This week I put together the hottest trends in home decor for 2017. We are keeping some trends from 2016 such as neutrals, especially gray, but most are new for 2017! 2016 was full of DIY projects and quick and easy designs, but 2017 is focused on curating your home with beautiful and unique artisan pieces that will sure to be the next conversation starter at your dinner parties! Enjoy!
Does the thought of bold colors anywhere in your home make you feel a tinge of anxiety? Don’t fret—it’s all about neutrals in the year ahead. Light grays, white, camel, beige, and blush pink are all in for this year.
Gray was a prominent color in 2016 interiors and it will continue to reign in 2017. “We will see different tones of gray, a lot of gray and white, and gray in deeper colors," Smith says. It’s the sort of color that complements a full spectrum of shades, from bold red to mellow ivory.
NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK
Navy will be the alternative to traditional black this year, and it adds a modern twist to our classic designs. It's also the perfect color for small spaces because it doesn't make spaces seem small like black can do.
Green is probably the biggest trend of 2017. From lime green to emerald, you'll see every shade of green in home decor, fashion and commercial design in 2017. Named the 2017 Pantone Color Of The Year, "Greenery" is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization — something we all could use in a complex social and political environment.
If you're not looking to repaint your walls or buy a bright green area rug, we have lots of small pieces such as artificial greenery that will bring the trend into your home without a major redesign.
The last few years we have been bombarded by DIY projects on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. 2017, however, is taking a turn back to high-quality artisan crafted pieces rather than "quick + easy." Look for unique and quality pieces that can only be made with expert knowledge of the craft such as one of a kind paintings or hand blown glass vases.
As we turn toward artisan goods this year, there will also be an emergence of "raw whites" - think bone white or chalky whites. While bright whites can look sterile in your home, raw whites look earthy and organize. They also provide some texture in your space with their imperfections.
Weaving texture into an interior makes it more inviting and the idea of mixing fabrics and materials will be on the rise. We are seeing more and more texture in every form, from brushed brass tables to light fixtures to fabrics and wallpapers. A quick way to test the trend: Drape a nubby wool throw over a leather chair or mix fabrics used for decorative pillows.
Your goal should always be to create a home that feels curated, and an easy way to accomplish this is through pattern. We are planning to see inventive geometrics that speak to ancient cultures, whether it is African or Asian patterns with a modern twist. Think simple lines, geometric designs, and triangles.
Think of lighting as an accessory for your home—it’s the perfect way to show off your unique design sensibility. If you live in a smaller space, consider sprucing up your bedside lamps with something memorable. We have a great selection of modern + unique overhead lights and lamps in the store, and we can always special order!
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