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2013 Interior Design Trend Forecasts – Folklore

I know Summer is not yet over but. Just like fashion the Autumn/Winter trends are already making their way onto the shelves so to speak. Today’s post we take a look at one of this year’s trends – folklore. Although we typically think along the lines of traditional folklore, hand-crafted items and home-made accessories folklore doesn’t have to be restricted to country cottage and Alpine chalets. You can easily adopt the colour schemes and patterns to use in modern and contemporary interiors too.

Rustic style combined with deep red and wood is a ‘must’ for many folklore styles. A cross between Alpine and Scandinavian designs, this Winter trend forecast is perfect for keeping you warm on chilly nights and frosty mornings when you take a couple of the more traditional elements and put them together.

Folklore doesn’t necessarily mean rustic and quaint; you can still add touches of folklore style by using a mixture of warm textures and classical colour combinations of creamy whites and winter wine reds to get the look.

Bring a folklore look to contemporary interiors by introducing traditional patterns – snowflake styles and designs offer a stunning look which can be used for rugs, cushions and throws in a modern home with great success. Splashes of red, white and black are along the lines of traditional colour schemes.

Winter, and especially Christmas, is always an ideal time of year to bring a touch of folklore magic to your home. Traditional Scandinavian reds and whites are ideal for creating a warm atmosphere. Go for striped or gingham check fabrics for cushions; bringing the look together with red curtains and plenty of homely styled accessories.

Old meets new head-on in this stunning modern folklore inspired interior. The rustic charm of exposed wooden beans sit comfortably next to modern furniture. One thing you’ll notice is that red is yet again used within the colour scheme.

Jazz things up a little with a modern approach to folklore. Oranges replace reds, while patterns play a key role achieving the look. Neutral colours are the perfect back drop to enhance the warm oranges to bring the homely look into the 21st century.

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