10 interior design trends, what they are and how to recreate them

There are all sorts of styles in interior design, with many trending at a given time or coming in and out of fashion over the years. And when it comes to interior design, there are no rules! That’s why we like to experiment with different styles and the combinations between them. If you want to transform your home with a certain style, but you’re not sure what it entails, below we’ve synthesized the most important things you need to know about the 10 most popular trends in interior design right now.


Scandi or Scandinavian interiors are inspired by the clean lines and functionality traditionally found in countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The color palette is usually light and bright, with pale, ash woods and muted neutrals. The aim of Scandinavian interiors is to make the room feel light and airy, perhaps as a response to the long dark winters in this part of the world. In order to maintain the signature Scandi looks, furniture that is part of the design should be elegant and functional, with an emphasis on wooden elements. Armchairs are usually partially upholstered rather than fully covered. Certain materials can be used to soften the look, such as sheepskin rugs. In general, the Scandi style takes a “less is more” approach, bordering on the minimalist look, while still valuing clean and beautiful design.


The Japandi interior design is similar to the Scandi style; in fact, it is a combination of Japanese style and Scandinavian style. The goal of Japandi interiors is to create a relaxed, Zen-like environment, with all the functionality of Scandi design alongside the warm, aesthetically pleasing Japanese design.

Japandi interiors will focus on clean lines and simplicity, again leaning towards a minimalist look. However, the color palette will be warmer and include more variety of natural textures, including stone, warm wood, rattan and glass. Darker accents will be used throughout the room to create more depth. Artwork can incorporate organic, abstract shapes while sticking to a more muted, neutral color palette of black, gray, brown, and white.


The Cottagecore style incorporates everything you love about a country house design to create a cozy and welcoming feel. It was inspired by simpler times, romanticizing the British countryside and rural lifestyle.

The interior of a Cottagecore will feature natural materials. Think large wooden dining tables, rustic wooden kitchen work surfaces, stone floors and lots of greenery and plants. Antique furniture can add to the sense of purposeful clutter of a charming cottage, and vintage rugs can add warmth. Layering carpets with different patterns can make the atmosphere in the room cozy and calm. Just stick to the same color palette to keep it from looking messy. Flowers are another key part of a Cottagecore interior and can be added through upholstery, wallpaper or just an abundance of real flowers.

Mid-century modern

Mid-century modern interiors are inspired by the rich woods and sleek designs of the 1950s and 1960s. During this time, homes are primarily focused on being a place for the family to spend time together. Therefore, the furniture is distinguished by functionality and simplicity, but still with a beautiful design.

Most mid-century modern style furniture will be made from rich woods such as teak, oak and rosewood. They carry a classic look while being durable and practical, a key part of mid-century modern style. Leather and vinyl are also common materials and can be cushioned with plush faux leather. Decorations are kept to a minimum, but the style includes bold colors and patterns with geometric shapes – fun accents are a must.


Maximalist interior design takes the expression “more is more” to the extreme. Usually associated with boho and eclectic design, really anything goes with the maximalist interior. With this style, you are free to add as many colors, textures and materials as you want to create a cozy and warm room.

Ideally, there will be a touch of unity between all the different elements so that the interior does not look cluttered. But usually, if you choose elements that you like, your personal style will help you pull it all together. Maximalism is all about bold, bright colors, like vibrant blues, rich reds, and bright oranges. Using contrasting colors can help bring even more depth and create an aesthetically pleasing finish. You can mix and match the traditional with the modern, both with the artwork and the furniture you choose. There’s no real right or wrong way to be maximalist—you can let your personality and style run wild.


The Industrial style manages to combine urban design with warmth and coziness to create a stylish, modern interior. And so, industrial design is all about the materials you use. A key feature is the exposed brickwork with metal light fixtures, raw wood and concrete and exposed piping. Industrial interiors can be softened with the right materials. Such are faux leather and velvet, as long as you stick to an industrial color palette or rust reds, deep blues and dark greens. Black is a key color in the industrial palette and can be used on furniture, lighting fixtures, kitchen cabinets and more.


Minimalism is the antithesis of maximalist interior design. But minimalism doesn’t mean clinical – it’s about creating a clean and simple space that remains warm and welcoming. You can still express your individuality with a minimalist room, but just with fewer items that are more curated.

A minimalist color palette usually sticks to neutral tones, with white walls and upholstery. Using different textures can help create more depth and prevent it from becoming too sterile. And clever use of an accent color can also bring more life to a minimalist room. Furniture should be functional – multi-functional furniture can help declutter a space and give it room to breathe.


Named after a famous German art school, the Bauhaus style is another design that values ​​function over form. This does not mean, however, that a compromise is made with either. Bauhaus adheres to clean lines and geometric shapes, with simple design furniture that is both practical and beautiful.

The Bauhaus style may traditionally be thought of as sticking to neutral tones, such as black and grey, but it also embraces bright hues. With its ties to the art world, Bauhaus design did not shy away from vivid colors. But he keeps things simple with basic colors and geometric designs, such as round coffee tables and rugs with a bold graphic pattern.


Mediterranean interiors are another geographically inspired design, this time bringing the warmth and coastal feel of countries like Spain, Greece and Italy. The color palette usually includes warmer, natural hues such as terracotta, sea green, sky blue and sunshine yellow. Mediterranean interiors typically feature lots of natural materials, such as warm woods, ceramic ornaments, tiles and rattan. Rustic interior doors are a must for Mediterranean interiors. The focus of a Mediterranean interior is to create a welcoming atmosphere, so there should be enough social space to allow people to gather. If possible, there should also be an outdoor space, part of the home, typical of Spain for example. If there isn’t one, you can bring in the outside with lots of plants and natural light.


Traditional interiors bring together the classic, timeless features of interior design. Walls will usually be painted in a light, neutral shade such as cream or sand, and contrasted with furniture made from deep, rich woods. For the upholstery, the color palette sticks to rich but muted tones such as burgundy, evergreen and brown.

There is a variety of materials used in traditional interiors, from soft leathers, sumptuous velvets and baroque-inspired metalwork. There will be key accents throughout the room and plenty of opportunities to express your individuality. But traditional interiors don’t have to be overly fancy or cluttered. Instead, they should be about creating timeless appeal and a warm, inviting space.

And at SBS Design, we offer a wide variety of options to customize your interior and exterior doors. We can make the doors fit your chosen style perfectly! Contact us now to transform your home together.

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