Each decade highlighted a new interior design trend with itself like, the 80s were famous for post-modernist bold and edgy designs, the 90s were all about sophisticated and neutral tones, and the 00 drew inspiration from Scandinavian minimalist interior designs. But the recent decade brought in the following collection of design trends that drew inspiration from the past but with a hint of the modern world.
The inclination towards the Scandinavian interior design began at the end of the 2000s and the dawn of the 2010s. The Danish term Hygge which loosely translates to comfort became famous. People wanted the design elements that gave their house a cozy look and added to its comfort. The three basic constituents of this design philosophy were simplicity, minimalism, and functionality. They make use of natural lighting, neutral hues, and natural materials like wood or leather. The main theme is to avoid any clutter and keep things stored in storage units to create the illusion of bigger spaces. This design trend led to increased demand for Ikea furniture worldwide.
Brass And Warm Metallics
Brass became famous in interior design because of its gorgeous color. From being used in the fixtures to being used for covering lights, it rose to fame in the early part of this decade. Especially when a high-end designer named Lindsey Adelman used brass for making bubble chandeliers using hardware supplies. She introduced a quick and simple DIY for making metallic chandeliers, which immediately grew famous among the general public.
The hybrid of traditional rustic country charm and minimalistic modern tones. The modern farmhouse lies somewhere in between the spectrum adopting character from one and warm from the other. The basic idea is to use bright white or beige colored paint as the backdrop while using colorful and interesting decorative pieces to add life to space. Mixing and matching the contrasting colors and patterns through a careful placement to give the place a unique touch. The reason why people feel more inclined towards this style especially, those living in urban cities of New York, London, and Los Angeles, is that it provides a sense of comfort amongst their busy and tiring lifestyle.
The idea behind this form of interior design is to derive influences from a diverse variety of sources, patterns, periods, and colors. This trend is so in vogue these days as it gives consumers a medium to express themselves by mixing various elements, unlike the modern design, which only focused on one theme. For example, the use of plants, neon signs, fairy lights, victorian furniture, vivid and bright patterns, and a contrasting color palette in one room. There are no rules or restrictions that one has to follow in eclecticism, as it only focuses on finding things that feel right for you.
Mid Century Modernism
This aesthetic movement originated around the 50s, in a post World War 2 era. But it somehow managed to survive until this decade due to its timeless style and high functionality. The movement makes use of the room’s natural elements like wood panels, sunlight from windows, and uncemented brick walls. The most quintessential elements of midcentury modernism are:
- Make wood the center of attention.
- Use as much sunlight as you can.
- Less is more
- Retro or Vintage art
- Neutral Toned Walls
- Use a piece of furniture or sculpture as a focal point of the room.
The bottom line is that now consumers are more into buying things that are bespoke, unique to their character, sustainable, practical, comfortable, and stylish. Due to the hustle and bustle of city life has given rise to the trend of bringing nature inside by indoor plants. Moreover, now people have the liberty to experiment and mix different styles to create a space that best suits their needs, thanks to some post-modern design movements. So don’t be afraid to be creative and play with various details.