With a new year comes new trends and interior design is no exception! So if you’re just about to move into a new home, start a reno project or you’re simply interested to know more about what’s in this year, Milray Park Australia’s Home of eDecorating has compiled a list of their six favourite interior design trends that are going to be big in 2018.

1. Window seating.

In 2018, it’s all about self-care at home and where better than a comfy window seat to get your much deserved daily dose of ‘me time’. The best part is that it’s totally up to you how you spend it. Perhaps you’ll be simply watching the world go by while catching some rays, getting stuck into a good book or even zenning out with a super restorative meditation session.

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Not keen on making a permanent change to create a window seat with custom joinery? No problem! All you really need is a bench, a bench cushion and a window! Don’t worry if you don’t have a suitable window to perch by, a bench under a beautiful artwork or photographic print can serve as your window to anywhere your heart desires.

 Image: Milray Park, styled by Milray Park Designer Peri Mooney Image: Milray Park, styled by Milray Park Designer Peri Mooney

2. Wall Art.

This year, bare walls are simply gallery walls waiting to happen! In 2018 it’s a case of go big or go home (at home). So gather all your favourite paintings, illustrations and photography, a few quirky frames (or washi tape if you want to mix up framed and non-framed images) and get creative to showcase your very own art collection. The more the better.

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3. The colour sage.

Say goodbye to the white and blue-y greys of 2017 and hello to sage this year! In 2018, this greyish green shade is the NEW neutral. It’s easy to understand why as this perfect tone blends seamlessly with just about anything. Walls, ceilings, soft furnishings, there are plenty of ways to incorporate some refreshing sage shades into your interior.

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4. eDecorating.

Yes, this is the next big thing and it’s taking the world by storm. In 2018, we will all be embracing the opportunity to collaborate with a personal interior designer online to decorate our homes at a fraction of the cost of in-person services. So with ideas and advice from the best in the business your next-level magazine-worthy home is a click away.

 Image: Milray Park, styled by Milray Park Designer Laura Downie Image: Milray Park, styled by Milray Park Designer Laura Downie

5. Terracotta and terrazzo tiles.

While our general obsession with tiles has been going on for a while, 2018 is all about terrazzo and terracotta. Firstly, forget everything (you thought) you knew about these two styles. Now think about the million ways you could integrate terrazzo and terracotta into your interior (floors, walls and even lighting). Not ready to take the plunge? Dip your toe into this palette by incorporating terracotta shades into soft furnishings. We bet you’ll be painting (and tiling) in no time.

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6. Indoor jungle.

Proven to be good for your health as well as pretty to the eye, in 2018 you need to get your hands on indoor foliage There are plenty of options out there even for those who don’t have a green thumb! Monstera, devil’s ivy or succulents actually thrive on neglect.

 Image: Leden Design Image: Leden Design

If you’re still sceptical, think no more, art is the answer. Beautiful organic plant themed prints, paintings and photography will instantly bring you closer to mother nature minus the watering responsibilities. Winner!

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Now that you know what to expect this year, all that’s left to do is figure out how many of these beautiful trends to add to your home! Happy decorating.

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Milray Park gives all Australians access to personalised interior design service online for one simple $299 flat-fee price.

Whether looking to pull together the look for a space with just a few finishing touches, or for a full-on transformation, Milray Park provides a tailor-made interior design service.

Just about to move into your new home or planning a reno but not too sure where to start? First thing first, take Milray Park's short quiz to find out what your decorating style is.

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