The unknown is out, the personality is there. This is the new idea behind many contemporary interior designs. While in previous decades we embraced the simplicity of elegant design, the current view is that things could be a little more comfortable. Messier, even. Or let’s call it eclecticism. Get inspired by the five eye-catching items below!
Herringbone industrial cabinets
Curvy cabinets are hot! The industrial look of black metal and warm-blooded wood is instantly a point of interest in your living room. It’s also practical, because you can store all kinds of things in it – behind doors or otherwise. Curvy cabinets are available as a TV sideboard, wall cabinets and bookcases, and they also work well in your kitchen, for example as a new home for all your favorite cookbooks.
The white walls are back
Many walls have been painted black in recent years, but the question is why. In winter, it can be cozy and homely, but on sunny days you’re spoiled for light. The vulgar combination with golden elements also needs to be revamped. In particular, against your curvy wardrobe, a white wall creates a nicer contrast and a more upbeat mood. Fortunately, white is once again “allowed” as a basis for cozy and busy interiors.
Cozy clutter doesn’t mean you leave everything behind, but it does mean that a home can reveal who actually lives there. From books and records to souvenirs. You can frame favorites from the world of sports, music and movies to have a place of honor on the wall to express your preferences. Black and white photographs, for example, of Greta Garbo, Johan Cruijff or Kurt Cobain are timeless and always provide a conversation starter as well as a classic tone.
Recycling and upcycling are very popular and quite in keeping with the current times. We don’t like throwing things away randomly anymore, but creative people know what to do with old car parts, used wood or discarded kitchen utensils. This creates unique works of art – just look at Pinterest and Etsy – that add more color to the home. Even what we considered waste is now valuable material for artists. What you can’t do with an empty tomato can!
The dining table as the center of the family
Not everyone has the space or budget for a diner kitchen, but the dining table is becoming the go-to space in more and more families. In addition to eating, people work (at home), play and watch TV. Whether that influence comes from the United States (think sitcoms set largely in the kitchen) or from Southern Europe doesn’t really matter. The dining table should preferably provide space for six or more people.
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