New 91 contributor Caroline Elvin explains how interior trends are a great place to glean inspiration for your wedding decor. If you are getting married this year or next, read on to see how ideas are closer to home that you might have thought...
The intricacies involved with planning a wedding can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. As well as all the other planning involved in creating your perfect day, picking a theme and finding inspiration for your decor can be challenging.
In recent years, we’ve seen wedding themes align rather conveniently with the current trends in home decor. If you’re getting married and have found that picking a theme can be a little tricky, you may not have to look much further than your own home.
Here’s some current home decor trends that can be tweaked to create a striking theme for your wedding.
Bringing The Outdoors In
With greenery being named Pantone’s Colour Of The Year 2017, it’s unsurprising that this theme has caught on. The idea of adding hints of green into your home is popular, with many choosing succulents and other plants to create the basis of their style.
Greenery has found its way into wedding palettes across the world. This look is all about the floristry, so pick a florist whose tastes match your own. Just as in the home, you can go all out or just use hints of this colour to create a stunning display. If you’re on a budget, the minimalist greenery look might be the one for you.
The rustic theme has withstood the test of time and has proven a popular choice for interior savvy individuals year after year. Many houses lend themselves to this theme by providing beautiful open brick backdrops and sprawling wooden beams.
The popularity of the rustic theme as a wedding look is mainly down to the rise in barn and outdoor weddings. Similar to cottages and older houses, the barn lends itself to a modern rustic look. This theme also works well if you’re planning on creating your style from scratch as the materials you need - from jam jars to apple crates and wooden cake slabs - are widely available for a good price.
The Scandinavian theme is perhaps one of the most popular home trends of the year. Clean lines and muted colours are accented with geometric prints and draped faux fur. Along with the Scandinavian lifestyle, this look has played a pivotal part in both high-street and high-end interior design.
This theme has been effectively added to many weddings in the last year. Statement lighting provides the basis of this look, whilst everything else looks simple and muted. This style works well for budget weddings as it doesn’t require too many table decorations to make a statement. Getting married in winter? A Scandinavian, cosy winter wedding - complete with throws for your guests to sit outside - is the ultimate in wedding chic.
Based on our love of Scandinavian simplicity, neutral tones have found their way into our homes. Rather than accent walls, many style their homes with white or pale grey walls and choose to accent them with the furniture and art they put in the room. With many people moving into newly built homes, this rise in neutral tones has only grown in the last year.
A great way to add a neutral feel to your wedding is by the underlying colours you use for your whole day. Think light grey bridesmaid dresses and a no-thrills cake. You may worry that basic looks like this may appear plain and uninspiring, but if you bring them altogether, you can create something very special.
This is perhaps the only theme that is more popular for weddings than it is for homes. Boho is the ultimate in laid-back luxury and leaves your guests feeling relaxed and carefree in the process. Unlike the other decor styles, the boho home is identified by the colours within it. From tapestries on the walls to mosaics on the floors, a boho home is never short of pieces collected from all over the world.
Strangely enough, a boho wedding doesn’t have to be underpinned by a kaleidoscope of colours, but it does have to have a laid-back feel to it. To create a boho wedding, think flower crowns, colourful picnic blankets and naked cakes. The idea of a boho wedding is to ensure your guests feel at ease and relaxed and having fun with the food, colours and style is a great way to do this.
Happy wedding planning brides-to-be!