Are you wondering which interior design trends has the longevity to still be popular and beautiful in years to come? Of course you are! You don't want to plump for a fashionable home scheme, only for it to look dated and naff within a few months, which is why we've taken a look at the styles that professional interior designers just keep on coming back to! We think we've selected the eight best home decor schemes for anyone that wants to always look cutting edge and sophisticated, so before you choose any new furniture or start thinking about wallpaper, take a look at these amazing ideas that will promise you timeless elegance.
If you want an understated and rustic aesthetic, try to include as many natural materials as possible. They work well together and create an organic and stylish finish in any room, but we particularly like the effect in a living room, as it has an inherent cosiness!
Whatever else you do in your home, you can't underestimate the effect of some well-chosen greenery! large plants, small flowers and fun little cacti will all perk up any scheme and add so much life back into tired or boring rooms! Have fun with the plant pots as well!
We're not being saucy or suggesting that you become naturists, but for a really chic home, nude colours are a must! It's not all just beiges and creams though, as some soft pastels really can perk up the look. We love this room, which has used a little blush pink to GORGEOUS effect!
If your tastes run to the more ethnic and exciting, the bohemian look is definitely for you, but be sure to really commit! A halfhearted approach will mean that your home just looks a little scruffy, but by embracing the right materials and jewel tones, it will be undeniable what you were trying to achieve.
We can't emphasise just how important this tip is! Whatever wider scheme you decide to go with for your home, always be sure to add your own personal touch, to set it apart from everyone else with similar ideas! This could be a great opportunity for displaying your hobbies and passions, while tying in some useful practicality as well, if these wall-mounted bike racks are anything to go by!
Open-plan interior design is well and truly here to stay, but don't just think about removing inner walls, as the way your home connects to the outside is important as well and will put a far more tailored stamp on your take of the aesthetic! Essentially, you want every part of your property and land to flow together, like a river of great taste.
There is a huge movement towards the more eco-friendly end of the interior design spectrum right now, but you don't need to go crazy! Start small, with economical appliances and build up to things such as upcycled furniture items, green walls and sustainably-sourced wood. You can take a while over this transition, as it's a look that will NEVER be unpopular!
Finally, multifunctional living is coming into its own in a big way and we know that it is going to be popular for a really long time! A great way to make a smaller home fantastically more practical and adaptive, this aesthetic is all about including furniture that can be transformed into numerous items. We love the creativity that comes with this scheme, not to mention that fact that it works so well alongside open-plan design!
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