money.co.uk's Designer Desire report analyzed Pinterest data to reveal the most sought-after interior design styles inspiring the way consumers decorate. In 2021, the most frequently pinned interior design board theme was industrial.
Aesthetics are becoming more intertwined and this fusion of styles is resulting in new and hybrid themes.
Trends are evolving to become more contemporary, fusing minimalist aesthetics and comfort. Therefore, these styles arrived.
Workshop-inspired industrial styles are being replaced by a softer, lighter, more digitally influenced aesthetic.
This minimalist mentality of less is more begins and subtracting objects is adding value to a space. These types of ideas make a place look cleaner.
A fusion is made between what is seen on the internet and digitally along with physical spaces through textures, touches of pastel colors, metallics and finishes that reflect light (like the ones above multichromatic, silver, chromatic pastels, etc.) It is important to mix these with neutral colors so as not to saturate or tire them visually.
It is important that this aesthetic is pleasing to the eye; Delicate shapes, wavy contours and considered surface work are key. Textiles also serve as a way to ensure the aesthetic remains soft, from metallic silver satins to matte sheer fabrics.
A balance between timelessness and modernity, as well as a sense of authenticity, are key to a new take on the farmhouse aesthetic.
Scandinavian design elements are being merged for a new version of rural decoration that leaves more room for personality, color and artisanal or antique accents, thus becoming a more contemporary and original style.
Within this two different styles, minimalism and nature, are mixed, resulting in spaces that embrace warmth, comfort and charm.
The barn doors, shiplap, and rustic, paint-peeling side of the farmhouse are starting to feel dated. So, it's time to switch to farmhouse dining tables, antique pantries and more refined vintage rugs.
Slowly warming up over time, minimalism is becoming even more restorative and meaningful as spaces that are welcoming and clean are sought after.
Minimalism does not have to lack color, therefore, it uses color accents to spread opposite styles that complement each other, the convergence of minimalism and maximalist. Furthermore, this causes the mood of the inhabitants of a space to improve. (the color they use in minimalism is called confident color, I attach the document of what it is).
Within this trend, consumers prefer to have fewer items, but that are of quality.
Although influenced by its 70s origins, it will evolve to fuse nostalgic elements with contemporary design.
Print and pattern have always played a key role in the boho trend; This iteration spans a variety of styles, including floral motifs (both vulgar and oversized), celestial motifs, and gingham (it's a type of picnic-style fabric), homey, and tablecloth plaids.
Bohemian spaces evoke feelings of happiness, comfort and optimism. Macrame elements, woven wall hangings and the return of bamboo furniture reference the free-spirited vibe of '70s boho.
The aforementioned with the mix of Vanlife (this lifestyle where you live and transport by means of a van) will be a trend for this style, but less disordered than in the 70s.
The cottagecore trend evolves with a more polished feel and a more eclectic range of influences. It is one of the most sought-after interior trends this year.
This is the opposite of minimalist, as it brings tastes back to a 'more is more' appearance. But unlike our grandparents' interiors, the feel is more curated, with floral wallpapers and damask prints becoming the backdrop for contemporary-style furniture, with an extra touch of glamor with unexpected additions of fringe. .
It will be a mix between contemporary boho, folkloric references, the countryside and cabins.
Mixing eras is key to creating a timeless aesthetic.
This style grew a lot during the pandemic, as consumers turned to nostalgia for comfort and ease.
Within this there is a mix of different eras, both the 80s, the 60s and 70s with the current 2022. Vintage and antiques are gaining popularity, paving the way for a growing interest in new timeless pieces with a retro touch.
Author | Jimena Chavez