Interior Design Trends to Watch For
While many of us were still dealing wit recovery from the holidays, experts from different sectors of the design world were busy forecasting 2015 interior design trends that they promise we’ll be seeing unfold throughout the year. Here are a few we find especially interesting although it remains to be seen which, if any, will actually take hold.
1) The continuing popularity of deep, rich, saturated colors. This trend was highlighted by Meredith Heron, a Toronto-based designer, when asked to make design predictions for blog Style at Home . It is actually a continuation of last year’s trend, with these colors providing a bold, but inviting, backdrop for strong statement objets and other accent pieces.Photo from StyleAtHome.
2) The library as a décor statement. Despite the popularity of ebooks there is there is still something intriguing about a collection of actual volumes. Books convey memories, thoughts of story telling, and add context to our lives.Photo from Details Magazine.
3) Modern and Mid-Century modern design elements take center stage. This trend started last year but has become even more pronounced. It isn’t about massive changes but rather about subtle touches, or a single funky statement.Photo credit to Guata Crazy Night; published by Interior Idea. Photo credit from Flickr.
4) Botanicals, live and otherwise, are adding life to interior spaces. This is a trend that blogger Jennifer Rizzo refers to as “conservatory style.” This trend includes bringing more fresh flowers and live plants, large and small, into interior spaces. Nature is also being brought inside in other ways, including representative artwork.Photo published on Jennifer Rizzo blog. Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar; photographed by Nicholas Koenig.
5) Matching of metals remains a “no no”. Leading designers are claiming that being sure to match metal tones within a room is indeed passe. While brass and copper are declining somewhat in popularity, the combination of warm golden tones with silver is taking the place of these.Photo first published by Minimalistic.
6) Smoky glass, especially in interesting geometrical shapes, is being used increasingly as an objet, alone or with other items.Photo by Kelly Wearstler Interior Design.
Finally, let’s take a quick look at Marsala, the subtly seductive shade, and Pantone’s color of the year. Leatrice Eisman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes this as “An earthy red, a combination of wine with warm brown underneath that gives the feeling of being grounded, strength and confidence.”Photo from Sensational Color.
Which of these trend predictions will come true? How will they be interpreted in innovative and inspired ways? Those are among the questions we look forward to answering.
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