While some trends from 2016 are spilling over into 2017, new ones offer exciting ways to reinvigorate your space in the new year. Earthy pinks, navy, and saturated jewel tones will be everywhere. You’ll also see a new generation of appliance finishes, upholstered beds, and airy lucite. There’s something for everyone in 2017.
15 Interior Design Trends for 2017
One word stands out with the interior design trends for 2017: livable. Designers finally understand that people have children. They have pets. They actually live in their homes – they don’t just set them up and then look at them. Accents, fabrics, and furniture this year can work in any space.
- Navy – It sounds cliché, but navy is going to be this year’s black. You’ll see it on cabinetry, artwork, accents, and more. If you don’t have any in your closet, it’ll probably find its way there, too. We love navy; it goes with almost any color and adds a touch of sophistication to your space.
- Jewel Tones – Saturated blues, greens, teals, and purples will be seen in accents and fabrics. Some jewel tones are harder than others to incorporate, so just be careful when choosing your pieces. Maybe there will be some jewel-toned accent chairs in your future.
- Earthy Pinks – Pink is going to be a hot color in 2017 in many hues, but we adore the earthy roses and blushes that are popping up. You’ll even find homey lavenders if pink isn’t for you.
- Terracotta – We think there are many people that are secretly excited about this one. Don’t think of it as rough and rustic; the new terracotta is refined and mature. Instead of subway tiles, imagine smooth, matte terracotta tiles for your backsplash. How about a feature wall? Terracotta is great because it can warm up big, open spaces.
- Bright Green – Well, we have to throw in a bright pop of color somewhere, right? The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is “Greenery.” Think lime greens, Granny Smith apples, and chartreuse. Our tip? Pair it with white. It’s amazing.
- Mixed Metals – Hanging around from 2016, mixing metals will stay in style throughout the new year. Forget silver, though. Go for darker metals like rich golds, coppers, and brasses. Skip the bright golds from the 80s – look for gold-leafing and hues that aren’t terribly shiny.
- Mixed Patterns – If you love patterns, this is your year. Mix and match to your heart’s content. In 2017, it seems like nothing can be “too busy.” If you want a little help, check out our tips for mixing patterns in September’s blog, here.
- Natural Textures – While wicker and cork are still lingering around from last year, the natural textures this year are a little more elegant and polished. Wood tiles, furniture pieces with live edges, and raw-cut stones can add tremendous depth to any room.
- Upcycling – Everyone loves mixing reclaimed pieces into contemporary spaces. Rescued furniture and accents can supply architectural interest, texture, and warmth to balance out a space. If you love shopping for antiques, you’ll also notice that these pieces often show up in the jewel tones mentioned above.
- Translucent Pieces – On the flip side from natural textures and reclaimed pieces, there’s a huge push this year into airy, translucent furniture and accents. Lucite and acrylic can be found in side tables, dining chairs, artwork frames, and more. Clear accents are fantastic for small spaces. They also work well in rooms that feel heavy and need to be lightened up a bit.
- Mid-century Modern – Another trend that will remain hot in 2017 is mid-century modern. The warm wood tones, sleek lines, and pops of metal work well with many design styles. If you aren’t sure of where to bring a little “Rat Pack” into your home, consider a sideboard or small bar cabinet.
- Upholstered Beds – We’ve been seeing upholstered beds in hotels for a long time, but they have been scarce in the consumer market until now. Luxurious upholstered headboards are all the rage. They come in a variety of styles, so there’s probably one that works with your aesthetic. We love them because they add a little bit of glamor and romance to the bedroom – and there’s nothing wrong with that!
- Reading Nooks – Designers are big on small spaces for 2017. Find a little space in your home that is underutilized and transform it into a comfy reading nook. All you need is a tiny accent table, a relaxing chair, and some light. Toss in a couple of pillows for a pop of color, a textured blanket, and maybe a bright green houseplant, and you’ll have a complete oasis that’s on-trend for the new year.
- Black Stainless Steel – If you’ve been wondering what comes after stainless steel in the appliance world, the answer is finally here: black stainless steel. It’s bold and polished, yet somehow also soft and neutral. If you hate the smudges and fingerprints on your stainless steel right now, you’ve finally got a new option. Keep in mind that it isn’t scratch-proof, though. If you have little ones still running around, you may want to hang onto your stainless steel a bit longer.
- Resilient Fabrics – How about a velvet that doesn’t crush – or a woven fabric that is stain-resistant? Manufacturers have come full circle and are finally blending materials to make fabrics that you can sit, eat, and actually live on. If you haven’t purchased a chair or couch in a while, you’ll be amazed at the wide range of tough, resilient upholstery options.
Incorporate What Speaks to You
You don’t have to rush out and buy something from every category to refresh your space. A few additions here and there can make a big impact without upsetting your budget. If you want to start small, go for some jewel-toned accents or mix in some metals. Pick pieces that you love individually; there’s no point in being on-trend if you’re going to hate your new space.
If you need some help fusing 2017 looks into your home, feel free to stop by our showroom in downtown Leesburg. Our store is full of great interior design ideas, and we have a designer on staff who can help you revitalize even the toughest space. Start the new year off right by making your home a little more livable today.