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When you think of Bauhaus-style furniture, the first things that probably come to mind are sundry armchairs made of tubular steel and black leather. And indeed, the Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer (both available today through Knoll International) are the most famous designs from the Bauhaus era and great additions to have today. 

However, for a modern Bauhaus, don’t feel restricted to a neutral color palette of just black, white, and gray, but consider incorporating primary colors too. Even patterns are allowed when decorating, if they are composed of simple, geometric shapes. For Bauhaus followers, form always follows function, so unnecessary flourishes should be avoided. A great advantage of this straightforward, simple design is its timeless appeal. Even after a century, it can still look fresh and daring.

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9. Minimalism

The minimalist styles asks decorators to consider consumption patterns, not remove all decor and ornamentation for the sake of an aesthetic.

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Cold, impersonal, or even sterile? The minimalist style has to contend with many prejudices, but most are inaccurate. After all, doing without superfluous flourishes in one’s home doesn’t mean getting rid of cherished objects or memories, but rather questioning one’s own consumption patterns and, in the best outcome, reducing the number of things we buy and consume. Minimalism, then, isn’t just about removing all decor in favor of clean surfaces and walls, but also about leaving out expendable objects. A sofa nook, for example, can take the place of several small chairs, and a dining table can double as a workstation.

Although many minimalists focus on neutral tones and increasingly rely on white, a deliberate, temperate use of color is also possible. The combination of different textures or the use of large-scale geometric shapes as well as typographic images also bring harmony to a pure, uncluttered environment.

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10. Traditional 

The traditional style focuses on classic furnishings instead of chasing home trends. 

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As the name suggests, a classic, traditional style does not follow current trends and is therefore timeless. Typically, light ceilings and neutral walls painted in cream, white, or sand tones serve as a base for dark, ornate, solid wood furniture made from cherry, walnut, or chestnut. Glass bowls or vases with fresh flowers brighten tables of various sizes, which can come from a trusted antique dealer or flea market, while tapestries or a large mirror with a Baroque-inspired frame lend an old-school touch to the walls.

For curtains, sofas, armchairs, and cushions, heavy brocade or velvet fabrics are suitable in muted colors such as burgundy, brown, or green. Eye-catching checkered or striped patterns are also welcome in classically furnished rooms and complete an elegant overall picture.

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28 Popular Ideas for 2023 and Beyond

We've rounded up 28 different interior design styles to inspire you to create your dream house.

Last updated:

January 4, 2023


Ash Read

While designing your house is undeniably exciting, the process can also be overwhelming — especially if you're not a professional interior designer.

Maybe you're looking to switch up the aesthetic of your home, or you've just moved and can't decide on which interior design style you'd like to go for. Well, the good news is, there's a style to fit everyone's needs and preferences.

We've rounded up the most popular interior design styles for 2022 and asked some professional designers to chime in and share their best advice, tips and tricks to creating a home you love.

Here are 28 different styles to inspire you to create your dream house and give you many design ideas.

  1. Minimalist Interior Design Style
  2. Modern Interior Design
  3. Industrial Interior Design
  4. Contemporary Interior Design
  5. Mid-Century Modern Interior Design
  6. Scandinavian Interior Design
  7. Bohemian Interior Design
  8. Transitional Interior Design
  9. Rustic Interior Design
  10. Art Deco Interior Design
  11. Glam Interior Design
  12. Hollywood Regency Interior Design
  13. Japanese Interior Design
  14. Traditional Interior Design
  15. French Country Interior Design
  16. Mediterranean Interior Design
  17. Retro Interior Design
  18. Modern Farmhouse Interior Design
  19. 20th Century Interior Design
  20. Victorian Interior Design
  21. Southwestern Interior Design
  22. Maximalist Interior Design
  23. Coastal Interior Design
  24. Zen Interior Design
  25. Eclectic Interior Design
  26. Scandifornian Interior Design
  27. 70s and 80s Interior Design
  28. Cottagecore
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28 Interior Design Styles for 2022

1. Minimalist Interior Design Style

Minimalism can simply be described by the mantra "less is more."

It's a design style that came to prominence in the twentieth century and is known for its simplicity and "everything needs a place and a reason" approach. 

Minimalist spaces will often combine an open floor, functional furniture pieces, lots of light with clean lines, natural tones, and a neutral color palette. It focuses on just a handful of furnishings' texture, color, and shape. 

The use of clean lines and simple pieces can bring hints of Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian design styles. And minimalism is as much about what's not there as what is — if you're embracing the minimalist style, you'll need to trim every unnecessary thing from your space and ensure everything has a purpose. 

"When designing my own home, I wanted it to feel like my sanctuary – a space I can retreat to at the end of the day and feel relaxed, recharged, and at peace. I have a more minimal, neutral style in my personal home – it has a sense of quiet elegance. Each piece of furniture or decor was selected with purpose, ensuring it brings me joy and adds to that sanctuary," says Catherine Davin Co-Founder at Clairrow.

2. Modern Interior Design

Characterized by an uncluttered and sleek approach to interior design that began in the late 19th century, modern interior design style reflects a fuss-free approach to living. It emphasizes industrial design with materials in their purest form. 

"A modern interior style has been going strong for a few years now. It's a design approach that was inspired by the Modernist art movement and is now being taken in all sorts of creative directions as design professionals experiment with form and scale," Yoselin Castro, Mackenzie Collier Interiors.

Patterns are minimal, focusing on block colors, typically primary hues. It also features geometric patterns, clean lines, layering textiles and textures, and abstract spaces that look neutral and inviting yet casual. 

"In 2022, we see an emphasis on textures and patterns from textiles to decor. Everything from 'cozy' textured chairs and sofas to raised designs you can feel on decor surfaces," adds Sheva KnopflerCo-Founder and Creative Director of "We are working to incorporate texture into our lighting with textured metals, pleated shades, and subtle ridge details on the base and backplates of our fixtures.

3. Industrial Interior Design

As the name suggests, industrial interior design is a contemporary style. It has an urban vibe with an emphasis on factory-like furnishings. Industrial design has a minimalist approach where the interior elements take center stage.

It celebrates functionality and efficiency. Industrial design is characterized by a neutral color pattern, raw wood, and unfinished metals with a touch of embossing. 

A note of advice: We wouldn't recommend using industrial interior design styles for small houses as it calls for plenty of breathing room with oversized machinery-inspired pieces. However, you can quickly achieve this style in a single room like your bedroom by adding smaller raw metal decorative items in a nook here or there. 

4. Contemporary Interior Design

Historically, modern-style homes were considered to be cold and minimalist. But, this doesn't hold true in today's era – contemporary homes tend to be welcoming, warm, and cozy spaces. 

"This style is rooted in focusing on lux material choices and near-monochromatic color choices that are rooted in warmer hues and a fundamental lack of contrast," says Maryana Grinshpun, Principal at Mammoth New York. 

Creams and warm browns form the basis of this color palette and are punctuated by jewel tones like jades and mauves. This leads to natural pairings with bright metals like chrome as an accent. 

Getting started with industrial interior design: "This aesthetic focuses on luxury, and a good way to start embracing it is by investing in a single piece that acts as the focal point of a room. Rugs and sofas are natural investment pieces for this and can be complemented with a sharp light fixture or a soft throw to feel more pulled together," adds Grinshpun.

5. Mid-Century Modern Interior Design

The Mid-Century Modern interior design style gained popularity after the Second World War. It's probably one of the most productive and creative interior design styles of all time. Although the mid-century modern interior design style borrows its charms from the 50s and 60s, it incorporates a clean yet very old-fashioned appeal. 

This style of interior designing led to the International and Bauhaus movement. It is a contemporary design set apart by its crisp lines, vibrant colors, and combining outdoors with indoors.

The main characteristics of mid-century modern are simple silhouettes, soft fabrications, organic shapes, and functionality. It usually has a color pallet of yellow, brown, green, and orange. 

The mid-century interior style can be used to quickly update your traditional design rooms. Also, the mid-century-inspired furnishings look great in almost every room. They create a rich, lavish yet diverse space. 

6. Scandinavian Interior Design

The Scandinavian design symbolizes efficiency, serene simplicity, and functionality. However, it also considers affordability. 

According to interior designer Katja Lauterbach of Duett Design, some of the key characteristics of Scandinavian style and nordic design include focusing on function-driven space, minimalist pieces, bare ornamentation, natural materials, white walls, and not too much color. 

"Hygge moments are created in many different ways - and requested often," says Lauterbach. "Clients are interested in natural materials, lighter woods and white walls - very calm and cozy, different layers of texture are key [to making spaces work]. "

Hints of color alongside the natural/organic shades bring everything together in Scandinavian design — color is often introduced through a single textile element, such as a rug or a throw blanket. In addition to this, the contours and silhouettes are usually more rounded to create a cozier vibe. It even works with even the most straightforward arrangements and layouts. 

7. Bohemian Interior Design

Bohemian, also known as 'boho-chic' or 'boho,' embraces a comfortable mix of vintage furnishings with glamorous crystals and beaded fabrications. The bohemian style reflects carefree and fuss-free freedom. 

"If you fantasize about hiking around the world and getting lost in nature, boho décor is a fantastic fit for you. This is because travelers brought back boho prints from India and the Far East in the 1960s and 1970s, and they became popular in the 1960s and 1970s," says Paige Anderson, an interior design architect at Nitido Design. "Bohemian décor will bring the wandering lifestyle into your house, whether you've toured the world or only dreamt about it. "

Pro tip: "The nicest part about boho décor is that there are no rules at all! There are no color palettes, texture limitations, or anything like that! So if you want a lot of prints, a lot of textures, and just about anything under the sun, a boho-themed house is a perfect place for you," says Anderson. "In fact, when it comes to bohemian, more is usually better. So go ahead and throw everything up on your walls and revel in the haphazard yet attractive look."

8. Transitional Interior Design

Transitional interior design doesn't belong to one particular style. Instead, it blends multiple styles together, mixing traditional design with newer styles and contemporary and modern design elements. 

"Transitional design will continue to be popular for homeowners in 2022," says interior designer Maggie Stephens. "Expect to see traditional elements mixed with clean lines and contemporary upholstery. Light color schemes, neutrals, and natural wood tones feature strongly in this style. "

The transitional style features an unexpected mix without making the space crowded. It features structure, solid wood furniture, and oversized decorative pieces focusing on comfort, warmth, and relaxation. 

9. Rustic Interior Design

The rustic style emphasizes natural and weathered finishes, raw wood, leather, and stone. It takes inspiration from outdoor and industrial interior design. Yet, it has an irresistible charm that can work well in various spaces, from a family country home to a city center apartment. 

It provides a perfect combination of practicality, functionality, comfort, and fuss-free designs creating a warm interior with rustic natural materials. 

We love how a rustic room features a mix of statement-making furnishings with industrial-inspired pendants and leather chairs. The neutral color tones complement the hand-crafted wood. 

10. Art Deco Interior Design

The art deco style features bold yet elegant elements that blend glamour and elegance with furnishings. It has origins from the post-war era of America and Europe, born in the 1920s. 

At its heart, it's a sensual exploration of symmetry, lines, and geometry. It features angular patterns, bold curves, layered designs using lacquered wood, glossy paint, and mirrored pieces. Furthermore, shiny brass and chrome fixtures add a touch of elegance.

If your taste bends towards glamorous yet sleek style, this throwback and eclectic style is made for you.

11. Glam Interior Design

The glam interior style combines a fashionable look with lavish fabrics, glittering metals, and sparkly accessories. It aims at creating elegant and refined charm in your house. 

It's pretty extravagant but still manages to create a balance of functionality and lavishness. It incorporates tufted furniture, embellished upholstery details, and gold or brass features, which are must-haves when aiming for a glam-inspired living room. 

12. Hollywood Regency Interior Design

Hollywood Regency is one of the most timeless designs ever. It is quite fun at the same time. It charmingly balances Art-Deco profiles with high-polished glamour. This style aims at bringing back the glamour of Hollywood's golden age.

It combines French furnishings, vibrant color, and metallic gold and brass finishes. Also, it features a rich carpet, glamorous mirrors, chandeliers, and many shiny surfaces. In short, it recreates the lavish décor of major historical film stars.

This design is an exciting blend of textures, styles, and trends. Moreover, it exhibits striking, glamorous, and comfortable furnishings.

13. Japanese Interior Design

The Japanese style brings a kind of traditional minimalism to interior design. Japanese-style homes have abundant natural materials and ikebanas (flower arrangements). Moreover, they feature properly structured spaces with minimal and simple furniture.

The color palette consists of milky, cream, and light beige. This style loves to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere by incorporating different lights. The modern ceiling lights under Shoji are covered with paper, creating a diffused effect. There is heavy use of bamboo tables and tatami lamps - Japanese-style home décor follows the spirit of Zen philosophy.

14. Traditional Interior Design

"Traditional design has an air of refinement and sophistication about it. Traditional rooms have an appearance based on ideas from the 18th and 19th centuries," says Paige Anderson. "Finely made and eloquently finished wood-tone pieces characterize this kind of furniture. Adornments should be opulent and opulent. Soft curves, furniture, textiles, details, warm hues, and moldings are all significant features of a traditional style," she adds.

The Traditional interior design style is easily recognizable by the winged back chairs, claw-footed tables, and a hint of French Country style. 

"The Traditional style is defined by curvy lines, warmer color palettes, and a bit of (tasteful!) ornamentation. Think of a cozy sofa or wingback chair in a rich pattern and texture, a four-poster bed with luxurious linens, or a vintage-inspired chandelier. Expect a fresh, updated take on the traditional style, though, with a thoughtful mix of both modern lines and traditional silhouettes," adds Alexandra Davin, Co-Founder at Clairrow.

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15. French Country Interior Design

French Country is a cross between French and farmhouse styles. It blends shabby chic elements with sophisticated charm. It's a popular style because it offers casual elegance and comfort that's never out of date. 

Key design features of this interior decorating style include functional yet minimal furniture pieces like coffee tables and dining tables, softly patterned fabrics, muted color hues, distressed vintage accessories, and lots of wood and other natural materials.

You sometimes hear French Country called provincial style, but provincial style tends to have a more formal aesthetic.

16. Mediterranean Interior Design

As the name suggests, it takes inspiration and aesthetics from Mediterranean and Southern European countries such as Greece, Spain, and Portugal. It gives the space a unique and stylish character while keeping everything minimal and is perfect for indoor-outdoor living.

Mediterranean design is known for its fresh appearance, cozy vibe, and natural materials like terracotta, wood, stone, and cotton. It tends to take advantage of plenty of natural light and uses warm tones in its color scheme. Architecture can play a role in this style using exposed beams and natural stone walls, often paired with tile or hardwood floors.

This style perfectly channelizes warm summer vibes with a minimalist-chic approach. 

17. Retro Interior Design

The retro interior design style is an electric mix of old style with modern materials and finishes. It embraces a mixture of contrasting colors and shapes, but the unbalanced ratio adds to the house's character. 

A diverse color palette of bright neutrals with oversized furnishings such as footstools, bean bags, and hanging pod chairs makes this style different. Additionally, the retro interior design is a blast from the past and perfect for passionate individuals with unique decorating styles.  

Take a risk, break the rules and sing to your own tune when it comes to retro designing. 

18. Modern Farmhouse Interior Design

This style is among America's top popular contemporary design trends

"Modern farmhouse interior design blends the rustic elements that we love so much but combines it with contemporary modern elements. The blending of two interior design themes tends to fit people better because people are not one-dimensional," says Andra DelMonico, Lead Interior Designer at Trendey.

The soothing nostalgic feelings with traditional décor make this style so popular. It focuses on practical repurposed furniture and natural materials, adding a rustic, vintage charm. It has a warm and nostalgic appeal of cozy farmhouses. Modern farmhouse spaces feel uncluttered with a balanced mix of contemporary and antique décor. 

19. 20th Century Interior Design

The 20th-century interior marks a significant turning point in the history of design. It takes you on a journey into the past, combining historical styles with revitalization.

The main characteristics of this style are geometric and elongated motifs, stylized flowers, and subtle tones of black and white with splashes of contrasting colors like silver and gold.

This style combines classic architecture, furniture, and interior design and is suitable for modern life. As a matter of fact, it's proof that your grandparents were just fashionable as you imagine, creating iconic, timeless homes.

20. Victorian Interior Design

The Victorian interior design style features lavish décor and Victorian-era elements. It incorporates a mix of historical styles, decorative ironwork, and old-fashioned decoration. 

Victorian rooms have luxurious furnishings, patterned or floral wallpaper, sentimental pictures, embroideries framed on walls, and rich colors. It includes carved wooden pieces with a fireplace mantle and marble furnishings to complete the look. Of course, the easiest way to add Victorian character to your home is by reusing old architecture.  

It uses darker ruby red, deep brown, burgundy, navy blue, and forest green. The era is defined by elegant decoration pieces such as button-back armchairs, ottomans, and chaise lounges. Moreover, the heavy use of candles and light fixtures takes you on a ride to the Victorian era.

21. Southwestern Interior Design

Southwestern interior design style gathers inspiration from Spanish textiles, ironwork, beige palettes, and nature. It creates a subtle rustic and cozy look and uses bold prints and patterns. 

It has heavy use of leather, suede, and other textures. The primary colors are rust, terracotta, and cactus-green, made even more prominent by bulky furnishings. It creates a rustic charm by blending organic materials and earthy pastel colors representing sunset in a desert. 

Southwestern style can add character to any room, making it perfect for the kitchen and bathroom.

22. Maximalist Interior Design

Maximalist means more of everything – more fabrics, accessories, and color. You can rock the maximalist décor trend by layering patterns having vibrant colors. All this creates a real sense of playfulness.

"The hallmark of maximalism is just that, rich, layered patterns and colors, design in excess, but with intention," says Mark Culter, co-founder of CutlerSchulze, an Interior Design firm based in Los Angeles. Not to be confused with just clutter, maximalist homes are like a fantastic treasure hunt, filled with detail and unexpected relationships between different elements," he adds.

To keep your décor from looking too random and overcrowded, find a few common color patterns and repeat them throughout the room. And remember, books are a must-have. After all, the maximalist style is a book lover's dream.

If colors and patterns make you happy, then maximalist could be the perfect decorating style for you. Head to your local flea market and start creating your maximalist living space today.

23. Coastal Interior Design

Fresh, relaxed, and excitingly versatile, the coastal interior design style takes inspiration from organic oceanic materials. It aims at creating a sun-kissed ambiance by using natural light. 

The contrast of white and blue is perfect for achieving this style. This style gives the freedom to go completely literal with the theme and use everything from seashells to ropes and marine icons to build a coastal room.

Key colors include turquoise, aqua, teal, and myriad shades of blue.

24. Zen Interior Design

Originating in Japan, Zen means meditation, and it has become an increasingly popular style. It focuses on creating harmony, balance, and calmness via minimalist design approaches. 

A Zen-inspired design is about earthy colors (beige, white, grey) and natural fabrics that create calmness. It creates harmony and visual continuity with textured textiles. It plays with diversity by breaking the monotony with bright pops of color through decorative pieces. 

Pay attention to simplicity over luxuriousness. This style highlights the natural elements trying to create a focal point with furniture. Remember: Less is more when it comes to Zen interior design styles. It avoids clutters of decorations. 

25. Eclectic Interior Design

Eclectic interior design is a style that artfully blends multiple design elements into a single space. It involves a mix of décor, bright color patterns, bold textures, and antique details. 

The color palette varies significantly, from natural hues to bright colors. It includes a multitude of fabrics, patterns, and textures. The mash-up of styles isn't random; instead, it creates consistency by bringing contrasting elements together. It brings alive individuality yet harmonizes the diverse layering of textile to create a rhythm. 

26. Scandifornian Interior Design

Clean lines and sleek silhouettes of furnishings mixed with warm color hues and fabrics create Scandifornian homes worthy of getting stuck for months. 

It is characterized by simplistic vibes and combining modern décor items with antique elements. This creates a calming and light space, hence called minimal bohemian.  

It features a black color palette with boho-vibes, cluttered charm, and blonde wood. You'll often see classic mid-century details in Scandifornian houses —rock fireplaces, wood paneling, oversized windows, and open living spaces. It's a style that never goes out of trend.

27. 70s and 80s Interior Design

When you think of 70s and 80s design styles, you likely think wood paneling, bright colors, bold patterns, the use of natural materials and texture (exposed bricks and textured walls)

"70's and 80's style continues to be a strong trend. The softly curved silhouette is becoming more and more popular, especially at all the big box furniture stores," says Mark Cutler. "70's and 80's style has soft, rounded edges, lots of boucle, brass trim, and shaggy fabrics. The colors are deep pastels and white, with geometric patterns."

28. Cottagecore

"Cottagecore originated from the idea of a slowed-down rural life, where one is more harmonious with nature and romanticizes the simple things in life," says Lindsey Jamison, lead designer and partner of HGTV 2021 Designer of the Year winning-firm, Rumor Designs.

The cottagecore aesthetic has grown increasing popular in recent years. “It celebrates a romanticized, self-sufficient lifestyle often found in rural or farm settings, where you’ll find handmade decor; soft and easy textiles; delicate floral prints; and vintage-inspired pieces in furniture, artwork, and accessories," adds Amber Dunford, Style Director at

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3 Tips for Choosing Your Interior Design Style

Twenty-seven styles is a lot to digest, we know — and that's without considering the hundreds of styles we didn't get to include in this guide. 

To help you filter out the noise and decide on the right style for your home, we asked a few professional designers to share their advice on how to pick your perfect style.

1. Search for inspiration 

You shouldn't jump in headfirst when it comes to home design. Instead, start by taking the time to research and discover what you really like.

"Start with lots and lots of images, and do not be specific, maybe they are colors you like, rooms or locations that speak to you, then put them on the wall and step back — you might be surprised to see that a style just begins to emerge," says Mark Schulze.

Katja Lauterbach also recommends you scan a variety of sources for inspiration: "Research Houzz and Pinterest or Magazines for Interior pictures that inspire you," explains the interior designer from Duett Design.

2. Think about how you want to live

According to Blanche Garcia, a little bit of soul-searching might just help you find your most authentic interior design style, an award-winning designer with over 25 years of experience and principal designer in the popular Travel Channel reality show Hotel Impossible.

"Just like fashion, we all love so many styles, especially when it comes to interior design. But the most important thing is to find out how you authentically want to live before you choose your style direction," says Garcia. 

"Something I always recommend to our clients is to set an intention for themselves for what kind of home they want, set a notebook on your nightstand table, and in the morning write down anything that came to you."

3. Work with your space

Sometimes your home might architecture or layout might go some way to helping you find the right interior design style. 

"Always take a look around the home and see if any built-in components stand out in a very particular design style. A few places to check are in the kitchen and bathrooms—what's the aesthetic? What style are the cabinets? If your home has a fireplace, it usually has some type of material that easily gives a design style away immediately," says Yoselin Castro of Mackenzie Collier Interiors. 

Maggie Stephens also shared a similar thought: "Consider the architecture of your home first and foremost. Do a little research online to find out what elements were traditionally featured in that style. Feature your favorites along with a mix of other design styles you love," says the interior designer based in Washington State.

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Ash Read

Ash is the founder of Living Cozy. He's been featured by publishers like MyDomaine, Realtor, Real Homes, Architectural Digest, The Spruce, Homes and Gardens, and more. As a writer his work has appeared in publications like FastCompany, TNW, and Entrepreneur.

What interior styles will be relevant in 2021

We tell you how the trend towards environmental friendliness has affected the arrangement of apartments interior. Fashion trends inspire us, guide us and help us create the most comfortable and modern living space.

The British Higher School of Design (BHSAD) said that the most relevant in 2021 are interior styles that reflect the trend towards sustainability. They feature furniture made from natural or recycled materials, and finishes and decor in soothing natural colors. We explain what these styles are, what philosophy they reflect and why they have become popular today. nine0003

“Environmental friendliness has become a unifying idea in design”

Vera Savelyeva, p lecturer at the British Higher School of Design:

— It is difficult to cover all the variety of modern trends in interior design, especially when it comes to author's styles. However, the most relevant unifying idea was environmental friendliness. The events of the last year allowed us to feel a special connection with nature and think about how to make our life more harmonious - both in our own apartment and on our native planet. nine0003


The first fashion style is Japandi (Japan + Skandi) — this is a European view of Japanese philosophy. Here you will not find dramatic contrasting combinations. “This style is characterized by a neutral palette (white, beige, gray), an abundance of sunlight and the absence of heavy curtains. The interior uses only natural materials: light wood, stone, wickerwork, jute rugs and raffia lampshades. The main thing that Japandi took from Japanese philosophy is minimalism. Nothing superfluous - a minimum of decor and only the most necessary items, ”Savelyeva explained. nine0003

Japandi style room (Photo:


Another popular style today is wabi-sabi. The word "wabi" comes from the Japanese wabiruba, which means "loneliness and desolation", and "sabi" is translated as "transience; nostalgic feeling." This style encourages us to take a break from the hustle and bustle of striving for the ideal in order to feel every moment and notice its fleeting beauty, the BHSAD teacher specified. According to her, the interior, decorated in this style, should not resemble a warehouse or an archive - here it would be appropriate to recall the main philosophical rule followed by the Japanese: true beauty lies in simplicity. The wabi-sabi interior is based on the use of natural materials and colors, the expert concluded. nine0003

Wabi-sabi kitchen (Photo:

Scandinavian style

The Scandinavian style is based on the modernist principle of less is more - “less is more”. “Scandinavian interior design is practical, concise and suggests using only functional accessories. The global trend for environmental friendliness has made this style one of the most sought after. In the Scandinavian countries there is little sunlight, so residents compensate for its lack of light shades in the interior: this is the color of eggshells and pearl gray tones. But the Scandinavian style palette is not limited to pastel shades, but allows the use of rich colors. Yellow represents the sun and makes up for its lack in the Scandinavian interior. The colors of the azure sea and meadow grass are also used. nine0003

Scandinavian bedroom design (Photo:


Loft style does not give up its positions. In the Western sense, these are apartments in an old industrial building (at a factory or factory). They are characterized by a large area, ceilings from 4 m and panoramic windows. “Usually, only the bedroom, bathrooms and utility rooms are isolated. When designing an interior in a loft style, the original finish is almost always preserved - metal beams and concrete walls. Multi-meter ceilings, showcase windows and open supporting structures create a special atmosphere in the loft. This space serves as an excellent backdrop for contemporary art. In part, a loft is a lifestyle, a rejection of bourgeois everyday life in favor of a free attitude. It is defiantly non-standard and bewitchingly beautiful, ”Savelyeva explained. nine0003

Loft style living room (Photo: pinterest. ru)


The recycling trend is quite new and is now at the peak of popularity. “This is not so much a style as a way of life, where there is a demonstrative rejection of luxury, a rejection of excessive consumption and a course towards the reuse of things. How can this be put into practice? For example, pay attention to furniture and materials made from recycled materials and make a small but important contribution to improving the environmental situation on the planet. As an example, the collaboration of designer Garry Nureyev with the fashion brand Balenciaga, his sofa covered with transparent vinyl, stuffed with defective and unsold items of the brand from past seasons,” Savelyeva summed up. nine0003

Garry Nureyev's collaboration with Balenciaga (Photo:

60 best photos, trends, styles, colors, ideas in 2023

Yulia Boyko, interior designer

— The new decade is a time of change for mix and variety. Style in its "pure" form is less and less common, individualism is a trend. The apartment becomes a mirror, a combination of memories, attitudes and habits. Emotional design is what most people want to see. Therefore, the main style of 2023 can be called eclecticism. Freedom in everything does not allow focusing on one current. If it's Scandinavian style, minimalism, classic and art deco, where there are a lot of overloaded details, all this can get boring after a couple of years. Therefore, an eclectic approach helps to combine times and textures. Nowadays, it is no longer strange to see new furniture and items from the flea market, as well as items brought from travels, in the same interior. Such a mix is ​​perceived with special interest, things add expressiveness and modulate the space, where it will be more pleasant to be. Eclecticism is good because it can be very different, both "naive" design, simple in form, and "brilliant" postmodern. Thus, different generations and lifestyles of people are connected. nine0003

Simple and understandable minimalism expands and gradually gives way to a minimalist interior filled with some kind of philosophy. That is, there is a certain transformation of minimalism into eclecticism. Usually it is a laconic, calm interior in restrained colors with a small number of bright accents. A mixture of digital technologies, a shabby book and a simple-shaped table, "smart technology" and "grandmother's" plaid - all this is fresh eclecticism. It tells us about individualization, the desire for which was formed as a result of the appearance of a large number of identical interiors - loft or scandi, stamped pieces of furniture. Now the mood has changed to the personalization of their space and the purity of forms. nine0003

When it comes to finishing materials, the wood trend remains timeless in interior design, it is always up-to-date. A tree can be combined in absolutely different shapes and sizes, while individual elements can also be framed with it. It is interesting to supplement natural material with metals. The key metals for decor are: gold, brass and bronze. All shades of marble and travertine will also continue to please us and will be used both in the decoration of the bathroom and, for example, on the floor in the bedroom. Simple materials such as concrete, plywood, cork and rattan will contrast with the pomp of metal and marble. The move is tried and tested, but very modern. The terrazzo trend is no longer at the height of fashion, but will still hold its own in 2023. nine0003

Color combinations in interior design are welcomed in a variety of ways: from complex, rich and dramatic tones to soothing pastels. Also, two palettes - dark and light - will always find their adherents. Color institutions dictate their versions to us, but at the same time they are all united by one main idea - to connect man with nature. Therefore, among the popular shades of the 2022 season, you can see: classic blue, rich dark green, deep sea shade, delicate green, sky blue, pale pink, positive shade of lemonade.

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