5 top interior design trends for 2017
Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017
The world as a whole may be entering new and uncertain times, but in our homes, much remains the same as it has ever done – including our undoubted passion for interior design and the latest trends in this ever-changing field.
Here are some of the interior design trends that look set to make 2017 a memorable one for property owners – for all of the right reasons.
- A penchant for bright green
Not for nothing has “Greenery” been declared the Pantone Color of the Year 2017, with Pantone describing it as “a refreshing and revitalising shade… symbolic of new beginnings… Greenery bursts forward in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment.” Other bright, but not overly bright pastel tones, such as yellow, also look primed for comebacks.
- A natural aesthetic
If there’s one more thing that Pantone’s choice of “Greenery” tells us, it’s that 2017 will be a year in which many of us seek to get back to nature in our properties. There is set to be an emphasis on the natural textures provided by the likes of earthenware bowls, matt glazed dinnerware and wooden floorboards, in contrast to the highly polished gloss that has been sought-after in recent years.
However, not all things polished are necessarily “out” in the home in 2017. Terrazzo, for instance – a composite flooring material comprising marble or granite chips set in concrete and polished to provide a smooth surface – has attracted the attention of top designers. They include New York designer Drew McGukin, who told The Wall Street Journal that “from 10 paces back, it reads as clean, fresh and neutral while showing dimension and texture up close”.
As we touched on above, texture is set to be a big thing over the coming 12 months, in part because of the sheer comfort that it provides at a time in human history when many of us are probably feeling less than comfortable – whether due to ongoing political or world events or the ‘information overload’ provided to us by technology. So expect to see lots of folding, pleating, stitches, faux fur, velvets and all manner of other beautiful materials and means of manipulation.
- DIY fades in favour of artisanal
The popular idea of what constitutes an artful piece of interior design has gone quite postmodern in recent years – think big chunks of raw wood plonked around the house, with the trend towards a DIY, ‘shabby chic’ look spurred on by the Pinterests, Instagrams and Etsys of this world. However, it seems likely that homeowners will gravitate towards more “artisan” and less “quick and easy” items in 2017, with such skilful art practices as woodworking and glass blowing all coming back in vogue.
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