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Throughout the world, design trends change constantly. From spatial planning to specifications of all finishes and fittings, and furniture and fabrics, styles are constantly evolving. In South Africa, it is much the same.

Specifically people living in cities across South Africa are stylish and trendy. As the trends change, so does the interior of the homes of these urbanites.

Let’s take a look at 4 trends that are currently popular:

Incorporating the Outdoors

Bring Mother Nature inside with natural materials and colours such as wooden furniture and finishes, and copper and brass décor pieces. Bringing plants inside is also a very popular trend that creates a fresh and outdoors atmosphere.

Mix and Match

Gone are the days of matching every part of your home’s interior. Today, it is becoming more popular to mix and match. From using clashing colours to a mixture of different décor pieces, having some kind of contrast makes for a great, eclectic style.

Remember that a few changes can make a huge difference – Add different textured carpets, or a variety of prints against your walls to create this fused look.

Keeping it Local

From buying locally-made furniture, to incorporating designs and styles unique to South Africa, keeping it local is a huge trend.


Recently this trend has become very popular among South Africans. People are becoming more and more aware of their carbon footprint. Therefore, they buy furniture and use design materials that are sustainable and “green”.

Design trends change all the time, and so does the modern home’s interior style. So, if you’re renovating a new home, look out for the above trends to include for the new year.