How Fashion Influences Interior Design

From the runway to the hallway: here's how two creative expressions are inextricably linked.

Fashion trends have progressed through the decades in a rather curious manner, often repeating — and slightly modernizing — beloved styles of the 60s through the 90s. With the current fashion trends focused on 1970s-era styles, it's no surprise that the interior design world is becoming obsessed with everything from the polyester decade.

1. Fashion & Furniture

The crossover of clothing fashion with furniture isn't much of a stretch. We tend to outfit our homes in the same ways we dress, gravitating toward certain lines, colors, and textures.

As fashion becomes more focused on green, organic materials, the materials used for flooring, furniture, and more are following suit.

2. Self Expression

Look at any model or attendee during New York Fashion Week, and you'll see a vast array of self-expression, not to mention the wildly creative "street style" the city is known to contain.

Black walls, wallpaper on the ceiling, and everything from moody to neon color palettes dominates the design industry for the same reason: We all want to express our uniqueness.

3. Fashion & Interior Designers

Many fashion designers have shifted their focus to include the interior design or partnered with interior design firms to produce and install their pieces. This tangible partnership ensures that interior design will always take its cue from the fashion industry (and answers the age-old question of why shaggy hair and shag carpet had to coexist at one point).

DESIGN TREND- Culture makes the call

"Fashion is driven largely by social and economic lifestyle patterns, while interior design seems to be driven by the world of fashion." -source unknown.

DESIGN TIP-Avoid the cringe

If looking back at your high school hairdo makes you cringe, be cautious about following the same types of trends in your home. Trendy pieces should be easily replaceable, like wall colors and throw pillows.

Looking to infuse your fashion style with your home style? Book time here for a design chat! I'd love to help you.



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