I can’t believe it’s September, and the summer season is already over. Our boys are back to school, and we’ve started a new season at Rafa-kids with fresh energy.
The Autumn came without warning this year in The Netherlands, with a lot of wind and rain, right after holidays ended in August. Last year we enjoyed the warm, sunny days till late October! I’m writing this post with a cup of hot chocolate on my desk and candles burning away. As much as I like the long summer days, the Autumn season has so much to offer too.
I noticed that this year, fashion trends and home decor overlap each other here and there! I find it exciting and want to talk more about it today on the blog with you.
I see plenty of beautiful Natural colors and materials in both fashion and home decor stores. It doesn’t happen so often, because the fashion trends are changing much faster than the interior design ones. I think that the natural tendency also has a lot to do with the other important issues we are facing. The sustainability of products we buy, reduction of waste and pollution of our planet, making conscious decisions about what we eat, wear and decorate our home with. Do you see it the same way?
On the other hand, we are leaving the time of internet and globalization. I believe we are desperately longing for contact with nature. We need to protect our planet and also feed our senses to enjoy life more: to touch, feel, and smell. It’s my little theory that we can feed our senses by surrounding ourself with materials and products, bringing us back to nature.
I adore all the examples on the pictures I’m showing you today. You can find on each of the images something reach, textural, and authentic. Starting from the very earthy tone and texture wall on the first picture, and layers of textures of bedding and blankets on the following photos. It creates a calm and sophisticated atmosphere in the room. I recently wonder: is brown becoming the new black?
Then, there is fashion, with a lot of natural colors of white, beige, brown, and monochrome looks. I love it so much! Using similar colors, whether in your wardrobe or at home, ask for adding plenty of textures, not to make them look dull and not inspiring. I have watched many documentaries about fast fashion, ( for example ‘The True Cost’ on Netflix – worth seeing ) and I’m learning more and more on how to buy well. I was shocked when I discovered that the fashion industry is the second biggest industry ( after oil ) polluting our planet! It’s essential to check the labels on the garments we buy. This way, we can be sure where they are made and from which materials. It’s not my goal to speak about it in details now, but I find it very important, and I hope you will think about it and do some research too.
Step by step, we can make better decisions and change our way of living for a better future. Let’s these beautiful pictures inspire us to start a good new autumn season.
Please klick on the pictures used in this Blog post if you would like to find the source.
Thank you for inspiration!