Nordic and Japanese mix
The Scandinavian and Japanese styles are already quite minimalist, simple, and functional. The white color dominates all environments, natural wood, materials, and organic forms with all the influence of the great Nordic and Japanese designers of the 50 ′ are its main characteristics.
Lately, the most marked trend in interior design and decoration has focused on the personalization of spaces. That is, take into account the personal style when creating our home, without sticking so much to the mainstream, or to what the experts think about the latest trends.
Encouraging creativity through the search for one’s own personal expression has become the main style of the majority and this has greatly influenced the possibilities offered by the Internet. Having access to so much information allows us to know new possibilities.
In addition to finding products online, we access inspiring ideas and models from around the world with a simple click. This allows us to define the nuances of our personal style, helps us refine our aesthetic sensibility, and trust our preferences and not simply follow the mainstream.
Touches of Color
Muted tones are the rule today. Why? They are so clean and fresh that they inspire a great sense of calm. But this does not mean that we should give up color. Yellow shades give a warmer look, while blue shades give a sharper look, and can be used to enhance certain elements.
If you want to introduce a little color, be sure to choose pure tones that blend well with neutrals, such as earthy browns, blues, and greens.
Use colors inspired by nature to paint walls, paint windows, for bedding, or other decorative objects. Neutral tones such as white, tan, and beige always work well indoors, they feel natural and clean. Blues are refreshing like water and sky. The yellows give luminosity like sunlight and fresh flowers. The whole range of green and earth colors.
Contact with nature is indispensable and has become increasingly distant in our daily lives living in big cities. We have lost contact with heaven, earth, water, and all the elements we find outdoors that make us feel fresh, relaxed, and one with the earth.
How can we incorporate these elements of nature back into our lives? The best way is to incorporate them into our houses. The most obvious way is through plants, but not the only one, you can also use other elements that are found in nature in your decoration: stone, wood, seashells, containers with beach sand, wood, or straw. Or you can also add photographs or murals of these elements if you don’t have the real elements at hand.
Natural fibers with different textures and designs such as wicker, rattan, hemp, or jute are also a very good option. You can choose these materials for your furniture or for decoration accessories such as carpets, baskets, or lamps to create a relaxing oasis in your home.
It is essential that natural light floods all spaces, lighter curtains, and allows light to transform spaces.
The dining room integrated into the living room is the best solution for an apartment to look and feel more spacious. Good lighting is another key to creating cozy and spacious environments. Open the windows to breathe fresh air, turn off the air conditioning from time to time, and let in the breeze. As human beings, we need fresh air to feel alive and at peace.
Ideally, all windows have a beautiful view. If shrubs that block the view have grown, it is time to prune it. Make the most of the view of the garden, the pool, or just the children playing in the yard.