Interior Design Trends 2018

It’s the year of the return to natural earthy colours. The experts agree. Watch those soft pastel pinks make way for more natural earthy tones – peach, brown, turquoise and orange. Or as was demonstrated in Milan at Milan Del Salon 2018 – Terracotta, watermelon red and sienna with russet highlights. The Pantone Colour Institute has named ‘Ultra Violet’ as the ‘colour of 2018’. A soft ‘dramatically provocative shade’ is how the Institute describes the colour. According to their press Release the soft shaded hue ‘will take our awareness and potential to a higher level’.


Fashion colours are often best incorporated in accessories such as vases, cushions, bowls and smaller chairs where fabric can be changed easily. Dusty blues, burnt oranges and quieter greens can all reflect the Australian bush, the outback and its richer tones. Select homewares and decor in these colours to lift your living areas – dining rooms, living rooms and kitchens.


Velvets in jewelled tones were very popular at the Milan Show and with Emerald, Ruby and soft blues such as sapphire we can expect to see some simply beautiful new upholstered furnitures, often used dramatically in entranceways. Or alternately neutral coloured Sofas, armchairs and occasional chairs lifting the visage through clever use of such rich tones on Ottomans, Decor, Wallpaper or accessories. Throws, plush fabrics and linens offer layering of textures providing an understated style and elegance yet giving a feeling of warmth and cosiness. It’s relaxed, it’s comfortable.

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There will be a gravitation towards darker, more evocative woods with timber beams re-appearing on ceilings. As well there may well be patterns and wallpapers defining ceilings and the four walls and floor spaces below.


Designers will rely on colour and less style when scoping a room or the entire interior. Personal style and choice may well move design rather than trend. As well there will be a move – to some a retro move – to the indoor plants favoured in the 1970s, giving a ‘living look’.


Whatever design you choose you can always depend on Wills Furniture to provide the exact piece of furniture you require. The Wills Collection gives you a wealth of choice in Sofas, armchairs, tub chairs, occasional chairs and ottomans, both traditional and contemporary. Select your colours, select your fabrics and select quality comfort and precision with Wills Furniture – we get it right every time.


Call now on 9815 0111 and make an appointment to view the Wills Collection at our Showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Or leave your details here and we will get back to you to arrange a suitable time to consult with you on your requirements.

Remember – Wills Furniture – Simply the best.

Design, Quality, Comfort.


Decor + Design Melbourne 18 – Not to be missed

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Decor and Design Melbourne 18 is scheduled for July 19th to the 22nd at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Wills Furniture thoroughly recommend all industry professionals attend this trade only show. Go to their website and register now for free trade visitor registration.

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This year the show features a very interesting and exciting International Seminar series for all industry participants. You can register to attend and book in for those seminars that interest you. Seminars range from presentations such as ‘Macro Trends 2019’ by Victoria Redshaw of Scarlet Opus (UR) (Victoria is a futurist at one of Britains leading Trend Forecasting Agencies – Scarlet Opus) to ‘The Ultimate guide to Milan’, a presentation by Massimo Speroni of Massimo Interiors, a Melbourne based Interior Designer. Massimo was born in Milan and is proudly Italian. Massimo attended the recent Milan Furniture Fair (Salone De Mobile) and will no doubt add some insights as to this year’s show.


Other presentations include ‘Designing Timeless Interiors’ by Mim Fanning. Mim Design, her award winning practice operates a diverse portfolio spanning high end residential, retail hospitality and corporate projects. As well there is Martyn Lawrence Ballards ‘Luxury Style Files’. Martin of LA is well known as a major designer demonstrating trademark glamour and flair in creating sophisticated interiors for Hollywood A-Listers and global glitterati. Read more about what is on offer here [].

At Wills, through our Wills Collection we offer a magnificent palette for all designers to choose the beautifully upholstered, hand made furniture of their exciting applications. From modern apartments to grand old Victorian mansions, Wills Furniture offers the right piece of contemporary or traditional furniture to complement your vision, providing quality luxury and comfort in superb fashion for your clients.

Wills specialises in delightful occasional chairs suitable for the bedroom, parlour or lounge. Consider these classic chairs for your next project.

The Adelaide Chair


This classic English design has a claw style arm and is available with a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. The Adelaide Chair is elegant with polished legs with brass castors or choose a more ladylike option with a pleated skirt (fully lined) or even a combination of both, if desired.

The Alexandra Chair


This occasional chair has a sprung fitted seat with quaint scroll arms, and a curved, filled back for sumptuous comfort. Once again you have a choice of polished legs or a skirted finish.

The Annabel Chair


This lovely bedroom chair is a compact size to fit the boudoir. Its armless design features a traditional deep diamond buttoned back. It has a coil sprung seat and tailored skirt.

The Auburn Chair


This wing chair is an optimal size with square, compact arms in a sleek, flowing design with twin piping on the arms. The chair is complemented by fine, elegant legs and brass castors. Sumptuous feather cushions and a uniquely designed coil sprung lumbar support back ensure comfort plus seating.

So pull up a chair and check out the Decor and Design Melbourne 18 Show. To view the Wills Collection please call on 03 9815 0111 and book an appointment – or leave your details here [LINK] and a friendly staff mamber will get back to you to arrange a visit or free consultation. Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

Wills – it’s simply the best.


Choose Your Fabric at Wills Furniture


The Wills Collection provides a range of beautiful upholstered furniture, both traditional and contemporary, from which to choose. The Wills Furniture range is preferred by Interior Designers and Decorators. It offers real choice and distinctly different styles from which to make selections appropriate to particular projects.

Wills Furniture work with leading fabric and textile suppliers. These include:

Each company has a website with extensive images of fabrics, textures, colours and designs available. Take the time to visit and browse their sites. There is a world of colour and texture available in a myriad range of fabrics. Your designer or decorator will select the right fabric to suit your individual taste, and achieve the look, the style, the comfort you wish to achieve.

Featured this week are some examples of selected furniture from our Wills Collection dressed by various fabric companies.


Lyon Sofa and Byron Tub Chair dressed by Warwick Fabrics


Georgian Chairs dressed by Domestic Textiles


For further enquiry don’t hesitate to call Wills Furniture on 03 9815 0111 and arrange an appointment to discuss your needs. Manager John Sharkey is highly experienced and can offer accurate and informative advice on whatever your furniture requirements are. Alternatively leave your details here and the Wills team will get back to you promptly.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort

It’s simply the best