The color of the year 2017 “Greenery” and the trend towards the lush jungle already reveal how popular natural elements are at the moment of living. But how can nature be brought home in an individual way? Which changes can be realized quickly, how can plants be arranged appropriately and why is the replacement of the flooring worthwhile? Answers can be found here!

Greenery: Color 2017

The Pantone-Farbinstitut voted ” Greenery ” the color of the year 2017. The beautiful shade of green transforms living spaces into hopeful rooms that invite you to dream and relax. The industry now supplies a large number of products, which are characterized by the clear green. Whether textiles, decoration or entire furniture: Greenery gives each apartment a light and above all natural charm.

The new must-have: plants!

What is new is the realization that plants bring more naturalness into the home, but what is new is the way of presentation. Indoor plants have become true stars of the interior scene in recent months and must not be missing on any Instagram photo. Cacti , succulents , orchids and Co. are best arranged in groups, suspended or used directly as table decoration. For example, “Craftycloud” shows how decorative cacti can be used in the form of a terrarium:

In addition, individual green stems in simple vases, handle baskets or paper bags look chic as planters. What should not be missing is the macrame knotting technique , which turns even boring pots into eye-catchers. How to make knotted plant holders free tutorials and samples .

One thing is for sure: with a mini-jungle, nature wanders very easily and quickly into your own four walls! And if you do not like real green plants or have no room for them, simply print them out and present them in stylish picture frames!

Soil with a natural look: vinyl, ceramin and cork

No question: parquet is and remains the best in terms of country house furnishings. Disadvantage: The flooring is expensive. The material alone does not make the price difference to cheaper alternatives, but rather the sometimes high workload, which is associated with the complex installation. Especially if you prefer extravagant laying methods, it can be expensive. A cheaper and visually no less diverse alternative are vinyl floors . They are generally easy to clean, durable, hygienic, non-slip, water-repellent and ideal for allergy sufferers. The selection is huge and offers a variety of optical finesse. Friends of classic wooden floors should be enthusiastic about the sometimes outstanding imitations of natural structures. Interior Designer Home Market with several locations in Germany presents innovative vinyl design floors online, which serve as decorative examples.

Promising is the relatively new material Ceramin . The replication of wood and stone looks is possible and harmful substances are completely eliminated. The ceramic-like composite is touted as particularly robust, lightweight and waterproof. The cork floor , which is 100 percent natural and offers equally diverse designs, is also relatively inexpensive. For the most part cork is extracted from cork oak. The pleasantly smooth running feeling, the warm and easy-care surface as well as the good impact sound insulating properties are advantageous. In addition, the natural material is completely recyclable and does not charge electrostatically.

The following criteria are important in the selection of floors next to the optics:

  • stain resistance
  • Light fastness
  • class
  • surefootedness
  • water absorption
  • Laying technique (eg click systems)
  • possible pollutants

More tips and suggestions on flooring can be found

With regard to kitchen of Team 7 , which AD Magazin reported on. It is available in nine wood types and convinces with its reduced lines and tasteful surfaces. Enthusiasm continues to trigger combinations of precious woods and black metal . No wonder, the couple radiates elegance, nature and authenticity.


There are many ways to bring nature into your home and give it a welcoming character. With plants, natural textiles and green decorative elements to make your home quickly and cheaply. If the budget allows it and you want to make major changes, replacing the flooring is desirable. Due to the large areas, rooms then look completely different.

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