2017 Interior Design ForecastNathan Taylor
For some, it seems like yesterday that were welcoming in 2016 with celebrations and predictions about the new year. But for most of us, it seemed as though the year would never end. The world has been consumed with a complex social and political environment, and 2017 trends will reflect that. Designers around the world agree that 2017 is the year of rebirth and revitalization – something we all need. Check out the 2017 trend predictions below.
Bright green is going to be everywhere. This is the fresh shade of green you’ll see in home decor, fashion and commercial design in 2017. Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, symbolizes a new beginning. Fitting indeed.
A good indication of where interior design trends are headed is what the trend in fashion is. The runway and interior design are closely related, especially when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not. This year we saw a lot of pattern mixing at New York Fashion week, and history tells us that we can expect the same trend to make its way into homes in 2017.
Butterflies are no longer reserved for children’s rooms. The butterfly is a symbol of new life, grace, and beauty – the ultimate sign of new beginnings. This playful trend is being used in any room in the house and we love it!
With social media and internet connecting the world now more than ever, global influences reach people much faster. In 2017, we’ll see more global inspiration, including the comeback of terracotta. Whether it’s tile or home accents – it’s easy to bring this trend home.
Currently we are seeing a domination of timber headboards, but in 2017 we’re going to see that shift back to upholstered headboards. People are increasingly wanting to make their home more comfortable and luxurious. Upholstered headboards are staples in resorts and hotels across the world, and this is an easy way to bring a touch of luxe and comfort into your room.
While we’ll be sad to see pastels fade away, we’re excited about inviting rich jewel tones into the home. Inspired mostly by the cosmos, jewel tones invoke a sense of wonder. With 2017 promising to be a year of new discoveries and scientific advances, this trend is right on point.
Out with the Fig
We can hear the gasps from all over when we say that the fiddle fig (a staple in nearly every magazine spread) has hit its peak this year and will fade in popularity in 2017. All good things come to an end right? Don’t be too distraught, in its place will be the olive tree – a much easier to care for plant.
Cork is in
According to sources like the great people over at Domain, 2017 will be the year of cork! Cork has long been used as a budget and eco friendly alternative for flooring, but we’re now seeing it used more liberally in home decor. Furniture and other home accents are being constructed from the renewable resource and that’s something we can all get behind.