As all the ‘New Year, new me’ posts circulate, we can’t help but get caught up in the buzz and excitement of another year of opportunities. We therefore thought we’d give you an insight into some of the up-to-the-minute design trends of 2017, to help you get the most out of your design investment:
Industrial is going nowhere
Building up a lot of momentum in recent years, industrial design will still have a great deal of prominence this year – especially in the kitchen. You don’t have to go all-out for a nod towards this trend – simply a table, or chairs, or a statement item in steel can achieve this look.
Green with envy
Be bold with your colouring and take a chance with green – the brighter the better. Green represents revitalization, as well as reflecting the current interest in bringing environmental sustainability into the home.
Whether it’s lamps, furniture or rugs, fur household items are making a comeback. Instead of bringing out fur items as the winter months approach, add fur touches (in lighter tones) all year round for an instantly contemporary feel.
Relaxed and Boho
With 2017 style we get the chance to cast away formality with a more Bohemian, relaxed approach to décor. Plants, woven baskets and printed fabrics help to achieve this look in a cost-effective way.
Mixing patterns and texture
Mixing patterns and texture can add such a dynamic twist to your home. A variety of florals all working together can look great – as can different thicknesses of stripes. An array of textures is also going to come through. Mix fabrics, wallpaper and different surfaces to catch the eye.
Colour it up with jewels
2017 is about jewel colours – namely berry colours, rich greens, turquoises and blues. Add a hint of luxury with jewel colours, used as either accent colours or across whole walls.