Looking beyond the local shopping mall for home decorating inspiration may just take you out of your comfort zone and into a world of possibilities.
From bedroom decorating ideas to your long overdue bathroom renovation, it pays to remember that homeowners the world over are faced with the same interior style dilemmas. Travelling broadens our horizons generally but more specifically there’s a lot of inspiration to be drawn from cultures and communities the world over – and much of it can be found online.
We took to the global marketplace of Etsy to as a great place to begin a new interiors wanderlust.
The dining table is a central gathering place for people no matter where you live and the pioneering ceramicists of Japan is an inspiring place to start our journey, with understated, tactile forms hitting style notes not least with a view to the trend towards the philosophy of wabi-sabi.
The never-ending search for living room ideas takes a turn to Germany with the trend of vintage rattan popping up in local markets as readily as it does here in Australia. German vintage sellers are ahead of the game however, drawing on their local knowledge and vast array of contacts to get in first on mirrors, planters and larger furniture pieces. The good news is that it’s very lightweight so if you fall in love with something, don’t discount having it shipped to Australia – particularly smaller items.
Danish design can be found in almost in every corner of the globe and currently in the Netherlands a trend for high-concept lighting design has been noted. Emerging designs are showcasing the materials from which they are made –origami folds and laser-cut shapes are trending in pendant lights and lamps.
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