As true cycling enthusiasts know, life is a beautiful ride! This month we have collected the latest interior design trends for bicycle lovers, including modern bike storage solutions, the popular industrial style and vintage cycling posters. Now that spring is officially here, not only passionate all-season cyclists enjoy spending time outdoors. Get inspired – no matter if you prefer sitting on your balcony or going on a trip! Some of our favourite bloggers share their tips and ideas for a great cycling experience as well as their personal wall art selection.
Many bicycle lovers choose a functional, minimalist interior design. The sense of freedom is reflected in modern, spacious designs and simple shapes. When it comes to furniture and decoration, the focus is on the essential.
By adding very few, special elements such as accessories in retro style or matching cycling posters, you can create real highlights in your home.
Read more about the retro look in our article about different living room styles.
In some cases, people with a passion for cycling store their bike in their home. With a classy bicycle wall rack, the beloved vehicle becomes itself a piece of furniture. Cyclists are makers, so why not add a touch of garage style to your home: metal and wood, steampunk elements and upcycled furniture create an industrial atmosphere and can be perfectly combined with your bike.
However decorative it may be in your home, the bicycle is primarily made for outdoor use. Give your ride a personal touch! You can spot a lot of Dutch bikes adorned with flowers or elegant racing cycles painted in trendy colours rolling in the streets for example.
Funny bells, colourful beads and lights to decorate the bike spokes or patterned saddle covers make for humorous eye-catchers.
Handlebar or rack bags and baskets are a must for longer cycling trips. Also, you should always carry a few essential tools with you. London Cyclist Andreas recommends to use two bike locks and powerful bike lights, especially in the city. To get inspiration for your next tour, you can decorate your rooms with vintage bicycle wall art such as advertising posters for beautiful cycling destinations.
In this picture, you can see me on a ride during our holiday in Amsterdam. Never before had I seen a city where quite so many people go by bike! If you like beautiful city breaks and stress-free cycling, you should definitely visit Amsterdam.
My favourite cycling design from the Posterlounge shop is the yellow bicycle – it reminds me of the wonderful time in the Dutch city. Click here to visit Anna’s blog.
The second date I ever went on with my girlfriend was along the Thames to Greenwich Park. It’s a beautiful ride and largely traffic free. Plus, you get to cross the Thames using the Greenwich Foot Tunnel which I always find intriguing.
I’m a sucker for a vintage bike poster! Click here to visit Andreas’ blog.
I love Aveley where I live because I have two country parks near me and a small park in town that’s five minutes away. One of the country parks though has a lovely little lake that’s mostly deserted so it’s the most peaceful route.
In regards to my favourite cycling design from the Posterlounge shop, I’d have to say the bike in the field. It very much represents how I’m feeling at the moment, the fresh air, nature sprouting in the fields as it’s spring time and the sunny atmosphere all around. Click here to visit Alina’s blog.
My absolute favourite thing to do on my bike is to venture to and explore new countries. Cycling holidays are my absolute love at the moment. I think when you travel by bike, you see areas from a different perspective to when you’re travelling by car and the experience is much more magical.
Last year I was lucky to be invited to Catalunya. It’s a stunning area with a vastly varied and beautiful landscape; I just love it.
Being on your bike at sunset is a magical experience so I think this cycling poster is pretty special. Click here to visit Donna’s blog.
When you come home from a cycling trip (or if you prefer to stay at home and sit outside anyway), you may feel like relaxing in your own little green space. The balcony and garden season is open, which means that you can add a fresh touch to yet another area of your home.
Especially tropical animal and floral designs are en vogue this year. Feel free to hang your Alu-Dibond pictures outdoors, the material is suited for wet areas and direct sunlight alike.
In addition, the casual concrete look will find its way into gardens and patios – decorate your green space with robust vases, flower pots and lanterns. If you need to save space, which is usually the case in big cities, you can create vertical gardens using plant pockets, climbing plant supports or hanging planters.
This entry was posted on 5 April 2016.