Interior Design: Top Trends To Expect In 2017
With 2017 just around the corner, we decided to take a look at the most widely anticipated interior design trends of the New Year. Whether you’re building, buying or renovating a home, keeping an eye on what’s set to be hot can provide much needed inspiration and allow you to stay ahead of the game.
Terracotta looks set to become one of the biggest interior design trends in 2017. It adds a rustic warmth to any room, regardless of whether it is used as floor or wall tiles, a fireplace or part of a simple decorative piece.
Cork is widely expected to be another top trend in 2017 as homeowners look to implement practical, natural materials within the home. It adds warmth and interesting natural textures, whilst being environmentally friendly, versatile and hard-wearing. Cork walls are expected to feature highly in family homes due to the sturdy nature of the material, making them perfect for dealing with the daily wear and tear caused by children and pets.
Other Natural Materials & Textures
Beyond cork, other natural materials, including reclaimed wood, will likely feature prominently next year. According to Wayfair.co.uk, ‘think tree stump tables, rattan furniture, hardwood floors and even desks.’
Turn Style Consignment Stores suggests that ‘there will be a movement towards rough edges, natural finishes, and organic patterns on all pieces of furniture. Straight lines and geometric shapes are on their way out, so look to the outdoors for inspirations in 2017.’
Design Trends predicts that ‘desert’ themes will also trend in the New Year, in line with the movement towards natural products, materials and hues. This will include anything from Moroccan rugs to cacti, African prints to palm trees.
People are generally reaching a point of digital saturation; an issue interior designers are actively seeking to address. As a result, counter-digital spaces look set to trend in 2017. Natural spaces that combine minimal/no technology with simple, intentionally imperfect furniture and decorations will provide respite from our otherwise tech-driven lives.
Utilising every nook & cranny will be the order of the day in 2017. As the cost of living continues to increase, expect people to achieve a lot more with a lot less space. Get creative and think outside the box to maximise space available. If you have high ceilings, think upwards, not just outwards. Suspended spaces (e.g. a suspended reading nook) are a great way to add unique character and style to a room whilst seemingly creating space from nothing.
Dark Wood Furniture
Dark wood furniture is widely tipped to make a revival next year, perfectly complimenting many of the predicted top colours of 2017 (see below). The new trend will include ‘vintage and antique furniture “as is” in rooms, as close to their original state as possible without completely repainting or refurbishing beyond recognition’, according to Decorist.
Upholstered Bed Heads
Look at any list of interior design trends for 2017 and you will almost certainly find fancy, upholstered bedheads. The move will be away from bland, uncomfortable timber headboards and towards luxurious, soft, fabric alternatives that add comfort, style and elegance to the bedroom.
More people will look to unique, hand-crafted decorative pieces as they grow bored of mass-produced items and strive to differentiate themselves from the crowd. From artistic designs to natural patterns, one-off decorative items will prove popular in 2017.
The Hues of 2017
As 2016 draws to a close, paint manufacturers and interior designers clamber to unveil their new ranges and announce their predictions for the ‘colour of 2017’. Here are our top 5 predictions from some of the industry experts.
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