International Interior Design Trends You’ll Want in Your Home

Interior design trends are very much influenced by the culture, climate, materials that are easily available, as well as sufficient space. These design styles often become a defining identity of a country or region and quickly catch on elsewhere.

These beautiful styles from around the globe bring their own distinctive flavor that you may fall in love with:

1. Scandinavian Hygge

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Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish concept that conjures up the cozy feeling of home, complete with hot cocoa and a roaring fire in the fireplace to keep things warm and cheery.

As such, Hygge interiors have clean beige and off-white tones often coupled with the organic dark brown of wooden furniture.

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2. Japanese Minimalism

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Japanese minimalism has been adopted across the world over due to its calming effects and neat lines that give the impression of order. Colors lean toward earthy tones and spaces have multiple usages. The Japanese are among the leaders of space versatility, where a single room can be used as a dining room, bedroom and living space all at once, with as minimal furniture as possible.

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3. Germany’s New Elegance

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German interior designs reflect the national preference for functionality over superfluous and pompous design. New elegance features furniture made of lightweight materials that are sturdy, yet give an air of elegance. It also marries furniture that was popular in the past, including daybeds, cocktail chairs, and screens with more contemporary pieces.

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4. Mexico’s Vintage Heritage

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In Mexico, it’s a trend for new homeowners to decorate their homes with pieces of history, even renovating parts of the home with a heritage style of walls and ceiling designs. This desire to preserve what they have inherited from their forefathers comes from a desire to preserve a rich personal identity. To mimic this style, ask yourself what truly reflects your heritage and fill your home with those objects.

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5. English Victorian Common Sense

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In the UK, designs borrow heavily from an era where faux leather furniture is a must, and is often paired with a Persian rug, a large fireplace and lots of books on the shelves. Think ‘Downton Abbey’ and you can just picture how it fits in with English sensibilities.

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6. Indian Merriment

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The trend in Indian contemporary design is one of happiness and cheerfulness, with plenty of bright and warm colours that give rise to plenty of fun combinations. Often you’ll find that rooms are filled with lots of cushions, pillows and other such comforts to take the edge off the whole environment, making one feel safe.

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Every culture is unique in what it wants to bring to the fore when it comes to interiors. If any of these styles has inspired you, why not contact a renovation team right here on Gawin.ph to help you out? Remember –you can bring your home to life with just a few simple touches. Good luck!


written by Michelle Chee