The main (Swedish) home decor trend theme for next season (ss 2012) is pronounced: lightly soiled pastels against a base of bright, sandy beige and grey tones. Says who? Says Formex, the largest meeting place for nordic interior design. And even though they are not always right, in terms of actual impact in people’s homes and minds – let’s say the SS 2010 Glorious Mix of psychedelic patterns and a modern jet-set feel didn’t happen – Formex usually somewhat nail it.
For the spring season of 2012 key concepts are sensuality, lightness, dreams and your own personal bubble. The home is our personal mood board where we collect, arrange and display objects that arouse memories and feelings. Formex sees an enhanced feeling for the sensual and tactile, dreamy and poetical, and that we’re attracted by floating and gauzy materials, graceful shapes, three-dimensional effects, transparents and iridescent surfaces. The colour palette is slightly off-colour pastels, against a background of light, sandy beige and grey tones. Dark graphite grey provides the contrast and iridescent mother-of-pearl gives the otherwise light, romantic range of colours a modern touch.
We’ll see! Muted pastels + rougher materials is certainly a spring-favourite of mine. So is the beige/blond+grey combo. And for now, my association is decor guru Pippi Longstocking goes to Italy. Add some mindfulness and pearls. But it’s Christmas season still! This was just an appetizer, we’ll get back to spring in January. But if someone wants to be ahead of the trends, here’s a lovely x-mas inspiration – or actually Hanukkah decor (Thanks Cep!) to inspire:
| pic via style at home |
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