TOP INTERIOR TRENDS FOR 2017
When it comes to décor and design trends, you can’t afford to get left behind. Whether you’re planning to renovate your entire home, or you’re simply adding a few finishing touches to your favourite space – here are the top trends to include for 2017.
Warm earthy materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones. Think natural matte finish. This look will be seen on floors, as feature walls or for cladding fireplaces.
While dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour, it is all about rejuvenation and freshness with the 2017 Pantone Colour of the year – Greenery. “This shade of green is different from what we’ve ever done as colour of the year before,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “We love that feeling of newness, of realigning yourself and revitalising yourself.”
Moving away from ‘quick and easy’ DIY projects, designers are rather looking to more authentic ‘artisan’ items. 2017 will see materials and craftsmanship that require a high level of skill. Think glassblowing, porcelain, delicate ceramics and detailed woodworking, rather than big chunks of recycled wood.
Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered headboards set to replace the timber bed frames currently trending. Whether you prefer a classic style in neutral colour with buttons, or a more dramatic one in plush velvet, a headboard is a quick and easy way to add instant glamour to a bedroom. Shop our Kensington Wingback Headboard to get the look.
Space to escape
Homes with book nooks and places to really switch off and unwind will become more popular as we react to our fast-paced technological driven lives.
Expect a lot more texture in 2017. Designers are increasingly engaging with customers on a textural level – inviting them touch and feel their design. Expect more material manipulation, such as pleating and folding in velvets and cottons. In line with the macrotrend of comfort, you’ll also still see lots of faux fur, mohair and luxuriously soft materials.
Trend predictors all agree that vibrant jewel tones will soon overtake pastel shades of pink and blue that are currently trending. According to the experts, these dramatic tones – inspired by metals, space, stars and the cosmos – can be tricky to get right in a space. However, there’s no doubt that it will be worth the effort as this trend is here in a big way.
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