Element lies where nature and symmetry meet, striking an innovative note between methodological science and the wild beauty of the earth. Here, nature is translated into soft, neutral geometry and delicate structure.
This emotive trend provides a touch of elegance to everyday living, giving a contemporary lift to a classic look. Element’s accessories are all about finish, so think smoked glass and metallic or pearlescent finishes. Fabrics should be quilted, lacy or silky and decorative florals are encouraged.
This versatile trend can be styled in different ways to reflect your tastes; go for florals and butterfly prints for a more natural look, choose to highlight geometrics for a structured, mathematical look or combine the two to achieve a delicately balanced interplay.
Create an Element moodboard by selecting a few of your favourite pieces and styling your look around them. Grab some wallpaper swatches and neutral or muted paint shades and think about how you could layer the look. Cut out magazine inspiration and experiment with feature wall ideas – there’s loads to be found online! If you’re worried a whole wall would be too much, why not consider wallpapering the back of a bookcase or along a chimney breast for a more subtle statement.
Finally, pull in items you already own, such as mirrors, metallic photo frames or sea shells collected at the beach to truly finish the look and make it work for you. You could even try making some spirograph wall art for a stylish, personal touch you’ll be really proud of.
Here are some of our favourites from the Element trend:
This geometric shell print is the perfect example of the relationship between nature and science. Plus we think it’s gorgeous, too – £10
We just ‘Love’ this butterfly word art – £6
This simple lamp is brought to life with soft, fluttering butterfly detail. A subtle decorative touch – £30