With 2018 just around the corner, there are plenty of predictions flying around about what will be popular in our homes over the coming 12 months, from the colours on the walls to the type of furniture we’ll be investing in.
One interiors expert from Australia has highlighted the ‘Raw Earth’ trend in an interview with Smart Property Investment, with Justine Wilson from Vault Interiors noting that this takes elements from the Nordic interior trend and incorporates lots of rustic furniture and pieces that have been crafted by hand.
Naturally, timber as a material fits nicely into this particular trend, making the likes of bespoke timber doors a great option if you’re going to be revamping your home in the coming months.
Ms Wilson commented: “Raw earth includes pieces [like] timber stools that look like tree trunks, sisal rugs, very neutral accents and manuals like calico, hemp and wool being used with a mix of linen in greys, beiges and whites.”
Another trend that works well with timber is that of Japandi – an oriental twist on the Scandi look that’s been popular in recent years.
Last month, the Evening Standard pointed out that wood has been a key interior design trend over the past year and that this isn’t looking likely to change in the coming 12 months.
The publication described the material as “unsurpassed” when it comes to furniture and interior cladding. And with people increasingly wanting their homes to stand out from others, investing in bespoke wooden features, from doors and staircases to larger items of furniture, could well be something homeowners are prepared to do.