Ever wonder what Interior Design Trends will be in the future? We asked ourselves the same question and with a bit of searching we found this survey with opinions from across the industry. Here’s what was predicted:
1. For one thing Americans will be living in smaller spaces with fewer rooms
by the time 2020 rolls around, and this got the green light from more than
76% of IFDA members.
2. Formal living
rooms may also be a thing of the past, according to an
increasing majority of design professionals.
3. Dining rooms
will become the new multi-purpose space, incorporating
everything from home offices, study areas for the kids and entertainment
4. A minimalist
approach to rooms will be adopted in the sense where
separate rooms will disappear: rooms are going to blend into spaces that
serve many different purposes, this being the believe of (91.5 %) of design
also goes multi-purpose with modular, moveable and smaller
scaled furniture overtaking built-ins and clunky pieces.
6. Eat in
kitchens will remain a necessity and could replace the conventional
dining rooms with everyone into healthy eating there is an increase in
7. Spa baths are very
likely to be more favored. The desire for luxurious
spas, baths and showers are definitely on the rise and with it is the want
for high-tech fixtures.
8. High-Tech is
it. Voice and sensor activation will be the norm.
Entertainment and environmental controls, lighting; heating /cooling
and window treatments are likely to be motorized by the overall
9. We can’t leave
out outdoor living but low maintenance is a must. Low-
maintenance landscaping and “functional” gardens favoring herb and
vegetables provisions .
10. The size of the average home will shrink as concerns over energy costs are
factored in to the high costs of living. Let’s face it baby boomers no longer
require a large number of bedrooms.
The Top 10 Trends were sourced from “20/20: IFDA’s Vision for the Future” a survey conducted by the associations’ members across the United States and internationally.