Carefree consumption is no longer cool. Climate change is making us aware that behavioural changes are necessary. Recycling, upcycling and themes such as sustainability and zero waste are becoming increasingly important and more and more desirable. Nature is a stakeholder with an important voice that cannot be ignored anymore. This 'green emancipation' translates into this season's style trend: Balanced Biotope.
Style trend Balanced Biotope focuses on an environmentally conscious life with a lot of attention paid to organic, sustainable products and natural materials and colours. In short, the trend inspires you to create a natural environment, where you can live in balance with nature. Give love to everything that grows, and receive that love back!
Trend ingredients Balanced Biotope
This season's style trend translates into all kinds of sustainable innovations, the use of biodegradable raw materials, and reusing non-natural materials. Furthermore, this season we see many organic forms and robust, industrial objects.
Patterns within this trend are rough and mostly based on natural textures. We embrace natural, raw materials such as stone, wood, bamboo, cork and textiles. Spotted patterns, reminiscent of fungi and mushrooms, are also prevalent. As for colour, this style trend exudes 'natural'. Think sandy, grey and yellow-green tones. A touch of industrial blue and terracotta give the style trend some extra diversity and guts.
Balanced Biotope in the interior
Balanced Biotope inspires to create an optimal balance with nature and a different view on green. A few plants in the house is not enough. In fact, plants and flowers become as important as the rest of the interior, but in a Balanced Biotope way. Think for example of an indoor border, curtains made of plants and a homemade house perfume. The presentation of plants is also as you would expect from this trend. This season, for example, we see dried grasses and continuous plant patterns on the wall as natural eye-catchers.
Applying Balanced Biotope with plants
You don't have to give your interior, garden or terrace a complete metamorphosis to apply this style trend. A few adjustments can make a big difference! An outdoor border with different plants gives the Balanced Biotope feeling right away. Or bring the outdoors feeling inside with a winter garland.
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