee table with glass top acts as a stunning statement piece in our living room design, warmed by these charming blue Designers Guild fabric cushions.
Botanical-inspired room schemes triumph as our most favourite summer interior design trend. Alighting bars, hotels and restaurants with luscious greenery in 2018, foliage is a stunning way to make a dazzling, green statement in wallpapers and fabrics.
Reflecting the natural tones of the verdant bedside plant display, these Black Edition cushions are luxuriously soft in velvet, the Oxide fabric adding texture to our design with its kaleidoscopic geometric pattern.
Adding a contemporary edge to any scheme, trendy geometric patterns have taken off like wildfire in the interior design world this year. Appearing in carpets, wallpapers, fabrics and indeed inspiring furniture design itself, geometric patterns are a strong summer interior design style.
With a wooden floorboard top and angled gunmetal legs, this industrial style Andrew Martin Margot desk radiates casual cool, whilst the statement Andrew Martin geometric sideboard reflects the Cubist influences in the wallpaper.
Where wood in summer schemes was once in light pines, beeches and even bleached, this year they are much, much bolder. Adding huge depth and personality to designs, woods will now be daringly dark, textured or adventurous.
In our latest design bordering the Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve and Parkstone Golf Course, we carried the beautiful woodland setting outside into the interiors, layering depths of wood into the scheme through varied, organic furniture and botanical displays.
If we can assist you with implementing these 2018 summer interior design trends, please feel free to get in touch.