If, like us, you love furniture then 2018 promises to be a stellar design year. Looking for inspiration? The mood for the next 12 months is poised to be all about texture, pattern and shape. So forget bland kitchens, Edison bulbs and exposed concrete, and take a moment to assess what is set to appear on the style radar.

Dare to be bold


Wallpaper is back and here to stay. For next year, geometric prints will have their moment, and our Harlequin Sumi print hits all the right notes. For maximum impact, invest in a floor-to-ceiling look, but if you’re looking to dip your toe into this particular trend, moderation is key to execution. Choosing a wall in your living space to make a statement will add instant personality, as well as helping to define a space. Pull the look together with a set of colour-twinned occasion chairs.


For a softer and subtler take, our Harlequin Trellis wallpaper makes the perfect alternative – just add a couple of our Brunel chairs for added impact.

Find your marbles

Cattelan Italia Eliot Round


Marble continues to be a major trend, although the focus will be on more discreet and low-key treatments. Our Cattelan Italia Eliot dining table epitomises this new direction, with a Emperador marble top that will introduce a level of subtle luxury to your dining area.

Messina Croc Sideboard (1)

Marble is all set to take on a broader colour scheme, including browns, greens and blacks. Consider incorporating this newfound palette into paneling on furniture, as brilliantly showcased by our Messina Croc large sideboard.

Ahead of the curve


Elsewhere, the emphasis will be on comfortable couches: think low, curvaceous and plump shapes that invite lazy lounging, with no half measures. Take your design cues from our Arezzo sofa collection, and style with another key trend – fringing – with a couple of our Dream terracotta cushions.


For a closer look at more furniture trends for 2018, join us next week. In the meantime, if you’re feeling inspired, tag us in on your social media posts at @FishpoolsUK.