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8 Interior Design Trends We’re Obsessed With Right Now

September 21, 2021   By Ecosa Dream Writers
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They say home is where the heart is, but it’s also where you get to show off your decor and eye for design; your place says so much about your personality and taste. 

And while there’s no need to impress others, it’s nice to have a place you can invite people over so they can get to see the finishing touches you artfully selected.

With so many trending hashtags emerging every few months, the marketplace of home decor ideas is varied and diverse.

That’s a double-edged sword, though.

Loads of styles available means more choices, but too much of anything can be overwhelming.

Whether you’re furnishing a living room or in the middle of a home makeover, you probably don’t want to spend your entire day scrolling through the internet, only to get swamped with ideas.

But here on the Ecosa blog, we spend the better part of our day scouring social media platforms like Instagram and Tiktok, so we’re here to make the process easier for you.

Following home decor trends and hype is great for inspiration, but it doesn’t have to be the only reason for switching up your room.

As an extension of your personality, your space should reflect your style and obsessions!

That said, here are eight trendy suggestions for sprucing up your pad.

1. Wavy mirrors, anyone?

For those not in the know, Tiktok isn’t only for dance challenges and memes anymore. Tiktokers are gaining significant influence in the aesthetic game, and we’re here for it.

Gen Z and Millennials are all for the future, but — from music to clothing — throwback culture is going strong.  

We’re not sure what that means exactly, but what we do know is that the love of all things retro extends to our design choices.

That being said, you can find some interior inspo in these aesthetic switch-ups no matter which generation you belong to.

The groovy decor was all the rage when most of us were twinkles in our parents’ eyes, but a new generation digs them now, and we can see why.

Sure, the usual cut of mirrors are fine, but there’s a certain funkiness that comes with seeing our reflection in a whole new light. Incorporating that quirky aspect into your IG feed can be a fun twist. 

The revolt against minimalism and modernity seems only to be gaining popularity on our feeds.

Add flavour to your bedroom or living room with a distorted look without messing with your existing aesthetic too much. The 70s called and said it wants its psychedelic furniture back, but we’re keeping it.

2. Toe the line with asymmetrical rugs

We get it, clean lines are mesmerising to look at, but a little more fun and spontaneity won’t hurt.

Whether your theme is minimalistic or you like things organised, straight lines have reigned supreme in the last decade or so.

However, nothing screams trend-setter like going beyond boundaries, and if you’re experimenting with different rug shapes, you’re doing just that.

Why are they currently trendy? No one knows precisely why, but if we’ll wager, it’s because it’s refreshing defying the norm.

From your bed frame, stairs, and doorways, your house is full of straight cuts. Going against that grain with lopsided rugs is a refreshing departure.

There are no restraints necessary when incorporating asymmetric rugs into your house’s overall look. These pieces allow you to play around with shapes, unique designs and create a whole new vibe.

3. A tuft decision

The treasure chest of DIY projects on Etsy dedicated to the art of the “tuft” speaks for the resurgence of this trend, and we can see why.

Since you’ve had a taste of asymmetrical rugs, you should give tuft a chance.

Tuft carpets and other pieces add texture and feel, elevating an otherwise bland setup. With added flair and character, your living room selfies will surely pop.

Remember those wavy, trippy mirrors? You can soften their outlines by pairing them with tufted accessories to double down on the retro and feel-good vibes.

Groovy, baby!

If you’re hesitant, there’s an endless selection of tutorials online to get you started; find the perfect rug and get it delivered to your doorstep.

4. Give squiggly home decor a try

History has documented humankind’s love for geometry, from Archimedes till today. Bridges, houses, and roads all follow straight lines, but why should you?

While straight, predetermined cuts are traditional and regular, curvy designs are more in tune with nature and life, giving your home a raw and organic feel.

Why not allow yourself to be unencumbered and less constrained?

Curvy and abstract decor and themes are also a move away from the mid-century modern minimalist design — that has dominated the industry since the 50s — and embrace a more personal touch. 

Like with asymmetric rugs, experimenting with curvy patterns in your new and existing furniture is a fun statement since there’s no need to fall in line … (literally).

5. Beauty in the female form

Bee Gees weren’t wrong when they wrote “More Than A Woman”.

Often described as the fairer sex, the female form has long been the muse of various artists for centuries. 

Michelangelo’s “David” may be the work of a master, but it cannot beat the raw sensuality and intimacy of his womanly sculptures.

While male-centric art also exudes great energy, the trend of celebrating women’s bodies in home decor is one that we can’t get enough of!

Paintings, vases, busts, and even mugs tastefully portraying the female physique are all beautiful, vibrant additions to your abode.

6. Chess and checkers aesthetic

It may be unrelated, but the popular Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit seemed to coincide with the recent checkered trend, and we’re all for it.

We just praisedthe beauty of curvy and asymmetrical rugs and decor, but please stick with us on this one.

Checkerboard patterns are versatile, allowing you to incorporate straight lines and irregular patterns in your home, mix and match them to create a sense of whimsy. 

Also, they’re easy to mesh with other statement pieces and vibrant colours.

Whether you’re going with a toned-down look or a loud vibe, you can’t go wrong with checkered patterns.

7. Earth Tones are having their moment

Basil green Ecosa linen bed sheets.

Interior decor isn’t limited to rugs or furniture. Sheets, duvets, and other fabrics contribute to your home’s overall look.

We’ve talked about the value of patterns enough, so let’s move on tocolours. Often, it’s shade choice that spells the difference between drab and fab.

Earthy colours help ground a room and calm you. 

Think of how lighter colours relax you while louder ones tend to energise and excite you. Softer colours work best in the bedroom when you want to be chill and zen out.

Are you looking for the perfect match?

Ecosa is releasing a nature inspired colour range for our linen sheets. So choose whichever shade catches your eye, from fog to pebble to storm, get yourself among the elements!

These sheets would look stunning paired with other organic accessories like dried flowers or rattan decors.

Or you could combine the earthy style with another massive trend right now: monochrome and colour blocking. 

You really can’t go wrong with choosing more natural colours and shades since they don’t seem to fade like other trends and are pleasing to the eye.

8. Do get it twisted!

You can make the colours and patterns of your room POP with some quirky touches.

Sure, lightbulbs work for functionality, but how about candles? 

Candles, not the tea candles you see in romantic restaurants, but oddly shaped and twisted ones. Think less Addams Family and more vibrant and artsy wax decor.

The best part of this trend is that you can shape your own candles as there are hours of tutorials online, especially on Tiktok, Youtube and Pinterest, so if you’re the DIY type, you’ll have a blast!

Once you get the hang of making candles, they’re also excellent gift ideas, meaning you’re all set for the holidays. 

Interior designers shouldn’t get to have all the fun …

For many, renovating and restyling our home might seem like an expense and hassle we can’t afford.

That’s an unfortunate misconception since there are subtle and affordable ways you can spruce up your pad.

Thanks to social media, it’s now easier to spot trends to get behind and alternatives for expensive decorations within your budget. 

All you need to do is choose a theme and stick to it while adding your personal touch.

Routine can get stale. That’s why shaking up some things here and is necessary. Just remember that your home is an extension of your personality and reflects your character

It makes perfect sense that your environment matches your energy — from the inside out.


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