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2018 is just around the corner! We’ve enlisted the help of renovation and design experts, Josh and Jenna, to forecast what’s hot and what’s trending in home design for 2018.

Trend 1: Hygge

“In a fast-paced environment, we are yearning for our homes to become our haven and a place where we can unwind and slow down. The new trends in home design reflect this need. 

The Nordic word ‘Hygge’ is becoming a global buzzword, and is all about respecting what life gives you and making the most of these gifts.

What this means from a design perspective is that we are choosing to surround ourselves with textural finishes and earthy tones. We want our homes to feel honest and true.”

 

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2018 will be all about getting back to nature and using natural materials like stone or timber as accents, just like Kyal and Kara have done in their Long Jetty renovation.

Tips for getting the trend:

“This look is simple and homely, with a focus on natural materials, or even using natural materials as accents. 

The colour palette is a mixture of earthy and neutral tones, conducive to creating a harmonious environment.

Move away from cold surfaces and colours and surround yourself with warm, earthy neutrals. Select tonal colours but add contrast through texture and tactility.

The appeal of neutral colours such as greys, beiges, and off-whites will not be ending anytime soon either!"

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Trend 2: Mid-Century Modern

"Mid-century modern homes have gained popularity over recent years and will continue to become increasingly popular in 2018. Best described as minimalist, these homes are marked by clean lines, flat or gabled roofs, dramatic edges and large picture windows.”

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"The original exterior elevations of a Mid-Century Modern home typically have long horizontal lines. For achieving this look, we recommend using Scyon Stria 325mm.”

Tips for getting the trend:

“The original exterior elevations of a Mid-Century Modern home typically have long horizontal lines. For achieving this look, we recommend using Scyon Stria 325mm.”

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Trend 3: Sustainability

“Durability, sustainability and low-maintenance will continue to be factors that influence the selection of exterior materials.”

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Sustainable design is going to take on a new importance in 2018. We love this sustainable, eco-friendly design by Eco Essence Homes.

Tips for getting the trend:

“Scyon’s fibre cement cladding is resistant to damage from moisture and won’t splinter under the Australian sun, making is a low-maintenance choice for your exterior.

Sustainable living and sustainable design are becoming increasingly popular, and with this, we’re seeing colour inspiration being taken from natural surroundings."

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Trend 4: Personalisation

“Discover your creative side and personalise your exterior.

As we rebel against a culture of mass-production, we look to personalise our homes so they reflect our personality. We want our homes to be unique and individual.”

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The owners of this Brisbane home put their own stamp on their design, choosing a unique charcoal colour for their Linea weatherboard. 2018 is all about being bold and thinking outside the box.

Tips for getting the trend:

“Consider the area you want to draw attention to on your facade and apply a contrasting texture or colour. This will add interest and drama to your exterior while highlighting an architectural feature. For example, you may choose to mix Scyon Lineawith Scyon™ Axon™ for a more contemporary look.

Trend 5: Texture

"Contrasting textures on both the interior and exterior of your home is a continuing trend for 2018. The emphasis is being placed on blending different textures and styles across one surface.”

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Scyon Axon grained can be mixed with render to create an interplay between textures.

Tips for getting the trend:

“Liven up a neutral look with different textures. A mix of materials will give your space character and ensure your neutral colour scheme is never dull. 

Use a variety of Scyon Axon grained board widths on your facade to create texture and mix these with a smooth rendered finish for contrast.

You also need to consider the direction of the boards. Scyon Stria can be laid both vertically and horizontally and work well together on a facade.

By using the same or similar paint colours on your facade, the texture will become the emphasis of the design.”


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