Today is your last chance to visit the Dutch home decor fair the Woonbeurs Amsterdam. My visit to the Woonbeurs gave me tons of ideas for styling, and a good overview of the different home fashion trends for this winter. Two trends you couldn’t ignore at the fair were Urban Farming and Green Styling. Both involve plants, and there were plants alright! There wasn’t a vendour or model home without plants, but the 101 Woonideeën model home was most obvious. So let’s dive into the urban farming, shall we?
People are increasingly longing for more green space in their living environment, healthier food and a better quality of life in general. Urban Farming originated in the United States and it means that the cultivation of plants and animals returns back to us, the consumer. You can do this by, for example, growing a fruit tree in the garden, growing your own vegetables and herbs on your roof terrace, or even keeping your own chickens.
At the Woonbeurs I saw many examples of this. From a green house in the garden, a pear tree on the porch, to herbs growing in the kitchen or even your living room. Rosemary and sage for example make beautiful and fragrant indoor plants. In 2014 we like to have our home grown greens at arm length while cooking, and use them as styling objects at the same time. Hanging your plants and herbs in macrame hangers is THE hottest trend.
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