Your guide to home and garden trends
Trends are exciting because they give a little more oomph to your life. A new idea, such as forest bathing, or a product, like a Himalayan salt lamp, can immediately enhance the quality of your daily living. We have our finger on the pulse of all that's buzzing in home and garden, and you'll find it all at Walmart's Every Day Low Prices.
Home trends, such as decorating for feng shui or choosing color palettes and materials that mimic spa retreats, have gone a step further, falling under the term ""wellness decor."" Wellness decor encompasses all types of concepts and products that serve our health and well-being, from ergonomic furniture to aromatherapy. In addition to plants and artwork, take advantage of these ideas to create a stress-free wellness haven throughout your home.
- Create a relaxation area: Decorate a mini-cave for yourself somewhere in your home. Even if it's a corner of a room, surround yourself with what relaxes you. For example, include an oil warmer with your favorite calming essential oils, a pair of tealight candle holders, a succulent plant, crystal wall decor, moon phase artwork and soft lighting.
- Himalayan salt lamp benefits: Decorative lights, candle holders or night lights carved out of pink Himalayan salt are believed to benefit you by soothing allergies, cleaning your home's air, improving your mood and calming you to sleep. The salt emits a soothing pink glow when lit, so no matter what else a salt lamp does, it'll serve as a gentle reminder to relax.
- Diffusers: Aromatherapy involves using a diffuser with essential oils. One of the most common diffusers is an ultrasonic aroma diffuser that emits a mist. Different models have varying features, such as color changing lights and remote control.
- Incense burners: A classic relaxation tool, use incense burners to bring peace to a corner of your home.
Gallery wall art
Say goodbye to large expanses of bare wall and say hi to the new gallery wall trend, also called the salon wall or feature wall. Gallery walls are perfect ways to show off cool frames, odd photos or paintings, eclectic decor and seasonal colors. If your room needs some color, pattern, texture or warmth, a gallery wall of art will fix the problem.
- Not just frames: When constructing a gallery wall of art, bring in other wall-mounted pieces, even mirrors, that aren't necessarily framed. Eclectic pieces will draw eyes up to your gallery and add depth to the grouping.
- Themes: A gallery wall can be personal and inspired by a passion. Translate that passion into a themed gallery. Themes can revolve around family, your own artwork, nature or anything else that inspires you to collect and display art.
- Tell a story: Gallery walls express your life and interests. Use a group of art to tell a story about a trip, event or place you love. Add on to the grouping as the story evolves or you take more trips to your storied place.
- Seasons: Change out the seasons with a collection of canvases or framed pieces for your gallery wall. A large canvas with a single avocado print can anchor a summertime gallery wall. A hefty sized canvas of vibrant foliage artwork can replace the avocado for the autumnal season and so on.
- Uncluttered: To create a gallery wall that isn't messy, choose one large canvas or framed piece that's both commanding and anchors the entire collection. Then sprinkle various sized frames around the large piece for a balanced composition.
Houseplants have been around forever, but how we use them has changed. Forest bathing, which is a Japanese term for immersing yourself in the forest's greenery for nature's therapy, has extended indoors. Indoor spaces filled with houseplants can de-stress you when you can't be outdoors in full-fledged forest greenery.
- Grouping plants: The key to experiencing the benefits of greenery around your home is to place them in groups. Plants that need the same level of care, shade or sunlight should be grouped together. Group plants with different shapes and heights for interest.
- Pots: For a cohesive look, use pots of different shapes and sizes with similar colors and finishes in a group to make it look like a set of planters.
- Elevated planter beds: Bring plants up a notch with elevated planter beds indoors or out. Many planter beds have legs, so you don't have to kneel down to garden. Also, use metal flower and plant stands for individual potted plants, which will also save you from bending down.
- Wall planters: Create plant groupings on your wall with planter wall stands. Use them indoors or out as an alternative to hanging planters.
- Succulents: Trendy and maintenance-free succulents go beyond cacti and include beautiful flowery shapes, color palettes and textures of jade plants, zebra plants, creeping sedum, pig's ears and more. Create a succulent oasis by making a vertical indoor or outdoor wall garden with cuttings tucked into a framed mesh system.