There's so much to do nowadays: have a successful career, shine as a parent or partner (or both), maintain a social life, keep fit, eat healthily, stay popular on social media... The list is endless, and our performance-obsessed society has set the bar for achievement high. As a result, we often feel overstimulated and don’t know where to turn to next. However much we complain about the pressure, we can’t tune it out completely, so how on earth do we restore the balance? This question is at the heart of the Inner Retreat trend, all about self-care and destimulation.
IN THE INTERIOR
The focus of Inner Retreat is on calm and serenity, an environment in which we can destress and recharge. Central are flowers and plants with natural healing powers, traditional gestures that we find familiar, and a monochromatic palette that creates a space for deflecting the stress from outside.
Everything associated with Inner Retreat appears to have passed through a soft, muting filter. We see mainly rounded, delicate forms in pastel and natural shades, with an accent of pink here and there. White is a colour that frequently occurs in the colour palette. Patterns only appear if they are soothing., and natural structures such as waffle and honeycomb are ever-present. Materials are mainly natural, and there’s a proliferation of semi-transparent substances like matt glass, resin and breathable fabric which create space and calm between the two sides.
APPLY IT TO FLOWERS
A few simple additions and adjustments will inject your home with the serenity of Inner Retreat. The feeling of the trend, for example, is instantly conjured with a frosted glass vase holding a serene and delicate bouquet of orchids and waxflowers in one or two simple colours. A bed of soft peonies or a minimalist bouquet with thistles and gypsophila also fit well with this trend.
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We’d love to see your creations inspired by the Inner Retreat trend. Share your flower arrangements with us using the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat.