Do you like to be in the know when it comes to the latest interior trends? Or, spend hours scrolling as you hunt for your next dose of inspiration? Well, you’re in luck – we’re revealing the most popular countries influencing interior design trends in 2022.
New research by Secret Linen Store has cross-referenced social media data with Google search data to discover the countries that are inspiring interior design trends the most. The research combined the number of TikTok views, Instagram hashtags, Google searches and Pinterest boards related to the interior design of over 150 countries.
The top 10 countries inspiring interior design right now:
- 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, colours and furniture that we see in international interiors are so evocative of a time and place. Incorporating them into how we style our homes helps us to either relive treasured memories or dream of new exciting adventures.
‘It’s easy to see why Japan’s interior design came out top, as its principles align with how so many of us want our houses to be – light, airy and simple with no clutter. It’s exciting to see a contrast of designs inspiring people, with the heady colours and patterns of Morrocco and Mexico also making the top 10.’
Keep reading for a closer look at the interiors of 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 colours and organic materials invoking the serenity found in the natural world.
Japanese interiors shy away from ‘noisy’ designs, instead opting for pared-back spaces that soothe and calm. This includes an understated colour palette, wooden furniture, and plenty of natural light. Order and organisation also play a part in Japanese homes, which tend to avoid overly decorative elements in favour of clutter-free spaces.
• Eclectic French interiors
The home of bold fashion and an avant-garde art scene, France is also the place to find a clash of daring decor and rustic farmhouse-style interiors. Eclectic is probably the best word to describe French interiors, with a playful approach to colour and the mindset that you should decorate your home in a way that is uniquely enjoyable to 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 linen, for example. A cherished chair that has been passed down through the generations might sit beneath neon wall art, or artwork scavenged from a flea market displayed prominently in a modern flat.
• Functional Danish interiors
Functionality, simplicity and the way it makes the most of your available space mean 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 laidback entertaining and relaxed evenings at home.
Streamlined shapes and simple designs are a hallmark of Danish design, meaning interiors have a timeless quality. Wooden furniture plays a large part in Danish interiors, as do rustic texture and neutral tones – all things that contribute to creating an understated space that can be further personalised with bolder decor and colours.
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