The interior design trends to know this year
There is nowhere better to see the latest interiors trends than at Maison & Objet Paris, the most prestigious design fair in the world.
From traversing the fair earlier this year one thing is crystal clear: 2018 is all about the exhibitionist approach to home decoration.
According to Vincent Grégoire, Director of M&O's partner trend-forecasting agency NellyRodi, the modern day consumer seeks refuge from reality through ‘story-living’ and 'show-roomisation'.
Thanks to the internet, the consumer can learn, buy, and curate. And to show off our new found skills, we post, and post and post.
The consumer has become the art-director, or what is known in the design industry as the ‘prosumer’. We are the new design professionals, the new opinion-leaders.
Ahead of London Design Week, these are the 2018 interior to know now.
2018 sees the consumer adopt a serial approach to interior decoration. It’s no longer just about the object, but the accumulation of objects, and the curation of these objects as a collective.
It’s time to invest in minimalist shelving units, display cases, and glass boxes to show-off your decorative bits and bobs, photographs and souvenirs acquired from far flung corners of the globe.
Or, if you want to be bang on trend, buy a collection of decorative porcelain plates, as seen at Portuguese manufacturer Vista Alegre and French interiors brand, Maison de Vacances. Hang them on the wall using acrylic frames, or, if you want to stay away from fiddly DIY, use adhesive discs.
It's the new way of mixing vintage and contemporary. Look to home furnishings and lifestyle brand Sonder Living for further inspiration.