Yacht interior design trends, like residences and hotel interiors, are in constant evolution year after year. There’s a continuous concern in proposing even more comfortable luxury interiors as an approach to their homes inland, and with this in mind, luxury yacht designers are ready to deliver even more exciting and innovative design concepts. At Miami – Boat Show Fort Lauderdale – by the end of this month (October), you’ll have a great chance to spot a few luxury yacht ideas.
1. Black finishes
As it applies to interior design, yachts will be also trendy with newer black finishes. This trend will be seen in exteriors but also in interiors, be it on walls or furniture, in order to create a sense of modernity, allied to the era of new technologies. We can even say that black is the new black. Black is still the colour that matches everything, remaining one of those colours that are elegant and luxurious. It brings a unique type of sophistication to furniture. With this interior design trend, you will elevate your yacht interior and exterior.
There’s a concern around many business sectors in having a sustainable approach as an attempt to manage our limited resources worldwide. Therefore, this new trend relies on the search for new materials to build yachts, either its interiors or exteriors. It’s imperative to craft new solutions in synergy with other sectors. There’s a growing concern of marine health and ocean conservation and there are new initiatives to produce plastic-free charters, developed by engineers and designers with better technologies in order to reduce the environmental impact of creating new luxury boats.
The interior design concept of Otam 85 GTS was developed by French Joseph Dirand Architecture studio, also responsible for the exterior yacht cockpit layout.
3. The “Millennial Super Yacht” – Innovation and Technology
Millennials and the consumer of superyacht have a different mindset when acquiring yachts: it’s no longer about buying a product, it’s about having experiences. So this trend will also rely on promoting the best and newest technological features the market has. Technology will be included in subtle ways, such as BlueTooth localization or a 4K laser projector integrated into the bespoke furniture. This trend will get along with the most advanced yacht software and technology on board, designed to maximize the best experience of the yacht life.
4. Curved Shapes furniture
Popular in the ’60s, curved soft furnishings have now influenced tabletops and even suspension lamps, but their return to sofas and seating makes it one of the most intriguing and even covetable interior design trends. The continued softening of interiors with curvy shapes and organic, rounded edges is another way of embracing the relaxed feel. A playful curves decor needs to have just a few rounded shapes, in order to better complement the straight lines and square corners that every yacht has.
A returning trend, but with more leather accents in unused places, creating a mix between feminine and masculine. Beyond sofas and chairs, leathers add a sense of high-quality and luxury to an interior. It’s a durable material for yachts since leather holds up against sun exposure. This trend can be spotted in small accent accessories or furniture without having the impression there’s an overload of leather material in one space.
6. Transparency – Glass in yacht architecture and design
Glass is an upcoming design trend which promotes the feeling of wider spaces, evoking a perfect harmony between interior and exterior. Glass design trend is moving towards daring glass superstructures, providing a new perspective of yachting.
7. Wellness features
Another big trend for yachts is creating look-a-like resorts on board, with spas, gyms, and entertainment. Everything that contributes to a laid-back and relaxing experience for the traveller. It’s an increase in demand for spaces in yachts that offer a floating relaxing retreat, such as a seven-star resort does inland.
8. Modern lighting
There’s a pursue unique spaces, that’s why the modern light design trend is the way to go. Depending on the light you choose, it can create an intimate ambient while adding personality to the yacht’s interior, whether you want to adapt to a more contemporary decor or a luxury set. Sophisticated entertaining zones will ensure the superyacht’s continuity to sail through the ultimate holiday home.
9. Bigger builds
It’s been hot in residential design for some time, but the mid-century style is finally challenging art deco as the go-to decorative theme on board. This pared-back, curvaceous, nostalgic form chimes perfectly with the wider trend towards lower-key, home-away-from-home yachts. Setting the bar was 49.9-metre Rossinavi Aurora, launched in 2017, in which interior designer Achille Salvagni created a “soft, calm and gentle” atmosphere using flowing shapes with a distinctly mid-century air, as well as vintage lamps. Since then it’s been difficult to find a yacht that doesn’t include at least a mid-century-style armchair or two.
10. Mid-Century Modern Style
Already a trend on land, modern style yachts will be bigger tendency for upcoming years. In interior design, materials such as wood, brass, leather, and velvet are key for adding a mid-century touch. An onboard curvaceous, nostalgic form that creates a soft and gentle atmosphere. The truth is that mid-century modern design has never really gone out of fashion and it’s no wonder since it’s easy to live with and it’s a look that can be combined carefully with other styles.
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