Trendey correspondent (i.e. me) is now loaded and ready to visit the ongoing Home 2010 Fair in Stockholm. Home decor trends and inspiration will be brought right back at ya! Before this wknd is over. As a starter, let’s hear from our Swedish decor trend expert Lotta Ahlvar. She’s the CEO of Swedish Fashion Council. (And yes, of course we need a fashion council in Sweden, we’re serious on home & fashion trends.). Anyho, trend expert Ms Alhvar says there are three important trends for interior design going on:
- Humour. We love to enliven our homes with strong funny and happy accents. That’s sounds great to me since Swedish homes are, as you all know, overly whiteish. @Trendey, klick e.g. the tags accent colour, colours and happy for inspiration on this part. And the full eclectic style department of course.
- History. This can be antiques, patina, rust, collectibles or just children’s drawings. You’ll find pieces of this anywhere on Trendey, but press history for some specific posts.
- Tactile & clean wood. With natural materials and a low-key colour range. At Trendey mostly found within the Nature style section and tags about wood; clean wood, blonde wood, grey+wood, etc.
Now let’s indulge in this last-mentioned trend with some photos from the Fair:
Woodwork, driftwood and clogs are crucial in Homelywood. And so is the Old School Wood-line with kindling wood, a Lumberjack-look, chopping blocks and Woodstock. Added to that a reindeer skin, the occasional stump and some fur cushions. They have really taken the wood & nature-trend seriously! Will we see some of this in the near future? I bet we will. Here’s a last pic for today, with a distinct retro vibe: