Sköna Hem's 2009 Trend Report

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One of our favorite décor mags, Sweden's Sköna Hem, recently listed their trend prediction of 2009. If you're in need of some inspiration to spruce up your home, take a minute to peruse the list...


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1. Raw Blonde Wood With the recent movements to go green, it's no surprise that this tops this list. Beautiful blonde wood meets locally produced materials stresses the importance of simplicity.


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2. Tailored Textiles For heavier fabrics (like this grand purple velvet), the tailored look can give a room just the right amount of glamour.


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3. Sense & Sensibility This trend is described as creating spaces that evoke a sense of "calm and harmony" by using sheer fabrics and delicate, muted colors.


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4. Soft Cubism Main furniture pieces are getting a bit rounder on the edges--but not losing its boxy shape! This contradictory trend can give a room a nice element of surprise.


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5. Factory Elements Despite the push towards delicacy and calm, there's always a niche for those of us who have more industrial tastes. The "factory" look is all about using bold primary colors to create a creative work/live space. It's Mondrian meets Pac Man!

Check out all the trends at Sköna Hem! [ Warning: It's all in Swedish. ]

[ Photos from Sköna Hem ]