Nostalgia is a powerful fashion trend, which has emerged over the last few years, affecting both clothes and interior design styling. This look, when used in homes, is inclined to be inspired more by emotions, feelings for treasured items within an interior rather than a Retro look which is more design led.
An interest in looking back to previous eras is often an indication of a post recessionary climate as it suggests the sensibility in buying quality products, maybe second hand, rather than cheaper items to replace when styles change. The reverse of a throw away society is to treasure all we have and maybe use products in a different and more creative way to how they were used previously. This interior trend evokes memories of the past, which are personal with emphasis on family photos, treasured books, and objects from childhood. Furnishings and fabrics tend to be softer and comfortable to use with candy colours reminding us of our childhood’s favourite confectionery. On the other hand some nostalgic interiors are created with darker shades and include chunky objects such as leather suitcases dark wood furniture but with items to soften the overall effect.
The decoration of nostalgic rooms will often have flowery or quirky images from children's story books printed onto wallpaper and fabric. Old painted furniture is often included but not always in the Shabby Chic way more the country painted look. As with all interior design the existing architectural features of the interior have to be considered along with the additional furniture, furnishings and decorative objects.
When considering the trend for Nostalgic interiors I have looked at Doorsan large range of timber door styles and picked a few out that may inspire and could compliment this look. Whether using natural timber or a door to paint for a light interior there are many, which will suit. There are no set rules for with the nostalgic trend, which is lovely and allows any single item to kindle an idea and allow creativity to flow freely.