Selling up? Here’s summer 2018’s top interior design trends

News at Kings Group | 12/06/2018


Since the beginning of the year, many of us will have been counting down the days until summer, anticipating the balmy weather and longer lasting days. Now that summer is upon us – with forecasts predicting a long tropical summer following the hottest May on record – it could be time to give your home a seasonal refresh for the brighter days ahead.

This year, when it comes to decorating your home, it’s all about splashes of bright textures and luxurious outdoor decorations and below are our top interior design picks for summer…

Bold pops of colour

While grey, off-white and cream are neutral choices for lots of interiors, many people are going bold this year with pops of colour and rich pigments on walls and furniture.

Strong shades work well to transform any living space to reflect personal style and flair. Bright and bold tones, especially, are set to be hot this year. An abundance of burnt orange, earthy greens, peacock blue, Bordeaux and tomato reds with ochre are all rich shades befitting for the summery season.

Metallic accents

Although metallic touches are nothing new, the choice of metallic finish this year is. In 2018 it’s becoming increasingly popular to ditch coppers and golds and adopting brass into the home. More organic and sophisticated than others in the metallic palette, brass acts as a luxe feature as mirrors, furniture pieces and accessories to add a rich finish to any room.

Lamps and smaller accessories offer a subtler approach without having to invest in larger furniture pieces, while emerald green and soft pink work well to accentuate brass and gold tones flawlessly.

Textures and embellishments

Tufting tassels and fringing feathers – they’re in this season. This trend will add a unique handmade feel to any room. Tactile cushions on the sofa, deluxe throws on the bed, rattan and wicker materials on furniture coupled with lots of embellishment with raw edges and applique details.

Playing around with textures and embracing different materials (such as marble, metal and macramé) can go a long way to create a layer of decoration and is suitable for any colour palette.

Leafy patterns and green tones

With flowers and plants coming to bloom, so will one particular colour. In fact, expect many trendy homes to be dominated by it. Earthy green tones – from deep forest shades, to cactus greens and mossy shades and pops of emeralds – and leafy prints are in this season and will even work well to tie-in with rich tropical hues if you want to go that extra mile.

Rich shades of green look striking against darker furniture choices and navy walls. Feeling exotic? Then opt for exotic bird decorations, large scale leaf prints, safari wildlife and oversized insects.

Dark woods

This summer, we’re swapping bleached wood for the alluring elegance of darker woods – popular thanks to the Scandi trend of recent years.

Oak, mahogany and textured walnut can add depth to any room and contrasts well with bursts of bold colours. Such dark tones bring a new take on modern luxe, with metallic handles and legs adding the perfect finishing touches for that extra glam feel. For real retro glamour and a sophisticated feel, consider a mix of walnut, brass, gold, black and marble.

Each season brings an exciting opportunity to incorporate new styles and trends into the home. By refreshing the décor in your home, you can bring the outdoors in and bask in the summer season.

If you’re looking to put your home on the market in the next few months, incorporating some of the hottest interior design trends of the season could increase the appeal of your property and attract more prospective buyers.

For more guidance on selling a property in North London, East London, Hertfordshire or Essex, contact your local Kings Group branch today. Additionally, you can request a free instant online valuation.