Up and Coming Design Trends You’ll Want to Watch
Trends come and go, but there are usually a few each year that tend to last. While you don’t necessarily want to jump on every trend that blows through, an eye for what’s new can revive your home or streamline your design to make your space more functional. We’ve listed a few worth watching. Who knows; one of them could the answer to your next design conundrum.
Look Up for Unique Ceilings
Ceilings used to be little more than a place for a fan,
but today they’re being re-envisioned to make a statement.
Ceiling patterns can drastically change how a room feels.
Geometric, floral, and other decorative motifs have become
a unique way to unify or modernize an otherwise boring,
disjointed space. A pattern that extends across an open
floor plan brings the room together while furniture keeps
the specific areas separate. Unique ceilings allow you to
lead the eye to focal points or create movement while
leaving the traffic pattern of the room untouched.
Gorgeous, Comfortable Floor Seating
Get out your beanbags because they’re back.
However, today’s floor seating options have
expanded and now lean towards sophisticated.
Poofs covered in luxurious leather or soft faux furs
look inviting while providing practical seating.
Some can double as side tables or footrests when
they’re not providing seating for a group gathering.
Caned furniture has the natural warmth of wood,
but with a distinct relaxed look and appeal.
Traditionally used in warm climates where the cane
actually grows, designers now use this unique furniture
in new and unusual places to add a casual but refined appeal.
Look for seats outside the traditional square shape.
One-of-a-kind curves coupled with weaving seat patterns are practical, natural, and unique.
Security devices continue to grow in popularity and in their ability to integrate into daily living. Cameras should be mounted where they can move and change angles unobstructed with full access to WiFi. Integrating smart security systems and devices into a single hub controlled with a cell phone or voice-activated through a digital assistant makes running and maintaining the system easier.
Eco-Friendly, Mixed with Classics
Eco-friendly designs made with products like bamboo, teak, and cork are sustainable and durable.
They have the warmth of traditional woods yet bring a look that’s all their own. These materials may be new but they still look amazing next to more traditional design elements and materials like fireplaces and brick.
Nature-based themes are common in eco-friendly designs. Think large indoor plants that bring the outdoors to you. They draw the colour, scent, and shape of nature into your home. They’re often used alongside prints that reflect those shapes and colours, so you feel like you’re a part of a relaxing piece of nature rather than escaping from it.
Hybrid Homes: Rethinking Multi-Purpose Spaces
Lives are less compartmentalized than they once were. People work and run businesses from their homes. Kitchens are no longer strictly utilitarian. Today, people want to relax and entertain in the same space they prepare a meal.
Designs that seamless move between these functions and look stylish while doing it will continue to grow in popularity. Just remember, an efficient use of space that’s attractive and functional will be in style for years to come.