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’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!
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”.
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”.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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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