The decorating trends for 2017 include a few surprises, and some holdovers from 2016. This year, comfort and some fun elements are becoming popular.
Here they are in a nutshell:
- Bright greens (apple, lime, emerald)
- Light and soft colors (light blush, light grey)
- Dark and deep colors (deep grey/purple, graphite, navy blue)
- Bright white for accent
- Lots of bold patterns and pattern mixing
- Texture mixes – large, chunky textiles mixes with faux fur and very “comfy” textures
- Mohair, wool, and velvet is also featured
- Reclaimed wood and wood tile is still popular
- Tropical prints, and geometric prints (this sounds like a 70’s re-boot to me)!
Materials for fixtures and accessories:
- Bronze, copper, and gold, soft – not too shiny, and all mixed together
- Chalk-white, or matte white ceramics
- Marble and brass tables, and counters/sink fixtures
- Acrylic (acrylic “frameless” art mounts and tables)
- Natural “driftwood” style tables.
Overall styles and trends:
Farmhouse and reclaimed styles are still big, but accents like bare Edison bulbs are out. A more sophisticated farmhouse look is gaining ground – think of artisan-crafted furniture and accessories, like hand-blown glass, and less crafty/DIY items. Streamlined styles are still popular for those with a more modern taste, but adding textured throws and unusual art and wall hangings will keep it from feeling cold. Some sources say the boho-chic style is still popular, but it seems like the main trends are comfortable, yet sophisticated… whimsical, but with a bit of drama. There also seems to be a paradox of styles between hiding away items and having a minimal look, but then also adding more and more patterns. The heavy industrial seems to be fading away, along with oversized furniture. Using space efficiently is key this year.
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