Young At Heart: 10 Homes Bursting With Youthful Energy
Colourful, rebellious, edgy, surprising, humorous—these are all words that can describe the tastes of the newest generation of home-owners.
But do these qualities also translate into the world of interior design? The answer is an emphatic yes! Just like their taste in fashion or music, young tenants often bring similar quirks to their homes.
Here are 10 examples which showcase this youthful rebellion at play.
1. Keep It Casual
Why lounge about on a sofa when you can do it on the ground?
This interior combines open space, minimal use of furniture, raised platforms and chalkboard art for a relaxed, carefree vibe. Perfect for young couples or bachelors.
2. Stark Materials
Another distinguishing characteristic of youthful interiors is their use of loud, brazen materials that have an almost palpable texture.
Here, the combination of brick and wood for the table is an odd yet striking combination, and the table itself is quite peculiar in shape.
Again, the layout of the room is very bare, and use of neutral tones adds a layer of cohesion to the otherwise mishmash of materials.
3. Without Focus
Bold, vivid colours, hanging lights, audacious artwork and a strange patchwork of materials and furniture.
What we have here is an eclectic interior of the highest order: no single item commands our attention, and our gaze wanders from place to place, never quite finding focus. Colourful and undefinable, just like the essence of youth.
4. Clashing Elements
We've seen living rooms and dining areas, how about the washroom?
This industrial bathroom manages to be both daring and subdued. The thick black pipes proudly expose themselves, twisting and curving like gorgeous metallic serpents, yet everything else is understated, from the monochromatic colour scheme, simple mirror frame and sink, to the plain-looking toilet.
A clash of elements. Unpredictable, edgy, and most certainly youthful.
5. Odd Ideas
Most people wouldn't think of kitchens as the ideal place to store their shoes.
This home, however, thinks it's the perfect location. The odd placement of footwear in a kitchen cabinet is definitely rebellious and eye-catching, along with the rest of the coarse-textured cooking area.
6. Offbeat Accessories
The strange combination of colourful vintage furniture, exposed brick, a wall-mounted clock, and various other bizarre items make this interior nearly impossible to characterize.
It appears this seemingly random collection of colours, textures and belongings is a youthful revolt against definition and the principles of cohesive design.
7. Chic & Shiny
While there are some connecting elements in this interior, such as the abundance of grays, yellow lights and polished wooden furniture, it still lacks an overarching theme and focus, as is typical of youthful design.
Industrial, sometimes rugged, sometimes polished, with unique art and furniture, this apartment is a contradiction in styles that somehow works.
8. Making A Statement
Youth often lacks subtlety, and here the lettering on the wall perfectly sums up their mantra: “Do what you love.” Besides that, the rainbow pillow also says “Hipster.”
Unsurprisingly, the latest generation isn't afraid to voice their views; surprisingly, they choose to do it through their interior design choices.
9. Strange Seating
Chairs are so yesterday. This youthful interior foregoes the usual seating arrangements for a raised platform with pillows. Casual, chic and just plain cool.
Let's just say you won't find too many of these creative seating platforms in the homes of senior citizens. This is a place for the young, brave and artistic.
9. Twist On Tradition
Victorian interiors are sometimes known for being ornate and stuffy, the exact opposite of youthful energy and rebelliousness.
But here we have a strange twist on an old tradition: the guitars on the bed and walls along with the brass bulldog lend this old design style new life. This Victorian interior now has a youthful edge.
As we've seen from these 10 examples, youthful interiors can't really be characterized or limited by a single definition. They prefer variety and unpredictability in colour, texture and furnishings, and can even take old styles and breathe new life into them.