Interior design may seem like a daunting term to some but it is much easier to achieve the home of your dreams than you think. If you consider your home as a blank canvas for you to work your magic then it will be easier to see rooms in a different light (no pun intended…). Once you cover the basics of proportion and scale, balance, harmony, and emphasis then the rest will start to flow. The key to having a gorgeous interior is to learn to look at design spaces differently. I have worked in the interior design industry for half of my working career and there is always something new to learn every year – it’s one of the reasons I am so passionate about it. Some of the newest trends are mind-blowingly simple, and others are just way before their time…or at least way before mine. Here are my top 5 interior designs that are as unique as they are stylish.
- Sage Green Kitchens
I simply cannot get enough of this trend, mostly because sage green is my favorite color but also because it brings such a sense of harmony into your cooking space. This beautiful pop of color can be on the walls, tiles, or cabinetry and it will all look amazing. Pair it with brushed gold taps for an easy elegant enhancement.
- Bold Accessories
I am all for this trend but you need to be able to recognize when you’ve gone too far and immediately rectify it. A few bold pops of color here and there are perfect; keep it classy by sticking to a handful of bold items throughout your entire home. Less is always going to be more when it comes to bold accessories. Buy a bright yellow vase and add a bunch of fresh tulips to make a bold statement in your dining area.
The Japandi trend hinges on a careful balance of Japanese interior design and Scandi design. The Japanese minimalist influence blends perfectly with the cool Scandinavian aesthetic that we all know and love. The easiest way to incorporate this trend into your room of choice is to include stylish accessories and wall art, read more about how you can use personalized art to enhance your surrounding walls.
- Living Walls
30 years ago the mere idea of having a vertical wall covered solely by vegetation might have seemed outlandish and excessive; luckily for us, those days are gone. Living walls are one of the trendiest additions to your home. Be warned that unless you know your stuff when it comes to keeping plants alive, I highly suggest you enlist some help from the professionals because although living walls are incredibly appealing, they do require some effort on your part.
- Modern Minimalism
Modern minimalism involves using the bare essentials to create a simple space that is beautifully uncluttered. This trend won’t work for messy folks, you need to be disciplined and appreciate a clean space. This is the best trend for a statement piece because there shouldn’t be much else around to compete with it.