For many of us, we have never wished a year to end as much as 2016 – from so many points of view it has been labeled as the worst year. Kick off 2017 with a fresh start and breathe new life into your home with a new look.
Working in home and interior PR the new home trends that will be emerging in 2017 have been a hot topic for a while. Here I share how you can get ahead of the curve. From greens to bright jewel tones and shimmering metallics, there’s a wide range of colours and styles that will be hitting our shelves next year.
If you’re redecorating, renovating or building a new home, look out for the following trends to include in 2017:
50 Shades of Green
Every year Pantone predicts the colour of the year, the shade set to make the biggest splash in the world of design. Pantone colourists take into account influences in the worlds of entertainment, new art, fashion, design, travel destinations, and even look at current socio-economic conditions.
The colour experts over at Pantone have spoken, and this coming spring’s key colour is… Greenery. A ‘fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew’
This fresh, acidic green has been named “Greenery” or Greenery 15-0343, to give it its full name. Greenery won’t be alone as all shades of green – Emerald, Olive, Apple are all on trend and we expect to wave farewell to the navy and midnight blues of 2016 and see dark green Jungle, Forest and Kale green shades take over.
This year’s ‘“neutrals” come in the form of a palette of winter-morning greys. Think silvered branches, wisps of wood smoke and a frosty window pane.
Texture is a buzz word for interiors in 2017 and the trend is dominated by knitted accessories which are getting bolder, with huge chunky cable-knits replacing demure weaves from layered fabrics to ceramics. There’s a definite air of indulgence with plush, strokable textures of significant important and rooms layered with throws, rugs and cushions.
The outdoors is making its way in, and the organic materials trend is no exception. Wood and natural stone have grown in popularity as sustainability and practicality are popping up in home decor all over the place. Joined by cork – yes, you heard it here first – cork is making a comeback! Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.
Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered bed heads set to replace the timber bed frames currently dominating the market. Homeowners seeking to recreate the luxury hotel bedroom at home opting for a softer look with deep buttoned headboards in neutral shades and soft fabrics, with velvet and velour being an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.
The use of reflective surfaces will become more popular with materials like coloured glass, pearl and mirror incorporated into furniture and accessories alongside warm metals like gold and brass. We’ll see these materials used in different ways, taking advantage of natural light to bounce it around a space. Currently I have a bit of a thing for circular mirrors and the bigger the better!
Nooks and Crannies
Escapism, in homes creating places to escape to is the theme of 2017. With technology shaping more and more of our lives, expert predictions say 2017 will be the year where we start to move offline. Reading nooks, places to escape with a good book and relaxed furniture will be one of the interior must haves, so now is the time to work out where you can carve a little bit of extra room (and time!) for yourself. The beauty of this predicted trend is that it is all about creative and inventive use of space. Extend a window seat, transform the cupboard under the stairs or even carve out a recessed space in a wall for the perfect reading retreat, the options really are limitless!