With the New Year comes predictions of what trends we will see making their way into stores and our homes. While I think it is interesting to see what is up and coming in design I am a firm believer that your home should be a reflection of you, regardless of trends. One of my favorite quotes regarding interior design is from designer Bunny Williams – “If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.”
MIXING & MATCHING PATTERNS
Mixing and matching patterns becomes easier when anchored by a monochromatic or neutral backdrop.
No need for artwork when you use wallpaper like these….
NAVY AND DARK GREEN INTERIORS
Although these were not selected as the color of the year by the leading paint companies they will be EVERYWHERE!
DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!
Here are a few of the design trends we will say goodbye to in 2017 –
“Warm metals like copper, brass and rose gold will continue to be on trend for autumn/winter 2016, but as we move into summer 2017 you’ll see a shift away from this super polished look,” says Diane Cocksey, Senior Interior Decorator at Freedom. “I expect you’ll see a more industrial aesthetic, with black steel and burnished metals taking over the home.”
While marble is all the rage in the mass-produced homewares market, we can soon expect a sharp decline in interest. In 2017, be on the lookout for earthy textures like timber, clay and wicker to take its place.
FIDDLE LEAF FIGS ARE OUT, OLIVE TREES ARE IN
I am struggling with this one! Fiddle Leaf Figs are EVERYWHERE. EVERY. WHERE. Cost, maintenance and lifespan are cited as the major factors for the decline in popularity.
Other trends that will be making an exit in 2017……chevron patterns, subway tile, all white rooms and mirrored furniture.
We would love to hear your thoughts on these predictions for 2017.
Which trends are you loving or leaving?
Already embracing one these trends? We would love to see you space.