Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface

The trick to decorating with trends is twofold. First, use them sparsely and focus on the ones you see yourself adopting for a long time. Second, look ahead to the trends that are on their way up, as opposed to the ones that are dwindling—and your decor will feel fresh longer.

According to trend hunters, the next upcoming micro trend in interior design is  the ribbed surface. We are drawn to this design trend for its three-dimensional quality and its ability to add texture to a surface.

Exploring The Ribbed Surface

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface
Graham Yelton Photography

Reeded Inset cabinetry may be the next go-to look for homeowners tired of shaker-style cabinetry. Keeping the doors inset creates a cleaner look than placing European overlay doors side by side.

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface
by Plain English

Steel doors have been the hottest item in design for the last couple of years. For a little privacy, reeded or fluted glass adds a bit of mystery. Imagine this look for your shower remodel – perfection!

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface

There’s no rule that says which direction your ribbed surface must go. If you are bored with your glass mosaic accented shower, tear it out and install gorgeous marble tiles with a ribbed or bamboo texture for a sophisticated look that is on trend.

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface
by Studio Bouroullec for Mutina

Here’s another tile option to spark your design creativity.  This beautiful collection from Mutina called Rombini is a rhythmic collection inspired by the rhombus. For this trend we are concentrating on the Triangle tile, a three-dimensional interpretation of the rhombus shape that creates plays on light and darkness depending on how the light hits the surface.

THE DIY Ribbed Surface


Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface
via A Beautiful Mess

This  channel tufted storage banquette built by Mandi Johnson is a great way to make an otherwise boring space inviting and functional. Her design was inspired by the channel tufted headboard created by Brady Tolbert as seen on the Style by Emily Henderson blog which achieved internet fame for it’s incredible style and step-by-step tutorial.  There’s a soothing beauty to this repetitive  texture. See Mandi’s tutorial here.

The Ribbed Surface is the next hottest Micro Trend in Interior Design
via Eclectic Trends

Here’s the image that was the inspiration for this post. I love how Decus Interiors plays with scale and pattern in this playful residence in Austrailia. This trend is easier to incorporate than you might think – give it a try.

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