Kickstarting the new year with an interior trend that we are going to be seeing a lot more of in 2022. According to Pinterest Predicts, Greece is the word as Hellenistic Revival is making a comeback. Think the iconic white washed walls of Santorini with blue accents and Roman statues for gravitas, and visual interest.
What Is Hellenistic Revival?
Hellenistic Revival takes inspiration from Ancient Greece. With interiors featuring everything from Corinthian home décor to Aphrodite-inspired wallpaper. One of the youngest generations—Gen Z is embracing this ancient trend more than anybody.
The Hellenistic period in Mediterranean history spanned between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire, as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC and the conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year.
Hellenistic Revival Interior Design Ideas
Your interiors can take a nod in the right direction with these ancient ideas that won’t be leaving your home looking dated.
Aphrodite Aesthetic Wallpaper
This trending search term on Pinterest was up by 180% last year! The Aphrodite aesthetic is a beautiful one and it’s no surprise that it’s much coveted by the Gen-Z population. The aesthetic is feminine, floral, with soft colours and touches. A feature accent wall could be used, or for the less brave, create an art print by cutting a snippet of wallpaper and inserting into your favourite frame.
OK, I am not talking about those massive gargoyles or floor to ceiling statues, but the type that we can incorporate into our humble abodes. The Roman inspired statue can be a small decorative object that can be added to a shelfie for a Greek accent that is elegant and very on point with the trend. If you have the space, don’t let it hold you back from a larger Roman statue in your hallway.
I adore this Grecian pot from Anthropologie, if this isn’t more on point, I don’t know what is. Plus, you can add your own spot of greenery for that natural, Grecian element.
Don’t limit yourself to decorative status either, I adore these Roman inspired candles from Etsy. The perfect interior aesthetic.
We all know to love those picturesque photos of the Santorini and Mykonos shorelines. There’s nothing more Grecian than those white washed streets and blue topped buildings. Perfection. Incorporate the mediterranean vibes into your home with blue accent walls and pops of bold blue colour through home furnishings. Blue can sometimes be considered a cold colour, especially in UK homes. But combining it with the right elements will create the balanced levels of warmth, and sunshine in your home.
This Dorma Blue Toile Wallpaper reminds me of summer in Mykonos, the perfect balance of white and blue for a feature wall.
Gold & White Colour Palette
We have already been seeing a LOT of brass in homes over the last year. Whilst we immediately think of blue and white when it comes to this decor design, gold and white colour palettes demonstrate how lustrous this era was, hand fed grapes and all. Gold and white is also typically a royal colour match, as well as being a popular colour scheme at weddings. This colour palette is perfectly minimal too, so it doesn’t just limit you to this interior style.
Aphrodite Themed Bathroom
If Hellenistic revival is a design trend you are happy to see in your home for years to come, then you might consider something past just the surface level in your home. An Aphrodite themed bathroom is truly the ultimate next step in your search for a Grecian home. I mean, if you could…
Think no expense spared, gold details, marble structures, statues and a bath tub that could quite easily be classed as a swimming pool. This is goals personified!
This nostalgic trend is well and truly on my radar now and I am obsessed with the colour palettes, lustrous elements and feminine touches that it can bring to an interior. A complete Aphrodite makeover might not be on the cards for now, but I’ll definitely be working some gentle touches in! What do you think of this interior trend?