There’s something a little bit luxurious about having a dining room. Although open plan living is all the rage and it works brilliantly for family life, it’s wonderful to have access to a dedicated dining space. If you love to entertain or you fancy dining in peace, this separate room can act as a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. If you’re planning an interior makeover and you have high hopes to create the dining room of dreams, here are some hot trends to try in 2018.
An opulent fabric, which tends to hit the wish lists as cooler climes approach, velvet has enjoyed a moment in 2017, which is set to continue into 2018. Velvet is a really versatile material, which you can style in a number of different ways to create the look you want. Velvet chairs, cushions and curtains are perfect if you’re hoping to recreate that boutique hotel or swanky restaurant vibe, but you don’t have to adopt a formal approach. If you’re channelling the low-key Scandinavian trend or you’re after a minimalistic look, drape a velvet throw over the back of bucket chairs or use a dark grey velvet runner to bring a contemporary white table to life.
If you’ve been to any achingly cool eateries of late, you may have seen the industrial trend in full swing. Think exposed brick walls, visible pipes and copper accessories. While you may not want to start stripping your walls, this is a vibe you can embrace at home. If you love this trend, take a look at chunky custom made dining tables made from unvarnished wood, add simple, rustic metal-framed chairs and hang an oversized bulb with an exposed filament over the table. Scatter some faux fur rugs on the floor and add a tripod lamp in the corner to finish.
Pink was a big hit on the runways in 2017, and it seems like its influence and popularity has seeped into the world of interior design. Opt for blush pink teamed with white for a romantic dining room or go for brighter shades and clashing prints for a retro feel. If you’re keen to travel back in time to the 70’s, mix shades of pink with orange, yellow or green. For a more understated modern look, keep the walls neutral and use accessories like candleholders, vases and chair covers in lighter, more delicate shades of pink to celebrate your theme.
Embracing your imperfections
Next year is all about casual, laid-back luxe rather than showhome perfection. Think simple chairs, rustic placemats and coasters and a communal feasting vibe. Swap a round, polished table for a long wooden table or go for benches instead of chairs.
Are you hoping to redecorate and design a dreamy dining room in 2018? If so, hopefully, these top interior trends have given you some ideas and inspiration, and you’ll be dining in the most stylish of surroundings in no time at all!