We’ve all seen the timeless look of carrara marble paired with the elegance of greys and blues that have been dominating the interior design scene in the past few years. But what is new? What is more now? We’re happy to be seeing a change in what people are looking for when creating their living spaces, and that they want a design for their home that feels lived-in and real.
For quite a while now, tech-inspired interiors that felt more modern and sleek have been the most common style in interior design, but now we’re seeing a resurgence of fresh and natural textures that pair so perfectly with lush greenery and plants. Green spaces in your home not only provide a beautiful pop of colour, but also a richness of life and a welcoming spirit. Of course what we see of this movement on Instagram and other social media platforms is often over-the-top and not easily maintained by your average home-owner, but this is a trend that can be tailored to your needs rather effortlessly; it’s all in choosing the right plants for your lifestyle.
Some popular greenery and plants we’ve been seeing include Monstera Deliciosa, Ficus Lyrata, and Strelitzia.
More Mid-Century Modern
The Mid-Century Modern style is coming back once again, and this trend looks like it will be going strong for a while. What makes this style so universally appealing is how easily it can be paired with other architectural or design elements. It’s a good place to start if you are looking to add some timeless pieces into your decor plan, especially if you are hoping to mix design styles, such as Bohemian or Art Deco. It’s no wonder that MCM is having such a moment this year when it couples so beautifully with the other trends we’re seeing, including the movements towards natural colours and textures, greenery, and vintage and “up-cycled” styles. Because of its popularity, many furniture boutiques and shops are creating new pieces in this style, but there are plenty of existing pieces out there that may be pre-loved but will add ample character and interest to any space.
Up-Cycled, Salvaged, & Vintage
For those that want a fresh yet “lived-in” look to their design, this trend is for you! It can be an overwhelming experience to walk into a modern space that looks very sleek yet sterile… the remedy?
There is a plethora of beautiful pieces out there just waiting for someone to infuse them with new life; DIY’ers rejoice! Up-cycling, in essence, means taking something old (a dresser for example) and modernizing it by adding new paint, or new hardware, or new legs, etc.
Salvaged, on the other hand, is more about combining things that may otherwise have been someone else’s trash to make something beautiful and new! A common instance of salvaged design would be barnwood feature walls or shelves. If you don’t want to do any of that work, adding vintage pieces would most likely be the path you would choose.
Vintage or antique pieces are usually in better shape than something that needs to be salvaged or up-cycled, but this means you will likely pay a little more as well. The warmth that up-cycled, salvaged, and vintage pieces add to a space lends itself well to bringing back the humanity in our homes and steering us away from the sterility of the overly modern style of the last few years.