Tips for home styling in 2018

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While we may be already a quarter into the new year, it’s never too late to get started on your updated look around the home. Especially as the weather starts to shift to an indoors focus, it is the perfect time to take a look around and evolve your home style for a fresh new look…

Check out these 5 styling tips for some inspiration to get your Pinterest journey started.

Metallic shift
Copper has been the textile of choice for quite a few seasons, and realistically may never go out of style, but trends are starting to shift ever so slightly. In 2018, stylists are predicting a lean towards brass as the new hue of choice. While the colour is quite close, brass is a slightly more yellow take on this metallic look. According to the experts in all things style, the focus in metallic will start to move towards a silver focus over next few years.

Blending pinks
Pink has seen a rise to popularity as it shakes off its feminine only persona, and this will continue this season with slight spin. To avoid being trapped in a fad, consider extending this versatile colour scheme to include pops of more nude and earthier tones for a slightly more subtle effect. As always, be careful not to use these colour trends for too many high investment pieces, so you can keep evolving your style.

Keep it simple
While it could be said that de-cluttering will never go out of style, the 2018 hot tip is to focus on the ‘need, use and love’ rule of thumb for your home. And…get rid of everything else, donate, sell and move on. Today’s society just hangs on to too much baggage, this year is the time to let it all go.

Nature inspirations
Organic materials, homemade handicrafts, and collections from your travels can create a beautiful bespoke focal point in your home. More than rustic baskets and macramé wall hangings, think woven feature light shades and reclaimed timber shelving and a resurgence of retro cane.

Beauty is subjective
This year we will be talking about wabi-sabi, the ancient Japanese philosophy focused on accepting the imperfect and transient nature of life. For home styling this means embracing the uniqueness of items, a shift away from our volume based focus on everything, where every piece has a story to tell. This could mean keeping an eye out for the opportunity to upcycle or finding just what you need in a pre-loved condition.

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