Design Trends For 2018

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The finest lifestyle, design and decor trends pulsating across the globe have been identified by the Decorex SA team into the 2018 #rhythmoflife trends.
“There are some truly beautiful trends coming through that we are really excited to share at the upcoming Decorex shows,” explained Anita Bloom, creative director: Lifestyle, Design & Retail Portfolio for Decorex SA. 

“Each one has been influenced by the push and pull of modern life, the tension created by the give and take of work and play as well as the constant movement between our public image and private self. These ever-changing layers work to identify who we are in the world but it’s vital that we create our special, individual space as a way to harmonise all this information.”

Hygge and Lagom

Scandinavian influence is extending its comforting reach across the globe. Combining modernist form with function, each decor item is simply made using only quality materials. These pieces are built to last. And the two dominating forces emerging are hygge (pronounced ‘hoo-gah’) and lagom which both complement and contrast each other simultaneously. 


This emerging trend emanates from the psychedelic movement while evolving into a digital modernity that touches on the natural. In this digitised world, nature will branch out to include virtual reality wonderlands with the digital now moving into the physical, creating a “phygital” design. 

The psychotropic trend is defined by vibrant palettes; vivid tropical patterns and digitised prints; lush, botanical themes which take on a heightened, near-synthetic form and motifs with a hallucinogenic quality. 

Elevated Organics
Here, modern pieces are connected with the outside through organically tactile, luxurious materials. Inspired by nature, this trend incorporates neutral tones with flowing lines interspersed by realistically rough textures that bring the items to life.

Digital Print

Harkening to the psychotropical trend is the digital print trend inspired by Camille Walala. This is a powerfully positive trend that reflects bright colours in a tribal pop style exuding boundless energy. 

Photography @homelivingspace,