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Trends for 2012

Interior Design Trends for 2012…

A New Year is upon us! The perfect time to buy those interiors magazines, investigate new trends and plan your decorating. After-all once the Christmas decorations have come down, it leaves the perfect blank slate for a new look!

At Natural Bed Company we are being inundated with invitations to trade fairs, suggestions for new products and advice on this years trends. Happily we love two of this seasons new looks:

Eco-hedonism

Luxury, eco-friendly products – defined as ‘timelessness expressed in rough-hewn stone, solid wood, hand-wrought metals, minerals and natural fibres’.

Our classic solid wood beds fit perfectly into this category. Simple, classic styles (see our Nevada, Sahara, Malabar and Tibet beds) and high quality production methods means your bed will last for many years to come – investment interiors: the eco-friendly solution! Indulge in a bed you can treasure for years, resulting in less waste, years of satisfaction and a clear conscience!

Looking to update your current bed with new bedding? Take a look at our Kalamkari soft cotton duvet covers and pillowcases, they are produced through the charity Kriti (www.kriti.org.in). Kriti is a young social organization currently working in Hyderabad, India. They focus on improving the lives of the urban poor through training in a range of crafts. Lovely bedding with the added value of knowing you are supporting a good cause.

A trend we are happy to promote if it means an end to a ‘throw-away’ culture, embracing beautiful, well-made products with strong social and ecological credentials!

Hyperculture

This new look is born out of our shared exposure to a multiplicity of cultures: a mix of east and west, new and old, retro and high-tech. The look embraces pattern, shape and style: many influences incorporated in the same product.

At Natural Bed Company we are influenced by the artifacts selected for our sister company Bringing It All Back Home. Through this website (www.bringingitallbackhome.co.uk) we offer furniture, bedding and art pieces from India, Africa and the Orient.

This influence has shaped many of our bed designs: take a look at our Mandalay, Samarkand and Raj beds – classic beds with traditional Indian styling designed by our British designer, and made for us by our craftsmen in Sheffield. Our range of modern beds, again made by our woodworkers here in Sheffield, are also designed to suggest an exotic heritage: these include the Togo, Mali, Kyoto and Kumo beds – they fit perfectly the ‘Hyperculture’ trend!

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