Ikea. I’m sure everyone has some sort of relationship to this flat pack giant.
Whether you’re a fan or foe, I must admit to never turning down a visit when I’m offered one. Last night, I fought through the Manchester rush hour traffic with the promise of a meatball dinner firmly in my mind. I was also keen to see Ikea’s interpretation of some of this season’s key trends.
Green & Organic
Green plants and organic materials can be seen everywhere at the moment. Especially the hanging flower pots. I love how these can make a real difference to a room by bringing texture and a sense of life. They will however look just a good outside. I’m planning on tying a couple together myself (hanging planter DIY) from thin leather straps.
Tip: Do an image search in Google for “Hanging planters“. You’ll get loads of ideas on how to make this work in your home.
Metals & Metallics
Metals and metallics, preferably in combination with the softer organic materials, is a big thing this year. I am already a big fan of the raw and industrial look, which you could probably tell if you saw our living room table (more on our lovely industrial coffe table in another post).
I love these pot stands, and yes, you guessed it. Patterns and are another big trend this year. Look for graphic prints and hexagon-inspired patterns for your rugs, cushion covers and soft furnishings and you will be spot on trend this year.
Bring in the Outdoors
I have to admit, our home is in serious need of plants and greenness. Apart from 2 brave Piece Lilies and the occasional fresh cut flowers, our home is embarrassingly bare. I’m on a mission to address this so will definitely look for inspiration in this trend.
Do you have any plans or ideas for your home this year? Please share!