Featured Trend: 5 Reasons to Love Natural Materials

Natalia Kolomiets

Posted on March 20 2020

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Add texture

Is your current decorating scheme falling? Whether you like neutral colors or prefer splashes of color, your decor may still feel bad if you're missing this essential ingredient - texture.

And can you guess the easiest way to infuse some visual character into any space? You already know that we are going to say natural materials! And it's true. Natural materials are a great way to spice up your current space without changing the style or buying a whole new set of furniture, sometimes it's just enough to bring just one piece, for example, The dining table or a solid wood side table. Basically, natural shockproof materials complement even the most vibrant or neutral spaces.

They are ultra versatile

Sometimes, even when you love a trend, it can be hard to figure out how to integrate it into your current decor (we knew the rustic barn door felt out of place in our mid-century living room). Fortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth with the trend for natural materials.

One of our favorite things about using natural materials is its versatility. From rustic or modern to anything in between, this is a trend that makes you easily feel at home in rooms of all styles. It is subtle enough to blend in, but striking enough to make your space feel new. Talk about win-win!

They have great staying power

Do you know the feeling when you have had the same decoration for a while and suddenly you realize that you are fed up? Maybe it's a wall color that's been around too long or even a trend you once loved but can't bear now.

And unfortunately, most people don't have the time or the money to change their interiors as often as they change their minds. So what is a person who changes their mind and knows the style supposed to do?

Unlike avocado green appliances or velvet wallpaper, natural materials won't go out of style anytime soon. These pieces can be dressed to suit your current design choices and reused in different spaces. You have to love a trend with staying power!

They bring nature inside

Spring and summer are all about bringing the outdoors indoors. We all know this is the thumb (green) rule with plants and flowers: Having photosynthesis from friends helps make your home feel more welcoming, cleans your air and makes you a happier person!

Pieces like jute rugs and bamboo side tables can help you bring more natural vibes into your home. This is especially good if you have a brown thumb because a seagrass side table doesn't need TLC. We will take all the positive power from the plant we can get!

They bring nostalgia for the 80s

If your grandmother had matching wicker armchairs and a bamboo fan, you may recall that the trend for natural materials started long before the summer of 2019.

Using natural materials in your space is a great way to assent to the 80s without going overboard (unless you want to, of course). Cotton window treatments, jute rugs, and woven lighting fixtures are great ways to try out the '80s.

 

 

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