Never go wrong with these 7 evergreen trends!
Every year design trends are set ( same as in fashion and other fields ), but sadly, they come and go. What if there are some things that are always trendy? Something with what you could never go wrong?
I love seasonal trends! But by definition, that's what a trend is - a general direction in which something is evolving / changing. It allows the human creativity to really go at it! It is actually fun to see how things are used every year, or what item will be the next one to make a 'comeback'. Although it is exciting to see new and quirky stuff each year, ( & the twists the industry comes up with ), what about evergreen content? I asked myself this question, did a little digging and noticed some patterns forming. So I did what any normal person would do, I made a list of things that have a tendency to be always present each year.
Wood has always been around, whether it be as a piece of furniture, flooring, or a certain accessory. Wood is a beautiful warm element, very divers in colour and grains. Although we have evolved as a specie, all this high tech, man, machine made stuff is slowly suffocating us. That's why we always 'run away' to some green countryside scenery / lovely golden beach when we go on holiday. Something about nature is helping us to recharge our 'batteries'.
The beauty of wood lies in its versatility! It can be used in anything from furniture, surface design, to accessories, flooring, wallpaper and decor.
Marble is a very hard rock that has line patterns going through it, feels cold to the touch, and can be polished to become smooth or shiny. It is natural element that brings an expensive look to any interior design scheme. Marble has always been used as a background surface or tiles in the bathroom / kitchen areas. But now, the industry is putting a tiny spotlight on marble saying that it can be a multi functional material.
Marble is widely used for table tops in dining areas, coffee and side tables, accessories and even nightstand tops / shelves in the bedrooms. But what I am noticing lately, is a jump from hard surfaces to textiles and wallpapers. I must admit that it's an exciting trend and so far, the results are brilliant.
Geometry has been present for a very long time in interior design, just in a more subtle way. Where? Well, just imagine a piece of furniture, like your round coffee table sitting next to your sofa ( which happens to be rectangular or L shaped ), the chairs around the dining table, the linearity of the chandelier above it etc. Recently ( same as in marble ), a boldness has come forth, through accessories, fabric and wallpaper patterns. Designers have started to look more closely at the possibilities in this particularly area of design. As a fan of lines, I cannot wait so see what they come up with next!
Metal ( another widely used material in interior design ), has also been attracting the attention of designers. Often used in product design, metal always creates a successful end look to any space it is placed in. As far as to which is the most used metal out there, I would say polished brass is the designers no. 1 choice, for that high end luxury look. If you want to achieve an industrial scheme for example, copper is your go to metal. It depends on the scheme and design, but it all comes down to personal taste. No matter what style you end up choosing, metal has a broad number of applications from whole pieces to accessories or accents in furniture. You just have to look and pick!
When I say glass, I mean accessories really. The world of interiors would be empty without accessories. Yes, some of you might say "what about the minimalist style ?' Well, that is true, but even in that style, there are some accessories. Maybe not the usual items that come to your mind, but items like cushions, a "lost" piece of art, a glass...somewhere hidden, but still there! So, in my mind, glass equals beautiful accessories that can enrich the space, especially when used with the next evergreen trend!
.I love flowers mainly because of the broad colour palette that they are offering. Not the best at keeping them alive...but working on it! Putting that little "sharing" moment aside, if you think back to your childhood, you can remember ( at some point ) being around flowers. They have a tendency to bring "life" into the room, colour and perfume, triggering feelings, even memories. For those who like flowers, but don't really want to be bother with the real thing, there are always alternatives. There are so many wallpapers or fabrics options to choose from these days. The industry has advanced so much - you can even get faux flowers. The craftsmanship of these has become so good that it's crazy! But to be fair, the images below do not show any faux flowers.
Or objects that have a certain sentimental value to you personally! Whether it's only one item, or a collection of them, it has its proper place on the list. You might say that it is the same thing as having accessories, but I would say that there is one huge difference. Let's say you have 3 candles at home at this moment. You use them and then buy new ones, or just replace them with a vase full of flowers. But next to the brand new vase, you have that miniature bowl that you bought on your last family trip. It's got a tiny crack, but the colours on that ceramic beauty just reminds you why you fell in love with it in the first place. I think you get where I am going with this. A collectible triggers something in you, moves you in a way, an the beauty is that it can be anything from a clock, a small toy, to a big rug, or even a favorite cushion.
We all keep something to remind us of a past memory or feeling! I believe a collectible item has the power to completely build a design story from scratch! You can base a whole colour palette on it, and let it dictate the design through out the whole space. It has so much potential!
Looking back on all trends, it is hard to pick my favorite. I do adore them all, but the lucky winner would be no. 7, mainly because of its ability to build stories! What is your favorite? Do you know any other item that has been around since the dawn of times, either being hidden or in the first row of a design trend?
All images that are credited as '©Detail Movement', are done by Raluca Vaduva for Detail Movement. All rights reserved. All pictures that are not my own, I credit them to the best of my knowledge & research, to their online sources. I do not claim ownership over them in any way.