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We are halfway through the year already, and so we thought it would be the perfect time to look through the key interior design trends of 2018.
Whether you’re thinking about starting from scratch and redesigning your business’ interior or you’d like to give it a little freshen up with a few tweaks, we’ll walk you through the biggest interior style trends of 2018.
Bold colours are big this year, and businesses are getting brave with colour. Pops of colour will transform your space, by choosing one or two colours, you won’t overwhelm the room. Table decorations, wall art, soft furnishing or upholstery are all great ways to introduce colour.
If you want to go for a more eclectic, artisan look, you can afford to mix colours, patterns and textures, although always try to pick 2 main colours that will ground the look and pull everything together. This is usually the colour of the walls, flooring or large items of upholstery.
A great way to add a fresh pop of colour without re-doing your whole interior is to add some bold colours to loose furniture. We can provide chairs in bold upholstery, think peacock blues, cactus greens and sunshine yellows.
2018 is the year everyone is starting to get a little bolder with their design choices. Dark woods are making a big statement this year, with furniture in dark oak, rich mahogany and beautifully textured walnut proving hugely popular.
Dark wood gives the impression of luxury and vintage glamour and can work really well in older style pubs, upmarket restaurants and stylish bars, to name but a few. If you have an idea for dark wood, we can talk you through different options at Atlas Contact Furniture, and our consultants can offer expert advice on which upholstery may work best with your furniture.
Metallic hints of gold, brass or silver can add a sense of decadence to interior design. Metallic can work in almost any interior setting, as long as you keep the styling all the same. For instance, smooth lines and modern shapes for industrial styles, or detailed, ornate shapes for more luxurious styles.
Chairs and Table bases are a great way to add metal hints to a room, without it all becoming too gaudy. Talk to one of our consultants who can help you pick loose furniture that will give you the metallic accents you are looking for.
Texture is a big trend this year, a lot of tactile materials are popular, play with mixing textures and materials to create interesting looks.
Velvet has seen a huge increase in popularity, tipped to be the fabric of choice for statement furniture, and to create a sense of opulence.
Leather has also seen a large resurgence within interior design in recent years. Deep tones and quilted styles add a sense of nostalgia and richness to a room, whilst bright colours and smooth surfaces create a modern feel. Leather can be a versatile choice, along with having high durability, there is the option of real or faux leather, find out the pros and cons here.
The trend for plants and greenery has been strong for a few years now, and it isn't going anywhere! Think fresh herbs on tables, indoor plants and even livings walls! The Botanical trend is all about bringing the outside in, with leafy or green upholstery, wooden materials, and plant-focused accessories.
This trends can be diverse to fit many different styles of business; vintage botanicals in small cafes, deep greens and forest tones in sumptuous hotels or energising tropical prints for bars and clubs!
Atlas furniture can help you make the right decision for your business, with fully customisable banquette seating to fit your unique specifications.
Flexible seating options are a big trend in interior spaces currently, as it’s important for one space to be able to cater to a lot of different customers. Loose furniture gives the options to accommodate small intimate parties or large group, or utilise small under-used corners on busy evenings.
With the increase in people moving their ‘offices’ to cafes or restaurants to work, being able to create semi-private areas and a workspace feel can be invaluable. With loose furniture, this gives you the option to change up the layout for the evening if you needed to.
Although loose furniture can be versatile, it is a good idea to mix and match with larger items of furniture, such as booths or benches to add layers and interest to your interior. Customers often like to have the choice too! Take a look at our loose furniture options
Trends are interesting to look at, but remember comfort is key. Try to get a balance of style and substance, putting customer needs first. Thoughtful design will keep customers returning over, Atlas Contract Furniture have expert consultants on hand to advice you every step of the way, from ideas to installation.