One very common interior design mistake is to follow, strong interior design tends from the TV shows, magazines or social media. What I mean by strong is, quite individuated to a time, or a theme or specific look. By the time we notice a trend, its often outdated already, it can easily date your home to that period in time.
For example the current already & passed in my opinion trend of “timber look” ceramic tiles, this will date your home or renovation to this precise time of around 2015-2016. It was a new and relatively innovative product not extensively seen before, so specific to that time. Another current trend which I happen to quite admire, is the Biophilic inspired trend, using Nature as inspiration.
I applaud these principles of bringing nature into our homes to nuture our souls. However the current trend refers to natural patterns of plants, flowers shells, feather etc. But it may, depending on the individual strength of a particular design or pattern, date quickly.
Certainly the associated trend of tribal influenced Biophilic design where feathers and printed tribal artifacts etc , are featured will. Again I personally really like tribal inspired patterns and prints. But be careful they may date your home or renovations or worse they may it outdated already.
One way to notice if a trend is collapsing and a past already is if the materials are already heavily discounted or on sale, via the big discount houses. They are trying to clear of stock that is not moving for a reason .
All this is easily fixed , choose finishes you like not “what is on trend” and more toward neutrals with less specific patterns or colours finishes and materials. That being said if you wait 15 or 20 years, it may become retro enough to be on trend again.
Be an individual. Not part of the herd.
Real natural materials tend not to date so easily useless they have not been used much before, natural materials and natual colours are considered to be the best Vastu Feng Shui materials, having the best subtle vibration, but they also have differing qualities too, so need to be selected with discernment as well.
Anthony Ashworth Zen Home- Conscious Home