Home trends you'll want to use in 2018

Statement floors, black kitchens and all-sage everything - here are the home trends to keep an eye out for in 2018.

The taste-makers have spoken, and the trends they've identified for 2018 will soon be making their way into our living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Here are our picks of the trends we think you should be trying out this year.

Say hello to sage

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Sage is the interior colour of 2018, with saves for "sage" increasing by 170 per cent, according to Pinterest.

This muted shade of green is subtle enough to paint on your walls without it overpowering the room, while still being interesting enough to use as a feature - like in kitchen cabinetry or large furniture such as sofas.

Try experimenting with the colour by bringing some soft green plants into a room, or making your bed up with some sage green sheets.

Camden Chesterfield 3 Seater Sofa, $1,299 from Brosa

Home Republic Jersey Bedlinen Set, $149.99 from Adairs

Super-sized wall art

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Paintings, photos and prints are extra large this year, filling up our walls and leaving no blank space uncovered.

While there are plenty of fun and affordable ways to jump on this trend, if you're buying a large piece of art it is worthwhile spending some time and money on finding something you can't live without, so you won't tire of it quickly.

Alternatively, have a go at making your own wall art by blowing up and framing a photo you've taken during a particularly memorable moment or in a beautiful place.

Bulli Rock Pool, prices from $250 from Aquabumps

Denim Peony, $600 from Arti Shah

Spa-inspired bathrooms

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Perhaps a response to our increasingly hectic lives, people are lusting after luxurious bathrooms to retreat to at the end of their days. Spa-inspired bathrooms are appearing on more and more people's interior wish-lists this year, with saves for "spa bathrooms" going up by 269 per cent on Pinterest.

If you can't afford a total bathroom re-haul, bring a taste of the spa to your bathroom with rattan or bamboo accessories, indoor plants and lots and lots of candles

Bamboo Bath Mat, $20 from Target

Fig & Cassis Amber Candle, $19.95 from Candle & Co

Statement floors

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Geometric tiles, parquet flooring and herringbone-style hardwoods are three ways to jump on this stunning home trend. Timber flooring like parquet and herringbone is best kept simple, with minimal coverings like rugs, to help highlight and draw attention to the beautiful detailing and natural timber.

Tile trends for the year are seeing a move away from intricate patterns - inspired by places like Morocco and Portugal - and further towards more geometric shapes. Keep an eye out for oversized hexagonal tiles in lots of bright colours, which are set to be everywhere this year.

Yellow Hexagon Placemat, $58.03 for 4 from Etsy

Parquet Vinyl Flooring, Contact Karndean for prices

Floral revival

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"Florals - how original," said no one, ever. But this year, the popular print – common in fashion and homewares alike – is getting an update. There'll be an abundance of oversized flora, in high-octane, contrasting colours. The pattern will be popping up in unexpected places around the home too, like in fixtures such as sinks and tables.

Large Floral Print, $19 from Kmart

Butterfly Wash Basin, $990 from Paco Jaanson

Matte black kitchens

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All-white kitchens have been in vogue for the last few years, but anyone who has had to keep one clean will tell you that it’s impractical and impossible to maintain those shiny white surfaces.

So all-hail this new practical trend of sleek, matte black kitchens, where even beetroot stains will go unnoticed. If the thought of a total-kitchen refit fills you with dread, opt for a couple of matte-black accessories instead.

Noritake BoB Dune 12 Piece Dinner Set, $159 from House

Stagg Black Kettle – Fellow, $129 from Alternative Brewing

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