Reading into the current trends of interior design, it is clear that residents are prioritising not only aesthetics but wellbeing too. There are common threads throughout currently popular styles that all suit and promote physical and mental health, with homeowners redesigning their living spaces to meet their wellness needs.
To demonstrate why these trends are being celebrated in such a way, and to showcase how you can create your own wellness aesthetic, here are six interior design trends that are worth knowing.
Nature & Biophillia
The benefits of being outdoors are clear to many and nature is known for its restorative ability. This is why many are seeking to merge interior living spaces with natural environments, choosing colours and textures that celebrate the outdoors and then building rooms around those themes. The term to define the movement is biophilia, which means a love of nature, and it is slowly replacing the modern and metropolitan features of homes to offer an alternative and natural sanctuary to residents.
Continuing from a fondness for rural living is the immensely popular cottagecore. This aesthetic, which is championed by a number of TikTok communities, brings to the home emblems of countryside living, from twee fabrics to handcrafted decorations, all with an emphasis on the rustic and organic.
This aesthetic is not only shaping styles but also utility too, with property features such as pantries and summer houses making a return to the mainstream, all with a wholesome living space in mind. Pantries were actually so popular just last year that videos discussing them amassed over half a million views on TikTok alone.
Embracing the same decadent comforts, as well as an affection for velvet and silk, residents are swapping a previous trend of understated and minimalist design for a luxurious and bold style instead. This royal- or regencycore is all about lavishness and homes favouring both its rich style and its emphasis on elegance and comfort.
Those who are set on embracing minimalist aesthetics are able to still enjoy a sense of wellness through the zen revival. This movement is being championed by the slow-living crowd and places ceremony and care at the heart of every design. This means sparser decorations and fewer items of furniture but ensuring that those still present are bespoke and considered.
While it might seem counterintuitive to some, especially since Marie Kondo described minimalism as being connected to well-being, many residents are choosing maximalism for the same reasons. Wellness can come from comfort and confidence, with designs echoing the personality of those living there. If a resident’s personality is one that is outgoing and tactile, their living spaces should be the same.
The eco-friendly crowd, those upcycling and recycling furniture, are not entirely selfless. In fact, many of the benefits of an environmentally friendly home come from the fact that residents are able to feel good about their minimal carbon footprint and positive influence in the world. As such, sustainable designs in personal living spaces are seen as beneficial for residents too, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.