This year, a variety of new interior design trends are surfacing alongside the resurgence of some older ones. Here are five interior design trends that I am currently loving!
1. Moulding and Trim:
Custom millwork applied to walls and ceilings instantly elevates a home’s aesthetic, imparting a classy, historical touch. Shiplap, panel and frame moulding, and classic crown moulding are versatile design elements that can complement a variety of styles, bringing depth and interest to any living space.
Gone are the days of homeowners requesting wallpaper removal. Instead, we’re seeing more and more clients who want to add bold and patterned wallpaper to their spaces. Personally, I am drawn to textured wallpaper like grasscloth, and mural wallpapers that provide depth to a room. Floral and chinoiserie designs bring cheerfulness and fun to a space, which makes them perfect for kids’ rooms and powder rooms.
3. Richer and Warmer Palettes:
Following years of a predominant light and bright aesthetic, I am enjoying the resurgence of bolder, earthy tones. While white walls will always be a classic and timeless choice for most parts of a home, incorporating bold and moody colors in office spaces, living areas, and bedrooms is becoming increasingly popular. Using natural materials like wood and stone can also add warmth and character to any space.
4. Unique Tile and Dramatic Countertops:
Heavy veined stone slabs and darker countertops such as soapstone are taking over Pinterest, and it’s a trend that I am completely infatuated with! I also love the look of textured tile, like zellige. Zellige’s “imperfect” finish creates a bold statement as a kitchen backsplash or in bathrooms, especially when paired with wood and earth-toned cabinetry.
5. Mixed Metals:
Combining different metal finishes is an excellent way to add interest and make a statement in a room. We often use a mix of metals for fixtures and hardware in our kitchen and bathroom designs. Warm metals like brass, bronze, and gold go well with cool metals like chrome, nickel, and silver. Black is also a versatile metal that pairs well with most colors.
Despite all these trends, it’s important to remember that individuality and self-expression are the most crucial elements of interior design. At the end of the day, doing what you love is the most important trend of all!