Decorex 2018
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Decorex 2018 #rhythmoflife

Decorex 2018

Decorex JHB, the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, will be celebrating 25 years of connecting people with the latest trends, styles, textiles and furniture at this year’s #rhythmoflife show.

“It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking forward to 2018’s inspiration – with the 25th Decorex Joburg,” Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director: Design, Lifestyle and Retail Exhibitions at Reed Exhibitions. “This show is a culmination of both regionally and globally-inspired designs that draw on more than two decades of industry knowledge fused into the best that current décor trends have to offer. It will be an overwhelmingly vibrant show fuelled with gifted creativity.”

I attended the media launch for #decorexjhb18 and we were enlightened with what you can expect to see at this years show, and might I just add that I’m super excited. How cute are these photo booth pics we got to take!

Decorex 2018 Booth

The theme for the Decorex 2018 show is:

Rhythm of Life

The theme was developed by our lifestyles that inspire the trends. Anita Bloom, Decorex SA’s Creative Director gave us a look into the theme of this years show as well as some of the top trends we can expect to see.

“The give and take of modern life keeps us on our toes, the push and pulls of work and play, the tension between public image and private self. Our inner sense of health, prosperity and happiness is constantly put to test. While the prospect of revival, replenishment and relieve promises harmony. The many layers of our lifestyles, demographic change, digitization and the responsible attitude towards the environment makes it necessary for individual desire of living spaces. This demands new solutions for the future. We constantly create spaces around us that allow us to find the inner peace, and escape the demands of our life. The use of colour helps us to survive the busy city life, the contrast you need to surround ourselves with nature and that final desire to create a relaxed surrounding of slow living.”

Decorex want each visitor attending the show to be able to find their own unique rhythm and interpret that into their own spaces.

The Swedish lifestyle trend Hygge, has popped up in a few conversations this year although still very trendy, another Swedish lifestyle trend, Lagom is making it’s appearance more often.
What is the difference you might ask: Hygge focuses more on a feeling of comfort and coziness where Lagom is more an ethos of moderation.


Another new lifestyle trend I love is Wabi Sabi, not to mistaken with your sushi paste! Wabi Sabi is a Japanese inspired trend , embracing the beauty of imperfection.

Wabi sabi with colour

What about tropical, jewel tones and rose gold…. Is it still a thing? or are we dropping it completely? or are we mixing it all up?

You will have to visit the show to see, look for the trend alert boards all over the halls to see all the new, exiting and even some oldies sticking around.

Claire Bond, from Plascon, chatted to us about how the meridians in our body {energy channels ‘transporting’ life energy throughout the body} need colour and how different colours influences every stage of our life. I’m so happy that the effect colour has on our psyche is becoming a more popular discussion, this is a topic that I am very passionate about.

Plascon Colour

Sofiso Shange gave us an overview of his gorgeous furniture line inspired by colour as well as some of the most influential people in his life.

Sofiso Shange

To view these and many more #rhythmoflife milestone décor, design and lifestyle features and products, get to Decorex Joburg for the 25th installation.

8 – 12 August 2018
10am – 6pm daily
Gallagher Convention Centre

Public holiday: Thursday 9 August
Trade-focused days: 8 and 10 August
Ticket Prices: Adults – R 120
Student/Pensioners – R 100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R 100
Exhibitor – R 100

Hop on over to my instagram page to see how you can win a set of tickets for Decorex Joburg.

I hope to see you at Decorex 2018!

*Read about my stand at Decorex 2017

I am extremely passionate about creating stylish spaces that not only promote growing and learning but spaces that grow with your child. Apart from creating gorgeous, functional spaces I love doing DIY projects and I am devoted to share tips and tricks to create a happy and healthy home for the whole family.


  • Aneesah ☾

    Hi there I’m entering via Instagram. I’m super excited to see the lifestyle interior designs I’m literally obsessed with nice things! It would be an amazing opportunity for me to attend the #decorexjhb !

    My Instagram handle is: @aneesahally__

  • Aneesah ☾

    I’m excited to see the amazing decor and design Decorex has to offer! I’m obsessed with lifestyle designs and decor and would be a great honor for me to attend the #decorexjhb!

    My Instagram handle: @aneesahally__

  • Aneesah Ally

    I’m excited to see the decor & designs by Decorex! I’m obsessed with lifestyle decor & designs. It’s my passion. It would be an honor to attend the #decorexjhb!

  • Zubair

    I’ve just started working as an industrial design engineer. And this avenue opens our thinking process. We can explore various designs and methods or creating what we love. I’d love a chance to go to my first decorx.

  • Chantelle Beukes

    Im looking forward to seeing how SA designers are incorporating these design trends into their product offetoff