2018 Home Décor Trends to Look-Out For

The new year signifies time for a fresh start; whether you’re committed to making resolutions or are just planning on making a few, simple changes to your life, what better time to start than January! This 2018, redecorating your home may be on the cards. It may have been a while since you last gave your living space the care and attention it deserves, or you could simply be feeling uninspired by your current surroundings. Sometimes you may need a helping hand in deciding how you want to change the appearance of your home.

For most people, your home is your pride an joy, so it should be a space that reflects that. However, if you have a busy schedule, finding time to redecorate can often fall to the bottom of your list of priorities. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we believe that even the smallest details can make the biggest adjustments to a room. Upgrading sun-stained curtains in your kitchen to perfectly fitted blinds can make a huge difference while using minimal time and effort.

To get you started on your interior revamp journey, we’ve included a list of the biggest forecasted trends of 2018 for you to take a look at. So whether it’s a change in window décor or a complete refit of a room, we’ve got your inspiration guide for the year sorted!

Colour Your Kitchen

Typically, kitchens are bright, white spaces to emphasise the clean aspect of the room – nobody wants to cook in a kitchen that may not be hygienic! However, in 2018, expect to see flashes of colour pop-up in what is one of the most important rooms in the home!

Inject some colour into the hub of your home in the way of rich pigments; deep blues and vibrant hues are the perfect way to add your personal flair to this room! If you’re not brave enough to shy away from the white-washed walls you may currently have, then why not consider replacing tiles or painting a feature wall in this colour to ease yourself into the trend?

Travel trends

It’s no secret that interior trends are influenced by countries across the globe. However, this year more is more! Expect bedrooms embracing earth-inspired colour palettes, with terracotta complimenting shades of clay and ochre. To finish off the bedroom, replacing outdated curtains with a hessian or gentle beige coloured blind will add to the overall effect, without drawing attention away from the tiny extras.

To really embrace this trend, scatter mismatched cushions on your bed, accompanied by throws in a different texture; using as many materials as possible will add to the un-done feel of the room, finishing off the look!

Surface matter

From marble to concrete, surfaces around the house are taking centre-stage. This is perfect for those of your not ready to embrace colour-infused kitchens, as it allows you to keep things clean; think sharp edges, blank spaces and a surface that is completely unique and one of a kind. When keeping rooms, such as the kitchen surface-focussed, it is essential to not draw attention away from this. Simple white blinds are the perfect accessory for rooms following this style, as they don’t divert attention away.

Jungle vibes

Pinterest is a must-visit website for those of you looking for interior inspiration. This is the perfect place to browse simple changes that you can make on a budget – one of these is the addition of plants! Plants have the ability to transform a room, as well as injecting colour into otherwise blank spaces. In your bedroom, consider adding a leafy friend to the area. Not only will a splash of green update your room, especially when heading into spring, but is also known to increase happiness!

If a jungle-vibe is something that you’re after, then compliment your new greenery with some extras across the room! Use a myriad of hues to add some dimension to the room; a green blind perfectly paired with some trinkets picked up on your travels is an ideal example of this! Additionally, if you’re embracing the outside theme, why not opt for one of our solar powered skylight blinds ?


Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we understand that picking home furnishings is sometimes a difficult and time-consuming process. However, the installation of our blinds is not! Not only are they quick and easy to install, but also come with a three-year guarantee to ensure that your room is looking perfect for as long as possible. Additionally, each of our blinds is 100% child safe and come complete with a free child safety fitting to make sure that they comply with the Make It Safe campaign run by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in conjunction with the BBSA. For more information about the range of blinds that we have on offer, contact us today!

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