Trends eliminate useless things, flashy and annoying elements, and do not require fabulous costs.
1. Rounded shapes
The interiors are becoming softer – clear. Straight lines are replaced by smooth architectural forms: arches, rounded furniture. Although previous angles were considered a sign of outdated furnishings, designers increasingly use them in their projects. Does your apartment have an arch? Just make it modern by turning it into a contrasting accent.
2. Natural motives
Natural materials are always relevant – they are noble and pleasant to the touch. Wooden surfaces, natural stone, ceramics – both dishes and brickwork – are still popular. The trend is metal – copper, brass, muted matte chrome.
Strict adherence to a particular style is no longer relevant: it is unnecessary to look for furniture that perfectly matches the wallpaper or curtains. A mixture of sorts is in fashion – from delicate eclecticism to more daring fusion: the main thing is that the furnishings reflect their owner’s individuality.
The times when people equipped their interiors with the same furniture sets are over: today, we can afford more exciting combinations without shortages. Put a hammock in your living room or bedroom, a garden chair in your nursery, and a few various chairs in your kitchen from an internet flea market.
4. Decor elements with history
Another trend is that people have come to appreciate a variety of handicrafts. Bedspreads in the style of patchwork, macrame, paintings by young artists instead of replicated posters – it is essential that the elements speak for themselves or evoke pleasant memories. The history of things has become one of the topical trends in design. The decor can be an occasion for conversation: homeowners will be happy to talk about what the object is made of and what inspired its creator.
Convenience is still in vogue. Even if you are a small apartment owner, the designers have ensured that your interior is comfortable and beautiful. Modern solutions are distinguished by exceptional thoughtfulness:
- The sofa bed makes the studio apartment more functional.
- A folding table saves space in the kitchen, balcony, or office.
- Convertible chairs are hung on the wall, and stools are stacked.
- Cabinets and racks act as partitions and store things.
6. Plants – oases
A trend that is gaining momentum is the placement of indoor flowers in groups. You can also create an “indoor garden” by placing plants in one place. This technique helps to enhance the feeling of closeness to nature, makes a bright accent, and simplifies the care of flowers. Pots “scattered” throughout the apartment will not have such an effect.
7. Reasonable consumption
The central theme of the past year is still relevant: the interest in high-quality second-hand furniture does not think to fade away. Vintage items are bought off-hand, restored or altered, repainted, and decorated. This suggests that people find a unique charm in antique furniture and refuse to over-consume.
8. Color block
Those who are tired of overly calm interiors in neutral colors will love this trend. Color block is translated as “color blocks” based on a combination of bright contrasting colors. Knowing the right color combinations is fundamental to this design.
You can paint part of the room a rich shade, paint a large geometric shape on the wall, or draw stripes. Color blocks are self-sufficient and work like decoration, so you should not overload such a bright setting with details.
In the literal sense, “wabi-sabi” is a search for beauty in imperfection. The interior in this fashionable style is distinguished by authenticity and naturalness, and it is based on natural materials with their modesty, roughness, and weakness. Artificially aged things are inappropriate here: the sofa can be shabby, and the brickwork is authentic and not laid out from plaster tiles.
10. Furniture for pets
Modern designers have taken care of the pets too. Aesthetic beds for small dogs, beautiful and functional shelves for cats, scratching posts made of natural materials are in trend. Designs specially designed for animals are distinguished by unusual shapes and become a natural decoration of the environment.
The trends are functional, sustainable, and thoughtful. They aim to make people feel comfortable in their own homes and not be afraid to express themselves.