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Embrace the Eclectic with Folk Fusion
[National]  The recent release of the 2013 IKEA Catalogue saw households light up with ideas on how to redecorate their homes with the current ‘folk fusion’ trend in the spotlight.
Folk fusion is all about creating your own eclectic traditions within your home. There is visible influence from craftsmanship and traditions of Asia, Africa and South America that are rooted in the handmade and natural textiles within the trend.

IKEA Interior Designer Kitty Wijnands says “The folk fusion trend is a mix of contemporary styles and eclectic elements. It’s typical to mix colours, materials and patterns. You can mix in a number of these elements to suit your personal taste.”

Earthy beiges, browns and burnt oranges mixed with bold green, blues and purples break away from the conventional mix of colours creating contrast throughout the trend. A mix of textures including paper, bamboo, ceramics and black iron help to bring warmth to create a room that is individual, bold, and folky.

“In today’s ever-industrial world, we long for the feeling of handicraft and tradition – even when it comes to interiors. Natural fibres, ceramics and weaves help create this feeling while different graphic patterns add strong attitudes and demeanour to the room,” says Kitty.

“This style uses accessories and solitaires that fuse together a contemporary, bold look full of contrasts and tradition. Textiles like cushions, rugs, and throws give a global touch to an everyday sofa,” says Kitty.

Folk fusion will be a stand out style in living areas, dining rooms, and bedrooms in the coming months.

For more on folk fusion, visit your local IKEA store or the IKEA website IKEA.com.au
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