2018’s biggest interior trends: according to Pinterest

Decorating your home can be an overwhelming process. Especially when it comes to keeping up with the latest interior trends. They’re constantly changing, and everyone has a different opinion about what’s in right now.

But when Pinterest recently revealed their annual trend report, they had our attention.  Pinterest is a source of inspiration for many – interior designers, furniture makers, and the style-savvy in general. They know what people are actually pinning, so can cut through the confusion and see what styles are sticking around.

Their trend report saw a massive 75% increase in home-centric Pins, which means people are focused on creating a beautiful home more than ever. The mood this year is all about relaxed vibes, calming colours and easy accents. People are keen to create that holiday feeling at home and who can blame them?

We’ve chosen seven of the easiest interior trends, and broken them down for you. Consider this your cheat sheet for your next home refresh.


  1. Wall Art

Easily the biggest trend for this year, Wall Art saw a massive 637% boost in popularity. It’s an easy way to transform the whole look and feel of a space, which is why we love it. You can take a wall from blank to beautiful with the addition of a well-chosen art piece.


Why not try…

A triptych. They say good things come in threes and we have to agree. A triptych is three pieces of wall art styled together, for triple the impact. Pick a theme and make the look your own. For bigger spaces, try a quadriptych.

The Prickle Triptych Set of 3

A wall collage. Get creative and match wall art in different sizes and styles to create a collage effect. It’s great for filling larger wall spaces and mixing in family photos amongst the art.

wall art collage

  1. Mixed Metallics

Who doesn’t love a bit of bling? Metallics are versatile, glamorous, and pretty much go with everything. Whether it’s matched with marble or fabric, or used as an accent on lighting or homewares, this trend saw a flashy 423% increase.


Why not try…

A statement metallic leg. Pick your upholstery, and let the leg shine. It gives fresh life to a design and is eye-catching without being too over the top. If you want to revamp an old piece, you can get creative and DIY.

The Odette Collection

Metallic lighting. Lamps in shades of silver and gold are having a moment. Emphasising their already ambient glow, lights made with metallics really shine with style.

Apollo Dual Shade Wall Light

  1. Resort-Inspired Style

Jumping 269% in popularity, it’s clear that people are keen to create vacay-vibes year round. Think spa-inspired bathrooms and furniture made from rattan. It’s a great look for feeling like you’re on holiday from the comfort of your own home.


Why not try…

Rattan furniture. Rattan is a strong, flexible material that comes from a vine. The natural appearance gives furniture a laid-back look that’s still sophisticated. Alternatively, wicker is great for outdoor pieces and is available in a fun range of colours.

Riviera Outdoor Hanging Chair Riviera Outdoor Hanging Chair, White Change $749.00 ADD TO CART Riviera Outdoor Hanging Chair

Tropical-inspired bedding or Wall Art. Pictures of the beach, a palm tree, or simply sunnier scenarios are sure to have you dreaming of holidays. Plus, you can pair it with the Wall Art trend… two birds, one stone.

The Jungle Triptych Set of 3

  1. Shades of Sage

People can’t seem to get enough of green. Ever since Pantone named Greenery colour of the year for 2017, we’ve seen shades of this fresh hue dominating the style world. Sage is somewhere between beige and green, it’s the new neutral for the style-savvy.


Why not try…

Sage accents. Pick one piece of Sage furniture that will blend in with what you already have. An accent chair or ottoman is a great start. Or a Sage blanket, cushion or rug is an easy way to go.

Windsor Wingback Armchair

A Sage statement wall. The great thing about this neutral shade is that it blends in, but isn’t boring. So don’t be afraid to go ahead and paint that wall. Here’s our favourite coordinating colours from Dulux.

Camilla 3 Seater

  1. Patterned Plants

Indoor plants have been on the style radar for a while now, but it’s time to branch out (pun intended). Go from plain to patterned and look for more frivolous fronds. Colour, shape and texture are all part of the appeal.


Why not try…

This guide to keeping plants alive. Serial plant killer? These easy to follow instructions help turn anyone into a green thumb. You can also use it to find the right plant for your home conditions.

A Prayer Plant. The leaves feature gorgeous streaks of pink and pale green, bringing plenty of colour and vibrancy to a space. It likes indirect sunlight, so styling it near a window would be perfect.

  1. Statement Ceilings

We love this clever idea for transforming a room from the top down. A ceiling is basically a blank canvas, and with an increase of 310% it seems people are starting to catch on to its previously untapped potential.


Why not try…

Wallpaper. There’s so much on offer. Choose from a range of striking colours, textures and patterns. It can be as bold or subdued as you like, and will change the whole look and feel of a room.

Bold lighting. A gorgeous piece of lighting is a simple way to add interest to your ceiling. Designs that are made from a mixture of textures and materials will make a statement, while the extra lighting is always a bonus!

Biela Pendant Light Biela Pendant Light, Painted Copper Change $99.00 ADD TO CART Biela Pendant Light

  1. Wonderful Wood

Wood is timeless, but wooden wall tiles and floorboards in shades of grey have seen a significant boost in popularity. Another trend to look out for is wood in herringbone patterns, which has gone up 131%.


Why not try…

Herringbone storage. The directional design of herringbone has been a popular look for furniture as well as walls and floors. Find a sideboard, entertainment or even table that has the design. We have plenty, just saying 😉

Vokas Sideboard Vokas Sideboard

A grey rug. It may seem a bit extreme to completely replace your flooring, so cover it up with a rug instead. Choose one in a grey hue and you’ll be bang on trend.

Telkot Wool Rug 150 x 240cm


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Dipak jadhav
3 years ago

This is very much unique, new, impressive and my favorite article i ever get on internet. Thanks for such amazing new updates about the interior work. I am thinking to do one from all given in my company workshop to show my customers some new concepts. Thanks a lot for sharing such good quality updated information