Familiarizing yourself with popular design trends in your area can make choosing your interior design style easier. Familiarity with trends helps expose you to new interior design ideas you may not have considered otherwise. Interiors by Steven G. has a team of interior designers South Florida residents turn to when seeking trendy home interiors. Here are eight interior design trends you’ll find in Florida right now:
Open Vista Design
The open vista trend emphasizes natural light and pleasant views, making it well-suited for Florida beachfront property. This trend takes advantage of the surrounding landscape’s beauty by incorporating more and larger windows than other design styles. Homeowners who use this style consider how the house is oriented to maximize natural light while avoiding direct sunlight. This design approach reduces the need for lamps or other light fixtures, saving space for other decor items.
The traditional style of interior design is one of weight and presence. Strong, often dark colors and larger, heavier furniture are hallmarks of traditionally designed interiors. Furnishings in traditional design direct attention to a central area, usually one used for socializing. The heavy nature of the traditional style goes beyond furniture choices. Expect to see weighty table decor, heavy curtains, and anchored light fixtures. Interiors by Steven G. (IBSG) has interior designers South Florida residents can count on to be experienced at creating traditional designs and variations blended with other styles.
Contemporary design is a mix of styles, with the solid presence of traditional design and the “form follows function” approach of modern design. Contemporary design is often built around lighter colors like white or tan with dark accents to highlight certain areas. Earth tones and sometimes natural wood or stone surfaces complement contemporary designs nicely. The final result typically conveys a cool sensibility, with some warmth integrated by the earthy elements.
Somewhere between the traditional and contemporary styles is the trending transitional approach. Embracing neutral colors, and favoring the comfort of contemporary design, transitional styles still use the solid, space-occupying elements common in traditional design. Transitional designs are not overly colorful, relying on earth-toned furnishings and focusing on unusual or asymmetric decor shapes.
Though the trend in sustainability did not develop from an existing design style, sustainable design has grown into a design philosophy of its own. Elements like lighting and textiles tend to carry the weight of sustainability-focused design. LED bulbs and dimmers combine with environmentally friendly curtains to better manage lighting needs. Cushions and bedding made of renewable and often organic materials further ground the sense of environmental sensitivity. Sustainable interior design is usually an extension of sustainable exterior design, such as xeriscaping that eliminates the need for irrigation.
Smart Home Design
Another design trend not restricted to a specific style is the increasing use of smart home technology. The development of smart home tech has influenced design trends in subtle ways. Neutral decor colors have increased in popularity as smart home lighting often features built-in color-changing capabilities. Homeowners can play with the overall mood of their interiors with the lighting, while the decor blends into whatever color they choose. Smart climate control has also opened up more options for interior composition, as less consideration is needed for when and how owners manage the temperature. Controlling these settings from phones instead of thermostats allows the devices to be placed more discreetly. Cooler flooring options, like tile, are also more accessible with smart in-floor heating.
Rising emphasis on getting the most out of your space has boosted the trend of multifunctional design. Rooms are intended for various activities, furniture is chosen with multiple uses, and storage and organization are incorporated into style. Multifunctional pairs well with sustainable and smart home approaches to get the most out of each space in the home. Natural and organic materials and shapes are commonplace in multifunctional design, making the different functions of furnishings more subtle.
Besides overarching design trends, some Florida homeowners may benefit from diving into room-specific trends, such as:
Dining rooms, once commonly mono-purposed, are trending toward being more flexible spaces. Background decor like plants or paintings are becoming more popular, making them feel more like comfortable work-from-home spaces. More intimate round or oval tables are on the rise, encouraging families to gather around them for more than just meal times.
Pushing the term “living” to its limits, the trends in living rooms have dramatically evolved this space from its classic roots. Furniture is incorporating more degrees of modularity to create adaptable spaces for many needs. Popular furniture pieces can be quickly expanded to create a comfortable space for more people to relax. This same furniture is also being designed to be compact and storable, so that space can be freed up.
Choose the Interior Designers South Florida Trusts
The wealth of available trends and variety within them means that you can create a unique home style no matter your favorite design style. Our experienced designers at Interiors by Steven G. can help guide you as you choose each element. Explore our IBSG portfolio or contact us today to learn more about bringing your dream interior to life.