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2018 Design Trends For Your New Home

If you’re building a new home, you will no doubt be searching through countless magazines, Pinterest boards and inspirational homes to see what exactly you want to incorporate into your new home. If this is you, or you’ve already built a stunning new home, and are just looking to freshen it up, make sure you check out the top design trends of 2018 and how you can incorporate them into your house.

With the help from the team at Burbank, we have compiled everything you need to know about decorating your home.

Favourite 2018 Trends

There has definitely been a shift from artificial colours, textures and accents to more earthy and darker colours. This simple and natural colour palette has been inspired by the beautiful Australian landscape.


If you want to include these new trends into your home you can use:

  • Terrazzo tiling in your kitchen or bathrooms
  • Aged and brushed brass accents for your tapware
  • Early colour palettes throughout the home, with colours such as terracotta and soft mossy greens.
  • Dark cabinetry in your kitchen and bathrooms
  • Linen and natural for your couch and other soft furnishing

Changing trends


Although it might seem as though trends are changing constantly when you think about how often fashion trends change, really it is rare for trends to jump from one extreme to another. Often trends will gradually transition over a few years. We are constantly inspired by other aspects of life such as travel and our environment, so it is no wonder that tastes do change- but don’t worry- they won’t change too quickly.

Decorating your new home

When you get to the exciting part of decorating the interior of your home, its often easy to go crazy with buying anything and everything, rather than investing your money into creating a well curated collection of furnishings and décor. When we asked the team at Burbank what their one piece of advice is for new home builders, it would be to invest in a really good quality sofa that avoids the trends. This is because it is a big investment and needs to be practical and comfortable.


If you enjoy constantly updating your new home with trends and décor- updating light fittings, painting a wall or adding some artwork or accessories are a far more cheap and simple way rather than investing in a trend driven sofa.

A final expert note

New furniture and colour trends are exciting, but don’t forget that you can and should step outside the box in your new home. Creating a truly unique and practical space for your family is far more important than feeling like you have to follow a trend. Make sure that you are open to classic design and trend principles as well as injecting your own personality into the home. If is your very own new home after all- make it feel like it really is yours with the design you like.

Ready to start on your new home journey? Make sure you speak to one of our expert building consultants 7 days a week. You can call us on 1800 184 284 or book a call online.

Zoe Langenberg

Zoe is passionate about coffee and interior design. You can find her most weekends exploring an art gallery or devouring a good book.


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