Trends in interior design and decor can differ quite a lot in different countries. If your decor at home hasn’t been changed for a while and you’re looking for some new inspiration for your interiors, why not look at the trends from other countries to get some new ideas. Your decor is sure to be different from your friends and neighbours, and your home will look beautiful.
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To find ideas, look at interiors blogs from different countries or try and find interiors magazine websites that you can look at. You could also use property sites and apps like PropertyGuru to look at real homes.
Sweden – Graphic Style
Swedish decor often favours pale colors, which can create a very soothing vibe in a room. If you like a minimal look, choose a palette of black and white, and choose typographical art, which is very popular in Sweden. To finish the look, prop the artwork on the wall instead of hanging it, choose a low sofa and accessorise with comfy footstools for a really Swedish finish.
Mexico – Shots Of Color
If you like experimenting with color, take inspiration from high-end Mexican hotels. These chic hotels often use a mostly white color scheme, but add in shots of bright color. The colors really pop against the white, creating a vibrant, exciting look. Take some ideas for the Moorish architecture often seen in Mexico, with colourful tiles and arched doorways.
France – Architectural Detail
French design is often designed to show off details of the building itself. Think ceiling details, herringbone floors and pocket doors. Adding these details to an existing home can be difficult, but you can add some French details. Choose a large, ornate mirror in gilt, add in some faux panelling and think chic with the rest of the room details.
Japan – Minimalism
Japanese homes are often very modest and simple. A minimalist look is great if you want to declutter and live in a streamlined, relaxed home. Clear away the clutter and choose a monochrome color palette. Add wood accents, screens and low level seating for a Japanese feel.
Italy – Glamour
Chic Italian homes are all about the glamour. This isn’t a cheap look to replicate, but you can start by choosing a range of textures. Shop for a sofa with plush, soft texture, and mix in other fabrics with blankets, rugs and cushions. Think sumptuous fabrics in a mix of textures that are pleasing to the touch.
Brazil – Earthy Elegance
Most of us associate Brazil with the color and vibrancy of carnival, but Brazilian homes are actually often much softer in design. Interiors tend to be elegant and quite simple, but with earthy elements, like furniture in deep oranges. Add lots of large plants in terracotta or glazed pots, empire sofas and wooden furniture.
The Bahamas – Outdoors In
The weather in the Bahamas means that outdoor spaces get just as much attention as the rooms indoors, and the lines between the two are often quite blurred. Add lots of plants to bring the outside in, and decorate with light wicker or rattan furniture in 1920s shapes.
Canada – Farmhouse Life
Canadians care a lot about nature, and their homes reflect that. Many of the homes have a farmhouse feel with a focus on handmade pieces. Think farmhouse style for a comfy, cosy home that makes you feel connected to the great outdoors.
Croatia – Luxury
Croatian design is about luxury and hedonism. Choose oversized, well stuffed armchairs and sofas, in deep, cold shades. Pick soft, luxe fabrics, like velvet, for your soft furnishings. This is a great pick for cosy rooms that feel luxurious and welcoming. For real Croatian style, don’t be afraid of piling in the accessories.
England – Eclecticism
Lots of english homeowners don’t worry about a theme with their decorating and will happily mix pieces from different time periods and styles. This eclectic look can combine anything from mid-century furniture pieces to soft furnishings inspired by the 18th century. The finished rooms are unusual, but packed with personality that can be reminiscent of classic hotels.
Finland – Naturals
Finnish decor is all about good-quality pieces. Fins often favour natural materials in their decorating, choosing wood, stone, linen and wool. Choose sleek wooden furniture with clean lines, with stone decor accents and soften the room with linens and wools in blankets, rugs and curtains. These design choices work well with Finland’s focus on eco-friendly design.
India – Art Deco
Art deco might be more associated with Miami or New York, but Mumbai actually has a lot of beautiful buildings from this period. Some districts even come under the World Unesco Heritage Project. Art deco styling is always popular and can make for some beautiful rooms.
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