Sharing the Interiors are taking center stage in 2021. As interior design increasingly becomes a subject of interest among architects and designers, there are some design decisions and solutions that are generating trends in making some predictions on how interiors will be developed in the next decade.
Biophilic Design :-In the last year, a new concept has entered the mainstream conversation: Biophilic Design. In order to maintain a certain level of connection with nature, Biophilic Design aims to integrate nature into building architecture as a way to improve our health, psyche, and overall ecosystem.
Natural Fiber Furniture:-The use of natural fibers such as rattan and wicker in furniture is becoming very popular in interior design. This traditional material is being used in chairs, carpets, and lighting, mixed and matched with a more modern design.
“Chubby” Design:-Chairs, coffee tables, couches, and even lamps are showing their best voluminous curves taking us back to childhood by giving our spaces a young, fun, and modern look. An appropriate concept to describe the playfulness these pieces can add to any space!
Arches:-Archways are typical of traditional architecture and are now having a revival thanks to architects and designers adding curved doorways, rounded windows, and arched mirrors to their interior design projects.
Mini Study Nooks:-Flexibility at home is more important than ever now that working from home has become more common. This has led to the appearance of mini-study nooks that are integrated into larger furniture pieces, such as hidden within closets or added to bookshelves.
Invisible Handles for a Fully Integrated Kitchen:-We have recently been seeing how kitchen design has replaced handles and pulls on drawers and cabinets (especially the oversized ones) with invisible hardware. The objective is to have a minimal space with a seamless and sleek look.
Stairs Integrated with Furniture:-As a creative way of utilizing the space left under stairs, several interior design projects have added storage spaces or even the integration of the steps into a larger furniture design, such as a working area or shelving.
Colorful Bathrooms:-In parallel to the more frequent use of bright and bold colors in walls and furniture, bathrooms have also begun to embrace color in a daring but elegant way. Bathrooms don’t need to be bright white anymore!
Open and Fluid Living Areas:-Living spaces are becoming more open and fluid, with the formal separation of spaces becoming less frequent.
Terrazzo (not only for) Flooring:-This typical marble flooring used in Venetian houses over 500 years ago had its initial comeback in the 1970s. In 2019, the material had another comeback and has become popular among designers once more. The terrazzo we see nowadays is a mix of bigger chips of marble, quartz, granite and glass, with less density and a more striking graphic look.
Wood and Concrete in Their Purest State:-Exposing wood and concrete as raw materials on walls, ceilings and floors are trend architects and designers are using to achieve warmth and elegance for interior spaces without falling into expensive budgets.