New year new look!  2017 Is sure to be an exciting year and will be evident in the trends that will take shape in our homes this year.  There are some great new looks and feels with some of last year’s favorites still trending!


Top 5 Trends for 2017 are:

1. Green:  The color green is taking center stage this year.  All the hues of Green will be a big hit, from fresh lime green right through to the riches of emerald green.  If you are feeling bold, implement this color onto your walls with paint or printed wallpapers in green.   For limited doses aim for your accents, turn to one of furniture pieces in green or décor accessories such as loose lay rugs; scatter cushions or artefacts.

2. Textures:  Texture is really important in décor – and touch, is one of our greatest senses! Layer different fabrics; finishes; furniture items and accessories – each with different textures that we can enjoy!  Textures are carried through from fabrics; furniture; light fittings; flooring and wallpaper.

3. Terracotta:  Yes that’s right, Terracotta!   Terracotta is making a huge come back this year with its natural flooring tiles; light fittings; crockery and accessories.  Also, expect to see terracotta hit the color trend too into wall paints; wallpaper and fabrics.  This is a great element you can use in a Mediterranean and Bohemian Chic scheme.

4. Navy is the new Black:  Navy will be your preferred alternative to using black this year.  This creates a more mysterious; modern twist on classic finishes and pairs well with almost any color scheme.  Implement navy into your main interior finishes such as: cabinetry; walls or simple accents.

5. Faux Finishes:  Fuax finishes are becoming popular to many homeowners and designers, simply because it is budget friendly and more reliable / durable than most natural finishes. Expect to see finishes of: marble wallpaper; faux leather fabrics; engineered stones and manufactured flooring with grey oak wooden looks.


Continuing trends from 2016 into 2017 are:

1. Metallics:  We will still see a lot of this in light fittings; sanitary ware; wall applications; furniture details; décor accessories; cutlery and jewelry.  Key metallics trending into 2017 are: Copper & Brass

2. Marble:  This timeless stone is classic and modern.  Once again we will see this carried through in tabletops; counter tops; flooring; décor accessories and crockery.  Expect to see more items made of marble mixed with a metallic.

3. Bold Prints:  We will see this in fabrics, wallpaper and even fashion.  Giant busy and colorful prints of butterflies, flowers; foliage and cityscapes will continue to trend this year. Creating a sense of optimism and energy!


Happy 2017 and have fun designing your home with these new tasteful trends!

About The Author

Owner of Interior Design & Decorating consultancy

With both a Portuguese & British upbringing, my personality is far from boring! Passionate is what I am…about LIFE, about FOOD & most of all INTERIOR spaces. Since a young age I have always had a passion for Interior Decorating & Design and have been privileged to be able to pursue this as my career. My creative journey has shown and taught me appreciation for different styles of interior decorating allowing me to gaining an in depth knowledge of: Furniture; Fabrics; Design; Project Management and ensuring that I always exceed my clients expectations. I run a full interior design business from the initial stages - concept of design to the construction of interior decorating of a project. Over & above the running my business, I love to keep the general public informed, updated and inspired on what’s hot in the Design & Décor world through various social media platforms. My unique look: Comfortable contemporary living with an eccentric twist

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