It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the jargon that comes with interior trends, but just like anything else, it’s all about knowing the buzz words. To help ease any of your interior trend-lingo anxiety, we’ve dispelled a few of the biggest trends you need to know about. You are guaranteed to be able to blag your way through any interior chat after this.
When you think “industrial” think concrete, exposed pipes, wood, and metal. Basically, anything you’d find knocking around a disused factory is par for the course in this trend.
Thanks to our Nordic friends, Scandi-cool has become a firm interiors favourite. The scandi vibe is all about minimalism – less is definitely more, but that doesn’t mean cold or bare. Grey is the colour of choice with this trend, with loads of textures, from sheepskin rugs to cosy throws and blankets, plus wooden accents and a little greenery added in too.
This trend is best seen in Cathy’s bathroom, but all you need to know is anything that leafy and green goes. Plant-patterned wallpapers and prints with very minimal are key for this trend, and you’ve got to keep everything else very simple. Botanicals are busy – let them do the talking.
All of those shapes you learned back in playschool weren’t for nothing. Incorporating geometric shapes into interiors has been huge over the last few years. Just a little goes a long way – think angular lighting fixtures and hexagonal tiles to make these shapes work for your home.
We’re talking anything shiny. Brass and copper have been major news in interiors land of late, but silvers are making a big comeback, so keep your eyes peeled. The metal trend is in the accessories – mirrors, vases, bookends.
Ah, New York. It’s given us a lot and with it the Brooklyn/Williamsburg hipster interior ideal. You’ll know this as soon as you see it – exposed brick walls and wooden beams, long tables, maybe a guitar in the corner, lots of bookshelves. If it’d look great in a loft apartment, it’s a Brooklyn interior piece, for sure.
This a sumptuous, 70s, rich, velvety trend. If it feels good to touch and looks super expensive (even if it’s not) it’s Plush. Velvet, dark cerise pinks and purples, dark wooden furniture and anything that makes you want to sink into it are a go-go.