material trends from ikea

Every now and then I receive some wonderful new inspiration from Ikea. One of the trends they are following for 2012 is the pure simple aesthetics inspired by Japan, particularly as it relates to materials. Think: raw concrete, untreated wood, cast iron, woven banana fibers and light colours. I love the element of texture each of these materials brings to the home.  Feast your eyes on these beautiful images!

Image Credits:
1 - IKEA Livet Hemma
2-3 - Nina Broberg/IKEA Livet Hemma