Pinterest announces the top interior trends for 2018

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Helen Booth
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From the return of maximalism, to bold and playful themes inspired by Wes Anderson and Hockney, this year’s biggest interior trends are nothing if not attention grabbing

If your living space is feeling a little tired and uninspiring, it’s probably time to make some changes. From investing in new home accessories, to redecorating a whole room, there are plenty of ways to make updates that suit any budget.

And if you’re stuck for ideas, help is at hand – the winners of this year’s Pinterest UK Interior Awards have been announced, and we’ve now got a good idea of the trends that will be filling our homes over the next year.

According to this year’s awards (compiled according to the interior images that we simply can’t stop pinning), it seems 2018 could be the year we finally move away from the minimalist looks that have dominated our Pinterest and Instagram feeds since we all fell for the KonMari method.

Instead, we’re embracing bold colour (mainly in the form of Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra Violet), opulent and stylised interiors (thanks to our love of Wes Anderson’s film sets), and all things positivity (including colourful, happy design schemes and motivational workspaces).

However, there are some 2017 looks that are still going strong. Terrazzo – the Seventies style colour-flecked mixed material – remains popular for kitchens, bathrooms and home accessories. Plus, there is one area where minimalism is still big news – we can’t get enough of line drawings and simple silhouettes when it comes to wall art.

Other things to look out for include fringing (on everything from cushions and curtains to mirrors and lamps), designs featuring faces and facial features, and colour themes that are reflected throughout the whole home (even in unexpected items like radiators).

As well as rising trends, this year’s awards also shine a spotlight on some of the best designed interiors and home buys.

Most notably, London’s popular Sketch Mayfair restaurant was awarded for Best Restaurant Design, while the attractive Assim Daybed from bagged a well-deserved gong for Best Home Product.

For those feeling crafty, it’s worth paying special attention to the trend-focussed DIY ideas that received recognition – in particular, we loved these handmade terrazzo bookends, and this pegboard mini bar.

For more inspiration, check out the full list of results on Pinterest’s dedicated awards boards. Just be warned, you might fall down a re-pinning hole and not emerge for quite a few hours…

Main image: Sketch Mayfair