Interior Design Trends for 2018

This year seems to have gone past in a blur of colour and pattern, and we cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store! While we’d love to be able to decorate our homes every season, it’s just not realistic. However, you can always update your home with a few handmade cushions or made-to-measure curtains to be more on-trend. 2018 is set to be a colourful year with the biggest trends taking inspiration from every part of the colour spectrum.


Bright and Bold

We love an excuse to use bright, bold colours in our home. While some people are brave enough to cover every inch of a room in bright colour, it can become a little overwhelming for other. Avoid this by introducing pops of colour with cushions, throws, blankets or even reupholstering a smaller piece of furniture, like a footstool. Bright colours give a feeling of joy and energy so the use of bold colour will bring a new lease of life to a room, just make sure that you choose the right colour.


Classic Black

On the other end of the spectrum, black is going to big in 2018. After the success of mushroom tones and heather greys this year, black is a great colour to use when making a statement. Across the design world, black is considered a classic shade, it epitomises sophistication and minimalism and can have a calming effect on a room. To keep the look fresh and not sombre, pair the black with light, neutral tones or metallics.


Pretty Pastels 

2017 has seen Millennial Pink become one of the most popular colour choices. Typically thought of as feminine, pastels are now associated with strength. They have a relaxing and recharging effect on a room, perfect for a living room or bedroom. To keep the look romantic and feminine, opt for neutrals, whites and creams. To add more edge to the style then pair the pastels with darker accessories.


At Yorkshire Fabric Shop we stock thousands of fabrics, perfect to suit any style and any trend. Our fabrics are unique and sourced from all over the world so that you won’t be the same as everybody else! You can visit our warehouse to browse our stock or search online. If you want to speak to our team you can call us on 01924 728 753, use our contact form or email




Get your interiors ready for Winter

Not long ago we were sharing our tips for preparing your home for Autumn, but with Winter officially starting in less than a month, it’s time for us to share our tips to get your interiors ready for Winter! Winter is the season that divides most people, some people love it and others can’t stand the cold. One thing is certain, the beauty of winter interiors is that they can be used all year round. The main aim of Winter design is to add an element of cosiness and no matter what time of year it is, a cosy home is perfect for relaxing.


Faux Fur

 One of the more obvious fabric choices for Winter. Faux fur is perfect for warm, cosy blankets or cuddling up on your sofa with large, soft faux fur cushions like our handmade Leopard print cushions. Experiment with patterns and textures to create an inviting, comfy design.

Winter, Leopard Print


Luxurious Colours 

Colour has a huge impact on the perceived temperature of a room, find out more about choosing the perfect colour here. Deeper colours usually exude warmth so opt for opulent deep reds, blues, purples and greens. Not only will your home feel warmer it will also feel more elegant.



If you prefer a more neutral colour palette then silvers and golds can be used to add some warmth to your design. Winter is associated with sparkles, the twinkling Christmas lights and the frost on the ground. Replicate the sparkles using metallics, like our Lomasi Metallic Portuguese Medallion Pattern Designer Fabric.


Layering up is common Winter practice in both fashion and interior design. More layers equal more comfort nothing is more inviting than layers of throws, blankets and cushions! Use different textures and sizes to make the style more appealing, luckily our handmade cushions are available in a range of sizes.


Tartan fabric is the perfect choice for Winter. Associated with Scotland, a notoriously chilly part of the country, tartan is used around the home to bring an element of warmth and comfort. Whether you choose deep reds and oranges or opt for greys and creams, tartan will continue to be a great option for Winter interiors.



While your choice of fabric can impact how warm/cool a room feels, you can opt to insulate your curtains. Windows are one of the main reasons for escaping heat, by choosing to insulate them you can make your room a lot cosier. Our made-to-measure curtains are available in a beautiful range of fabrics and with a choice of linings.

At Yorkshire Fabric Shop, we have thousands of beautiful and unique fabrics to suit any style. You can browse our collection online or visit our warehouse, we even offer free samples so you can be sure that you make the right decision. If you’re wanting to redecorate in time for Winter then contact Yorkshire Fabric Shop!




Trend Watch – Leopard Print

Leopard print was designed to blend in rather than stand out, but nowadays it is used in fashion and interiors to make a statement. Traditionally, leopard print was real fur, but there are some fabulous faux fur options on the market which are just as striking, more affordable and animal-friendly.

Leopard Print


A popular choice amongst the wealthy, leopard furs were displayed to celebrate the owners hunting prowess, but then the fabric became a popular choice amongst fashion designers. The print was used to appeal to the daring side of the prima and proper hose wife and was the fabric of choice when it came to showing some personality. The 1960’s gave rise to the anti-fur movement and so designers had to source faux fur versions of this versatile print, and by the 1970’s leopard print was seen on the hottest stars in the rock and roll world, appealing to the wearers sexy, edgy side. As with most popular fashion trends, leopard print became, and remains to be, a staple in our homes.

Leopard Print

Leopard print can transform a boring, bland room into something exciting and stylish. It is not the best choice for the shy, retiring type, it definitely makes a statement and should be the focal point of your room. If you’re not feeling brave enough to cover your entire room in leopard print (let’s face it, who is?) then opt for a statement piece of upholstered furniture, homemade cushions or made-to-measure curtains. If you enjoy the clean and simple look of whites, creams, blacks and greys, then leopard print can complement your design by adding a dash of colour and excitement.

Leopard Print

Leopard print is a bold choice, and so you may think that you can’t mix it with other patterns, but as long as you use patterns that aren’t big enough to draw your focus then anything goes, polka dots, stripes or geometrics! Keep within your colour palette to ensure that you are complementing each fabric; this is a design where clashing colours will not work.

Leopard Print

At Yorkshire Fabric Shop, we have a great range of faux fur animal prints and leathers to suit any style. Browse our fabrics on our website and even order free samples or pay our warehouse a visit, our team can help you to find the perfect fabric. If you have any questions, then get in touch with our expert team on 01924 728 753, use our contact form or email