New year, new décor – it’s a good enough excuse to explore new designs and interior trends if you’ve wanted to experiment in your property for a while. Every year sees new themes for interiors; in 2016 we saw enormous popularity for copper everything, sausage dog accessories, pineapples and plenty of bohemian scatter cushions. So what awaits your home in 2017?
Here are five interior trends you won’t be able to live without and if you’re planning on selling your home then these tips will look great and give your house the best chance of selling.
With Pantone announcing that the colour of 2017 was Greenery, interior designers have really embraced bringing green back into fashion. You can use it as boldly or as subtly as you like - whether you just buy some green soft furnishings such as cushions or curtains or you could paint entire walls and bring your rooms to life. Injecting life into your home with green can also include introducing indoor plants that don’t just look nice but purify your air too!
With copper now moving out of the spotlight, it’s swiftly been replaced by a softer (on the eye) metal in the form of bronze. Mixing bronze into your home décor is great for warming up spaces and ideal for items such as light fixtures, vases and accessories. Bronze also works really well when it comes to clocks and mirrors, if you struggle for inspiration.
A material that’s making a come back is marble. According to Young Huh who was named as one of Vogue’s five young interior designers on the rise in 2015: ‘We’re going to see this trend in both kitchens and baths. It’s that combination of something very natural and clean.’ If you aren’t ready to commit to a whole tub of marble, what about just opting for a chopping board or some glass mats to ease yourself in.
The end of 2016 saw the enormous explosion of Denmark’s hygge phenomenon, (pronounced Hoo–Gah) and everyone has gone mad for hygge this year. It essentially means cosy and self-indulgent, so, instead of modern uncomfortable chairs and seating, you should cover everything in sheepskins, throws, and arrange candles at different heights and allow yourself to relax in peaceful tranquillity.
Perhaps alongside bringing more greens and natural colours back into your home sees the fashionable return of cork interiors from the 70s. Cork is extremely environmentally friendly; it’s made from the bark of a tree so the tree doesn’t have to be cut down. Whether you accessorise with cork or go all out with cork flooring you’ll have a stylish house while being good to the earth.
Which trend will you be trying first?