Some trends come, and other trends go, but there are trends that stay for years and years and stand the test of time. The trends for the last year included a lot of classic patterns and motif, which have been around for quite some time. They tend to reemerge, but with fresh materials and modernized color schemes that give all interior designers a wide range of classic, but also modern elements they could work with. These are last year’s ten most widely used interior designs.
They definitely aren’t a new type of design but are making a comeback. The most widely used pattern is that with wide stripes, which can even be multi-colored. The zigzag of the chevron is considered graphic and bold. It acts as a great accent which can add a beautiful appeal to the room. Just be careful not to overdo with the usage of this pattern, otherwise it could make you dizzy.
These are patterns that actually date back generations. Textiles of this sort can bring and ethnic and global feel to your interior design. It is available in basically anything you could imagine – from rugs and duvets, to bowls and wood vases. The options of implementing tribal patterns in your interior are countless.
A lot of decorators suggest bringing nature into your house, but if you find it difficult to take care of plants of all sorts, the botanical prints are ideal for you. This is the best low maintenance option. There are countless different styles and colors. Botanical prints could be as cheap and at the same time as expensive as you want them to be and can be found at your local art shop, or even at the flea market.
Plaids are known for creating comfortable and cozy spaces in your house. Nowadays, plaids are pretty mainstream, so to say, and their usage is not limited only to schoolgirls’ skirts and lumberjack flannel shirts. These casual patterns could bring in warmth and a sense of cheer.
Various animal prints, zebra and leopard being the most notable, never seem to go out of style. And what’s good about them is that they are used not only on rugs, but also on cushions and furniture upholstery. They can create a luxurious and exotic feel, but only if used in small doses. In some cases, the natural animal color is replaced with a different color, but the pattern remains the same.
This print is pretty much ageless and dates way back to medieval times. It is considered as a symbol of good luck by the Irish. It can be seen on fabric, tiles and even on wood. It’s used on ironwork, furniture and mirrors.
The proportion, order and symmetry of this design are nothing less than classic. It works well with other patterns, from plaid to quatrefoil and even paisley. It is considered by many a traditional
motif, but can be easily modernized if you use bold bright colors like royal blue or hot pink.
The wallpaper is a great example of something old that is considered new again. It can be found both in historic houses and in the newest industrial premises. It has various graphics like the Quatrefoil and the Chervon and comes in plaids and in animal prints. The wallpaper can serve as an accent on a certain focal wall or, framed with molding, as artwork, but used in small doses.
Currently, this is a designer’s best friend. It is basically weightless, pretty much invisible within a chosen space. Despite looked upon as a modern element, it blends in quite well with ornate pieces. The use of Lucite in smaller spaces gives the impression of size, as it somehow expands the space available. It is a fabulous material to work with, mainly because of its clean and crisp lines.
These decorating options never go out of style and are bound to lighten up and freshen up each home. Experiment with them and mix them however you decide in order to achieve the desired effect.
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