Looking at the trends happening in other countries can give us an idea of where styles are going in our country. Today, we are going to exam a few of the trends happening throughout the world to get a better glimpse of cultural influence in interior design. Let’s take a look!
France – Patterns
Layering unusual patterns is very trendy right now in France. Since patterns demand attention through repetition, it is not uncommon to see several unique and diverse patterns in one room. Where it may be standard practices elsewhere to keep patterns uniform, stripes, floral patterns, polka dots, and many other unique patterns are added to the same space to give the room its own individuality and flow.
Greece – Minimalism and Marble
Greece has currently been incorporating minimalism into their interior design. The clean and unobtrusive nature of minimalism can create a very elegant and open environment. We are also noticing much more use of marble in their designs. From floors, countertops, and even décor, marble has slowly become a staple in current Greek design.
Hungary – Rooted in Culture and Moving Forward
Hungary is a European country rooted in a strong culture. After World War I, Hungary lost 71% of its territory, but this did not stop the country from keeping strong to its roots. We see a strong traditional European design moving forward with touches of modernism.
Italy – Fine Craftsmanship
Italy is all about appreciation of fine craftsmanship. In fact, many popular design themes found throughout modern Italian design are no exception. You will see a keen eye for detail through rugs, woodworks, furniture, and textiles in every home today.
Japan – Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese way of living that appreciates the beauty within imperfections. This concept has been being influenced by interior design. Not every element of a home must be finished or complete. The beauty of the flaws can help with the acceptance of peace in each home. Today, we see more Wabi-Sabi influence in modern Japanese interior design.
These are just a handful of the design themes that are growing popularity throughout the world. With the United States being such a melting pot of cultures, it is not unusual for us to experience many of these trends as well. What designs surprised you? Let us know below in the comment section.