Interior design trends to spice your spaces in 2018

Our spaces are becoming more and more personalized, mixing different styles, different materials and different colors, but there are some very well-defined trends that are here to stay and that we discovered with eight bloggers coming from Europe and the States at Domotex 2018.

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The bloggers attending the interior design panel discussion at Domotex 2018
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Rugs ❤

Rugs were the main topic of all conversations. Everybody agreed that rugs would be a lasting trend for the years to come. They will be used broadly and layered — “two are better than one” as Mette Jakobsen said. Rugs will be used in creative ways, with innovative shapes and peculiar textures that will challenge our senses. Different yarn pile height will be used to create an interesting structure so that rugs will be something you will want to walk on but also touch them and hang them on walls. In fact, many will also take inspiration from art or will be produced as an art piece itself that will have a story behind it as something that you can tell your guests when they visit your home. The textures shapes and colors will make them unique and individualized so that they will become the statement piece of the room.

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Two overlaying rugs at Heimtextil in Frankfurt
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One of the carpets at the Carpet Design Awards
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A special pattern inspired by the english swimwear brand Auria and used for this carpet made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn coming from waste material instead of oil.
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A selection of rugs made using ECONYL® regenerated yarn
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A corner of our booth at Domotex was dedicated to rugs

Mix of styles

Contrast and a mix of styles are the new rules. In the same space, we will see a mix of traditional and modern, natural and urban and, as Holy Backer called it, a “Middleist”, which is a style between minimalism and maximalism. So, a Scandinavian minimalist space will have a warm touch thanks to the use of different materials or accent color or with the use of a unique rug breaking up the minimalism of the room. This mix of styles will also be a mix of materials where we will see, for example, textile carpet flooring mixed with wood or ceramic, or textile carpet tiles together with linoleum.

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Wood, linoleum and textile flooring can be mixed together for special effects
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Some materials from the inspiration for the future corner
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Plants but also wallpapers and carpet tiles inspired by nature
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The carpet is part of the Urban Jungle collection by Tisca, made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn.
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The carpet is part of the Urban Jungle collection by Tisca, made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn.
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Perfect Imperfection at Heimtextil
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Soft Minimal at Heimtextil
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Visual Dimension

In this mix of styles, the visual dimension will be an essential aspect to play with, using dramatic lighting that will play with the dark, moody hues for exciting and unusual effects. Also, mirrors will be used to create these visual effects. They will have odd shapes and frames and, used with personalized lights, will be more and more of a statement maker. The visual game will also include visual tricks done with 3D effects, Trompe-l’oil and unexpected shapes.

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Individual

If the panel of our bloggers was not enough, this was also the keynote theme for this Domotex edition: Unique Youniverse. The idea is to be able to create with space your own universe, to have few well-selected pieces that represent you and that tell a story about you and your life. This trend includes the personalization of design objects with, for example, broad use of custom carpets or special lights. Craftmanship will also be a recurring element with a mix of traditions with a contemporary twist to create unique objects that will stay with us for a long time.

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Color your floor

Colors

The color palette will broadly use natural colors and beige together with highlight colors as bold accents. The new trends will include muted pinks, gold, mustard yellow, terracotta, browns and a kind of emerald/plastic green from the ’80s.

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Muted pink, browns, terracotta and gold
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Gold ❤
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The ECONYL® Global COlor Range — a special regenerated Nylon yarn with a unique color range

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