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Have you ever wondered what interior design styles are trending in different parts of the world?
Interior design trends are very much influenced by climate, culture, easily available materials, sufficient space and the like.
These design styles often become a defining identity of a country or region and catch on elsewhere.
These styles from around the world bring their own distinctive flavour that you may fall in love with.
Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish concept that conjures up the cosy feeling of home, complete with hot cocoa and a roaring fire to keep things warm and cheery.
Hygge interiors have clean beige and off-white hues coupled with organic dark brown of wooden furniture.
Japanese interior designs have been adopted the world over due to its calming effects and neat lines that give the impression of order.
Colours are kept earthy and spaces have multiple usages.
The Japanese are among the leaders of space versatility, where a single room can be used as a dining room, bedroom and living space all at once, with as little furniture as possible.
Germany’s new elegance
German interiors reflect the national preference for functionality over superfluous and pompous design.
New elegance features furniture made of lightweight materials that are sturdy, yet give an air of elegance.
It also marries furniture that was popular in the past, including daybeds, cocktail chairs, and screens with more contemporary pieces.
Mexico’s vintage heritage
In Mexico, there’s a movement of new home owners populating their homes with pieces of history, even renovating parts of the home with a heritage style of walls and ceiling designs.
This desire to preserve what they have inherited from their forefathers comes from a desire to preserve a rich personal identity.
To mimic this style, ask yourself what truly reflects your heritage and fill your home with those objects.
English Victorian common sense
In the UK, designs borrow heavily from an era where faux leather furniture is a must, and is often paired with a Persian rug, a large fireplace and lots of books on the shelves.
Think “Downton Abbey” and you can just picture how it fits in with English sensibilities.
The trend in Indian contemporary design is one of happiness and cheerfulness, with plenty of bright and warm colours that give rise to plenty of fun combinations.
Often, you’ll find that rooms are filled with lots of cushions, pillows and other such comforts to take the edge off the whole environment, making one feel safe.
This article first appeared in kaodim.com.
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