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What’s hot and what’s new in the world of home decorating and design? Let’s just say this: Things are about to get more glamorous and luxurious. Here’s our five favorite interior design trends for 2017.
Royal and Earthy Hues
Last year was all about making a statement with bright and bold colors. This year’s colors are bold, no doubt, but they are also a little more sophisticated. Both jewel tones and earthy shades inspired by metals, space, stars and clouds will soon take center stage. Top color experts are already naming their favorites for the year. Don’t miss Benjamin Moore’s “Shadow” and Sherwin William’s “Poised Taupe.”
Bedrooms are getting a facelift this year, as designers are adding upholstered headboards to give rooms a luxurious, soft feel. “They’ve been a staple in luxury hotel bedrooms and celebrity homes for a while, but now we’re all falling head over heels for the bedhead trend,” says home stylist Emma Blomfield.
Repurposed, Reimagined Home Décor
House-flipping and the fixer-upper design trend is here to stay, and that’s going to affect what we see in the home décor section of many stores. Loud and bright looks are being replaced with things that create a more relaxed and connected setting. In 2017, we will see a focus on worn, repurposed pieces, which can add character, texture and warmth to any home.
Image Courtesy of Marie Flanigan
In a recent interview, interior designer Marie Flanigan raved about an organic striped wallpaper by Philip Jeffries. “It’s such an art piece by a watercolor artist, this beautiful painting reproduced large scale. It comes in different textures; you can print it on seagrass or rice paper; it comes in different colors, although I love the blue; and you can even flip it upside-down,” says Flanigan. “It’s such a cool way of doing art.”
Kitchens extending into living rooms. Dining rooms extending into outdoor spaces. Much like 2016, this year homeowners will continue to bring the outside in by creating expansive, multifunctional spaces with wider windows and more natural light. As this trend continues to increase in popularity, builders are making bedrooms smaller to make more space for living and entertaining.