I’m always interested in what’s being predicted as the interior design trends for the year ahead by various ‘authorities’ and seeing if they match up with what we’re seeing in the marketplace. Read this blog for our views on the key interior design trends as we see them and for inspiration.

For interior design trends and inspiration, Pinterest is a magical place lots of us go to to get ideas on all sorts of things in life. It’s a brilliant tool if you’re thinking of transforming your home on a small or large scale as it enable you to build pin boards of images to create your very own mood boards. We use it quite a bit with clients to get some creative direction when we kick off projects. They have 175 million active users! So it’s an incredibly popular tool and authoritative at spotting trends.

According to their % increase in searches, here are the Top 6 Interior Design Trends for 2018 according to Pinterest’s data with some beautiful images of various Ensoul projects to represent each one.

 

1. Wall Art +637%

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Framed portraits and favourite places. Wandsworth Common Project by Ensoul.

Providing the finishing touches to your home. Check out iconic prints from art galleries; family portraits or favourite landscapes you’ve photographed; local artists and art school shows.

 

2. Patterned Plants +533%

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Rattlesnake Plant from Pistils Nursery

Perhaps this was inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 which was “Greenery”. A great way to breathe life into your interior and make it more of a home.

 

3. Mixed Metallics +423%

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Bespoke silver and gold cushions and curtains. Putney project by Ensoul.

Gone are the days where you have to choose between metals to work through your house. Mixing it up is the new trend and we think it looks great.

 

4. Terazzo Flooring +316%

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Photo credit: Diespeker & Co. 

Terrazzo artisans create walls, floors, patios, and panels by exposing marble chips and other fine aggregates on the surface of finished concrete or epoxy-resin. Beautiful colours and patterns.

 

5. The Fifth Wall: Statement Ceilings +310%

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Creative ceiling mural. Sussex project by Ensoul.

Say goodbye to traditional white ceilings and get creative with murals, wallpaper, timber or even just bold paint colours. So much more interesting and stimulating and so easy to do.

 

6. Spa Inspired Bathroom +269%

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Spa inspired bathroom. Wandsworth project by Ensoul.

Even more popular than ever. Relax, unwind, and indulge in some much deserved ‘me time’ with a big freestanding bath, power or rainfall showerhead, mood lighting and don’t forget the fluffy towels for a true spa experience.