5 Interior Design Trends You SHOULD Try

If you've followed me for any amount of time you probably know how I feel about trends in the Interior Design world. I find them to be, at best, a distraction from creating a meaningful, unique interior. At worst, they can hijack your home and your very soul. Ok, that might be a bit dramatic, but I take this shit seriously. And if you've seen "The Truman Show" or "Stepford Wives"...well you've glimpsed how soul-sucking conformity can be. Usually the only time I'm up for design trends is when they make things more available that I love anyway, or bring back something classic in a new, unexpected way.

However, once in a while there are some some trends that I can get on board with and there have been a lot of those lately. In fact, I think time will prove that these aren't so much trends as paradigm shifts in how we view and use our homes. Let's be honest...we've all been through a lot of changes in the past couple of years, and our homes and lifestyles need to come along for the ride.

Design by Justina Blakeney

1. Biophilic Design -

Even if you haven't heard the term biophilic design before, you're probably aware of the concept.

It's the idea that we all have an innate attraction to the natural world and need to be connected with it.