Sophisticated checks, polka-dots and all shades of yellow are three top trends on our radar in 2018. Choose to invest in quality designer pieces for your home, and have fun with mixing in affordable on-trend items.

Four Square

Forget dated tartan walls and plaid tablecloths. Check today is much cooler than it was in the ’90s and brimming with sophisticated appeal.

Catwalk image Loewe Fall 2018 Ready To Wear; Cafetan tapis rug R68 610, Roche Bobois; Block pattern tea towel R80, H&M Home; Raised checked cutlery from R70 each, Zara Home; Lady armchair by Marco Zanusorom the Maestri collection for Cassina R58 000,True Design

Spot On

Circles go far beyond typical polka-dot prints – think laser-cut motifs, rounded edges and globular details.

Catwalk image Carolina HerreraSpring/Summer2018, New YorkFashion Week; Victor chest by Luigi Gorgoni from R107 420, Roche Bobois; Metal trivet R129, H&M Home; Silo nesting coffee tables from R33 871 each, Okha; Spotted cotton rug R399, H&M Home;

Mellow Yellow

From mustard to gold, honey to blonde, sunny shades will inject your interiors with vibrancy.

Catwalk image Roksanda Fall 2018, London Fashion Week; Glass tiles in Sunflower R65/sheet, Douglas Jones; Checked amber vase R1 695, La Grange Interiors; Shadows rug by Golran for Moroso R92 400, True Design; Cubo armchair from R8 400, Mezzanine; Muffin suspension lamp R15 898, CRÉMA

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