Trends change quarterly, if not even more frequently these days. Fashion design trends change by the season and interior trends are no different…
This can make it extremely difficult to know whether to actually follow them or not. And if you do decide to follow them all, it can be an expensive hobby to keep up with…
So how exactly do you decide whether to follow these design trends? And how can you use them in a cost effective way if you decide to do so?
These are the questions I hope to explore, provide my opinion on, and answer in this week’s blog post.
With many posts being shared on social media and other blogs alike, there are lots of predictions for this year’s interior design trends. However there doesn’t seem to be any guides as to when is good to follow them and how to without spending an absolute fortune!
The most important thing about design trends and knowing when to follow them is to only follow the trends you genuinely like.
There’s no point following any trend that you don’t actually like the look of. There are some people that like to follow fashion trends because because it’s seen as being “trendy” or “on trend”. And that’s perfectly fine if it’s done in a cost effective way.
But let’s be real for a second here… When it comes to your interior design and decor, can you really afford to be changing it completely? Constantly changing your interior every season – or even every year – can be immensely expensive.
Let’s take a closer look at how we can keep up with design trends in a cost effective way …
There are many ways you can implement design trends into your home without spending a fortune.
When there’s a new design trend coming into the market, first of all you really need to be thinking about your existing space. Will the key colour(s) from the trend fit in with your current space? And your current colour scheme?
It’s always a good idea to keep a relatively neutral base in your interior so you can build up key pieces / elements over time, as trends change.
Unless you’re planning on a complete overhaul of your space, then it’s imperative to start small without new additions to your home. Think about starting with accent pieces; cushions, throws, decorative accessories, lamps etc.
If and when you’re particularly fond of a key colour that comes through the trends market, then is the time to be considering larger item upgrades such as sofas or armchairs.
Having key statement pieces in any home is definitely the best way to take one or two things away from each new design trend. It could be a pattern one season, a colour the next, then a particular style of sofa. This is how you begin to create your signature style, through using design trends effectively.
Following design trends is not about transforming your living room every season because social media / new trends tell you to … Only pick up pieces / patterns / colours that you genuinely love, then you’re on to a winner.
I hope this blog post has given you an insight into how you can cost effectively use interior design trends in your home. Do you like to follow design trends? How have you followed design trends in the past? Let us know in the comments below!
See you soon,
Featured Image, Terracotta Design and Build – www.terracottadesignbuild.com
How, Haymes Paint – https://www.haymespaint.com.au/explore-colours/colour-library/colour-conscience