2017 brings all new interior trends to watch out for and you will start seeing them in the glossy mags and all over Instagram. You may like aspects of the latest looks but not want to invest in totally redecorating your space or feel confident enough to really go crazy trend wise. That’s ok. That’s good. Trends are so fleeting, it’s probably best not to follow them by the letter but to take parts of them that you love and that fit in with your style and home. That way your look will be timeless and you won’t have to keep changing and replacing things.
So…what are the forecast trends for 2017 I hear you shout?!
Here’s a round up of my favourites and how to bring them into your space:
Greenery… Being Pantone colour of the year, of course we are going to see fresh, bright green pops of colour creeping into all aspects of design. It’s a bright and happy colour but quite strong, so rather than smothering all of your walls in it, I would bring in this trend by having lots of beautiful flowers and plants around and also choose one key piece to, as Pantone put it ‘reinvigorate’ and ‘rejuvenate’ your look. Go green for 2017!
This Green ottoman from Made.com is a great piece in a classic style that also gives you a bright, fun and trend worthy colour!
Feeling Blue… Strong and moody dark blue’s have been growing steadily in interiors for a while now and a personal favourite of mine. Moving away from greys (although I am still obsessed with my beloved grey) I love the warm and edgy vibe that indigo, navy and Prussian blue can give. They make a space look current whilst still creating atmosphere. However, 2017 is going to see brighter, jewel like blues creeping into our homes, and these can add a more glamorous and sophisticated look.
Cushions and throws are a great way to quickly and cheaply update a living space. These blues have great impact, and you can swap or change up the look when you need to. Blue works well with a lot of other colours as well, so you can add in accents of mustard yellow, corals or orange if you want more interest, or you can keep it all blue for a serene and cool look.
Artisans… Home made and DIY crafting projects are very popular but 2017 will see more skilled artisan products gaining popularity with a lot of people preferring to shop for high quality products that will stand the test of time and stay with them through their lives. People are becoming increasingly aware of the environment and like to use craftspeople with sustainable products.
Natural materials like ceramics, porcelain, wood and stone give a real quality feel to a home and if used along side more modern materials and colours, they can make a scheme look really cool. These items from Not on the High Street are a lovely way to incorporate artisan, wonderfully made products but without huge expense, and who doesn’t love a bit of new kitchenware!!
Glamour and Opulence … If you love a really sophisticated and luxurious interior, there are lots of products and room schemes that go all out on the glamour! Copper accents have been used for a while now and are a great way to add a touch of class to a look but 2017 is set to see this trend sore with the addition of lots of reflective and mirrored surfaces, gorgeous velvets and brass and marble materials being used for anything from kitchen surfaces to clocks and lamps.
- Harlequin wallpaper
- Ivy side table – brass and antiqued mirror
- Handmade gold lined lampshade
- Habitat copper vase
These pieces are an easy way to incorporate this trend into your living space without spending a huge amount of money and they really create a slick scheme and look more expensive than they actually are. However, if you need a stand out, wow factor statement piece, this lush, dark green velvet armchair with brass frame from made.com is going to give you just that! A little more expensive compared to using accessories to create your trend worthy interiors but this design is timeless and never going to go out of fashion, so there’s an excuse for you!
These are just some of my favourite looks and styles coming up in 2017 and obviously you should take trends with a pinch of salt and always go with what you love for your home.
I would love to hear about the trends that you are looking forward to this year and how you plan to use them in your homes?
*I have not been paid or sent products for this post, these are my own opinions and just items that I love and would use in my home.