Tex­tures, botan­i­cals and the Jun­ga­low trend

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Lush greens, lash­ings of cane, jute and wicker, with a splash of azure blue, th­ese are some of the hottest in­te­rior trends as we head into Spring 2018.

Vi­su­alise fresh sea­side hues to over­grown botan­i­cals, the North­ern Rivers is nat­u­rally soaked in this style of liv­ing, but our re­gion is also in­creas­ingly ac­knowl­edged as the epit­ome of this ca­sual coastal style. From de­sign-for­ward el­e­ments of our en­vi­ron­ment to out­side-the-box styling, mix­ing up na­ture is how our in­te­ri­ors are cur­rently rolling.

The jun­gle fever con­tin­ues to burn

The Jun­ga­low trend con­tin­ues and for good rea­son. With the heal­ing power of plants, good light and fresh air all con­jur­ing the im­age of spring time, the jun­gle trend is de­fined by lash­ings of fresh green fo­liage and colour­ful eth­nic dé­cor pieces that are all com­bined to­gether with a bold bo­hemian twist.

Fresh and colour­ful flo­rals and pineap­ple shapes keep reap­pear­ing, and can be seen in lamp bases, art pieces, tex­tiles, and dé­cor items through­out the home. And with the gar­den in­creas­ingly creep­ing in­side our homes, pot­ted plants, hang­ing

plants, or fo­liage and flow­ers con­tinue to grow and abound. A def­i­nite plus with this look is fresh healthy air, thanks to pot­ted plants.

Cane and able

Rat­tan, jute and cane weave a cer­tain, ca­sual beach­side style of liv­ing. Mil­len­ni­als es­pe­cially love retro-style bam­boo fur­ni­ture as ev­i­denced by the evoca­tive and in­spir­ing im­ages that are splashed all over In­sta­gram. Prices vary ac­cord­ing to bud­get, with de­signer pieces bring­ing big-ticket prices, to the bar­gain vin­tage pieces that still are still to be found.

You can find one-off, de­signer jute rugs at in­te­rior bou­tiques, or af­ford­able ver­sions that are now avail­able at bud­get prices in our na­tional stores. The pea­cock or hang­ing cane chair is now rein­vented and as de­sir­able as they were first time round, as is the hum­ble ham­mock, which has also been given the hip­ster treat­ment.

Deep azure and aqua blues

The lat­est colours to be added to the wheel of in­te­ri­ors in­clude deep azure blues, denim blues, along with fresh, aqua sea blues. Look for soft fur­nish­ings, es­pe­cially bed­ding in blues that evoke the calm­ing el­e­ment of wa­ter.

Gor­geous, hand made Moroccan rugs can now be read­ily found in any colour, in­clud­ing a wide range of deeper blues, or light aqua blues, adding the cool el­e­ment of wa­ter to your liv­ing spa­ces.

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