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Eco-friendly home decor tops trends

If you have been thinking of doing up your spring decor, keeping in mind the big home trends emerging this year then you should stock up on eco-friendly knick knacks.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2012 00:57 IST
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If you have been thinking of doing up your spring decor, keeping in mind the big home trends emerging this year then you should stock up on eco-friendly knick knacks. At the recently concluded, IMM Cologne, one of the biggest interior design expos of the year, held in Germany high-quality furniture made from natural materials emerged as a big trend.



Furniture

This inclination towards quality and natural materials, described as a ‘mega trend’ by the German Furniture Industry, is characterised by the use of untreated wood, furniture made from up-cycled wood, cork flooring, wooden bathtubs and even wall decorations made from moss. The products falling under the umbrella of this mega trend also, according to the survey, possess an ‘ultramodern look’ without appearing to be the result of industrial production.



Regarding the natural materials, one of the most popular is expected to be oak, particularly in furniture such as beds and cupboards. The survey also identified several other key trends including a continued preference for saturated or pure colours; the survey predicts that this trend will see widespread use of ‘mono’ colours over the coming season.