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12 Interior Trends From Around the World

by Nicole Hodsdon March 02, 2018

12 Interior Trends From Around the World

Every culture has its own preference when it comes to beauty, fashion, lifestyle and even interior design. But all cultures agree on one thing and that is having a cozy and comfortable living space is what brings us together. Homes now represent design themes from all over the world. Whether Asian, Mediterranean or Spanish; our homes are where different cultures can truly shine and bring all the design aspects together. Here we present 12 different interior trends from around the world that are present in each and every single house.

 

Japan

Japan

Interiors inspired by Japan always feature colorful painting, low furniture and wooden pieces are usually made with unfinished woods. Homeowners adopting Japanese interior style are the ones who use sliding panels instead of walls to divide their space. Potted plants and ceramic vases are used to decorate the house. This overall interior trend is known for its simplicity and symmetry.

 

India

India
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Indian styles homes use brightly colored textile for pillows, rugs, furniture, throws, towels, bed linens and furniture pieces. You would see houses adopting this style usually decorate with greenery in colorful pots and vases that sit on the floor as well as statuses. Dark wood is this style favorite where it is used to make furniture, frames, trays and mirrors.

 

Italy

Italy

This is a grandeur style that usually features sculptures and graceful statues, often depicting children, musicians, and beautiful women. Furniture pieces would be decorated with exquisite carvings covered with gold or bronze. This trend also used luxurious linens such as (brocade, silk, velvet) and rich finishing.

 

Scotland

Scotland
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Patterned materials are often used for furniture pieces as well as dark leathers. Fireplaces are often present in houses with Scottish interior styles whether it's a real one or a painted fireplace on an accent wall. Homeowners looking to execute the Scottish way in interior design should opt for a well-lit room through the use of colorful fabrics, candles and fireplaces.

 

United States of America

United States
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American houses are famous for their floor to ceiling windows that give panoramic views and allow more natural light inside the house. Such style fancy light-colored fabrics that radiates simplicity and elegance. Vases and jars are used to decorate the house, however, they mostly found filled with sand or stones rather than greenery. Throws and cushions are usually scattered all over the furniture pieces in an uncluttered yet appealing way.

 

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

This style favors lamp, candle and fireplace light rather than its natural source. Houses with UK interior design feature built-in hardwood shelves for books, ornaments or platters...etc. Bold patterns are mostly used for furniture and curtains. The kitchen is the masterpiece and the family-sized dining area is where all the focus is.

 

France

France
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Candelabras and chandeliers are often used in this interior design trend for they add glamour and elegance to any space. Walls are decorated with large mirrors, tapestries and artworks. Baroque-style carvings inspired by the Romans are usually found on furniture and wall decor such as mirror frames. Often walls are painted with white or blue colors.

 

Mexico

Mexico

When in Mexico, colors are dominant whether on walls, furniture, rugs, throws and pillows. This style isn't afraid to use so much colors for colors are the secret to a happy home. Wooden furniture are also found carved and painted.

 

Morocco

Morocco

Moroccan style decor is into cool and calming palettes of sea, blues of sky or greys with plenty of neutral shades. This style is all about geometric patterned soft furnishings. Tile patterns combined with tactile textures are the way to go if you want to implement this style of decoration in your house.

 

Sweden

Sweden

Swedish style decor is balanced simplicity where spaces are usually uncluttered. This style radiates simplicity in every corner from its soft furnishings and rugs to windows and shades that allows more natural light inside the house. What is even more fascinating about this style is that most spaces would be found highly-personalized where there are little to no distractions whether telephone, television or computers.

 

Egypt

Egypt

Egyptian style is known to be expressive and dramatic through the use of pieces that add an antique chic and elegant touch to any space. Egyptian interior style is rich with colors and a style that love to mix between black, gold and yellow. Egyptian statuses will also add to your house's entire style. All shades of yellow color, from desert sand shades to golden-yellow color tones, are excellent for creating Egyptian interior in any space.

 

China

China

Chinese style has a way in evoking  an image of serenity and tranquil calm. This style is usually accompanied with colors like pinks of cherry blossoms, ravishing reds and luxurious purples. And for a more traditional Chinese look, use ornate rugs for they are perfect to complete the look you aspire for.

 

About the Author:

Jamie Moulton is a senior content curator at JustProperty.com, a leading real estate portal in the MENA region, headquartered in Dubai, UAE.  Thanks, Jamie!





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