Do you like to keep up with the latest interior trends? Or spend hours browsing while looking for your next dose of inspiration? Well, you’re in luck – we’re revealing the hottest countries influencing interior design trends in 2022.
New research by Secret linen shop cross-referenced social media data with Google search data to discover the countries that most inspire interior design trends. The research combined the number of TikTok views, Instagram hashtags, Google searches and Pinterest boards related to interior design from more than 150 countries.
The top 10 countries currently inspiring interior design:
- Japanese – 2,104,093
- French – 1,996,598
- Danish – 1,739,788
- Brazilian – 936,815
- Mexican – 536,979
- California – 451,085
- Australia – 313,227
- Malaysian – 275,789
- Moroccan – 150,900
- Swedish – 140,977
Molly Freshwater, co-founder of Secret Linen Store, says: ‘The patterns, colors and furnishings we see in international interiors are so evocative of a time and place. Incorporating it into how we style our homes helps us either relive precious memories or dream of new exciting adventures.
‘It’s easy to see why Japan’s interior design came out the best, as its principles resonate with how so many of us want our homes to be – light, airy and simple without clutter. It’s exciting to see a contrast of designs that inspire people, with the vibrant colors and patterns of Morocco and Mexico also making the top 10.‘
Keep reading for a closer look inside the top three countries:
• Minimalist Japanese interiors
The interiors of Japan combine minimalism, simplicity and organic silhouettes. Japanese interiors also focus on the balance between the inside and outside of the home, with neutral colors and organic materials that evoke the calm in the natural world.
Japanese interiors shy away from ‘noisy’ designs, opting instead for scaled-down spaces that soothe and calm. It includes an understated color palette, wooden furniture and lots of natural light. Order and organization also play a role in Japanese homes, which tend to avoid exaggerated decorative elements in favor of clutter-free spaces.
• Eclectic French interiors
Home of bold fashion and an avant-garde art scene, France is also the place to find a clash of bold decor and rustic farmhouse-style interiors. Eclectic is probably the best word to describe French interiors, with a playful approach to color and the mindset that you should decorate your home in a way that is unique you.
The beauty of French interiors comes from mixing and matching a variety of pieces (both new and old) throughout the home—an antique bed paired with fresh white linens, for example. A cherished chair passed down through the generations can sit under neon wall art, or artwork found at a flea market prominently displayed in a modern apartment.
• Functional Danish interiors
Functionality, simplicity and the way it makes the most of your available space means that Danish interiors inspire the world year after year. Thanks to the Scandinavian concept of hygge rooted at its core, Danish interiors are also welcoming (not to mention cosy) – the perfect space for relaxed entertaining and relaxed evenings at home.
Streamlined shapes and simple designs are a hallmark of Danish design, meaning that interiors have a timeless quality. Wooden furniture plays a big role in Danish interiors, as does rustic texture and neutral shades – all things that contribute to creating an understated space that can be further personalized with bolder decor and colours.
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