Design trends dominate and shape how we decorate our homes, from the colours and textures we choose for the walls and floors to the furniture and accessories filling the rooms in our houses. The way people decorate is constantly changing as we are always looking for new ways to improve our homes, and by filling our surroundings with things that make us happy, we generate positive feelings. Most homeowners want their homes to feel grand and have a certain level of sophistication and luxury, but there is a general move towards a more relaxed and comfortable feel. We will look at ten current trends that interior designers are promoting and using in their showpieces, from colour schemes to modern luxury furniture. Thailand’s homeowners, please take note of these great design ideas.
Trends For Your Home
- Convivial Seating – furniture designers are taking the opportunity to bring us back together with a new era of seating options that encourage us to sit and talk.
- Heritage Tiles – antique or reclaimed tiles are hotter than ever, with vintage-inspired patterns and colours forming a highly decorative approach in kitchens and bathrooms.
- Hideaway Home Offices – with the continued rise in the number of us working from home, workstations are being disguised as writing bureaus and drinks cabinets.
- Ocean Tones – reminding us of the reassuring colour of the sea, aqua is set to be one of the hottest colours for next year; use it in furniture or smaller accessories for a cooling flash of brilliance.
- Cork Flooring – with great thermal properties, it is now a viable alternative to underfloor heating; this key trend is eco-friendly and available in various tones.
- Wavy Wood – Straight-edged wooden furniture is out in favour of pieces with fluid and curvy forms.
- Pure White Lamps – this new trend is about doing away with colour and emphasising shape and form; instead, invest in cool futuristic lamp designs.
- Luxury Outdoor Lighting – we all want to spend more time in our gardens, high-end handheld lamps in plush brass or anodised metal and LED tech will be adorning tabletops next year.
- Wickerwork – the art of weaving rattan is making a comeback; sustainable wickerwork furniture is increasingly popular at both the high-end and high street.
- Coloured Concrete – stamp your personality on a new bathroom or kitchen with concrete coloured in vivid tones; it is fast becoming the interior designer’s favourite material.
So, there we are, some design ideas for you to use in your home. If you are moving into a new apartment or planning some improvements, using one of two of these great trends will brighten up your home and leave it looking superb.