Saturday, 28 January 2017

Décor trends for 2017

2017's home design trends are all about creating lush spaces by taking traditional designs and making them modern with unique colour, texture and material choices. As the new year approaches, everyone is looking for ways to improve their living spaces. Here are a few trends that I think will make their mark in 2017
·      According to Pantone, ‘Greenery’ is the chosen colour of the year 2017. It is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization — something we all could use in a complex social and political environment, according to Pantone.
·      Grey was a prominent colour in 2016 interiors and it will continue to reign in 2017
·      Other colours that you will see a lot of this year are the jewel colours. Think emerald greens, sapphire blues and amethyst purples tied together to delight all of your earthly senses.
·      This year interior designers will experiment with all things tropical. Tropical prints will be used widely.
·      Weaving texture into an interior makes it more inviting and the idea of mixing fabrics and materials will be on the rise.
·      2017 is all about velvet. Designers are adding the lush fabric on sofas, throw pillows and even curtains for a sultry look.
·      Lights are the perfect way to show off your unique design sensibility. This year think big! Large dramatic lighting will be used to make a statement.
·      With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or a smartphone screen during the day…there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction. Homes with nooks and places to retrieve will become more popular.
·      Goodbye open plan kitchens – This year kitchens will be preferred as a separate room in the house.
·      2017 will welcome some deconstructed luxe.  Think exposed brickwork, the use of cement and blown plaster finishes, the pairing of metals with raw, natural materials such as cork, wood and clay.
·      As the trend towards minimal living continues to thrive, I foresee a return to stylish-yet-functional storage solutions that lend themselves to small-space living.
·      We’re moving away from metal and back to an earthier feel. Wood accents will be everywhere.
·      The polished look of high-lacquered wood will be an emerging trend for 2017. Cladding materials like laminates, solid acrylic surfaces and veneers, are also popular choices for interior design.
·      The use of glass is expected to increase in interior décor, in 2017. With spaces becoming smaller, glass can also be used for partitions to save space and for aesthetic purposes
·      Bedrooms are getting a facelift this year, as designers are adding upholstered headboards to give rooms a luxurious, soft feel.
·      If you like worn pieces with lots of character you are in luck. They are still going strong in the home decor sector.
·      Utility will marry sustainability this year with more and more outdoor materials finding their way in.
·      Faux finishes in fur, marble, leather and wood are all the rage right now. They exude a charm of opulence and can make your living spaces look elegant without burning a hole in your pocket.
·      Marble will make a big comeback in 2017. Not just flooring, but you will see a lot of marble in furniture. For instance, table tops.
·      Wallpapers are back. Create bold, eye-catching spaces with feature walls using wallpapers.
·      Vanities are making a comeback, and instead of reaching for pre-manufactured designs, homeowners are getting crafty by using chests of drawers, old file cabinets and vintage consoles to make one-of-a-kind pieces.
·      Gardens are getting special attention because people want to sit in their gardens in the same comfort as their living room. Plants are coming back inside the house and special attention will be paid to the flower pots and glass terrariums.


Interior and Landscape Designer

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