Home Interior Trend Report: Summer 2018

With the mercury steadily rising and the evenings growing ever-lighter, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about updating your home with the best of this season’s home interior trends. From colours and textures to finishes and home accessories, we caught up with our expert homeware buyers to run us through the five key home interior trends to buy into for Summer 2018.

Global Goodness & Geometrics

Geometrics came to the fore as a key trend in 2017, especially in the way of rugs, cushions and home accessories. But in 2018, geometrics are crucial to creating boldly visual interiors using tiles, wallpaper, and art—in addition to those aforementioned home accessories. What’s more, expect to see more patterns from around the globe including Navajo patterns complemented with mixed textures including Mongolian furs, darker woods, and mixed metal finishes.


Mirroring the revival of greenery taking place outdoors, we’re seeing greenery and tropical prints take over the home this summer. From mixing and matching multiple shades of green in your interior to accessorising with tropical leaf prints, throws and cushions from the likes of Broste Copenhagen, the trend is best complementing alongside vibrant pinks and blues to create a tropical paradise aesthetic at home…

Ice Cream Colours

… which is going to be easy with gelato colours also returning as a key trend across interiors and fashion this season. Whether going for a full look mixing up different sweet-hued colours or setting your ice cream colours off against more muted, earthy neutrals, this is a trend that can be mastered in various guises. Either way, we’re looking to Scandinavian interpretations from Broste and HAY for subtle and beautifully made accessories.

Oil-Slick Chic

Perfect for playing on summer’s abundance of light, the new trend for iridescence in homeware continues from spring and can be combined with shimmering wallpapers and decorative paint effects. To achieve the ideal balance between sophistication and colourful vibrancy, try a combination of blush, grey and lilac tones alongside metallic and shimmering finishes in your home décor and accessories.

Artisan Textures

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This summer, look to using varying textures and finishes in the home to create a warm, rich interior space. From brushed brass and concrete to natural handmade materials such as rattan and wicker, textiles are taking on a more playful role with features including embellishments, appliqué detailing and raw edges making the star of the show.

Carrara marble has been dominating the interior design world as the finish of choice for the past few years, but 2018 is the year of terrazzo. Use small touches in your space for an instant update, with Tom Dixon’s new Terrazzo candles being standout pieces from this season’s selection.

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Writer and expert