Recently, I thought it would be fun to create a post about the different design and decor elements that seem to be gaining momentum. I found so many fun examples of the things on my trending list…plus discovered a few more hot items…that I decided this stuff was just too good for one post. Keep watching for more “Trending Now” topics to come as I pinpoint the things we’re loving right now in blogland.
Today’s trend: Nature. Right now, organic shapes, natural elements, and animals are all decor and fashion favorites. We’re looking with fresh eyes at favorite silhouettes and colors from 30-40 years ago. Check out this trends that have their roots in nature, but give a big nod to mid-century modern art, design, and textiles.
Remember when all we wanted to do was “put a bird on it‘? Well, now we’re getting more specific, focusing our efforts on specific breeds. The owl trend probably got started with our penchant for thrift shopping and all things vintage. As soon as someone realized that those ugly ceramic owls from the 1970’s could be transformed with a coat of spray paint, we were ready to get on board.
Ceramic Owl | Teal and Lime
Owl Pillow | Remodelaholic
Owl Print | Geraldine Adams
Owl Wallpaper | Abigail Edwards
The appearance of owls is much humbler than this other trendy bird, the magnificent peacock. Since jewel tones are the colors du jour in textiles, peacocks are an obvious match. Their gorgeous plumage has interesting graphic qualities, too.
Peacock Bedroom | Zujava
Peacock Settee | Athropologie
Peacock Wallpaper | Houzz
Peacock Feather Rug | Touch of Class
Pillow with Peacock Design | Inside Avenue
When in doubt, we’re simplifying with feathers instead of an entire bird. Feathers are another natural element that designers–especially graphic designers–have started producing more of for us to enjoy in our homes.
White Feathered Wreath | West Elm
Feathered Gift Tag | Hampton Reeds
Feather Pillow | Houzz
Green Feather Cushion | Down That Little Lane
Animals with horns and antlers are soooo 2012…2013 is the year of the fox! I’m not sure what it is that we love so much about these little critters, but I have a feeling their orange and brown coloring has something to do with it, along with the fact that a fox has such an artistically interesting face to reproduce.
Fox Dish Towel | Anthropologie
Little Fox Print | Etsy
Hidden Animal Mugs | Uncommon Goods
Fox Purse | Ebay
This is one trend that is growing on me…ha ha! We’re really starting to get a hang of the concept reduce, reuse, recycle with this trend, proving that we’re willing to see beauty in what would have once been thrown away.
Stump Side Table | Nesting Place
Tree Stump Vases | Decoist
DIY Stump Table | 17 Apart
Gold Painted Stumps | Love Maegan
Stumps on Casters | Jenny’s Hus