Out with the old, in with the new!
As we move into a new year, so do home interior trends. Some of 2016’s hottest trends are holding on in 2017, while others are quickly making the move to the “Don’t Go There” zone. Chevron patterns and – gasp! – open floor plans are two huge trends we may see less of in the coming year.
Some of the incoming trends may surprise you, but they’re sure to get you dreaming up a new design plan for at least one of the spaces in your home.
Don’t let anyone tell you that your gallery wall is old news for 2017. In fact, the trend seems to be hotter than ever, as long as it’s done correctly. The key to a successful, eye-catching gallery wall is to use it to make a statement.
Mix in your favorite family photos with scenic photos from a vacation or art that ties in the colors of your space. Make the layout clean and varied, but not sporadic. The idea is to make it look effortless while allowing the frames to still work well with each other.
Classic and colorful is the way to go in 2017. Homeowners are opting for colors and textures, while still going for a classic, timeless feel. The perfect pieces of furniture to add into a space to accomplish this atmosphere are fabric parsons chairs. These can come in a wide range of colors, fabrics, and textures, provide comfort to a space, and add some functional seating.
Consider using one or to parsons chairs in your living room, dining room, study, or even a large hallway. Add a small end table with a small decor item or plant, and you have yourself a cozy seating area. Look for a textured fabric or a bold color to bring fun design elements to a space.
Romantic Bedroom Colors
Neutral, calming colors, like grays, browns, and light yellows, for bedrooms are out. Say “hello” to more romantic hues, like raspberries or deep cranberries, since a romantic atmosphere is the 3rd most-desired for a bedroom, according to a recent Houzz survey. You can even bring a more romantic mood to your bedroom with rich caramels, dark grays, or black.
Where wooden headboards used to rule the bedroom, we may see more upholstered headboards this year. Tufted, cushioned headboards are quickly becoming the new trend, bringing an inviting, comforting look to the bedroom. You can even opt for a homemade upholstered headboard to tie in a specific fabric you’ve been dying to have in your room. The best part of this DIY project is you can update it to your heart’s content to match the rest of your bedroom.
Gray Kitchen Cabinets
In 2016, bright white cabinets with pops of color scattered through the kitchen were extremely popular. But, in 2017, you’ll probably see less white and more earthy-toned color schemes for kitchens. Light gray cabinets will be on-trend in 2017, bringing a little more color to the kitchen. Pair them with some wood-grain cabinets for a sleek, and slightly mismatched, feel.
Sleek Metal Touches
The highly-industrial trend is slipping away, but the use of some strategic metal touches is clearly hanging on for this year. Rather than focusing on metal furniture or decor in a living room or dining room, use mixed metals – like brass, chrome, or bronze – for subtle highlights in a room. Think: lamp shades and light fixtures, table tops, vases, and kitchen hardware. Try blending some finishes of the same metal, like shiny and matte chrome, for a unique touch.
The new year is bringing a big change in color focus to any room in a home: green. Bright greens, dark greens, tropical greens, or green accents – they’re all colors to look out for this year. If you want to take on this trend in a subtle way, paint your walls a pale shade of green and add in some brighter pops with throw pillows or wall decor. For a bolder approach, paint with a bright, jungle green or use wallpaper with a tropical green print.
If you’re looking for a more neutral, natural feel, the green trend may not be your thing. Fortunately, another trend is making the move in 2017: the desert theme. This trend incorporates beige, orange, and brown tones with natural elements, like terracotta and cork.
Consider creating a corkboard wall near your main living area or office, or add some terracotta tiles to your kitchen floor or backsplash. Paint the walls a bright orange or subtle beige, add in some pottery, and incorporate Aztec patterns to complete the look.