It’s a crazy world out there, folks. And when it comes to interior design, it’s no different. Gone are the days when you could simply follow the latest trend and have a stylish, up-to-date home. These days, it’s all about mixing and matching, blending old and new, and creating a space that’s uniquely your own.
Take the recent trend of Cottagecore, for example. This laid-back, rustic style emerged in 2018 and has been gaining popularity ever since. Cottagecore is all about embracing the simple pleasures of life, from homegrown vegetables and fresh flowers to cozy fires and comfy furniture.
But Cottagecore isn’t the only game in town. There are plenty of other popular styles out there, from the sleek, minimalist lines of mid-century modern to the ornate, over-the-top grandeur of the 1980s. And the best part? You don’t have to choose just one. You can mix and match to create a space that’s truly unique.
So don’t be afraid to experiment. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or a trendsetter looking for something new, there’s a style out there that’s perfect for you. Just remember: when it comes to interior design, the only rule is to follow your heart.
So Here’s our list of the ten hottest, most happening interior design styles of today. From the sleek, minimalist lines of mid-century modern, to the cozy, rustic charm of Cottagecore, these are the styles that everyone’s talking about.
- Mid Century Modern
- French Shabby Chic
You could go with just one decor style, but let’s face it, it’s all a bit predictable isn’t it? Mix it up, with a blend of two, or even three styles together and create a home that’s truly unique. Don’t be afraid to go big and take some risks.
But beware: too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Too minimalist and your home will feel cold and empty. Too industrial and you’ll be sipping espresso all day just to fit in. Too rustic and you’ll be living in a barn.
But when it’s done right, mixing styles will give your home some much-needed character. It’ll be fresh, it’ll be bold, and it’ll be unlike anything your friends have ever seen. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, follow these five tips and mix your styles like a boss.
1. Mood Boarding: The Fine Art of Bringing Your Vision to Life
This may seem kinda obvious but, it’s so easy to get off track and buy stuff that doesn’t create a cohesive design when it’s all put together.
Pinterest is a great place to collect ideas and reference photos, but don’t just buy stuff randomly. Create a private board for your project and refer to it before you buy anything. And if you really want to go all out, check out some mood board tools like Canva. You can create a mood board with their free version. Just make sure you stick to the plan and don’t get sidetracked.
2. From Monochrome to Rainbow: Choosing the Right Color Palette
Okay, let’s talk color palettes. If you want your home to look like a million bucks, you need to start with the right hues. Figure out what kind of vibe you’re going for – country, French, English, whatever – and pick colors that make it pop.
But don’t go overboard – a few well-chosen colors will do the trick. Remember, your color palette sets the tone for everything else, so choose wisely.
3. Choose Your Style Elements Like a Boss
Take some time to think about what it is that you like about a particular style. If, like me, you love the hand-made and natural qualities of boho but find it a little too fussy. You can pair the design down and make it minimalist.
Conversely, this is also a great combo if you like the simplicity of minimalism but find it a little stark. Remember, minimalism doesn’t mean everything has to be white …or empty for that matter – just keep things very simple and elegant. “Less is more” as they say.
4. House Rules: Picking the Perfect Decor for Your Home’s Architecture
Whether you live in a Modern, Mid-Century, or Victorian home, it’s usually better to choose a style that is most in keeping with the building you live in. If you live in a 1950’s home, for example, a nod to mid-century modern interior design will work so much better than Victorian. Victorian style (even if it’s faux) doesn’t look so “faux” in a Victorian building. To this end, you might want to change your furniture so that it looks more in keeping with the period of your property.
5. Accentuate the Positive: Add Some Flair to Your Decor
If you’re not ready to go all-in with a new home decor theme, or you just want to add a little something extra to your existing style, try spicing things up with some finishing touches. For example, country style is all about cozy quilts, fluffy pillows, and other homey touches. Industrial style is all about rough, masculine materials like wood, iron, and brick. Rustic style is all about classic furniture and antique rugs. And shabby chic? It’s all about mixing old and vintage items to create a warm, cozy, and unique look. So if you want to add some flavor to your home, try incorporating elements from one of these styles. It’ll give your space a fresh, new feel without going too wild.
Well, friends, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope you found these tips helpful. If you’ve got any of your own to share, drop ’em in the comments below. Until next time, happy decorating!