ASK THE DESIGNER “What Design Trends Do You Follow?”

This week our question comes all the way from Holland:

Sam Franklin @ A Happy Home In Holland

“What Design Trends Do You Follow?”

I can often be indecisive and change my mind frequently so my own home decor style is pretty eclectic.

I draw inspiration from so many different sources and tend cherry pick different elements from many different styles and trends.

At the moment I really love galvanised home accessories, spiky plants, baskets, chunky textiles and natural looking materials such as jute and driftwood.

With regards to an overall look or trend I would say I am particularly drawn to four different interior styles; Scandinavian, Rustic, Coastal, Farmhouse.  They are all different but lap over quite nicely.  I really love looking at the gorgeous photos of all these styles that you can find over on pinterest at the moment.


Such a fun question from Sam,  I love to see where everyone has landed on the design radar.  Be sure to check out all the designers answers, including mine at Sam’s link below.

Home Decor Style & Trends; Design Experts Favorites 


Jessica Devlin Expert Bloggers Top Home Decorating Ideas

Sam Hay Expert Bloggers 16 Best Decorating Tips

Susanne Stewart Decorating on a Budget, 16 Design Bloggers Tell You How

Sarah Foote Making those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look & Feel Larger; 16 Bloggers Share their Best Advice

Pam List Expert Bloggers Top 3 Decorating Items

Sam Franklin Home Decor Style & Trends; Design Experts Favorites

Denise Bryant Decorating With Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds

Susan Kuc Small Home Design; 16 Bloggers Tell All

Yami Platero How to Keep a Stylish and Organized Home with Small Children

Nicole Corr Design Experts Tell Us What Their Dream Outside Relaxation Space Looks Like

Emy Flint How 16 Bloggers Use Color In Their Homes

Jennifer Gainer Ask the Designer-What is Your Style?

Christy Harper Grey Paint Colors – Top Bloggers Favorites

Tina Bousu Top Tips for Decorating Tough Spaces from Expert Bloggers

Kimm Boes Ask the Experts:Favorite Paint Colors for Furniture

Liz Elliott Design Bloggers Top Design Tips


  1. How do you know what designs trends to follow? Single bachelor here so I am not sure how to be in the know, Somehow I feel at better designed pad my be more of allure for the ladies, but I don’t want to attract them for the wrong reasons.

  2. How do you know what the trends are and where they are going. I guess I design after the curve, by purchasing the sale stuff at the store. Still a interesting blog post.

  3. Interesting concept to ask a group of designers question on design tips, I might be interested in hosting you on my site as well.

  4. I am a farmhouse girl myself and I am loving this trend, hope it stays around a while.

  5. I like the advice in this post and the one about which design rules to break. Fun topic for sure.

  6. Fun forum, I like the farmhouse stuff right now, but who doesn’t. I also feel like Boho is making a huge comeback.

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