How fashion trends inspire and influence home décor
The influential world of fashion extends further than what you see people wearing in the street. From colours and patterns to cultures and eras, fashion also greatly influences the interior design of our homes.
Fashion is ever-changing. Whether we're discovering new trends
for the first time or revisting the style of another time, fashion
has a way of keeping us on our toes. But there's one thing we can
always be sure of: adapting fashion themes into our home can turn a
lifeless interior into a unique and personalised space of our
The up-to-the-minute information now at our fingertips explains
colliding worlds of fashion and interior design. We no longer
have to wait to read about the latest trends in magazines, we can
find it online in a matter of seconds.
Fashion and interior design have never been more in tune with
Some fashions come and go, others become timeless.
Here we look at the
fashion themes that are commonly adopted in interior design and
prove to be consistenly popular.
The Mighty Jungle
We're all a little predisposed to the love of an animal print or
two. Faux or real, animal prints have
an air of cool about them and the desire to have them in the home
and on the runway has never really faded.
Doucing the home in all things 'animal' is probably a bit much,
as it would be with a full animal print outfit. But embracing your
primal instincts can be brought out through accessories or wall
It may begin with a rug, a set of cushions, or a throw before
you really get confident with animal prints. It's important to
remember that animal prints are bold and often masculine so should
be paired with warm colours to soften the tones.
Don't be afraid to discover the wild animal in you. The leopard
will never change its spots, which proves that the animal print is
The Wild West
19th century Western America was an iconic time period where
people were tough, resourceful and proud. The home was a haven, a
place of comfort and rest. And today, this Western theme puts a
unique stamp on interior décor.
Rolling into the Wild Wild West means rolling into a period of
tassled suede, leather features, dusty coppers, and rustic American
Indian feathers. These are just some of the features that collide
with the fashion trends from this gun-slinging era.
In a time where an eclectic use of wood made up the interior of
homes and social haunts, what seemed practical then is fashionable
now. Wood features from floor to ceiling create a homely yet
saloon-like feel, and western motifs such as cow and deer skin rugs
are an ever-popular interior accessory.
Influential Pop Art
Sometimes it's nice not to take things too seriously. We only
need to look at a piece from Andy Warhol to realise that having a
fun with colour can have wonderful results.
Challenge the monotonous and bring some bright and bold colours
into your home.
Pop art influence on interior design is much like that of
creative clashes and brave statements were all a product of an
inspirational art movement that changed the way we thought about
Those bubblegum pastels and sherbet hues have a place in the
home for the vibrant-minded. Think of it like putting an outfit
together; bursts of colour turn heads and refresh the
Standing the test of time like no other, the influence from the
East presents itself time and time again.
Let's remind ourselves that the fashion from this part of the
world was set centuries ago and continues to be as beautiful today
as it ever was. You simply can't get more timeless than that.
But there is a wide variety of styles from the Eastern world and
each can delicately add detail to your home. Features from
traditional dress, to the exotic materials of South East Asia, the
Orient has been a
source of inspiration for both fashion and interior design for
We are not only influenced by the East in terms of colour and
furniture, but we are also motivated by their use of structure and
space. Making the most of nature with large windows and having a
minimalist approach to styling are some of the ways Asian-style
interiors can evoke tranquility and calm.
A Winter Wonderland
The clean, crisp look of white on white has been a fashion
statement in out homes and on the runway for decades.
You may be thinking "but white's white". Think again. There are
many shades of white and this can often be the most difficult
colour to choose when deciding on interior paint colour.
White is striking, and using layering techniques with different
shades and textures, can be like creating the perfect winter
wonderland in your home.
There is something magnificent about being among snowflake tones
while sitting next to a roaring fire.
Much like your dress style is your own, so too is your interior
But if you would like some help getting your ideas off the paper
and into the home, give an Interior
Designer a call and bring your ideas to life.