Spring interior design trends for this year are evolving from the picture-perfect designs. There is no shortage of homes that are styled in an immaculate fashion from online images to social media posts.
However, this level of perfection has lost its charm to interior designs like japandi and wabi-sabi. As the interest of authenticity grows, so does the number of online searches for interior designs like japandi and wabi-sabi. These interior designs have a variety of items, from wooden dressers to stylish vases.
Wabi-sabi is an interior design that integrates a large portion of the natural elements, which is why this design incorporates materials like wood furniture, fabric art, artisanal accents, and ceramics from local furniture stores. This design does not need to match, but it needs to have a calm approach in designated rooms. Wabi-sabi is more than interior design, it has a deeper meaning in Japanese culture.
According to Thomas Oppong from Medium.com, “. . . Wabi-sabi is a 15th-century Japanese philosophy of accepting your imperfections and making the most of life. ‘Wabi’ is said to be defined as ‘rustic simplicity’ or ‘understanding elegance’ with a focus on a less-is-more mentality. ‘Sabi’ is translated to ‘take pleasure in the imperfect.’”
Wabi-sabi has a minimalist style, but it does not remove objects that are sentimental and essential to this authentic design. The design keeps possessions to a minimum by inviting only objects of sentimental value, beauty, utility, or a combination of all three elements in the home. Wabi-sabi is a design, which is no longer a recent interior trend for the home.
Japandi is this year’s interior design style, which blends Japanese and Scandinavian styles in one uniform design. This Japanese and Scandinavian design is a minimalist style that is simple and functional in any designated room. The word ‘japandi’ is a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian, which is a perfect example of Japandi’s united style. It is interesting to see these different styles from different parts of the world fit like a jigsaw puzzle.
Japandi’s Japanese and Scandinavian styles contrast in a good way: it is less casual than the Scandinavian design and it is more casual than the Japanese traditional style. The Japanese style is elegant, but it adds rustic elements from the Scandinavian style into it. These styles also have a different color palette. Scandinavian interiors tend to have a neutral palette, while the Japanese color palette consists of warm and cool colors.
Country-side chic is replacing the dated farmhouse look, which is becoming a bland and tasteless style. This style is becoming one of the best spring interior design trends that aim towards a more sophisticated and European-inspired look.
Take a gander by mixing patterns with antique furniture with new decor by paying homage to the country-side with plants and muted primary tones to build your design. To touch up this look, use classic prints and materials to structure this style with your own personal touches.
Modern Mid-century is the perfect middle-ground for two different styles. These two styles mix their different decorating elements into varying styles that fit your taste. This modern mid-century design is one of the spring interior design trends that has a few features that complete this look.
Like most of the designs, this look also shares an affinity for nature in the home by using natural materials for the design. The design has a simple, linear and clean formation of subtle elegance. This design eliminates unnecessary details like vases and other design pieces. This modern mid-century design uses industrial production elements, which are included in the look.
Industrial-style is one of the spring interior design trends that is known for its lofty style. This decorative style has an unpretentious prowess and visual appeal from the exposed brick structure to the materials used to finish the industrial-style.
Industrial-style takes the exposure of structures like the brick structure to touch up the look with steel and wood elements to make the space to make it have a more modern and rustic approach. This style can be mixed with retro, vintage styles or Nordic, rustic, or chic fashions depending on what other design you want to add to this industrial-style.
Hygge is a Scandinavian design that introduces a functional and minimalist aspect of your spring interior design trends. This interior design is based on the people’s well-being through the creation of a simple space that transmits tranquility through the home.
This Scandinavian design, like wabi-sabi or japandi, prefers the balance of soft contours, light colors, and basic elements that bring warmth and comfort into the home. The hygge style, like wabi-sabi or japandi, uses the search for happiness as the main purpose for the design by using small details while creating an environment that favors the small things in life.
The bohemian-chic design, which is also known as the hippie, boho, or the gypsy style has become one of the spring interior design trends that gives value to the free, adventurous spirits that cling to avant-garde lifestyle. This design, like the other styles, also shares the same level of simplicity and nature.
The bohemian/boho chic design is characterized by its loose and casual style, its bold colors, natural materials to contrast with metallic details, and the nomadic elements like tribal designs and accessories for the home. This chic design also uses a variety of rich and creative prints, which could be in purple or blue tones.
Nothing beats baskets when it comes to storage for anything from throws and dog toys in your living room. You can use baskets, not only for storage but for decorating your home as well! Baskets can make a great alternative for a gallery wall this spring.
Basket decor is the best to shop for in flea markets or vintage shops if you are wanting to find shallow baskets, which will create a fashionable vibe when they are hung on the gallery wall. Looking for colorful patterns and handwoven pieces can make the design look stunning. Also, when you are tired of the look, you can reuse the baskets as storage around the house.
Retro fusion celebrates the nostalgic by re-imagining the mid-century interior designs from a bygone era. This fusion highlights the diversity of the term ‘retro’–from the color palette of the 1970s to the scalloped shapes in the art to the 1950’s furniture styles. Retro fusion blends with the Bauhaus design, which is renowned for its clean lines and its simple and stylish aesthetic.
Maximalism, unlike minimalism, is about embracing the grandeur of the big and bold. Needless to say, some interior designers will have a field day with this spring design trend. This design is big and bold with bright colors and patterns with gaudy decor and colorful, abstract paintings. It has a borderline sense of structure, but it is easy to leave the bold and lively aspect this design is trying to portray and tread into a busy and clustered vibe.
These spring interior design trends are completely different from the picture-perfect designs. Do you picture yourself using one of these spring design trends this year? If so, let us know in the comments below.
My name is Kaitlin Felder. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional/Technical Writing in May 2019.