There are always some exciting new trends that pop up every single year in the home design and decor world, and some gain a bit more traction than others. What has been growing in popularity over the recent years is the idea of using a lot more in the way of natural elements in the home.
Not only does this give a benefit of a more sustainable look and feel to the home, often times these natural elements can fit in with a number of different looks and themes from modern to rustic to classic. What is a major benefit is that by using these sorts of elements, it is easy to give your home an entirely different look and feel that is still going to bring in a lot of warmth.
A big favourite of designers is to use stone in the home. While it is somewhat of a new design concept, it is certainly one that has been growing in popularity. Stone is perfect for setting backspslashes apart, and is even being introduced as a flooring element in many homes in kitchens and bathrooms.
Bamboo has made a big appearance lately in many of the recent home decor and interior design shows that have been happening around the world. Not only is bamboo incredibly eco-friendly, an important factor to many, but it is also highly durable. Which is why many people are looking to bamboo for flooring and kitchen cabinets.
Another popular sustainable natural element that is popular is cork. Cork is a totally renewable resource that has durability and good looks as well. Cork is popular in flooring, especially places like the kitchen because it gives a great bounce to the floor, perfect for those who stand up all day. Cork is also gaining popularity as full wall decor, and increasingly, even as insulation in homes as well.
Another popular natural element that is being used often in home decor and decorating are natural fibers. Accessorizing with rugs, throw pillows and curtains that are made from natural fibers give the home a truly warm and inviting look and feel. Burlap, canvas, jute and linen are all perfect examples of natural fibers that go with a variety of home decor looks.
Leather is a lot more than just for furniture when it comes to home decor. Of course a great leather couch is always wonderful to sink into, but there are a number of other pieces that can highlight the natural look of leather as well, or highlight leather in interesting ways. Accessories like pictures, lamps, rugs and throw pillows can all bring in natural leather elements without giving the home too much of a rustic look and feel.