Interior motives: five top trends for 2018 | Landmark Lofts

Transform your home with the year’s most sophisticated styles

When it comes to interiors, small improvements can make a big difference. But with so many options to choose from, honing your house’s new look can be hard. If you’re thinking of switching up your decor, these designer-endorsed looks might just be the style-savvy solutions you’re looking for.

1. The dark side
Bid farewell to neutral greys and white-washed walls – dark and mysterious tones are the must-have mood. Whether you’re choosing colours for statement paintwork or velvety sofas, deep violets, navy blues, and dark emerald greens add decadence and depth to any room.

And that goes for furniture too. Cool bleached Scandi-chic is making room for darker wood tones – a much more luxurious feel for sideboards, coffee tables, and bookshelves.

2. Travel to the tropics
If you think you’ve seen the last of lush green leaves, think again. House plants are still big news, and the fresh and floral vibes that come with them are too. But this year, rather than going all-out Club Tropicana, try sticking to gorgeous leafy greens.

Complement your indoor greenhouse with travel-inspired touches: Indian and North African-inspired fabrics; block-prints in earthen tones; and patterned table-ware to brighten up any meal.

3. Textural revolution
Smooth and sleek furniture and furnishings are fine for overtly modern living, but if you want to inject some creativity and culture into your living space, opt for natural fibres and furniture with a handmade feel.

Rattan chairs, appliqué cushions and wicker shades are a great place to start – and be sure to mix and match different materials where you can for a unique, layered look.

4. Materials that matter
While 2017 was crazy for copper, 2018 is all about its toned-down, sophisticated cousin: brass. Small accents (on lampshades, mirror frames or plant holders, for example) are all you need to achieve the luxe feel of this organic metal.

And if you want to take it up a notch, why not make a splash with the other material of the moment: marble. Go big with marble-effect wallpaper, worktops or bathroom tiles or, alternatively, accessorise with clocks and candleholders for a more wallet-friendly option.

5. Look up
If you’ve never really considered the design potential of your ceilings, it’s time to look up for inspiration. Show-stopping “statement ceilings” have become a genuine trend, from opulent paint colours to textured wallpaper and tiling.

Feeling brave? Why not transform a room with an exquisite ceiling mural? With the help of a professional, of course, you can create a romantic, regal skyscape for your own mini Versailles.

No matter your next style statement, transforming your home with a few finishing touches or going for a full-blown renovation, like a loft conversion, can help realise your property’s full potential and make you love where you live a whole lot more.

Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.

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