Interior trends for Autumn 2016
The use of natural materials in the home isn't necessarily something new, but we're noticing an increased use of natural furnishings and home accessories on social media. Through the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, metal and cork it's easier than ever to integrate elements of mother nature into our homes. But it's how you combine these materials to create a natural aura that's more important. It isn't just a case of buying everything in a wooden finish - it's about incorporating all aspects of nature into the home to recreate the earthy, airy and spacious feeling of the great outdoors.
Some common features that you will see throughout the trend are; the use of big plants such as the tropical Dracaena and the large-leafed Monstera deliciosa, the use of metals such as copper and aluminium to accent the wood grains of furnishings and the combination of different wood finishes such as oak against walnut or beech against mahogany. You will also notice that many of the interiors have white or light wallpaper to accentuate the natural finishes of the furnishings in the room.
Another aspect of the trend is to have home accessories that are also nature friendly such as the Meraki Skincare Range and Eco Diffusers from Paddywax. These brands focus on sourcing sustainable materials, meaning you can carry on to enjoy nature itself when you're not in the comfort of your own home. But not only do these brands use sustainable materials they also have great packaging to, using neutral tones that sit well on tables and shelves against all over your other homewares.
We've rounded up the best Instagram posts that epitomise the Natural Home trend to give you some inspiration on how to create an organic atmosphere in your home.
This light and bright bedroom space makes great use of home accessories with metal accents like the wire memo board and golden pineapple. With a touch of greenery and the lovely knitted grey throw it makes a lovely inviting space.
The stripped back walls and clashing wood grains are what really make this little reading corner stand out. The heavy use of plants and understated metal accents with the silver tray and Hay Lup candle holder complete the look.
The clashing natural wood grains of the door, floor and furnishings give are what make this inviting hallway. The addition of the wicker basket and large welcoming plant complete the airy and naturally spacious feel.
The earthy green wallpaper mixed with the natural tones of the couch, woolen throw and pillows make this living room feel like you're actually in an urban jungle.
The use of wicker throughout this living space and the very soft greys and whites give a spacious and airy aura to this living room - like you're actually out in the open air.
The use of lighter woods such as ash and beech really give this home a bright and almost beach-like feel. And where is better in nature than the beach!?
The natural wooden grains mixed with the furniture and the moderate use of greenery give this a space a clean and open atmoshpere.
The Meraki homewares range really photographs as well as it smells. This natural range of beauty products uses muted colours such as white, silver and brown to identify its link with nature.
Like what you see? Don't forget to shop the Natural Home trend at Utility Design today. You can find furniture, gifts and home accessories that will bring the outdoors into your home.
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