Interior design trends that have longevity
Interior design trends tend to change all the time, ebbing and flowing with the times. Modern interior design trends are rarely permanent, and a design or theme that was on trend a couple of years ago may not necessarily be on trend now, or could even look dated rather quickly.
Whether this is because technology and materials advance at an alarming rate or that society’s moods and tastes change, it really is a matter of individual taste and creating your own space.
Still, with all these options and inspirations now available to us, it is more important than ever to plan and create a space that is both comfortable and functional, but also has longevity.
While fancy modern designs tends to fade in and out of popularity, classic interior trends have been popular for many years because they combine the form and function needed for comfortable living.
Here, interior design specialists Baytree Interiors give us some advice on creating our own interior design that will stand the test of time.
There are now literally thousands of colours to choose from when painting a room, but the chances are the colour you choose will be there for at least a few years, so choose wisely.
Our advice is to choose simple colours for the majority of the room, adding a touch of bright colour to one wall to create a focal point or to accentuate a key area; these bright colours can be changed more regularly to fit into different themes or moods, and saves having to paint the whole room every time you want a change.
Pastel colours are popular at the moment and make a nice change from the clinical look of whites and creams. Grey is also a great option and usually not even considered by many, but can create a calming and relaxing environment with the right accessories and furniture.
Classic country furniture is as popular as ever, and, with the popularity of upcycling set to continue, are great additions to any home. Mixing furniture colours is also a great way to create multiple focal points in one room, and with a range of furniture paints and fabrics available, the possibilities are endless.
Colourful accessories such as cushions, rugs and throws are also on trend right now, and can be used to accentuate key areas of the room while providing a calming environment for unwinding and relaxing.
Smart gadgets for the home
Technology in the home has been advancing rapidly over the past decade, so much so that you’d be hard pressed to see a home without any form of technology at all.
Smart gadgets such as TVs and vacuum cleaners are commonplace now, but as technology gets better (and cheaper) we will see it utilised in a lot more in people’s homes.
We are already seeing affordable smart systems coming onto the mass market – like central heating controllers, CCTV security systems and fingerprint door locks – and these systems will only get more popular in the next few years.