10 Interior Design Trends That Will Never Go Out Of Style
It's normal to get lost among so many trends. But with this guide to interior design styles, from japandi to boho, industrial or cottage core, you are sure to find the one that best suits you and your home.
Scandinavian or Scandi Style
Nordic design uses almost exclusively natural materials, such as local woods and rattan. Scandinavian lagom and hygge are two new interior design trends complementing the look. Classic northern trends are practical, cozy and can also blend nicely with other interior design styles.
The Japandi trend is a combination of Japanese and Scandinavian design elements. The emphasis is on natural materials, such as stone, paper, and wood. In general, the Japanese influence allows for a wider use of shades such as black, dark green and terracotta.
Boho Chic Style
The focus is on untreated natural materials, such as wood and rattan, and cozy fabrics such as cotton, mohair, and linen. Batik, macramé, and other simple craft techniques allow for DIY projects such as hammocks, tapestries or hanging baskets.
The key is to use light colors and earth tones, such as olive green and terracotta. The most popular materials are clay, raffia and linen, local olive or pine wood. For both the floor and walls, colorful mosaics or handmade clay tiles are particularly suitable.
Rustic-style furniture and accessories can give your home a British cottage look. Wooden beams and brick provide a useful base for this look. Decor can also include comfy linen cushions and new furniture covers. Even a worn sofa can be reupholstered to fit a country-style home.
Mid-Century and the Sixties
The Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames is a true icon of this period. The chair displays some clear and important characteristics of Mid-Century design. Typical of 1960s chic are opulent, textured fabrics such as velvet, corduroy, and bouclé. Combining mid-century elements with shiny brass or chrome accents will perfectly complete a style that can be glamorous and cozy at the same time.
The most casual of all interior design styles is industrial, a trend that emerged out of necessity in the 1960s. Patinated wood, weathered leather and concrete create a relaxed, lived-in look. Old steel or copper pipes can be the basis for easy-to-assemble cabinets and shelves.
Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair and Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair are the most famous designs of the Bauhaus era. A great advantage of this straightforward and simple style is its timeless appeal. Even after a century, it still looks modern and bold.
Minimalism is not only about eliminating all decoration in favor of clean surfaces and walls, but also about letting go of objects that are truly expendable. Although many minimalists focus on neutral tones and increasingly opt for white, a moderate use of color is also possible.
Classic and Traditional
For lovers of the classic, quality, and durability are some non-negotiable virtues. Typically, light ceilings and walls painted in shades of cream and sand serve as a base for dark, ornate furniture made of solid cherry, walnut or chestnut wood. For the upholstery of armchairs and cushions to match the curtains and sofas, heavy brocade or velvet fabrics in muted colors such as burgundy, brown, or green are ideal. Bold plaid or striped prints are also welcome in classically furnished rooms and complete a rather elegant overall look.