One of the current trends that will continue even in the next year is definitely bringing the outdoors inside. Incorporate potted plants or flowers in your living room to make the room vibrant with natural colors and texture. Natural wood, wool, cork and other textural elements are all showing up in homes and in different rooms are are key in adding dimension to a room.
Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones. Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces.
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. It’s used in coffee table bases in combination with stone tops, and as solid cork stool or side table. Cork could also be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.
Soft, Soothing Color Palettes
From Poised Taupe to Byzantine Blue, the predictions are for soft colors used in the home. I see a lot of grays still dominating design choices, and overall soothing colors. So for 2017, expect to see interior design trends toward pastels and neutrals, all used in a way to bring a sense of serenity to interior spaces.
Jewel tones will be ruling the interiors as the sparkle and the dash of interest they add in the room is exclusive. Modern artifacts with jewel tones can be used to make the interior shine and glaze. Metallic colors and fabrics create soft romantic elements. Lights, beds, and furniture with a touch of jewel tones looks chic and will be trend setting.
Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior color as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues. Dark green as a paint color for rooms such as a bedroom creates a wintery Scandi backdrop for tan leathers, reindeer furs, brass lamps and natural linen. Used in a feature armchair or cushions and decor items as an accent, it adds depth and can bring in the colors from the outdoors.
Modern Furniture With Retro Inspiration
The 1960s and 1970s are coming back in a big way. The past is present, at least according to almost any list of interior decorating trends for 2017. This means furniture with lines that echo that era, updated with a modern edge, like in the photo below. Retro chandeliers are also a big trend hitting its stride next year: think atomic era sparkles, clean lines, and an edgy look. Old classic furniture can be utilized as art décor. Vintage materials can be updated to look modern with contemporary textures and materials. Chairs and tables can be upgraded to add a classic mid-century look in the house. The repurposed pieces are best and add uniqueness to décor.
Upholstered bedheads will be the chosen way to bring classic elegance and luxury into the bedroom. With their natural colors and traditional button design, these beds will be the best way to move away from the common wood and metal frames currently dominating the market.
Cozy Nooks / Escapism
Homes with nooks and places to retrieve will become more popular as humans react to our increasingly technological lives. With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day…there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction. Relaxed furniture and materials will follow suit, from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to over-sized love seats, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.
Designers unanimously agree that copper and rose gold will be out by 2017. As a material, copper is beautiful and will always be in style in some way or another; however, the over-saturation of cheap and shiny imitation copper just ends up looking like you’ve tried too hard, and by doing so, you’ve already missed the boat. In its place, a more industrial aesthetic is anticipated. Warm metals like copper, brass and rose gold will continue to be on trend for autumn/winter 2016, but there will be an anticipated shift away from this super polished look by summer 2017.
With marble home wares all the rage in the mass-produced home wares market, we can soon expect a sharp decline in interest. Marble has had a good run, but it’s time for a change. There will be a shift towards raw, earthy textures like timber, clay and wicker.
Modern bathrooms and kitchen commonly feature the humble subway tile due to the affordable price point and its versatile look. However, the proliferation of this look will see its popularity decline. A beautiful option for a kitchen splashback is a “finger” or “kit-kat” tile. Long and thin, they look great laid in vertical or horizontal rows.