Fall Inspiration from Finland
The weather still might feel like it’s summer, but September is a nice time to start welcoming fall into our lives. Kids are back in school, routines are back in the groove. It’s time to think about our fall home and how to enjoy life at home this fall. Changing your home’s look can be as simple as upgrading some textiles at home, and that’s why I wanted to share some fall home decoration trends from Scandinavia by Finnish Vallila Interior.
Scandinavian design is all about function, high quality and often minimal but bold design. One of the leading Finnish design companies taking creative Finnish design across the world is Vallila Interior. Vallila Interior was founded by Swiss Otto Berner 80 years ago in 1935. The high value of the Finnish design process is represented in Vallila products by the ‘Design From Finland’ –symbol. Its values are also reflected in the company’s approach and work: every color and material is chosen to reflect the high quality principles. Vallila’s products are sold in several countries, find the retailer selling Vallila products closest to you here.
New Vallila Store Opening in Helsinki
Vallila has exciting news for our friends in Helsinki: they are opening their first store next week in Kluuvi (at Aleksanterinkatu 11). Read more how the first shoppers on Tuesday September 8th will even receive a free gift.
6 Fall and winter trends for home
1. Scenic Nature Views in Textiles
Nature theme continues being trendy for fall and especially for winter 2016. Abstract pictures of nature and scenic nature views are among the most popular trends in home textiles. I love this video by Vallila showcasing their “Huipulla” (On the top) collection and the nature inspiration behind it.
2. Flower prints
Flowers can bloom all year around in home textiles.
Forget about your grandmother’s flower prints, the modern flower prints are bold and beautiful.
3. Dramatic colors and contrasts
While Scandinavian style has always been very minimal and natural, muted colors, are preferred in homes, there has always been love for bolder prints as well.
This fall the minimal black and white design mixes with bold colors in prints that are partially black and white with bold pops of color.
4. Blue, orange and pink and the other hottest colors.
Seasonal color favorites for fall 2015 are blue, orange and pink, in several different hues.
The jewel tones emerald green, amethyst purple, ruby red, topaz yellow, sapphire blue, tourmaline green, and turquoise blue, are also trendy this fall and winter.
The pastel colors are still seen on this fall’s home decorating, but the lighter pastels are not being paired with darker colors.
5. Natural tones are always part of Scandinavian decor.
Soft colors and textures bring cozy feel to homes, and especially after summer of outdoor living people want to calm down and cozy up indoors.
Home is a place for relaxing, calming down, resting and warmth with the people you love. The natural colors and hues of gray, beige, brown and white are always important part of Scandinavian decor.
6. Traditional with a new twist for Christmas.
Here is also already a look into Vallila’s new prints for Christmas 2015. I love the traditional straw goat print, can’t get anymore Scandinavian that this!
Mix traditional and contemporary freely this Christmas. The traditional Christmas print mixes well with the more minimal and modern print, doesn’t it?
Which fall and winter home trends are you the most excited about?
Photos: Henna Soronen for Vallila Interior
Post by Katja Presnal
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