2023: a 7 year
7 is one of the most spiritual numbers in numerology.
Focusing on spiritual development, self-reflection, understanding self, and awakening to personal power and life mission are important themes this year.
Love, honesty, and compassion in partnerships. Above all: having faith and strength, and trusting that we can create our destiny through perseverance, tapping into our talents, gifts and abilities, and embracing- integrating guidance from Source.
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More is more
Lavish Maximalism with a vast array of patterns and rich colors.
Sophisticated Neoclassicism with symmetrical lines and peculiar details.
Tamed Brutalism, when industrial materials like concrete and natural elements like plants, wood are brought together for an inviting ambience.
Quirky Surrealism with astonishing- many times absurd- features and geometric elements.
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The new trends by the Five Elements
- Wallpaper is back, even for ceilings. Scenic wallpaper is more colorful and up to date.
- Fabric and paper lightings are popular.
- Applying one fabric to decorate everything in a room is huge. Even better if it is monochromatic.
- Layering textures becomes a fun, exciting way to make the space visually pleasing and tactile at the same time.
- Rich woods are a beautiful trend- walnut, cherry, oak nurture us and help us stay connected to nature in our homes.
- Red color is making a comeback.
- Ambient, cozy lighting plays a great role in designing a serene atmosphere.
- Mushroom leather, an alternative to animal skin is sustainable.
- Concrete is in focus, raw, polished or micro topped.
- Terrazzo and mosaic satisfy our desire for more patterns.
- Gorgeous, colorful marble is paired with laid back neutrals.
- Silver and iron accents, polished aluminum, stainless steel, and nickel shine.
- Silver color is a favorite.
- Besides bold colors and jewel tones, earth tones are still in. Pinks and mauve are favored this year. Darker tones add depth, earthy colors ground us. Both these groups can create a cozy environment.
- 3-dimensional tiles that look handmade add a personal touch to the interior.
- In today’s harsh world, we welcome the reappearance of soft curves in design for nurturing vibes.
- Silk moiré fabric is featured, imitating the image of water.
- Special glass objects draw attention to amazing craftsmanship and make one’s heart sing.
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Homes have become multifunctional, where people want to express their personality and originality.
There is a great emphasis on retreat, relaxation, meditation, and fitness: creating the right environment for these activities is crucial.
Being more selective and blending contemporary paintings, upcycled vintage or antique pieces to create a unique, cherished personal space and story is of the utmost importance.
Photo Credit for Featured Image: Unsplash, Devon Janse van Rensburg
Julianna Kocsis is a Feng Shui Specialist, Organizational Expert, Intuitive Vibrational Catalyst, Textile Design Archivist. She is also the founder of Talila Consulting. Bringing Order and Harmony to your Home, Work and Life.