Thinking about the 2000s may bring you memories of the Harlem Shake, Vine, and the Flappy Bird. While it may seem fun, the decade saw one of the worst entrances in history, facing the impacts of the Great Recession, Wall Street bailout, and housing crash from the previous decade.
Interior designing wasn’t invulnerable to such events either, undoubtedly testing the industry in the decade. Thankfully, it instead resulted in an array of dramatic, exciting, and more sentient changes in home decor. From Chevron patterns to modern farmhouses, and millennium pink, let’s look back at popular interior design styles of the 2010s, all part of the memorable decade.
Poufs, the modern, fashionable cousins of the beanbags, took the early 2010s by storm. They were seen in living rooms, bedrooms, and even patios, offering a comfy place to rest the feet after a long, tiring day, or doubling up as an extra seat or instant coffee table. Though these functional ottomans went poof for a short period, poufs returned in the latter part of the decade.
From pillows to beddings, curtains, rugs, and even in walls and paints, the zigzagging patterns were all the rage in the 2010s. Apart from being stylish and fun, what most people loved about the graphic motif was its sense of movement, serving as a dynamic and funky accent to any home’s decorating schemes. It’s no wonder that they were just practically everywhere.
In the middle of the decade, modern mid-century furniture ironically became a hit – people can’t just stop buying them. These classic pieces were weaved to contemporary design and backdrops, making a cohesive blend of elements from both ends of the spectrum and making the home very welcoming and pleasing.
Industrial Chic Style
Industrial chic style rose into mainstream popularity in the decade. Weathered wood, bare lightbulbs, exposed bricks, unhidden pipeworks, concrete floors, and lofty ceilings are the elements enclasped by this design. Raw and unfinished, the utilitarian aesthetics provides a warm and casual ambiance and sense of history, making the entire space incredibly relaxing.
Wallpaper and Accent Walls
People from the 2010s became braver in showing their personal side when it comes to interior design. It heralded the renaissance of patterned wallpapers and the ascent of accent walls, which are both excellent ways to showcase personality and set the mood in the space. Leafy and floral prints in wallpapers and bolder colors in accent walls were the biggest trends.
Millennial pink became an obsession in the late 2010s. From walls to sofas, cabinets, and smaller ornaments, people had everything in the said color, as well as in roses and barely-there shades of pink. While the fad has already died down, it would be no surprise to see some remaining pieces today inside homes, serving as a memento of the global craze.
Timeless, versatile, chic, clean, and sleek, there’s no question why white-on-white kitchens have withstood time and continued to be a trend in the 2010s. Perfectly complementing the farmhouse style, the all-white kitchen look was just heavily adored across the country.
Brass and Bronze
As people adopted an all-white kitchen, brass and bronze hardware became the primary choice to insert a pop of hue, preventing the monochromatic aesthetics from getting boring. Silver and chrome were placed aside, given that the warm metallics also fitted the mid-century pieces, the choice of fabrics, and the color schemes found in the other parts of the home.
Farmhouse styling transcended the countryside and was employed in many spaces everywhere. Barn doors, shiplap, antique pieces, and pinches of industrial and mid-century elements brought a homey, warm space, which many just loved in the 2010s.
When it comes to the overall color, it was gray that took the hearts of designers and homeowners in the 2010s. Veering away from the warmer shades and the “builder beige,” people shifted to more cooler, soothing gray tones for their homes’ overall palette. From fabric, faucets, walls, and flooring, it was the shade of the decade, kicking the other colors long-color embraced in the past.
The 2000s perhaps is among the most dynamic decades for interior designing. What’s great is that home decor benefits from changes, allowing creativity to flow, former trends to reinvent, and new styles to flourish. Thus, giving fresh looks and making the interiors more exciting.