Interior Design Trends 2017

Interior Design Trends 2017

Fresh ideas for the new year

Our predictions in terms of interiors trends for 2017? Say goodbye to greys and hello to colours! Muted tones and natural shapes will be in vogue this year, creating an inviting atmosphere and bringing a sense of well-being to our homes. Interior design expert Mike Ahern from Brit Decor has assembled a few tips on how to incorporate the new trends into your home decor.

 

Colour trends for the next seasons

The days of minimalist grey designs are behind us! While rainy day grey walls, accessories and decorating items could be found in almost every interior in 2016, this year bold colours are back with a bang. Intense Greenery will take the place of last year’s trend colours named by Pantone, soft Rose Quartz and pale blue Serenity.

Warm nuances of deserts and spices, with such flattering and appetising names as saffron and cinnamon, will not only take you on a mental journey to faraway places, but also prevail in the choice of interiors colours this year. You should look out for dark green as well, which will be very popular with wall design and home decor in 2017.

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Colour trends for the next seasons - room 1
Colour trends for the next seasons - room 2
Mike’s tip: I try to encourage people to ‘invest’ in at least one or two key quality furniture pieces – design classics that will stay the distance. This means you will only need to switch less expensive accessories for new on-trend versions. Something as simple as new cushions are a great way of introducing a fresh makeover. I always view accessories such as this as highly interchangeable design details which can transform the look and feel of a space almost immediately.
Colour trends for the next seasons - products

1. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk 2. ASIA Lava Shell www.butlers.com 3. Mini Cut Cushion www.fermliving.de 4. Deco Jar www.bloomingville.com 5. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk

Discover more motifs in the trending colours

Blue window doors contrast with adobe wall
 
Maidenhair fern
 
Royal Palace Door, Fez
 
Succulent Blue Green Nature Plant
 
 

Look for the bare necessities!

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The shift from cold colours to warmer shades is also reflected in the choice of materials in 2017. The hype surrounding Scandinavian-style decorating ideas has certainly not come to an end yet, however, the focus is now on creating a cosy sanctuary instead of recreating your favourite looks from a Swedish furniture catalogue. Light-coloured types of wood such as maple and spruce will be slowly replaced by more relaxed versions such as oak or walnut.

In contrast to last year, when clean white Carrara marble was used for kitchen worktops, side tables and bathroom decor (and even inspired iPhone and notebook case designs), the trend is now towards warm natural materials. Silver travertine und onyx gemstones will be vastly popular this season. When it comes to wall design, prints on wood or canvas made of cotton fabric are a great way to emphasise the shift towards natural materials in your home decor.

Look for the bare necessities! - room 1
Look for the bare necessities! - room 2
Mike’s tip: In terms of materials, I think many of us will be reaching for those tactile elements, such as comforting textiles and plush bedding, paper, wool, linen, etc. as an antidote to potentially turbulent times ahead. Already a winning material in 2016, velvet will continue to feature, not least because of its tactile properties and striking beauty as an upholstery fabric in an alluring dark shade – the perfect partner for an intense palette.
Kupfer all over – die Küche im Used-Look - products

1. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk 2. Marble Jar www.bloomingville.com 3. Pendant Lamp Cork www.bloomingville.com 4. Cork Basket www.bloomingville.com 5. Image www.posterlounge.co.uk

Discover more motifs related to natural materials

wine and cask on a wooden table
 
Wendelstein
 
Cracked earth
 
Viu Manent wine cork
 
 

Decorating trend predictions for 2017 by Brit Decor

‘Next year will usher in a noticeable shift to the dark side, with an emphasis towards deeper and richer hues. For example, I’ll be exploring shades like Benjamin Moore’s “Shadow” paint – a deepest purple (think eggplant!). Chalky greys have been hugely popular in 2016, but next year these will shift towards darker shades and charcoals, however, I’m predicting a twist: sharp pops of contrasting high-energy colour.

Coloured taps and radiators are the must-have accessories for 2017! The recent trend in metallics is still filtering through to the finer details in interiors, so expect to see new and exciting ranges of accessories, like taps in warm metallics and matt black. I’m also rooting for zingy and bold radiator colours to bring a welcome shot of intense colour to our homes.

When it comes to my own home, if a new interiors trend catches my eye, I will often try and incorporate this into my own home decor, but equally, if a classic works, then why change it? I view past design trends as a reference library from which we can pick and choose elements that we love. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if a room scheme is on trend, or not, as the key success is in the execution of a design that we will want to call “home”.’

You can find out more about Mike and his work over at www.britdecor.co.uk.

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Decorating trend predictions for 2017 by Brit Decor - room 2
Decorating trend predictions for 2017 by Brit Decor - room 3

Discover more on-trend wall pictures

Black octopus
 
The famous Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari at night
 
Black Circle
 
Bird
 

This entry was posted on 2nd January 2017.



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