Following on from my last post, another question I am asked is what are the current trends in Interior Design? It’s not a term I use often or follow in the main, as trends in interior design are constantly evolving, so it's always a good idea to do your own research and find inspiration that resonates with your personal style and needs when briefing an Interior Designer if they are ’ trends ‘ you like.
I feel it’s more appropriate to term them as developments rather than trends, as some things are here to stay but are buzzwords in design, not simple trend.
In perspective what we see happening and included in designs currently are those areas listed below.
Natural materials: There is a growing demand towards using natural materials in interior design, such as wood, stone, and other organic materials. This creates a warm, inviting atmosphere and a connection to nature.
Sustainability: More and more people are concerned about the impact their choices have on the environment. This has led to a focus on sustainable design, with a preference for eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient lighting, and sustainable furniture.
Multifunctional spaces: With more people working from home, there is a growing requirement towards designing multifunctional spaces that can serve as both a workspace and a living area. This has led to a focus on furniture that can be easily adapted and moved around.
Bold colours and patterns: While neutral colours are still popular, there is also a trend towards using bold colours and patterns to create a statement in a room. This includes everything from bright accent walls to eye-catching wallpaper and patterned textiles. This is perhaps the only trend that changes regularly and becomes a personal choice inspired by marketing more than anything else.
Vintage and retro: Vintage and retro pieces are making a comeback in interior design, with a focus on mid-century modern furniture and accessories. These pieces add character and a sense of nostalgia to a space. It's perhaps also a leaning towards sustainability and thrift as these items are often cheaper than new and usually better made than chain store purchases.
I incorporate these focus areas in my designs and adapt accordingly. Colour trends are included as appropriate but I lean more toward ‘trending’ in accessories rather than whole house colour of the year mode. It makes sense…
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