Update your home for 2018 with these top interior trends from Good Homes Magazine's roomset stylists. 

Title image: Andrew Boyd

Ideal Home Show 2017's roomsets featured an abundance of on-trend ideas, clever decorating looks, stylish colours and must-have products, each with the theme of 'How To Add Wow Factor' to your home. 

Read on for our editors' top tips to add wow factor to your decorating scheme.

Natural materials in bathrooms

free standing bath and charcoal grey tiling in a bathroom, including candles, wood and green foliage

Image: Andrew Boyd

"Natural materials of bamboo and rattan sit with modern storage furniture and bright green foliage to bring in warmth, freshness and soft curves to the otherwise angular scheme."

Create an outdoor room 

a summer outdoor room with plants, natural wood and comfy outdoor seating

 Image: Andrew Boyd

"Indoor-outdoor rooms are becoming ever more popular, and multi-purpose furniture and flooring that blurs the boundaries of the two spaces is a great choice for these areas. This urbanite garden will feature a gorgeous wood-cladded fence with stylish vertical planters growing nourishing vegetables and herbs. Bold, citrus colours add a Mediterranean feel, and comfy weatherproof cushions and throws to create a year-round space."

A clever multi functional bedroom

bedroom office interior ideas ideal home show

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"With more people working from home than ever before, finding extra space can be tough. Our stylists have created a wall behind an oak-framed classic bed, and positioned a desk that can double as a workstation or dressing table behind it."

Inject colour into kitchens

a kitchen with blue wood panelling and grey cabinetry at ideal home show 2017

Image: Andrew Boyd

"All-white kitchens are so last season: the latest look for the busiest room in your home is a subtle mix of colours from the same palette – such as dove grey, concrete and blue – used on both wall and base units. Laura Ashley’s elegant kitchen combines gorgeous pale-grey wall cabinets with anthracite-coloured base units for an updated, modern-country feel."

A farmhouse dining room with industrial details

A modern dining room with purple walls, light wood furniture and a wood burning stove at ideal home show 2017

Image: Andrew Boyd

"Imagine a Tuscan farmhouse scheme that’s been given an industrial, but refined, update. Cement floor tiles act as a border to the geometric-style tiled rug in gorgeous greys that frames the dining table and chairs – with a cluster of industrial-style pendant lights above. Rich purple walls contrast beautifully with shades of soft sage green and a charcoal painted storage bench, while organic linens and handmade ceramics decorate every surface. A black wood burner and rustic log display give the whole scheme a cosy feel." 


From the original article on the Ideal Home Show site by the Good Homes Magazine editors. 

Make sure you book your tickets to the Ideal Home Show Scotland to see this year's inspiring roomsets designed by a host of talented Scottish interior designers