7 home decor trends to take your interiors to the next level

Giving your home a makeover? Here are some of the top decor trends of 2018 that you need to keep in mind.

Buying the home of your dream is something that everyone aspires for. The next task is to decorate your living space in a way that reflects your personality and style. And while your home must be comfortable, it should also be inclusive of the latest trends. Sanjay Jain, managing director, Siddha Group and Abhishek Bhardwaj, CMO of Shristi Group list the best interior trends for this year.

* The pastel-hued look: The look and feel of your home is significant. This design incorporates silhouettes to create an earthy-yet-classy look. It is sober and gracious, and has an old-world air of hospitality.

* The ‘mixed metals’ effect: So far, brass, gold and other metallic hues have been ruling the interior design space. But now, white plaster is entering the mix in a big way. This is especially true when it comes to light plasters. Substitution of plaster with plaster-used resin might raise a few questions regarding durability, but the effect they present is stunning. Silver and polished nickel hues are also back into the fray.

* Add-ons: Macramé, fringeing, tufting or tassels and feathers are all a big hit this season. You can customise the space with cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs or accessories. These trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to your living space. You can also experiment with wall-hangings on plain walls to add interest.

* Gelato colours for your kid’s room: Ice cream colours are going to be a huge trend in interiors and fashion this year.

* Geometrics: Although geometrics are already trending, it was mainly on cushions and rugs. This year, geometrics are big on tiles, wallpaper and art. It can be used on the walls of a shower or as a kitchen splashback.

* Ombre: When it comes to shade, this season you will see ombre in different ways. From fabrics to cushions, rugs and bedding, you will spot ombre everywhere. You can use it in a watercolour style on lampshades, artwork and furniture. Once you have chosen the colours, co-ordinate your accessories to complement the wall colours using a mix of plains and prints.

* Natural texture: Natural looks in an apartment never fail to impress. The wallpaper can resemble natural components, be it cane, bricks, mud, rattan or stone chips. Wooden-style wall and flooring also complements the look, as wood is a great choice of texture for interior decoration. You can use all-wooden furniture and cane sofas to go with the overall look of your apartment.

You can also use wallpapers inspired from artwork. There wallpapers resemble abstract paintings or murals. Or, you could opt for wallpaper which has some figures outlined on it, be it a sea-beach or a forest.

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From designer chairs with royal prints, wall coverings to sage becoming the new neutral colour tone, interior trends for 2018 have more to do with subtle elegance.

Interior design expert Raseel Gujral doles out tips on how to make your living space lively .

* Striking accentuated furniture is often the focal point of your living space. Designer chairs with royal prints can stand as the royal throne of your living room.

* Incorporate furnishings with traditional motifs and exquisite ornate designs that add the much needed vibe of neo classical style to your interiors.

* Hand carved teak wood shutters, furniture legs finished with gold leafing, and ornate hand carved base will add the ultimate royal appeal to furniture designs.

* To exude subtle opulence through your interior décor, opt for crystal accents and fabric embellished or embroidered with mirror fascia.

* Express the drama of the interplay of cultures from two different eras – that of the royalty then and the royalty now, with exquisite wall covering, arches etched at the centre point of the hallway, and drench your home décor with shades like hunter green, stunning pink complemented with the royal gold.

Anjali Goel, design head at La Sorogeeka shares some tips too.

* Reawakening of the designs from yesteryears is going to create a renaissance with designs crafted for the coming years.

* Sage is to be the new neutral colour tone. Replacing the likes of pure white, beige and stone – the muted green with grey reflecting the earthy tone is going to be the trend setter. Paired with woods and a cream colour palette, the green will soften and warm up any space. Other pastels that are tipped to be hot include soft mustards, jades and olives.

* 2018 is going to bring an opera of classical decor by reinventing its approach to styling.

* A surprising blend of modern details with craftsmanship of legendary years is going to give a unique and unreal look to the decor designs.

* The design trends would include features that characterise luxury with opulence. An inventive way to transform the space could be created by designing a statement ceiling as a standout feature.

* Statement doors and boiserie will add flair and style of luxury into the interior decor.

* Exotic inlay patterns, elaborate contemporary carving details webbed together in furniture details is going to fuse eras together creating the new trends for 2018.

* The new trends for 2018 would also include exotic inlay/motif patterns on ceilings and floors with semi-precious stones.