Editor’s top five Published on December 29, 2017

  • Geometric shapes
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • High Style Kitchens, (Laurysen Kitchens, Living Lighting, Euro Tile & Stone)
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • High Style Kitchens, (Bertazonni Range)
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Flooring details, herringbone hardwood
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Feature walls with agate wallpaper
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Flooring details, globally inspired carpet
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Velvet furnishings
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

As we move into a new year we look to change as a way to welcome the transition. Bringing in updates to décor can be costly so it’s wise to implement décor trends that will last longer than 365 days. You can be certain that pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra Violet, will be making a strong presence on the style scene but it will be replaced with a new colour in 2019 so use it with caution. Some trends will be longer lasting to update space with chic flair.

Top five décor trends for 2018


Geometric shapes have a strong presence in 2018.  Find abstract art in a variety of forms from accents to wall art. Tiles continue to dominate décor and you’ll find them in a range of shapes to add a contemporary element to kitchens and bathrooms.

Floor covering

Tone on tone colour schemes will make room for style in the form of dramatic carpets and flooring. Patterned hardwood and globally inspired carpets will bring just the right amount of intrigue into the space.


Luxury in the form of fabrics like velvet will have a strong influence in décor. Bring this rich texture in on sofas, chairs or simply toss cushions to update furnishings.


Wallpaper has been making its way on to the scene for a while and now it’s coming in even stronger. Find tone on tone prints like agate to add texture in the form of a feature wall.

Kitchen confidence

The kitchen is believed to be the most important room in the house. As a gathering spot for family this high traffic space needs to be functional and stylish too. In 2018 the kitchen makes a statement with details like dramatic light pendants and high-style appliances. Don’t be afraid to invest in strong design elements for kitchens, as this room will be this year’s most influential space in the home.

Mary Taggart

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