Décor & Gardening

What’s trending in décor and design

What’s trending in décor and design

This year’s trend are all about individuality and creating your own unique space where you can dance to the beat of your own drum. Explore your creativity with prints, statement pieces, colours and textures.

Patterns and Prints


  • Psychotropical

Think back to the psychedelic movement but with a tweak of digital modernity and a dash of natural. This trend creates an interesting contrast between the man-made creation and the natural. Featuring vibrant palettes, vivid tropical patterns and digitised prints and motifs with a hallucinogenic quality that is dominated by deep, saturated colours.

  • Elevated Organics

Inspired by nature, this trend incorporates neutral tones with flowing lines and rough textures that bring the items to life. Use modern pieces and bring the outside in through organically tactile, luxurious materials.


  • Digital Print

This powerful trend inspired by Camille Walala, reflects bright colours in a tribal pop style that exudes boundless energy. In this case ‘‘bigger is better’ and works perfectly in any show-stopping or social space.


Show-Stopping Furniture Pieces 


  • Large-scale Wall Art

When it comes to artistic décor for 2018, there is no limit to maximum scale for wall art. Use big, bold pieces to create and add interest, depth and texture to any space in your home or office space.


  • Room Dividers

Maintain that desired open-plan space while using thin-lined or meshed dividers crafted out of metal or wood. These create a sense of separation, while not completely closing off  the  rest of the world.


  • Metal Design Furniture

Simplicity is key in these signature furniture pieces. Creating a tasteful modernity with their thin, black lines, natural fabrics and glass that can be fused into any must-have furniture item including mirrors, chairs, tables, bookshelves and even potted plant holders.


Textures and Colours


  • Moroccan Fish Scales

This unique, funky aquatic trend brings a soothing, oceanic feel into any space with its repetitive, overlapping pattern. This is an extremely versatile pattern and can be brought in with ceramic tiles, wallpaper, furniture textures and even patterns.


  • Refreshed Jewel Tones

This trend is coloured in dusty pink, dusty rose, peacock, muted emerald and rich teal which can be introduced using textural elements such as floral, geode rock and associated minerals.


  • Mixed Metallics

The latest trend in metal is to mix a variety of elements together. Mixing brass, matte gold, matte black and other iridescent pieces brings an eclectic feeling of warmth to any room.


  • Natural Form Colour

The Plascon Colour of the Year, Amadeus, is a neutral tone that captures the essence of this year’s trends. Its earthy, yellow-tinted hue brings a space together, while its neutrality brings in harmony and  grounding energy that can be easily combined with other, more overwhelming colours.



Terrazzo Trend

This trend gives a warm European summer flavour to any space – from subtle tones of sienna, tan and terracotta to the more stronger rust hue. The terrazzo trend can be seen in walls, floors, furniture pieces or even accent décor pieces.



Durban Get It Magazine April 2018

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