Spring trend 2017
The world around us is becoming ever more opaque; we no longer know what we can rely on.
We appear to have found certainty and safety in nature. That makes having living greenery indoors ever more important. We place nature on a pedestal by constructing mini-gardens or mini-ecosystems in glass bottles or vases so we can observe their development. Living, dried and petrified nature are combined to create small places of peace within the home. These are combined with personal rituals to achieve peace or avert evil. The stimulation of our senses thereby plays an important role, as do the effects of colour, fragrance and the appearance of materials. Aromatherapy takes on a different form: a more natural approach with do-it-yourself ideas based on natural products such as petals or herbs.
Organic and symbolic shapes that speak to the imagination fit with this style trend. Shapes which symbolise worship.
Natural materials are combined in a high contrast display. Stones and semi-precious stones are important because they symbolise wisdom.
Inspiration for patterns is found in nature. The trend is characterised by the natural (spot) patterns and designs derived from flowers and plants, with influences from religious symbolism here and there.
A calm colour palette with greens at its heart, to which positive and calm colours such as pale yellow and - for flowers - accents of pink and lilac are also added.
Flower and plants
Fresh, delicate flowers and plants with a rustic look which are known for their medicinal working or their symbolic value. The fascination with nature can be seen in the use of plants and flowers with unusual shapes, an unusual growth habit or strong fragrance. Alongside living flowers, dried flowers will also experience a revival in a new form within this trend.