Just as trends in color change with each new year, so do trends in home and garden design. Natural, “green” designs have been popular for several years now and their popularity will continue with the addition of some vintage flair. Introduce a few new trendy items into your sanctuary with magickal twists on a few of House Beautiful’s 2013 trend picks:
- Grass Cloth
Grass cloth wallpaper adds warmth and texture to a space and is appropriate in just about any room in the house. Use it to bring a sense of the earth element into the house in a subtle but distinct way. (The four elements is even a great decorating scheme on its own. Check out Air, Earth, Water & Fire: Decorating with the Elements for even more ideas in this area.)
- Informal Garden Design
Natural-looking, informal gardens are going to be very popular this year. Achieve the look by filling flower beds with an abundance of mismatched flowers for variety of color, texture and size. This is a great plan for a moon or sun garden where structure is not necessary.
Brass frames and decorative items give any room a touch of elegance and mystery. Brass pentacles are often available on online sites like Etsy.com and can be propped up along a mantle with a collection of objets d’art or inconspicuous altar items.
- Outdoor Rooms
We’ve talked about bringing the elements in but what about taking your living space to the elements? “Outdoor rooms” can include anything from gardens enclosed by tall hedges to lattice patios as an extension of a bedroom or living room. No matter the interpretation, there is certainly nothing more pagan than being close to nature.
- Unusual Flower Elements
Flower arrangements go a long way towards brightening up any space and can be quite magickal as well, as in the case of Charm Bouquets. Adding unusual, eye-catching elements to bouquets such as cabbage, artichokes, grasses, apples and oak balls has been gaining popularity in recent years and will continue to liven up the floral industry (as well as amateur arrangements) in 2013.
What 2013 trends have caught your eye and how do you plan to incorporate them into your home?