New Year, New You? If you’re looking for a fresh new look, what better place to start than right in your very own home.
Whether you are searching for a new home in 2017, selling your current abode, or looking for a makeover, we have the scoop on the hottest interior design trends for the coming year. From clean lines and organic neutral colors to plush and exotic, these trends are sure to suite just about any taste.
Terracotta tiles are making a hot comeback. A completely natural material, they have been around a long time in the design world. With varying earthy tones, each tile is unique and can give a modern interior a more ground, elegant appeal. Terracotta tiles also work great in contemporary settings, adding a sense of the outdoors in harmony with clean lines.
One trend that is here to stay is the varying metallic landscape. Pair flashy gold, brass or chrome with rougher, more rustic materials like hand-hewn wood. Additional combinations might consist of copper and concrete, aluminum set with wood, lacquer with slate and brass with quartz. Both materials do not need to belong to one piece, look around the room as whole and balance the elements.
Cork has a unique texture and has always been a stylish material. An added bonus is its versatility along with the face that it is a green product. This economically friendly touch comes in the form of wall coverings, furniture and upholstery. It has been gaining popularity, especially for its waterproof nature making it a perfect touch in bathrooms and kitchens.
Out with the chevron zigzags, in with straight and clean lines. Right angles and simple vertical lines are on trend for the coming year, bringing a contemporary and streamlined feel to traditional tufted or quilted pieces.
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Dark shades of green will be welcomed with the New Year. Dark green is known to communicate a sense of peace, balance and harmony. Lending a feeling of being connected to nature, it can give feelings of rejuvenation and restoration.
Take one look at Instagram and it’s apparent – Scandinavian style is everywhere. This Nordic look is a blend of mid-century minimalism paired up with soft, woven textures and simple, rustic prints. Think inviting looking rugs, blankets and throw pillows with a touch of ancient art and geometry.
Still going strong, upholstered headboards create an attractive focal point in your bedroom. Get creative with interesting fabrics, textures and sizes. There are no limits to the possibilities!
Whether it is amethyst, emerald, ruby, sapphire or citrine, these colors are here to stay. The color palette lends a grown-up, glam look to any living space. Pair any of the attractive colors with deep and smoky shades for an exotic, take-me-away feel. Anything from elegant quilted sofas, drapes, ornate mirrors and lamps to luxurious soft furnishings.
BONUS: 10 Hot Trends in Kitchens and Baths
Kitchens and bathrooms are without a doubt two key selling features when it comes to real estate. Experts recommend these to homeowners as wise places to invest their renovation dollars. The key here is to incorporate elements that are not only trendy and aesthetically pleasing, but highly functional.
Lacquer cabinets are becoming more popular than wood when it comes to kitchen cabinetry. With their sleek and minimal look, they are a modern focal point in the kitchen with the added bonus of being low maintenance.
From mixed materials to mixed finishes and colors, two-tone cabinets are especially en vogue. Typically seen is an upper cabinet design in one finish or treatment contrasted by a different material or finish on the lower cabinets.
Highly functioning kitchens make a splash, with niche items from steam ovens to pot fillers. Long-gone are the kitchens that are attractive to look at, but make it nearly impossible to fry an egg. Sturdy, long-lasting appliances are what homeowners want to spend their money on.
Paneled appliances are a trend that is here to stay. From dishwashers to refrigerators, appliances that remain unseen get the most attention.
When it came to flooring ten years ago, the lighter the better. Now, dark floors in deep tons are gracing kitchens and homes throughout.
Bold, exciting wallpaper! Who says bathrooms have to remain neutral and out of sight? Wallpaper made a comeback years ago and it is here to stay.
Spa features will never go out of style and deep soaking tubs are no exception. When you have homeowners that want to enjoy their homes as much as possible, this is a sure-fire way to do so.
Keep the shower and bathtub separate. And don’t forget to give the shower rain features. While you’re at it, make the shower a walk-in.
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