Cultivated from organic elements and natural fibers, the look is clean and light. Wood is utilized to accent its rings and texture, while elements of marble, stone and concrete accent home furnishings. Macramé sees a resurgence in wall décor and lighting, and textiles take on a handmade, earthen look in nubby cotton and over-tufted kilim rugs. When looking to this trend, think sunlit living room in white-washed detail.
Hygge (pronounced “Hoo-Ga”) is the Danish art of happy living. It embodies all of those things that a make a home warm, cozy and inviting to friends and family. Chunky knits, plush rugs and whimsical throw pillows, in a soft color palette of taupe, ivory, cornflower blue and petal pink, work well with the copper or rug accents and bleached wood that highlight the simplicity of this lifestyle. Associated with relaxation and indulgence, Hygge is about a life well lived, enjoying the treasures you have collected along the way with family and friends. This intimate trend is about choosing joy over everything else.
Wanderlust. A need to perpetually be in motion…exploring…discovering…learning. The pull to exotic locations like Morocco, Mexico and India; visits to the souk and local markets to uncover all of their hidden treasures — vibrant fabrics, pierced lanterns, painted wood, carved talisman. Combining these elements, the feel is striking and colorful, with bold geometrics and even bolder color stories. Metallic accents, painted wood and recycled fabrics make this trend feel exotic and eclectic.
Tribal in feel, this trend pulls its inspiration from ancestral patterns found in Africa, India, Vietnam and beyond. Utilizing a warm palette, the colors balance beautifully with the neutral foundations found throughout. The look is given a modern edge when it is blended with contemporary elements and metallic finishes. Elements are found on everything from furniture to wall décor to dinnerware and most importantly, rugs and carpeting. Inspirational tribal prints influenced by sun colors of yellow, vibrant oranges and deep greens are mixed with global patterns and shapes to provide new design interpretations that represent the true meaning of living.
Vibrant hues add a bold edge to classic pieces, giving them a modern feel. A saturated palette of fuchsia, turquoise, parakeet green, dusky orange and sunny yellow lends itself to updated Ikat and traditional designs, as well as surprising pops of color throughout the home. Colors that are cleaner in character and provide a sense of optimism such as brighter mid-tones and zestful pastels dominate this fashion-forward way of living. Linked to modernist designs that offer a blend of beauty and boldness, the uniqueness of this trend is purely based on its ability to influence home decorating ideas and allow those who dare to create a spectacular interior that is bright, fresh and original.