Fashion is an ever-changing industry. One day unicorns are in every store and cheesy punny jokes are written on every T-Shirt you see in Forever21 and H&M and the next thing you know, llamas are in town. Unsurprisingly interiors are just as changeable as the clothes we wear on our back. There are some staple favourites for interiors, for example, bloggers love a bit of marble. But there are different colours and trends that crop up each year that can mean home decor gets too expensive. Just like my previous post on the Gucci Marmont dupe, sometimes investing in classics over trends proves a better idea.
Keeping up with every trend is exhausting and expensive. Especially if you are already trying to work your 2017 interior into a passable 2018 interior trend. If you have a big house with plenty of room, some designs will be well suited, but a small studio space will call for a little more imagination. But before you spend everything on another brand new sofa, or redesign your lighting, there are a few timeless trends that will help you maintain your budget and your sanity.
Unsurprisingly interiors are just as changeable as the clothes we wear on our back
Fashion should be fun and playful and just because something is particularly hot right now, doesn’t mean that you should sacrifice your own tastes/ funds and follow the crowd. In fact, you could argue that following the crowd is exactly the opposite to what fashion trends are all about. So if you’re not ready to hang baubles on a pineapple just yet, this post might just save you from yourself.
The Leather Sofa
As fabrics and patterns go in and out of fashion, the leather sofa has continued to dominate. Classic shapes or large modern sofas, cosy cushions or hard, square backs, the leather sofa is a timeless piece that can sit in any room of any style. Simple browns, black or white are the best for blending in or using in a minimalist setting but leather now comes in all sorts of colours to set your theme off. Of course, a neutral sofa is easily accessorised using cushions and throws which makes it more malleable. Plus, I always worry that leather sofas can be a bit cold and I’m all about being snug. So they do give you a massive excuse to stock up on blankets to keep you warm when it’s cold.
The Wooden Floor and Rug
If you want a floor that will last, a wooden floor is definitely the right choice for you. Whether you choose real wood, parquet or even laminate, you can accessorise the look with different rugs. Funnily enough my dad is a flooring expert, having done floors all his life so I won’t bore you by going into it too deeply but rugs have always been a popular way to warm up a room and are significantly cheaper than a brand new carpet. Over the years, rugs have become bolder in design, shape and finish. Because of this, a rug should not be considered an accessory but a basis for the rest of your design. Your rug should contain the colours and textures reflected in the rest of the room. But it could also provide a contrast if you are feeling particularly brazen.
A geometric print will always add sophisticated glamour to your wall. In fact, geometry has been so popular that it has been around in some form or another since it first appeared in the 60s. Part of the charm is the repetitive nature of these patterns that force your eye to keep moving and refocusing. This creates an interesting centrepiece to your room that you can design around.
I’m currently apartment searching at the moment. So if you have any bits of advice on what to be looking for/ what questions to ask I’d love to know. I’m so excited to be searching for a place and I cannot wait to decorate!
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