Rooms that’ll make you feel at one with nature, schemes influenced by global travel and a Japanese outlook for a more carefree approach to life and home styling, we’ve got all the creative inspiration you need to revive tired interiors and create an on-trend look this year.
TREND #1. Get The Wabi-Sabi Look
While ‘Hygge’ has dominated as an approach to interiors in recent years, 2018 is all about ‘Wabi-Sabi’, which is an easy, carefree concept to apply.
Wabi-Sabi finds beauty in imperfection. Life isn’t perfect, our homes aren’t perfect – and that’s okay!
What’s important when following the ‘Wabi-Sabi’ way is authenticity, staying true to oneself and celebrating life’s flaws. Beds can messy and crumpled rather than primped, plumped and tucked. Homes are ‘homely’. Natural fabrics, frayed edges, uneven surfaces and unfinished asymmetrical objects are commended and brought to the fore. Team this look with natural and neat window coverings – wood or metal Venetian blinds are ideal.
Trend #2. Biofilia
Biofilia describes the human need to be connected to nature. Rustic, natural and easy to live with this look takes us back to basics, unwinding in an unplugged environment that’s in touch with nature but with an emphasis on terrain rather than green foliage. Pattern is influenced by tree bark, sand and rock formations. Layering and tactility is key to achieving this look.
TREND #3. Global Souvenir
A look that celebrates a colourful mix of cultural influences, drawing inspiration from folklore and reviving long held traditions.
This is a relaxed trend, fashioned by travel and an unexpected sense of fun that comes with exploration (Latin American influences and Cuban colour codes are particularly important). Decorate homes with bright and inspiring carnival colours with a weathered/well-travelled feel. Raw untreated wood and cacti complete this theme.
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