Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? What we can tell you is that Interior Design trends tend to imitate forms of expression that we see in every-day life: the food we eat, the fashion we wear, and the general life-style that we desire to have. Essentially, the way we think tends to be the way we would like to live. Here are just 3 interior design trends that are creating positive impacts…
A Healthier Lifestyle
More and more often, we have been seeing natural, more health-focused communities. People have been eating healthier, the “organic” farming community has experienced a demand in natural farming practices; this change is one of the strongest influencers and positive design trends: Eco-friendly and Biophilic Design. New evidence has been emerging that exposure to the natural environment reduces stress, and more companies are showcasing products that are eco-friendly- whether they are made from 100% post-consumer recycled content or contain fewer VOCs like paint.
A Digital Landscape
What we can all agree upon, is the tech world has truly skyrocketed in the past 10 years. One might argue that this has made us lazier- not creating more genuine, meaningful relationships with others and our surroundings. But if you look on the positive side, the most powerful home automation systems have made it easier to control our surrounding environment and for us to get safety in emergency situations. As a result, Interior Designers have been incorporating home automation into more homes, while also trying to keep up a level of aesthetic quality. In the years to come, we will be seeing more systems that integrate seamlessly into spaces without adding the “bulky and tech” look.
A Place of Expression – Maximalism
To piggyback on the rise of the digital world, we have had more “access” to see how the trendsetters and fashion moguls of social media rock the way they express themselves. The world of interior design tends to mimic the fashion industry, and recently we have been seeing more interesting ways to add more layers, mixed materials, and texture. After analyzing 2019 runway collections, Harper’s Bazaar reported some of the colors they expect to be a hit. “With bold to dusty blues, dark greens, and even buttery yellows hitting the runways, you don’t have to worry about 2019 being a washed out and uninteresting year for fashion.” For interior designers, this opens up doorways to more creative, interesting, and unique design solutions for residential and commercial projects.