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Inside Out Magazine names 10 Interior Trends to Keep and Retire

Some design trends come and go in the blink of an eye, while others remain so popular that they become bankable interior styles year on year.

But how do you figure out what’s in, what’s out and what should’ve never been on our radar to begin with?

Wonder no more; I’ve called in the most in-the-know people in the biz to give us the lowdown on 10 popular interior design trends of the past and present.

Inside Out Magazine Stylists Joseph Gardner and Danielle Selig

Inside Out magazine’s Market Editor Joseph Gardner and Stylist Danielle Selig are on deck today, dishing the dirt on what’s hot, what’s not and what’s snuggled neatly in-between.

Let’s do this!

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Macrame: Fading Fast

“We are definitely seeing a large nod towards a 70’s revival in fashion and design particularly in colour, shape and form,” Joseph explains. “However we feel the kitsch appeal of macramé has had it’s day”.

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Concrete: Still going Strong

Danielle says, “We’ve seen concrete used in all forms over the past few years from lighting to accessories.….maybe that’s over – however we still love it as an architectural element”.

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Scandi Interiors: Eternally On-Trend

“You could never really fault the simplicity and design focus of a Scandinavian interior…this one is here to stay,” Joseph declares.

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Marble: New and Improved

“Marble is definitely a strong trend that we don’t really see going anywhere anytime soon,” Danielle explains. “We are seeing a trend towards coloured marble, particularly green, pinks and black, coming through in place of the classic Carrara”.

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Copper: Trade it in

Joseph says, “Copper is a trend metal that we have seen come and go over the years but we are definitely favouring the classic appeal of brass over copper”.

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Industrial Interiors: So yesterday

“This style of interior will always have its followers but we don’t see it necessarily as a key trend for the season,” Danielle says. 

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Ombre: Good in Small Doses

“Ombre was a trend that was quite strong a few years back,” Joseph explains. “We are still seeing it come through from time to time”.

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Nautical: Out with the Old

Danielle says, “Fresh stripes and a classic blue and white palette is a timeless summer look however this summer we’ll be steering clear of anchor and rope motifs”.

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Indoor Plants & Planters: Keen on Green

“Indoor plants were seen as kind of daggy for a while, but have had a resurgence with a 70s aesthetic coming back into fashion and interiors,” Joseph says.

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Neon: Tread Carefully

“There’s a fine line when it comes to this trend – approach with caution,” Danielle suggests. “Neon is best kept as a small accent as seen in the work of Scholten & Baijings”.

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>>> Do you agree with the style team? Drop a comment below and share your thoughts!

Image Credits:
Macrame, Concrete, Scandi, Marble, Copper, Industrial, Ombre, Nautical, Indoor Plants, Neon


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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5 Responses

  1. Scandi ….. reminds me of a movie from eons ago where the whole world was black & white then something happened and people started seeing in colour ….. it was like phew! relief, life is so much better.

  2. Interesting to read what those in the know, know. But, honestly, if YOU like something then go for It!!
    Anything ‘in fashion’ changes constantly, if you constantly second guess yourself by going what the fashion pack like then you’ll never buy anything! No one is going to walk into your home, that you love , and say “you’re so last Week! ” . ‘Cause life’s too short…….

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