Whether you’re moving into a brand new home that’s a blank canvas ready to be decorated, or you’re thinking about doing a total refurbishment of your property, you’re going to need a central design philosophy to work to. Interior design trends come into and go out of fashion through the decades, but for you and your family, it’s all about what aesthetic you find to be the most beguiling. Below you’ll find out some of the significant interior trends in the interior design world, and which will suit you, your family, and your home best.
One of the nation’s favourite options for family home interiors is the wood-panelled warmth of a cost, slightly rustic-feeling home. Here, you’ll mix earthy colours with wooden comforts to make a home that, while fitted with all the modern convenience items, might feel like it was designed a century ago. This timeless and cosy option might include:
- Wood-panelled floors
- Wooden cupboards found on cabinetdoorsnmore.com
- Soft, low lighting
- Wooden window frames and shutters
- Warm thick fabrics and rugs
This design interior trend is one for the family with one eye on the past – it’s about comfort in a setting that you’ll really be able to feel at home.
Take a step back from your home to consider how much space you have and whether you own so much in the way of furniture and things that you’re living in a cramped and crammed environment. The best solution to this kind of home interior is to opt for a minimalist interior, and this can be achieved by:
- Blinds instead of curtains on your windows
- Store all your excess possessions in the garage or attic
- Dispense of some of your furniture that’s not entirely necessary
- Paint walls, floors and panels white, to give rooms a larger, airier feel
Minimalism has been making a steady comeback in recent years – a great option for families with older children, or for couples.
This is the most novel trend in the interior designer’s repertoire. If you want to bring your home and its maintenance thoroughly into the twenty-first century, you should look no further than the kind of technology that is being implemented in the sphere of ‘smart homes’ and ‘home tech’ in 2019. Consider the following home additions:
- Smart showers that you set to use and alter using technology, not taps
- Smart meters, helping you control gas, electricity and heating from your phone
- Smart appliances that run themselves and order you products
- Home helpers, like Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Home
- Smart lighting, controlled through a remote control or phone
What you’re trying to achieve with this intervention is a home completely powered by technology, which is easy to maintain and that’s responsive to your needs. It might take a fair bit of investment on your part, but making your home into a smart abode will gear it towards a more tech-oriented future.
Bear in mind also that you’re able to marry this trend with other interior trends – especially with minimalist designs.
There you have it – three of the top interior trends to consider when designing, or redesigning, your home.
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