A new year means new design and decorating trends. Everybody loves a fresh start, and changing up your home’s look could be just what you needed to really feel renewed and ready to take on 2017. If you are looking for a home refresh, whether it’s just a small update in decor or a larger overhaul including renovation, you can incorporate these eight design trends of 2017.
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, a bright and cheerful green. It represents rejuvenation, rebirth, and revitalization. This is the brightest green Pantone has ever chosen, and we will be seeing this vibrant green everywhere in 2017. Greenery can be used as a lovely pop of color throughout a room, pairing with any neutrals you may already have featured. This yellow-green hue does not need to be reserved for an accent color, though. It can be used in decor as a neutral, just as you see Mother Nature uses it. Green pairs nicely with so many other colors and is a wonderful base color for a room or decorating scheme.
2017 is all about rich textures. They bring interesting layers to a space and can be mixed and matched throughout a room for a truly unique and cozy feel. Texture inspires you to touch and interact with the space around you. Think of how nice and crisp a cool cotton sheet feels against your skin or how a fuzzy woolen knit blanket wrapped around you makes you feel safe and warm. Velvet will continue to be popular, and we will see them on many pieces from couches to dining chairs to throw pillows to duvets. Along with the fabric materials themselves, textural design treatments like pleating and embroidery will be popping up in design showrooms and homes across America.
Similar to texture, marble gives an interesting visual and tactile experience to a room. The grey veining is a beautiful natural pattern that gives depth to a countertop or coffee table. It’s smooth and cool to the touch, with a subtle sheen. We’re not just going to be seeing genuine, natural marble though. Faux marble will be a huge design trend in 2017. Faux materials are more budget-friendly and can even be more reliable in some cases. Engineered marbles and quartz can actually withstand higher heats and more acidic foods far better than its natural counterpart like Carrara marble. It still looks just as beautiful and expensive though, so don’t shy away from choosing the faux alternative.
4. Navy Blue
In years past, we have been seeing dark greys and blacks popping up all over design blogs. Black accent walls and kitchen cabinetry have become ubiquitous. Simply take a stroll around Pinterest and you’ll be amazed at its popularity. In 2017 though, navy blue will be the new black and the new charcoal. We will see homeowners and decorators opting to paint walls deep navy blues and their cabinets a crispy nautical navy. It is still a universally complementary color and feels both classic and modern. Navy blue is a perfect color for any decor style, whether it’s boho chic or Scandinavian minimalist.
5. Artisanal Pieces
Say goodbye to Ikea and mass marketed furniture. 2017 is the year of the artisan. We will see a wider transition to an appreciation of quality and craftsmanship. People will begin to save their money, choosing to invest in lovely, unique, wellmade pieces rather than ones you can find in any run of the mill home goods store. Items like hand blown glass vases and locally sewn quilts will be in hot pursuit. Custom carpentry, as opposed to natural, raw chunks of wood, will be popular as well, as we as a culture return to this deeper respect for handiwork and detail-oriented design.
Along with artisanal pieces, ceramics are making a comeback. 2017 will see a spike in ceramic decor, all made by local artisans of course! Rather than glossy, perfect looking bowls, plates, vases, and other ceramic pieces, earthenware and raw ceramics will be a popular design trend in 2017. We will be seeing an increase in organic, handmade ceramics that boast texture and natural beauty. Imperfection is in in 2017, and ceramics will be sweeping the nation’s decor.
Hygge, pronounced hue-gah, is a Danish term for all things encompassing coziness, comfort, and contentedness. It began to take off in 2016 and will the hygge fever will only get hotter in 2017. We will see people getting downright cozy in their home decor! Think big, chunky knit blankets, faux sheepskin throws tossed over dining chairs, and calming color schemes. Want an easy way to make your home a little more hygge? Pick up a few candles! Cozy candlelight is totally zen and a hygge must have.
8. Subway Tiles
The ever increasing popularity of subway tiles is not going away anytime soon. 2017 will see subway tiles cemented as a decor foundation of our generation. This tiled look is classic, modern, and clean. Subway tiles look great on bathroom and kitchen walls. It’s a versatile choice for any design aesthetic and can be found at any price point. Subway tiles can be customized by mixing the pattern up with accent tiles here and there to create a truly unique look in any room.