10 Hot Interior Design Trends for 2017

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Trend forecasters and leaders in the design industry are predicting an immense transformation in interior design trends for 2017!

 This year, we can expect to see some of the trends which influenced interior design in 2016 disappear. These include marble, copper, fiddle leaf fig plants and artwork quotes. We will steer away from Scandinavian styled spaces and cool colour schemes. In contrast, we will head towards dark coloured timbers and rich patterns.

While technology continues to consume our modern lives, we crave homes which are designed to relax and neutralise us. As 2017 progresses we will see a focus on spaces which promote stepping away from the overwhelming pace of our lives and finding beauty in simplicity.

Below are the top 10 predicted trends for 2017!


Rustic, warm materials such as terracotta will replace the cool colour schemes of 2016. Matte terracotta tiles will be right on trend. We will begin to see these used on floors, accent walls and for cladding fireplaces. A more subtle idea to introduce this natural material into your home is through terracotta pots.

Gallery Post // Refurbished Madrid Apartment by Erico Navazo | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/refurbished-madrid-apartment/:

Image via Yellow Trace


Adding a natural yet stylish touch to any room, we will begin to see an influx of cork. This will be used to create feature walls, stools and side tables. This year cork make a comeback contributing texture to our interiors while providing noise absorption to large spaces.

2017 trends: You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback. Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.:

Image via The Urbnite

Upholstered Bedheads

Classic upholstered bedheads were previously more limited to luxury homes. However, this year these luxurious headboards are due to hit the spotlight replacing popular timber bed frames.

Dreaming of Upholstered Bedheads, Gallerie B

Image via Heatherly Design Bedheads

 Vintage Inspired Pieces

Bold coloured, vintage inspired furniture will be right on trend this year. From armchairs and cabinets through to mirrors. These stunning pieces can be styled alongside modern furniture and decor to create an eclectic vibe within a space.

Image via Yummy Mummy Club

Pantone Colour of the Year – Greenery

Last month Pantone announced their colour of the year for 2017 – Greenery! Following the announcement we have seen green accessories including artwork, cushions and decor dominate our Instagram feeds and become the focus of many interior design articles. For tips and tricks to incorporate Greenery into your home, head to my blog post How to Decorate with Pantone’s Greenery.

A bright house in London where greenery is part of the colour scheme.:

Image via Thou Swell

Desert Styling

This beautiful, soft style ties in perfectly with shades of green alongside terracotta tiles and decor! Desert styling incorporates earthy tones and raw textures. It is characterised by the use of Moroccan patterns, potted cacti, and brightly coloured woven fabrics. Leather and suede fabrics complemented by timber furniture are also quite popular in this rustic style of decorating.

This gorgeous corner designed by Amber Interiors has the perfect California- Southwest desert feel. Blonde wood midcentury armchairs, vintage indigo mudcloth and batik pillows, sheepskin draped on the chairs, cactus and ponytail palm indoor potted plants, and gorgeous soft hued white framed prints in the gallery wall. Gorgeous!:

Image via Amber Interiors

Technology Free Retreats

As we are increasingly relying on technology, we desire to escape digital distractions and retreat to relaxing technology free zones. Whether it is in the form of a peaceful lounge area or a small nook where we can curl up and read a book, these tranquil spaces will allow a haven away from television, smart phones and computers. These retreats will be fitted with furnishing which focus on simplicity, practicality and comfort. Furnishings will range from large couches and oversized cushions to chase lounges.

A light green chaise plays off the midcentury sideboard and modern graphic tile for an eclectic mix of eras!:

Image via Mr Kate

Rich Colours

In 2017 we will see a shift from cool colours and more of a focus on rich colour schemes and jewelled tones. These will include deep shades of blue, green and purple.

When I moved to Austin a few years ago, I had nothing but two overweight suitcases in tow. I spent months making trips to and from stores trying to equip my ...read more:

Image via Camille Styles

Dark Timbers

While blond woods were popular last year, this year we can expect to see the return of darker wood tones. Furnishings featuring dark oak, walnut and mahogany will make a welcome comeback!

Wood credenza in a Finnish home in striking charcoal tones. Designer: Laura Seppänen, Photographer: Suvi Kesäläinen:

Image via My Scandinavian Home

Recycled Pieces

Awareness of the importance of environmentally friendly products continues to increase in today’s society. Surrounded by so many disposable items, there has recently been a huge focus on repurposing and upcycling design pieces. Pinterest is packed with amazing ideas and suggestions to transform a tired old fixture or piece of furniture into a unique point of interest in your home!

DIY hanging bed side table :: This wood slab = a stunning recycled furniture piece! #recycled #bedroomfurniture:

Image via Fine Craft Guild

With these exciting trends in mind, it’s time to dive in and begin redecorating for 2017! Use the above ideas for inspiration to create a style that is truly unique to you and your space!


Vanessa Moir


  1. Stephanie

    Thanks for the good read Ivory Lane!

    February . 02 . 17
  2. Josephine

    Very interesting and informative! I am in the process of organising renovations to my home. Loved your tips and ideas. Will definitely consider them when choosing colours and textures. Thanks Ivory Lane.

    February . 02 . 17
  3. Darcy Alexa

    Loved this post!! I really, really, really liked how you included “technology free” areas as a new trend.

    October . 10 . 17

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