There’s a great desire to bring the outside in, says Jenny Rausch of Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath. “You can see it across all styles of design,” she says. “We are using outdoor fabrics, wicker and rattans, and even putting lattice on the inside. Green leafy plants and succulents are an easy and healthy way to adorn most spaces.”
Jess Mendenhall of Castle Design agrees that bringing natural elements indoors will be trendy in the coming year. “With countless studies showing a positive correlation between nature and happiness, it is no surprise people want more of this in their home,” she says.
And in architecture, the more glass, the better, Rausch adds. “We are seeing giant windows left bare so as to not remove the connection to the outdoors,” she explains. “There are even windows and doors that fold completely away so that there is no definition between inside and out.”
To try this design trend, homeowners should remove their drapes and window coverings to let in natural light and surrounding landscape views, Rausch says. “I can breathe easier when I have more access to the outside,” she says. “Using plants and succulents is a no-brainer. Remove clutter – insert plants.”
Mendenhall echoes this idea. “Bringing in a potted tree or plant, like the currently popular Monstera plant (Swiss cheese plant), can bring a bit of the outdoors into your home,” she says. “Rattan and cane furniture are also still hot on the market, and you can easily add in a piece of this furniture to give a nod to this trend.”