The last of the needles fall onto the ground as you carry the Christmas tree out of the door after a month of warmth and joviality. Suddenly your home feels sad and empty. But that's actually good news! It creates an excellent new shopping opportunity. A clean slate doesn’t just apply to New Year’s resolutions - it applies equally to introducing a new showstopper into your home. Christmas tree out, houseplant in. Welcome 2020!
Choose a plant that suits you
The choice of plants at the garden centre can be overwhelming. And following in the footsteps of the Christmas tree certainly gives them a lot to live up to. Will you opt for an indoor tree, or prefer something more compact? Alongside the size, your interior style is also important. Simple, futuristic or cosy? Take a look at the following three very different interiors trends.
Sustainability interiors trend
Sustainability and the future remains an important theme in 2020. Our concern leads to more restrained choices and new sense of responsibility. The sustainability of our immediate environment as well as that of the entire planet is a recurring theme. In the interior this trend leads to calming interiors where rhythm and the pure product count. The sustainable approach is leading to a real revival in recycled materials that retain their authenticity. This means that the composite materials and products do not look perfect; instead, you can see their history. The no-nonsense monstera fits perfectly with the theme of sustainability, because in Chinese symbolism this plant represents a long life.
Futurism interiors trend
The future has arrived. The interiors trend that embraces futurism is all about speed, smart and senses. How can we remain in touch with ourselves in an ever smarter environment? That's why we're constantly looking for a healthy balance and a new rhythm within a tempo in which so much is decided, invented and expected on our behalf. In the interior this trend translates into a feeling that smart technological solutions can be found everywhere. Unusual metallic finishes, transparent materials with gradients and reflections lend an overall sci-fi feel. Plants are kept as simple as possible, with an exciting colour effect in order to crank up the mystery even further. Strelitiza is a logical choice, because how could something so exotic exist in a bog standard living room? The flowers therefore have an almost otherwordly beauty.
Vulnerability interiors trend
Don't we all love the feeling of a hot bath or a freshly-made bed? A sense of a soft landing, in your immediate surroundings but also in society as a whole, is a theme that is expressing itself in the latest interiors trends. With so much chaos in the world outside, it’s nice for everything at home to be more friendly, softer, more beautiful. A place where you can be safe and comfortable, like being wrapped in a warm blanket. In the interior this trend leads to all things soft: soft colours, soft materials and soft-looking plants. Like the remarkable Ficus 'Everst', a striking variety with velvety soft, grey-green leaves.
Whatever your interior, we have the perfect houseplant for you to start the new decade off on a green note!
Content credit: The Joy of Plants