Top Trends In Interior Design and Furniture Styles
Home décor and interior design trends are both traditional and ever-changing. Whether you’re moving into your first home, upgrading to a new place, or looking to refresh the aesthetic of a room or two, knowing what popular furniture styles are out there can help you determine what you like—and give you a starting point.
Because one’s home is an expression of the people who live there, there’s no need to choose one style and stick with it faithfully. Instead, combine a few elements from different home décor trends to create your own style. Or, involve a partner or family member to participate in your home’s beautification by inputting a color, furniture item or art piece.
Here’s more about five popular interior design trends right now and how to achieve that look, along with furniture pieces to get you started.
This style is for you ifyou like clean, sleek and simple.
Modern interiors are characteristic of smooth surfaces, minimalistic elements and clean lines. Both metal and natural materials are used, such as leather, wood and linen, and furniture may combine a number of these elements.
This style is big on monochromatic color schemes, mostly grays and warm beiges. If you feel it needs a pop of color, select one—and only one—and incorporate it in with pillows, vases, lampshades and other accents.
Modern is a style to go with if you’re aiming to stick with neutral designs that will generally appeal to most. If you’re staging your home for sale, modern is considered a safe style to go with.
Add a strong accent to your modern-style living room, home office or entryway with the Fallbrook Accent Chair. Made with black leatherette upholstery, it features tapered cappuccino legs and decorative stitching.
This style is for you if you like rough, casual, open spaces and playing up architecture.
Industrial interiors celebrate structural elements of a space. This style was borne from the reconvert of office spaces, warehouses and factories into homes, leaving exposed brick, pipes and ductwork, and concrete floors, and incandescent lighting. But even without some of these details, it’s possible to achieve an industrial aesthetic in any home.
Raw materials, such as brick, concrete, metal, and distressed wood, as well as raw surfaces, are used to feel unfinished. Likewise, the color palette generally includes whites, blacks, browns and grays.
This style is for you if you like inviting, simple and earthy.
Scandinavian interiors are made to feel cozy, and that’s because the style is inspired by the snowy mountains of Nordic countries. Signature details include wood, specifically bentwood, and stone, and a distinct color scheme of earthy, muted hues. Some pieces to incorporate are pendant lights, wishbone chairs and knot pillows.
Nix the long curtains and drapes in exchange for natural light, and if you have hardwood floors, swap out the area rug to let them “shine”—truly. Be selective about your décor to keep it functional, but also minimal. And of course, don’t forget to add some “hygge.”
Slip into comfort with the Serene Collection Sectional in Charcoal. This sectional will soon become the center of your home, and for good reason. This sectional is roomy, allowing you to stretch out or lay down comfortably, as well as entertain guests, and it also offers backless seating. Sink into the feather down cushions and arrange the accent pillows to your liking.
4. Shabby Chic.
This style is for you if you like soft colors and a lived-in feel.
Many homes in the U.S. embrace shabby chic interiors, and that’s because this style reflects a collection of what’s old and new brought together. Signature of pastel colors with the occasional saturated hue thrown in, shabby chic embraces vintage items that are worn, distressed or tastefully show signs of wear and tear.
Also referred to as “cottage chic,” shabby chic interiors make cohesion out of pieces that are mismatched or from different time periods. Shabby chic details include white curtains, old paintings, chandeliers, wallpaper and chintz sofas with floral patterns.
The Stewart Accent Table is a versatile piece that can mesh with your shabby chic room, and also fit with an industrial- or rustic-style room. It’s handcrafted in India using recycled wood, so no two tables are exactly alike, and table cavities provide storage space for books and magazines.
This style is for you if you like a carefree, unstructured aesthetic.
Bohemian interiors are about designing a room, or home, that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. The flow of the room lacks structure, and is simply a mélange of colors, patterns and textures evoke feelings of happiness—for none other than yourself!
If you have an eclectic collection of any kind, or a few standout, interesting pieces—perhaps souvenirs from long-ago travels that have a story of their own—a boho-style room can bring these items in focus in a way that’s truly special.
Feel free to incorporate new and vintage pieces alike, and to experiment with layering textures. With bohemian, anything essentially goes, so long as it’s something you like.
The bright colors and special printed fabric on the Flower Dining Side Chair adds a touch of playfulness to any living space. The chair’s transparent base gives it a modern feel, and its floral print incorporates cheery hints of nature. Add some contrast by draping a monochromatic throw blanket, or one with a clashing print—one of the fun qualities of bohemian style.
These styles are just a few of the many interior designs that are popular across the U.S. Depending on where you go in the country and world, culture naturally influences the look and feel of a home. But the beauty is that when you discover new details that strike you, you can then incorporate these elements into your home, making it a mélange of all-things you and your world.
Still not sure on how to get started? Here’s a tip. Choose a favorite piece, whether that’s a book collection, sports memorabilia, family photographs or a souvenir. Note the color scheme, the place where you purchased or received the item, and the feelings it evokes. Now, consider a space that uses colors from this item. Even if the item is a photo from a recent family beach trip, you can bring in elements such as shells and a few photographs of the ocean, and use a color palette of teals and blues.
With a little inspiration, you can create a personalized living space that truly embodies you.