Home interior trends… styles to suit your home and your mood

Staying up to date with the latest home interior trends is hard work. For many of us, it’s not about keeping up with the Joneses, it’s about individuality. Decorating our homes isn’t just for functionality and comfort, albeit these should be taken into consideration, but style, taste and character are all important factors too. How we style our homes reflects our personality allowing us to show off who we are in our décor choices.

We’ve noticed that since the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown was enforced earlier this year, more of us are taking a greater interest in our homes and what’s in them. By spending more time at home recently, people are turning their attention to their living space and DIY seems to be the new hobby of choice as a result.

Whether it was re-designing our houses to adapt to home working, or merely noticing our décor, or lack of it, decorating is very much in vogue.

We’ve spent so much time indoors this year that a little update or refresh of our home décor is probably much needed and it’s so easy to make your property look amazing. Small changes can go a long way but, if you’re fed-up with your interior, you can always go for a full revamp. The choice of home accessories, wall coverings and paints has never been better. The high street and online retailers have created a decorator’s paradise!

Are you after a sleek, Nordic vibe? Or maybe you fancy an ultra-modern geometric look? Why not give your home a mini-makeover and create that dream look you’ve always wanted.

Here are some of the latest home interior trends and mood palettes to give you some inspiration.

Scandinavian Chic

Scandanavian interiors

It’s easy to create a trendy, modern look by following this minimalist style. By using lots of natural materials and subtle hues you can transform your living space into a tranquil and inviting haven. The Danish concept of ‘hygge’ has been around for a while, but, its influence can still be seen in many of today’s show home interiors. It’s more a state of mind than a decorating technique but, it’s effective nonetheless.

The whole point is to create ambience and a general feeling of contentment whilst being functional. Think muted tones, textured throws, cushions and wooden furniture set against gleaming white walls. Candles are also a key ingredient to ‘hygge’ style.

Clutter is a no go, so perhaps it’s time for a much-needed clear-out to create your happy space. Incorporating the ‘hygge’ lifestyle into your home decor will make your room feel more comfortable and inviting and remember – less is more.

VA-VA-Vintage

Vintage style décor

At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have vintage-style décor. Let your retro spirit run amok as there are no design rules here. Just decorate from the heart with whatever takes your fancy.

Bright, vivid jewel tones teamed with retro furniture and, unusual accessories will add colour and personality to any room. Vintage style doesn’t necessarily mean old-fashioned – it’s about adding quirky gems from another era into modern-day living and it can be fun as well as stylish.

The phrase we hear most about this decorating style is shabby chic. Imagine bird print wallpapers or fabrics, distressed antique furniture or French boudoir style pieces. Together they can create a glamorous and nostalgic look.

The difference with this approach is that you can really go to town on accessories. Add an abundance of little trinkets and eclectic ornaments to make your room more of a statement. Go for all-out opulence.

Grandmillenial Style

Granny chic

In keeping with the retro-look, a surprising home interior trend has created a stir this year. Grandmillenial style or ‘granny-chic’ is a thing.

There’s a growing fondness for décor that was once thought to be kitsch or out-dated. Not anymore…this stuff is the height of fashion and popping up all over Pinterest and influencer Instagrams.

It’s basically an on-trend mish-mash of old and new, evoking the feeling of traditional home comforts with a modern twist. Think classic chintz, Toile prints, pleats, ruffles antique tea-sets, scalloped velour chairs and, wait for it…needlepoint cushions!

At least there’s a name for it and everything seems to have a label these days.

Go Green

Botanical wallpaper

Plants in a bathroom

Now that we’re approaching autumn and winter, we won’t see much of our gardens for much longer. With a botanical theme, you can keep the lush, nature vibe going all year round, whatever the weather.

Introduce bright florals or tropical leafy prints to your room with a beautiful wallpaper or give the walls a facelift with a gorgeous green paint – a calming sage or a crisp apple shade.

Even something as simple as adding some new plants can bring the feeling of outdoors inside

All these accents together will be like a breath of fresh air!

Pretty in Pink

Pink accents at home

Pink has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity and, by pink, we don’t mean Day-Glo, bubble gum pink. There’s a whole new palette of grown-up shades that are gracing some of the most stylish and elegant homes.

Matt shades of dusky rose, blush or muted, ashy pinks will look great in a dining room or lounge. Be mindful though, if you go for an all-pink palette it might look too much like a little girl’s bedroom. Instead, be bold and team your pink with jade greens or classic navy. Rose gold accessories work well with this colour scheme too.

Shape Up with Geometric décor

Triangles, hexagons, angles, Zig-Zag – this home interior trend can be seen in décor stores aplenty right now. Geometric patterned accessories are all the rage and there’s no shortage of sleek prints and funky wall coverings to bring this contemporary vibe to your home.

This style is probably more suited to lovers of clean lines and minimalist décor.

Bear in mind that it should be introduced sparingly rather than in every inch of the room – it’s not a maths assignment. By adding a few pieces here and there, it will bring an edgy, modern twist to your home without being overpowering. Cover one wall in a geo-pattern paper or simply introduce some cushions or prints to your existing décor for an instant update.

Geometric décor can fit any room too so perhaps continue the theme throughout and have fun with these playful shapes.

Geometric shapes in home decor

These are just some of the home interior trends around right now but, they might not be to everyone’s taste. Take time to figure out what suits you and your property. Shop around, look at Pinterest or browse some home interiors magazines for inspiration. You’ll soon find your own style which you can stamp all over your home.

Happy decorating!

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