We’ve spent a lot of time at home lately, so it’s not surprising that many of the upcoming interior design trends are relaxing, fun and functional.
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The past year has been especially bumpy, and interior design ideas haven’t remained unaffected. Styles that were expected to stay in-fashion are on their way out, while some unexpected ones have become trendy.
Some of the biggest interior design trends that are on a downward slide include: Modern farmhouse, white kitchens, open floor plans, single purpose spaces, furniture that breaks easily, neutrals, mid-century modern, dark colors, and even minimalism.
A lot of this has to do with the gigantic forced experiment of work from home during the pandemic.
You don’t want single purpose spaces because you’re at home all day and want your space to be neatly divided for your sanity. You don’t want dark colors because they can make rooms appear smaller or stuffy. You don’t want furniture that breaks easily because you not only sleep here, you work here, entertain here, work out here, and so on.
Here’s what the experts say will be hot in home interiors:
Interior Design Trends to Look Out For
Hang up some sheer curtains or blinds, or even keep your windows bare! Natural light has been shown to increase serotonin levels. This partially explains why some people get more depressed during winter, when the days are shorter.
Since we’re still not going out as much as we used to, and many of us may continue to work from home, it’s a good idea to let sunlight be a frequent guest in your home.
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Since you’re letting in more sunlight, you may as well take advantage of it and freshen up your space with some house plants. Real ones, not those plastic showpieces.
Plants help purify your air and have been associated with reduced stress and sharpened attention. Which, honestly, we could all use after being confined to our homes for so long.
If you’re planning to adopt some plant-babies to freshen your air, these ones are some of the most effective: Rubber tree, Boston fern, spider plant, Ficus tree, and bamboo palm.
Dive deeper into biophilia with this article!
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Pantone named classic blue its color of the year, and with good reason. The color blue can be soothing and anchoring, and you can consider painting one of your rooms in it. It will be a great place to relax.
However, proceed with caution: Blue can potentially make you feel depressed or sad. If you have tendencies towards those feelings, it may be best to skip this option.
This isn’t exactly a new interior design trend, but it is the ideal option if you live in a smaller space or are working from home. You don’t just want your furniture to stand around looking pretty – you want it to work for you.
Go for sofa-cum-beds, folding tables, staircases with drawers, and beds with additional storage.
If you really want to up your game, you can go for 3D furniture rendering, which will ensure you get exactly what you want. And of course, custom millwork for furniture is also an option.
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Don’t be afraid of a little texture! Think terracotta, marble, wicker, and wood. They have the double effect of making your space appear soothing and warm. It comes together to form an organic, chic look.
Want to go a bit more homey and cozy? Go for fabrics. Throws and pillows work well.
To give your home a joyful personality, add some color bombs! Don’t be afraid of fuchsia, yellow, orange and green.
Want examples? Check out the work of Yinka Ilori. It’s all about the fun!
And if you’re worried about how it will turn out, you can make use of product rendering and interior rendering, which will give you an accurate idea of what your space will look like.
Experimenting with interior design trends can be highly rewarding, but also a risk. It can be difficult to visualize exactly how your home will look.
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