Home Design Inspired By Fashion
Increasingly, interior designers are taking inspiration from the world of fashionable clothing to create rooms that are modern, attractive and stylish. Anyone can take the principles behind clothes designs and incorporate them into their home décor.
Fashion can be used to represent an individual’s own preferences and tastes, so bringing these ideas into the home is a great way to make a space feel more personal. It’s often best to subtly apply the styles and designs found on the catwalk when considering interior design. One great way to do this is through cushions and curtains. Some of the best fashion-inspired homes keep the references to a minimum, but make them instantly recognisable. To do this, it’s often best to only use two or three strong colours. Detailed and stylish cushions – that perhaps incorporate a print of a fashion designer’s work – can be placed on smooth leather sofas to add extra detail. The walls and carpets can then use simple, bold colours. Restricting the amount of detail in the room ensures visitors do not become overwhelmed, and the fashionable effect is retained.
As with clothing, minimal design is often most effective – only using black and white colours can create a visually striking room in any home. Incorporating art and prints onto the walls that stick to the colour scheme will also add to the effect. Another option is to base the design on a specific dress or item of clothing. This gives the opportunity to make use of the main pattern or design in the item, and also provides a colour scheme for the entire room. Simply looking in the cupboard at the clothes in there is often an easy way to find inspiration for a room’s theme.
The latest trends in fashion point towards using neutral colours, such as beiges and soft peach; using these colours in the home will create a cutting-edge style. This colour palette looks stylish, but radiates a gentle and peaceful atmosphere.
The interior design of a house doesn’t have to be so overtly influenced, however. Taking a subtler approach is often just as effective. As an example, it’s commonly said that black is ‘slimming’ when worn. Transferring this to interior design allows individuals to create a room that feels tall if they wish to. Vertical stripes can also have the same effect. Taking elements of fashion design, and using them in this way is a simple way to pay homage to clothes fashion, without letting it dominate the room.
Home design and fashion design are similar endeavours in that they are both attempting to create stylish and attractive end results. Taking the beautiful designs that come out of the fashion world, and incorporating them into the home is a great way to liven up a tired room, and create décor with a difference. It’s important to show restraint, however, and rooms that use fashion influences subtly are often the best.