Whether you are a homeowner looking to improve your property’s odds on the market or a resident wanting to keep up with the Joneses, there are a number of reasons as to why you should be aware of interior design trends. Some will simply have a passion for style, wanting to adorn their living spaces with bespoke and impressive aesthetics, while others are curious about the designs others are embracing.
As we now approach the end of the year, there is already a developing intrigue as to which trends will both define the months past and come to fruition in the new year. Here are the five interior designs that we predict will be taking over homes and making interior design lists for the foreseeable future.
Bold & Beautiful
The understated harmony of Japandi minimalism is being left behind and, instead, homeowners are embracing a bright, bold, and beautiful range of colours. Not only are colour schemes of homes being more adventurous but they are also being presented in different ways, with rooms hosting multiple colours as opposed to one scheme.
This coming maximalism is a celebration of personality and is a statement against the quiet confidence of minimalist alternatives. Now, residents are expressing themselves and their comforts with any colour they please.
Tradition has it that walls are painted with a colour, while ceilings are left white. This has been typically seen as increasing the sense of space in a room while also helping to keep it bright. Ceilings, however, are no longer being left out of the maximalist interests and they are being painted a host a colours, bringing a new dimension to homes.
With the growing interest in wellness, as well as the need for office space at home, there is a surge in popularity for outbuildings and log cabins. These structures, generally placed in the garden, offer a place for residents to escape the central living space, whether to relax or work. They can be designed in a number of ways and even with the garden aesthetic in mind, being disguised plants and open to the sunshine. With a growing interest in extra space at home, these structures are likely to only become more common.
To say technology as a trend may seem somewhat uninspired but it is important to note the extent to which smart home technology is entirely changing the landscape of interior design. Homes are now being modelled to accommodate technology, such as car charging pots, solar panel batteries, and smart boilers. The growing need for such systems, as well as the environmental advantages these gadgets can offer, means that they are not only destined for popularity but will likely persist for many years to come.
Nature & Biophilia
Beyond simple houseplants, nature is the architect of the modern living space. From soft curves to colour schemes from the natural landscape, homes are embracing the wild. This also means a preference for natural materials over artificial ones, with wood and cork replacing plastics.