10 Hot Interior Design Trends for 2017
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Image via Camille Styles
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!
Image via My Scandinavian Home
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!
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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!