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How to stay above trends in Interior Design

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When it comes to interior design, we are all victims of falling for trends. However, most trends last up to a few years, if at all and after that- well- they no longer look or feel good! However, it is possible to stay above trends in interior design! You can stay ahead of them, by making them timeless! To understand how to do this, it is important to understand what a ‘trend’ means. Trends are defining characteristics of the products that are available in the market during that time. Just like fashion, interior design has various seasons as well. New features emerge along with materials, shapes, and patterns. However, it is important to note that these trends, however impactful they are, usually change over time. Some evolve, some diminish.

In the time of social media, when information is at the tip of everyone’s fingers, it is no surprise that interior design trends are changing as fast as they are. We have produced a guide that is going to help you stay above the interior design trends and design a place that looks and feels timeless.

Keep the main pieces neutral

It is no doubt that neutral equates to timeless. This is because no matter what design trend, it usually always goes well with neutral. It also makes no sense to throw out a good couch or table just because the fad has passed, and you want to not look ‘out-of-fashion’. By keeping your main furniture pieces neutral, you avoid the risk of having to change your entire design based on fads and trends. Wood is usually always in style and can hold up well with almost all contemporary trends. What is more? It is eco-friendly, sustainable and if sourced ethically, environmentally friendly. Another timeless piece you can use is leather and linen fabrics. They are not only sustainable, but they also last a long time, if taken care of properly. Moreover, with linen fabrics, it is easy to create a very sophisticated and comfortable look, regardless of the aesthetic you are going for!

Keeping your main pieces neutral opens you up for a lot of opportunities to be creative with the rest of the space, especially the décor. You can pick any main colours while keeping your main pieces neutral. This also helps in creating a focal colour.

Read Also: 5 Remarkable Interior Design Elements for Commercial Space

The technology is not cool 

One of the biggest changes that we have seen in recent times in timeless home designs is the concealing of the technology completely. And this is important because displayed technology usually makes the whole place focus on it. This makes technology like televisions the focal point, taking away from the rest of the room. Instead, it is preferred that you conceal your technology to make your room look and feel classic. One of the easiest ways to do this is by concealing technology such as the television with other things. A popular and well-loved way is to make it a part of a gallery wall by getting it wall mounted. To know more about this, click here.

 

Focus on social trends instead of design trends

We do not live as we used to 20 years ago. A lot has changed- social media, technology, and mindsets. These things have impacted how we live and how we think, which affects the way we decorate and design our spaces. When creating a timeless place, it is important to pay attention to the social trends, as they affect the way people interact and connect as well as society. The lifestyle that people adopt with the changing world affects the way we make our homes. One of the biggest examples of this is the development of the home offices after the pandemic. As more and more businesses are preferring working from home and flexible working conditions, more and more home designs are leaning towards the inclusion of a home office as a necessary need.

What makes you happy

One of the easiest ways to avoid giving into ever-changing trends and design a place that feels comfortable and good to you is by choosing to do with it what you like. If you like rounded edges and the colour pink makes you happy, then regardless of the fads, a pink couch is perfect for you. By centralising the designs around what makes you happy, you can not only avoid the trends but also create a space that is timeless to you! Choose the colours and furnishings that you like- this will enable you to decide on a wall colour. Next, take a look at your wardrobe- what are the fabrics you wear the most? These can be your choice of fabrics when choosing the furnishings. Looking in your wardrobe will also enable you to understand a little more about the kind of colours you enjoy.

 

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