3 Sensational Décor Trends That Have Gone Global
We’re noticing that the California-loved eco-friendly decorating trend has taken on global appeal. Designers everywhere from South Africa to Japan love sustainable solutions to chic living. Italy is swooning over a juxtaposition of machine-produced and handmade materials. And in Spain, traditional décor is being imbued with a refreshing sense of youth and whimsy. Whether they’re stark and minimal or oozing with textural detail, we can’t get over these immaculate interiors! Check out the following trends for some major design inspiration.
Inspired by the Japanese love for nature and in response to the cramped urban residences that populate Japanese cities, locals are looking to infuse their homes with green plants. Succulents, foliage plants, and even dry flowers are the accents of choice according to Shigenori Hamaguchi, editor in chief of Elle Décor Japan.
Italians are all about contrasting the use of cold industrial materials such as metal with warm, “homey” craftsmanship. Livia Peraldo Matton, editor in chief of Elle Décor Italia, states that “wood, leather, and spectacular stones are combined with the light of metal and silk, for furnishings that are beautiful to look at but also to touch.”
Elle Decoration South Africa editor in chief Bielle Ross defines new luxury as “the sexiest sustainable solutions, and a mix of provocative colors, tempting textures, and alluring finishes.” Pair that kind of green decadence with a bohemian approach to living, and voilà! A seductive aesthetic that is sure to make any minimalist consider going luxe.