Need a new crush? Ready for the promised pizzazz of the 21st Century to kick in? The time is nigh. New interior design trends are here to become your next great love.
It’s time to start flirting with the likes of metals, light and nature and welcoming home something a little bit different in your decor: digital vintage, rustic luxury and nerdy learning.
Discover your new love now with these intriguing home design trends.
1. Rock a mixed metal decor
Whether it was in jewellery or in interior design, we’ve always been told to keep silver with silver and gold with gold. It’s time to throw those traditions out with the bath water.
Embrace the bling by mixing silvers, golds and coppers in your artwork, furniture and accessories. The result is a million dollar look without the million dollar price tag. It’s a lavish style that is not only luxurious but is gender neutral as well.
I believe in the golden rule: the man with the gold… rules, Mr T.
2. Let light in
Say goodbye to vitamin D deficiency and hello to natural light. Floor to ceiling windows are a wonderful way to create a relaxed sitting area for conversation or a good book. Eliminate fatigue and boost your immune system by bathing in sunlight with your oversized windows.
If you can swing it, give curtains the flick or simply invest in some sheer drops or blinds for a lifechanging interior design trend.
3. Give your decor a detox
We give our bodies a detox, but rarely our home decor. This year is the year to remove clutter from our minds and our rooms and slim down your interior design. A minimalist decor will give your life a sense of control and order and increase the Zen vibes.
4. Discover digital vintage
It’s a space that sits between yesterday’s nostalgic art deco and today’s digital art scene. To achieve this look, combine old vintage with techno art. Move over hipsters! When it comes to digital vintage you ain’t seen nothing yet as this tech heavy design trend is set to steal the show in every room of your house.
5. Rustic luxury is right on trend
Once known as shabby chic, rustic luxury is experiencing an interior design trend revolution. The concept is less about transforming old timbers so they appear more classy (e.g. with a lick of paint) and more about old timbers being innately classy, leaving them raw and exposed.
It’s about paying tribute to the inherent beauty of rustic items rather than thinking of them as in need of repair.
6. The dinner party is back!
The classic dinner party is back with a vengeance! Whether you’re catering for an intimate party of four or a big dining experience for 10, the home is revived as the place for fine dining, card games, slow dances and playing music until dawn.
To accomplish the perfect dinner party ambience your friends will respect rather than wreck, create a space that is beautiful, warm, practical and homely and easy to clean up the next day. Candles, soft lighting, delicate art prints and plush furnishing are all great facets of interior design that contribute to a memorable dinner party.
7. Stop treating nature like an outsider
If there’s one interior design trend you adopt this year, this one is it. Bring nature inside. The colours will lift your spirits and the smells will make you feel alive.
If you’re not a fan of watering then choose easy to maintain plants and include some nature photography. Mother Nature is everywhere and she belongs inside with you and your family.
8. Get in there and nerd it up
In case you haven’t heard yet, nerds are now cool. Smart is sexy. Learning is fun. Fear not, you don’t have to nerd up your entire interior decor, just some important touches that bring intelligence and technology to life.
If you’re keen to stick to chic decor but you have a resident nerd, the key is to limit this new trend to the office. And as our favourite television nerd, Sheldon Cooper, would say… ‘BAZINGA!’
9. Forget the Nutella Doughnut Milkshake
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s time to move on from the salted caramel macaron shake, the double chocolate Ferrero Rocher shake and the fairy floss Tim Tam slam. Extreme and gourmet milkshakes have been a huge trend in groovy hipster cafes across Australia and despite them being a delicious treat, our ever pervading desire for health and fitness means that we’re done with these Instagrammable delights.
Hopefully you’re not too disappointed. I mean, you knew these heart attack inducing delights wouldn’t be around forever didn’t you?
You know what will be around forever? Fresh fruit and vegetables! And if you’re keen to be inspired to consume more of nature’s treats, it’s time to transform your home into a bastion of health— through art, of course. The best thing about this foodie art is that it’s bright, colourful and inspires healthy eating.
10. Champion multiculturalism
Tolerance is so 1999. This century is all about embracing people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a globetrotter who collects art from around the world or someone who delights in local diversity, it’s time to start celebrating it in your own home.
The good news is that art styles from the likes of Africa, Japan, China, Morocco and Turkey are extraordinarily beautiful and very moving. These styles of art are often steeped in history and tradition, tell incredible stories and share an insight into other important cultures.
11. Eyeball 2016’s Pantone Colour Of The Year
Throwback to the 2016 Pantone Colour Of The Year. It’s never too late to celebrate beautiful colours that can be seamlessly incorporated into home decor. For the first time ever Pantone named two colours as its colour of 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. A colour breakthrough!
The colour blend is perfect and the interior design options are endless.
12. Time for sleeping
Remove the TV. Dismantle the fluoro lighting. Clean up the clutter. And, unless it’s to use a meditation app, leave the mobile phone plugged into the office. The bedroom of the modern day is all about sleeping.
You might like to read Sleep Easy: master bedroom design ideas.
Refresh your bedroom decor to create a space that is serene, tranquil and beautiful. Think neutrals, pastels, soft apples and milky citrus.
Get crushing and start romancing these delightful interior design trends. Let us know in the comments which trend you tried.