Keen to know what’s what in interior design trends 2017?
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Discover the latest colours, patterns and accents that you can use to transform a room or even an entire home into the place to be in 2017.
Expect ‘Ooohs’ and plenty of ‘Ahhhs’ when loved ones come to visit.
You got this. Work it baby.
1. Pantone colour of the year 2017
Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343) is Pantone’s colour of the year and we’re into it. The people at Pantone describe the refreshing and revitalising shade as a ‘symbol of new beginnings’, making it a perfect choice for a room revamp.
2. Go troppo!
It’s OK. Don’t stress. The naff tropical designs of the 1980s aren’t back, they’ve simply grown up. Celebrate the colours of the tropics with leafy plants, fabulous florals and flashy fauna.
3. Muted beauty
Muted colours – off whites, beiges, light browns and lighter than light pastels – are enjoying a comeback. This is a wonderful opportunity to create a placatory living area where you can read, chat, relax or even rest your eyes; far away from the worries of the world.
4. Geometric goodness
Get the edge. Quite veritably! 2017 will see a renaissance of art deco inspired interior design, but without the excesses of that era – a much more contemporary approach using 21st Century graphic design techniques.
5. Grey daze
Rather than the colour grey being a new trend for 2017, it simply continues to be ‘on trend’ which is great news for those who’ve urbanised their wall paint. What’s new is adding more grey to your grey, from carpets to cushions to artwork.
6. Butterfly Amour
Butterflies may be a symbol of femininity, but that no longer means they have to be relegated to a girl’s bedroom or woman’s retreat. In 2017, the butterfly is for everyone so bring it into your shared living space and revel in their universal beauty.
7. Patterns unite
In the same way mixed media is becoming part of mainstream art, mixed patterns are becoming part of mainstream interior design. It’s all about taking a risk and seeing what flies. The only limit is your imagination.
8. Navy fervour
Navy is the new black. You’re going to see it everywhere – home hallways, family living spaces, public buildings, offices…
Embrace the magical midnight blues which – in case you’re wondering – encourages efficiency. Isn’t that a nifty bonus?
9. Soft spot for upholstery
Say goodbye to timber bedheads and hello to absolutely fabulous upholstered headboards. Glam up your bedroom with that one special purchase that blends in perfectly with your interior. Consider muted tones like pearl, lilac grey or beige.
Has your spare room become a storage space? 2017 is the year to declutter your life and escape into a safe place. Transform a space in your home into a library, retreat or reading room. Decorate with furniture, plants, artwork and accents that will bring you calm.
11. New opulence
Splashing out doesn’t have to cost tens of thousands of dollars. You don’t have to be a character on Gossip Girl or Sex In The City to afford nice things. What a relief, huh? To feed the passion for ‘new opulence’ you will find art deco stylings everywhere in 2017, making it more affordable than ever. Seek and ye shall find.
Love the style? Discover more art deco interior designs now.
12. Innovative lighting
Cool, contemporary, creative and minimalist – they’re the hallmarks of lighting in 2017. The less gregarious the better, so find a space to experiment and enjoy the superior sensibility.
13. Moody moments
To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there. – Richard Bach
If you’re seeking something extra special this year, start setting the mood at home. If you’re after more romance, create a romantic ambience. If you’re after more joy, design a happy-go-lucky space. If you want to chill, construct a free and easy atmosphere. And so on.
14. Romantic masters
Speaking of romance, the bedroom in 2017 is all about romance. Bedroom design is less about pure lust and certainly more than just about amenity. It’s the year of excitement and mystery associated with love, so have a think about what bedroom trimmings will bring a sparkle to your eye – and get that happening.