The 4 NYC Design Themes You Need to Know
The home serves many purposes. Not only is it a place to relax and re-energize after a day of work but also a place for creativity, making memories, entertainment and productivity. If you’ve been feeling like your home atmosphere is no longer encouraging any of those sentiments, it’s time for a makeover.
Freshen up your domicile with a new look. Before you begin brainstorming (and subsequently quit), Maid Sailors has already summarized the hottest trends. These can instantly make your abode more uplifting, motivating and productive. If you feel that you’d like try something new, here are some of the best interior designs of 2015.
Organic design elements that celebrate nature have been trending in 2015. The focus has been on finding innovative and modern ways of bringing the outdoors inside. Don’t just rely on floral wallpaper and throw pillows. Large windows that expose lush areas, water features and fresh green walls are additions that have an invigorating effect on space. Nature-inspired patterns and prints are paired with vibrant interior paint colors, raw finishes, and accents to create dimension found in natural landscapes. To easily incorporate a natural look in your home, experiment with organic textures like salvaged wood and stone pieces. Add plants and fountains to instantly liven up your space. There are also more customizable pieces, such as etched glass doors that feature natural themes, which you can add easily.
Adding cultural concepts and globally diverse pieces to interior design has become very popular this year, and will definitely win the hearts of those who love foreign locales, history and sociology. Design elements such as heritage art, cultural motifs, exotic woods and symbolism can be incorporated to create a worldly theme. Whether your design has its roots in Scandinavia, Morocco or the Far East, an anthropological look can be achieved either by a coordinating theme or eclectic pieces such as pottery, area rugs, books or sculptures. This interior theme will speak most to those who love to travel, or those who simply love a particular culture and want to decorate their homes in that style. Or those who are too lazy to travel.
It seems people are starting to realize the liberating effects of de-cluttering space; thus, designers are integrating this theme into their clients’ interiors. If you get the feeling the inside of your home is stressing you out (think laundry piles, stacks of mail, or simply too much “stuff”) then you may want to explore a minimalist approach in your next interior overhaul.
Open floor plans, symmetry, bare surfaces and good lighting are all features of a minimalist approach to design. Minimalist interiors will often use a simple approach in color to keep the room looking light and airy. Neutral colors and open spaces allow our eyes to take in an area as a whole, making everything look more expansive. Breaks in color and too many knick-knacks will make our gaze unable to settle. Minimalism doesn’t mean a completely sterile environment, but it does mean eliminating a lot of knick-knacks and clutter. After you’re done, your place will be so simple, Buddhists will be lining up to sublet.
Many have fallen in love with weathered wooden finishes, rust-colored metals, and hardy leather that are often found in country homes. Cow hide has also been a big hit of 2015 that fits into country interiors, which makes great area rugs over hardwood floors. Sliding door hardware is another country trend that has been popping up all over, and would make a great door for a pantry. Add more farmhouse charm to your home by using benches on the side of your dining table, adding cuts of lavender to your kitchen, or buying rustic-looking hardware for drawers and cabinets.
Your home should be a reflection of your own style, so make sure to go with something you love. Maid Sailors is happy to stop by and help clean your place entirely before you begin your creative journey. Always remember: no matter what happens to be trending, if it doesn’t fit your style, then it simply makes no sense to design your home that way. Remember, interior design is always evolving, and the goal is for you and your home to evolve too. Hopefully these solid trends will provide you with some ideas to try something new and exciting in your home.