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Interior Design Trends: Relaxed Interiors

Light, airy, lived-in, comfortable and casual are some of today’s popular home design and decor buzz words. Who doesn’t love a room that looks good and feels good? With life becoming increasingly more fast-paced and tech driven, a calm nature-inspired environment at home is more essential than ever. Relaxed interiors help us unplug, unwind, relieve stress and recharge.

We’re thrilled to see nature and wellness lead these home design trends:

Feel Good Fabrics

That feeling of your favorite tee shirt, you know the one! It feels good right? And it makes you feel good too! That’s how home should feel, like your favorite tee shirt. Feel good fabrics can be comfortable and durable—cotton and linen top our preferred list for furniture, drapery, and accessories. Crisp muted color choices and subtle pinstriping patterns are some of our favorite picks for a relaxed, classic look. Bonus points for washable, because life happens!

Relaxed Interiors with Feel-Good Designs
Photo credit: Robin Bruce

Natural Textures

Layers of natural texture in a room make a space feel organic and approachable. Show rooms are looking more lived in than ever, because honest is the style — and one we are totally embracing! Metal, glass, stone, leather, and wood are all fun natural layering textures. Light wood flooring and furnishings are back in the spotlight again too, and more stunning than ever! Woven baskets and live plants are also filling homes and hearts.

Natural Textures in Design Elements
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Collected Elements

Modern meets primitive is a beautiful thing! A combination of collected elements all mindfully mingled together can tell a unique multi-generational story. A collected room is timeless and ultimately soothing because it just feels easy. Think hand-hewn waterfall tables, oversized white pottery vases, wicker dome lampshades…and whatever else speaks to your soul.

Relaxed Interiors
Photo credit: Robin Bruce

Recycled and Repurposed

Repurposing makes earth-sense and it’s on trend too. However, cost should not be the motivating factor when deciding to repurpose furnishings—sometimes it can actually cost more to reupholster or professionally restore an heirloom. Sentiment makes it worth it though.

Recycled and Repurposed Elements
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields


It is hard to pass up a 2-for-1 deal! Especially if it means you don’t have to move room-to-room to complete individual tasks. Multi-functional design utilizes space with supreme efficiency to help fulfill maximum purpose. Some common multi-use trends that are popping up around home include —beverage bars in the kitchen, built-in wall storage in the living room, enlarged mudrooms with craft space, office desk nooks and an open floor plan between kitchen and dining spaces especially.

Multi-Functional Interior Design
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

We can help you simplify your home style and your lifestyle with relaxed interior design!  Contact us to get started planning the perfect oasis to call home.

Happy Home. Happy Life.

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