We start the morning with a summary of what the week has given us in the decorative blogosphere. A lot of very good decorative inspiration focused on this occasion, mainly, on ideas to renovate kitchens and bathrooms in all styles: Nordic, Japandi, Industrial…
The Scandinavian style, a return to the roots
If we had to simply describe what the Scandinavian style is in decoration, we could simply apprehend it as a real homecoming. Naturalness and simplicity are the very essences of this style, both sober and original, which has conquered many interiors.
His calling? Make our interiors warm by focusing on the simplicity of natural materials such as wood and light colors allowing maximum light to enter. Strong contrasts in black and white prints are also required to give a little relief and personality to the whole.
White nevertheless remains the main color that will be able to present itself as the white canvas of a painter who should be embellished with decoration. Because far from being soporific, the Scandinavian style allows a lot of creativity and expression of its personality through wall decoration, textiles, furniture, or even small decoration.
The definition of industrial style
The industrial style has its roots in the days of Fordism and the heyday of working-class life at the turn of the last century. In industrial production plants, robust materials and furniture are needed, which will withstand time and the repeated onslaught of machines.
In addition, furniture and objects are above all functional: retractable lamps, study stools… If these pieces of furniture seemed to be unable to find a place in an interior, the industrial trend has been proving the contrary to us for decades. The workbenches become sturdy dining tables, with their steel frame and wooden top, the stools find their place around the table or facing the desk, the chairs have been revisited with a touch of lively color, slightly aged for more authenticity.
The distinctive features of Japanese decoration
Nature, simplicity, and minimalism – these are the keywords that guide us when transforming our interiors in line with Japanese trends. From the choice of the color palette to the selection of decorative objects such as a Japanese painting or lucky charm figurines, each detail is well thought out and carefully chosen to achieve perfect harmony. Now, we examine the essential elements to consider to breathe a relaxing and stylish note into your home by relying on the Japanese style.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Japanese style is its closeness to nature. This is why wood is the most used material in Japanese houses. In general, it is used in the form of wall or floor covering as well as in furniture versions.
Plants are also invited into Japanese decor. Whether you want to add a few traditional plants like bamboo or bonsai or you prefer other exotic species, the presence of greenery will go a long way towards an authentic and zen look. However, it should be noted that here the emphasis is on green plants rather than colored plants.