Trends are often regarded as the pieces you purchase one year and throw out the next, when they’re no longer gracing the pages of your favourite shelter magazine. Even though not each trend is fleeting, for example, going green was hailed as one of the hottest trends. Now it is becoming a standard throughout the design industry.
Today, survey is made to gather the top suggestions and trends in interior design for 2010. Retail design for businesses has also been considered.
Layering floor coverings adds richness and warmth. It was suggested that “overlapping numerous smaller, lightweight rugs with patterns and colors that are complementary – a striped runner on top of a larger geometric rug – or overlapping multiples of the same rug in a variety of colors.” Those with wall-to-wall carpeting can still get in on this trend. Place “a rug over existing carpet for an instant splash of color or pattern,” said Incerty. “This is a wonderful trick for avoiding the hassle and expense of ripping out existing carpeting when you want an update.”
Bolder design decisions
“In the last year, folks were looking to be calmed and comforted by interiors,” said Melanie Coddington, right, who was recently named 1 of House Beautiful’s 20 interior designers to watch. “I hope the burgeoning sense of optimism will translate into sparkle, glamour and lots of risk-taking in design. Go with the bold color!”
Speaking of color, Melanie Coddington is “having a purple moment that will continue into 2010,” she noted. “Gray also continues to figure largely as well – in particular purple and gray, yellow and gray, and matte and shiny gray together are great combinations.” Fellow interior designer Kimberly Ayres concurred: “Gray is the new beige,” she said, adding that she anticipates “rich and unexpected combinations – like gray with teal or magenta or tangerine. It’s a quite mercurial color.”
Forget faux. (No much more fake antlers, please!) In 2010, we want to see a movement toward the natural patina of woods, metals and other supplies. We don’t even mind a water mark or a hint of rust. After all, those imperfections may possibly be the result of generations of wear and come with a very good story or two.
Mix it up
“In general, I see a trend to a carefully edited ‘anything goes’ approach,” said Ayres. “Going forward in 2010, it’s all about the mix and how you combine individual, disparate elements. The right classic 19th century piece will mix with specific vintage finds from the ’70s and ’80s and with pieces designed this year.” She added, “Graphic modern print textiles work with standard chairs and sofas.”
Make your business stand out with trends that are here to stay. Keep in mind that whether or not it is property interior design, or retail design, or restaurant design, 1 ought to contemplate if the pattern you are searching is fleeting or a real classic.