The interior design trends to watch for 2017
It feels like just yesterday we were talking about the upcoming trends for 2016, but it’s already time to check out what’s in store for 2017. And we’re in for quite a shake-up.
Much of what has been trending season after season is predicted
to fall under the "what's out" category in 2017, so hold off
purchasing that marble vase for now.
It's exciting to see some of the more unexpected trends push
their way through as we embark into a new year. We will see a
modern twist on some old favourites, and we'll be offered new ideas
on colours and use of space.
Forecasting design trends can be an interesting business and
comes down to a range of different factors. From consumer buying
trends to following the works from designers around the globe, we
can gauge what is likely to happen in the near future.
If change is as good as a holiday, then we're set to feel
refreshed in 2017.
Here are some of the top trends we think will really take off in
homes around New Zealand next year.
Lavish beds and bed headboards
What could possibly be more inviting than a bed with lavish
furnishings and a fancy
Not much, really.
Velvety headboards and duvets with the softness of a marshmallow
are set to take off in 2017. We're talking the epitome of luxury,
the kinds of beds we see in movies circa 1950.
Too much? Not at all. Beds for 2017 will be going big or going
As the bed is the main focal point in the bedroom, a luxurious
headboard will be a standout feature. An Interior Designer has the knowledge
and creativity that will ensure you find the right fabric and
design for your bedroom.
Bedroom starting to look a little dull? A new bed headboard may
be all it takes to inject some personality into it. Before you know
it, you'll have a bedroom fit for a movie star.
Out with the cold, in with the warm
We have seen it on trend before, but terracotta will be
incorporated into interior design in a much more modern way in
Terracotta tiles are expected to
replace cold white tones as we shift into a phase where warm
colours are favourable once again. We have seen huge popularity in
using whites and cold colours in recent years, but it's looking to
become a thing of the past once we move into 2017.
Think terracotta tiles against white and blue furnishings. That
should take you right to the heart of Greece.
Metallic finishes will complete your interior decor
Metallic finishes are set to be a hot trend in 2017. From warm
gold and copper to cool chrome and steel, metal tones have a way of
blending well with almost any colour scheme in your home.
We have seen the
emergence of metallic finishes over the past few years and the
good news is - this trend is here to stay!
Golden hues and copper tones are an increasingly popular way to
add warmth. Whether it's a table top, fireplace or light fitting,
these warm metallics blend well with wood finishes and make a
wonderful focal point for lounge and living areas.
Silver finishes are still as popular as always, particularly in
kitchens and bathrooms. Durable silver metals llike stainless steel
and chrome now come in a variety of finishes from polished to
brushed, and even small amounts can add a striking, cool touch.
No matter how subtle, metallic finishes add depth to a colour
scheme and heighten the mood of a room.
Whether you're looking for a statement piece or you simply want
to enhance your decor, seek advice from an Interior
Designer who will guide you to find the right metallic
finishes for your home.
Technology-free 'nooks' use space creatively
In 2017, the nooks and crannies are looking to be the most
favourable parts of the home.
Nooks generally have a sole purpose for the individual; to read,
write, play or simply relax. Every home has the potential to
incorporate at least one nook where one can escape and spend
some quality time alone.
In recent years we have been all about open-plan living, and
this is still a very functional use of space. But now we can use
those high ceilings to create small mezzanines, or set up lounging
stations in quiet corners.
If the first thing that springs to mind when you think of a
'nook' is for a computer, think again. In 2017, the purpose of the
nook will be to escape technology and practice mindfulness.
Now that we're into the last quarter of 2016, it's exciting to
see what's ahead for the world of interior design in 2017.
Sustainable materials, new colour schemes and new ways to use
space are just some of the many trends we are seeing come to
fruition, in homes across the globe.
It seems 2017 is taking steps away from the trends which have
stuck with us for a wee while now.
If you're having trouble knowing where to begin incorporating
some new ideas into your home, ask an Interior Designer help you out.
An Interior Designer comes with vast knowledge and prediction of
trends and will know exactly where to start and what to expect when
Call an interior designer today and embark on an exciting new