Our favourite interior design trends for 2018

Interiors expert Sian Astley visited the UK's biggest homes and gifts event, the Spring Fair, to track down this year's hottest trends

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Thinking about updating your home this spring? Keen to embrace a new trend or just refresh a room? Well, look no further.

Real Homes joined interiors expert Sian Astley at the Spring Fair to get a sneak peek at the interior design trends that will be flooding the high street.

Statement sofas

Fancy fabrics and bold colours are all the rage this season. Velvet sofas are here to stay and retro colours make a confident comeback.

Geometric monochrome

This is a great trend to inject a little bit of pizzazz into a minimalist scheme. If you tend to play it safe with your interiors, give this trend a whirl — it can pair well with lots of existing styles and colours.

Wicker and rattan

These materials are featuring strongly in new lighting ranges. Perfect paired with a botanical scheme, wicker is also a nice alternative to the industrial style if you are working a modern rustic look.

Mixed metallics

Gold-look kitchenware was allover the Spring Fair, but copper, brass and chrome are still featuring heavily in the interiors world. Mix your metallics for a modern look.

Earthy pastels

If the candy-shop pastels of yesteryear are not your bag, make way for this new grown-up palette. The more natural tones on show work well with Scandi schemes. Juxtapose with black for a punchier look.

Orange

From soft peaches and corals, to rustic terracottas and stylish burnt sienna — if you have shied away from orange before, now is your time to find a shade for your home. If you want more colour trends check out these 10 hot paint trends for 2018.

Maximalism

This trend is all about mixing prints and pattern, texture and colour. If it doesn't "match" it doesn't matter. Try out new pairings, layer textures with pattern and be brave.

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