Interior Design Trends for 2016: The Modern Nomad

Photo taken by W Bradford. Design and Décor Melbourne 2015 Product: Luna Lana merino wool knitted lights. Australia
Photo taken by W Bradford. Design and Décor Melbourne 2015. Product: Luna Lana merino wool knitted lights. Australia

The need for flexibility in our lives. The primary feature of this trend is to be “in the now”. Being adaptable. Urban environments are constantly changing. Things are less static.

Trends forecasters have been exploring the nomadic qualities of playing with the concepts of “mobile “and “static”. This is another trend that we will see coming through in the next twelve months. Nomadic culture and lifestyle will have an impact on product design and pattern.

Exploring migration and displacement.

Retro geometrics.
Retro geometrics.

We will see a carefree “up sticks” approach. A freedom of movement. A sense of shared common space and the efficient use of this space. The sharing of ideas,skills, tools and facilities. Mixing and “mis matching” flooring. In other words, different tones of woods, combining tile and wood flooring.

Attention to sustainability will be prevalent. Reclaimed, re-purposed, recycled.

Portraying optimism, resourcefulness and creativity. Household items being able to serve multiple purposes. Vintage florals and retro geometrics will make their appearance again. A wild urban approach to sustainability. We will see crafts like knitting and crochet and recycled multi purpose products.

What interior design trends are you forecasting for 2016? I would love to hear from you – please leave your comments below!

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