Latest and bold edge towards luxury as years go by
See where your age fits into interior design.
20s: latest, boldest and popular design trends are all the go.
You may just be starting out in the “own house” world. While budget may restrict many, it is also a time of experimenting with interiors and finding out what it actually is you like.
So bolder and more daring choices are going to be made.
However, many in this age group would also be somewhat persuaded by social media and what they see, so this can sometimes steer them in a more conservative direction than it would have in the past — a modern chaise, simple but funky table and chairs, fluffy rug and playful colours.
30s: affordable and hard-wearing is high on the list of any design trend.
For many, not all, the 30s can be about establishing your family life, therefore practicality and durability may override beauty and aesthetics to some degree.
Many also do not have as much time to put into the home as they would like, so keeping things simple and neutral is often the go.
Areas may be bigger for gatherings, with a larger modular lounge or dining table, with an emphasis on entertaining.
40s: architectural influence is high.
This may be the time you can finally have what you want and you may seek professional advice from an architect or designer, to create the space you wanted in your 30s, but can possibly now afford.
Children may be older or have left home, so once again it is your abode.
50s: luxury design becomes higher on your radar.
Finishing off the home that you always wanted.
It is all about making the home your own space, and getting exactly what you want, making it comfortable for yourself and no one else.
By now you may also have a very clear, defined idea of what you want your space to look like, as you have tried many past trends. You know what does and doesn’t work for you.
Comfort is key with a move towards lush finishes, artwork and collectables.
Colour your world with the help of swatches.