The year is well under way, and new interior trends already feel well-established. At renowned trade fairs such as Cologne's IMM or the Salone del Mobile in Milan, major designers presented their latest collections, setting the trend for all interior enthusiasts. Join us for a look at the top trends for the current design year.
In many places in recent years, the focus has been on bright details or richly-coloured walls, bringing a sense of the extravagant into people’s homes. However, these days it is the more neutral nuances that, quite literally, set the tone. From beige to subtle brown to warm shades of grey - in trend-conscious living rooms, everything is a little softened, a little more muted. This applies to both wall and accent colours, although colours can also be matched to each other here. The result is a harmonious interior design concept that is ideal for bedrooms.
Not a trend in the true sense of the word, but a movement that hopefully won't disappear quite so quickly. In times of globalisation, climate crisis and plastic-flooded oceans, we are all becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability. As far as interior design is concerned, this attitude is primarily expressed behind the scenes. More and more labels and designers are relying on environmentally friendly furniture, energy-saving technologies or ethically related materials. So anyone who wants to make sustainability a topic within their four walls should always find out about the values of the respective companies before making a purchase. Do your research!
The more abstract, the better
When it comes to aesthetically simple yet thematically complex decoration, abstraction is key. Simple line drawings, hazy figures or discreet patterns inspired by nature – if it cannot be clearly interpreted at first glance, it belongs on your walls. Additionally, this year frames made of lighter-toned wood are hugely popular, and framing is even being dispensed with entirely, lending a nice collector’s ambience to your living room.
50 Shades of Green
Green tones are known and coveted by designers as interior all-rounders. While in past years the focus has been mainly on nuances in mint, from this year, new worlds of colour are appearing on our four walls. Accessories and pieces of furniture in pistachio and matcha shades will not only make our worlds a little more colourful, but also provide stylish accents, for many years to come.
Every year brings a new retro trend. Up to now, mid-century style designs have set the trend, but are now being replaced by Contemporary Deco. The term describes a modern and minimalist expression of the Art Deco style of the Roaring Twenties. Contemporary Deco is characterised by matte metals, rounded forms and geometric lines. Think Gatsby goes Bauhaus.