Almost the same way as trends in apparel fashion, Interior design is getting waves of ‘trendy’ colours, themes and materials too. And I do not agree with it.
Wearing apparel that fits and – most importantly – suits you is critical. More than going after something that won’t even be fashionable in few weeks or months. Interiors are exactly the same. I agree that interior design magazines, books, TV shows, blogs are good source of ideas, but following trends is not what we should do.
Who can decide what colour scheme is trendy anyway???
Your home should be taken as YOUR clothes: they should fit YOU and suit YOU and not the other way round. What I am saying that if you love bold colours you should go for it even if pastels is hip right now. If you like nautical theme – do it. If you crave for kitsch poster on your wall – hang it. If you feel good about some detail/accessory/picture, but the magazine is saying it is out of fashion – stick with what your gut is telling.
You know why? Because I am a firm believer that there’s always a solution. I might hate yellow walls, but there is a way to make it work. The same approach goes with furniture, curtains, lamps, vases, etc.
Here goes the moral of my rant – interior is as successful as it is yours. And by ‘yours’ I mean your personality, your taste, your lifestyle, your vision. Not someone else’s home in the trendy magazine.
Oh and if you stuck with something –