While some vintage styles are long gone, others have become more popular. Many of this year’s key design trends are inspired by decades past and are all about honoring our roots by incorporating antique pieces. These long-standing design elements have been given a new lease of life and a modern twist, making them anything but traditional, and we couldn’t be more happy.
Founder and CEO Raghunanadan Saraf shares some popular old designs that are making a comeback and breathing new life into the interior.
Traditional accents with biophilic designs
The design of the past was fun and sexy yet sophisticated, which resonates strongly with the modern crowd. Perhaps most notable is the return of earthy color schemes, biophilic accents such as foliage plants and mushroom-shaped lamps, and low-slung furniture.
Simple interior updates include chairs with structural accents and oversized, round sofas reminiscent of the 80s style. This time, eye-catching furnishings are making their way into homes and offices.
Bold Patterns and Colors
Customers opt for richer, earthy neutrals such as camel, taupe, cognac, rust and sage instead of white, cream and ivory sofas. Warmer colors can help people create cozy spaces to live in and add dimension to a simple room.
Another key trend that will be dominating our homes this year is smart office furniture for the home. Use modular office setups with space-saving designs. Go for trendy pieces of furniture such as floating shelves, folding desks and handle-less cabinets to get the sleek and trendy look.
Thick wicker and jute furniture from the 80s
Natural elements are making a big comeback in everything from lounge chairs to headboards and bamboo bonsais to wicker storage baskets. A good example is the revival of cane and bamboo in contemporary fashion.
Sets and lighting
When it comes to lighting, the 1970s trend is back with colors of luxurious green, turquoise, sunny yellow and warm orange tones. For a softer touch of 70s glamour, mushroom lamps add sculptural elements that cast a warm atmosphere from the dome.
Copper, brass and stainless steel are becoming increasingly popular in home renovations and decorations. Metal can be found in kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, doorknobs and even modern furniture. Brass is the most intriguing of the metals that are gaining popularity. This clean and bold material can be used to add flair to any design, creating a modern look with a vintage feel.