Our final blog in the Kitchen Interior Trends for 2019 is all about Social Influence and how sustainability and responsibility are changing our interior design trends.
So far we've taken a look at Design & Lifestyle, Wellness, Technology and Materials and Colours. To see the full report in PDF format, you can download it here:
Buy For Longevity
Image: Vitra Eames Longe Chair.
There is a push for more personal accountability to improve the world. Style with substance is appealing and the trend is in products with integrity that
are focused on longevity as well as quality. Current appeal includes:
- Retro styles for classic interior items offer quality and comfort.
- Tinted neutrals and pale pastels give a comforting aesthetic.
- Tech hidden in furniture and compartments as well as flexible products that have multiple purposes.
This feeds in to one question we hear time and time again, "how is it made?" The story behind hand crafted furniture and using natural materials is more prominent than ever. People now want the stories behind things and look for a depth to the things they showcase in the home.
Circular processes through woods, plastics and leathers are used more frequently, and other materials are recycled into products. More ambitious creations include furniture made from waste electronic materials and discarded food packaging.
Many people are living at home for longer, more family members are moving in together and more time is spent in the home. This means that multi-generational living is changing home design.
Image: One of our projects.
Extra space is needed to accommodate larger groups. To combat this, we have seen a huge increase in the desire for kitchen islands, carefully designed floor space and dining tables that have breakfast nooks and bench seating.
Personal Eco Footprint
Synthetic fibres make for energy-intensive manufacturing, so removing those means people can reduce personal footprints. This has coincided with the rise of carpet made from recycled materials, ethically mined worktops, textiles from sustainable fibres, hardwood flooring and furniture from responsible forestry.
The cities of the future need to adopt a framework of being densely populated, ecologically low-impact and self-sufficient urban environments.
Thanks for reading our five part series! Download our full Kitchen Interior Trends report for 2019 here.