Spring is the season to revamp your home from top to bottom, but why wait until then? Whether you’re looking for a total transformation, a splash of colour or add some furniture to jazz things up a bit, the new year is the perfect time to freshen up your home.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of trends to follow, and those to avoid, for 2017.
Bespoke oak furniture
Bespoke oak furniture is a trend that will never go out of fashion. Oak has rich textures, grains and versatility, whether it be in the form of lounge furniture or dining room furniture, it will always be a classic-style that will be popular in years to come. Oak can be updated over the years too, with paint, varnish or gloss to keep it up to date and trendy.
Whilst the cool, white tones dominated many interiors last year, warm materials like terracotta tiles are set to become increasingly popular and trendy this year. The terracotta trend will take on a different look to the 80s, by having a natural matte finish and can be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces.
That’s right – cork is making a comeback! Cork is a stylish material that can easily add warmth and texture to spaces, as well as being an excellent sound absorber, especially in open plan homes. If you’re wondering how to incorporate cork into the home, why not consider making a cork feature wall. You can easily pin photographs, trinkets and notes to the board, creating an eye-catching feature in a room.
Beds are set to change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered bed heads set to replace the popular timber bed frame that many people tend to choose. There are so many styles on the market, including neutral models with buttons and plush, soft velvet ones, so there’s something for everyone to add a little glamour to the bedroom.
So, that’s what will becoming trendy in 2017, but are you wondering what’s out? Copper and rose gold is set to decline, with a rise of industrial-looking décor, such as black steel and burnished metals.
Marble is on a sharp decline, with raw, earthy textures like cork, timber, clay and wicker coming to the forefront. Cliché quote artwork is said to be a dying trend too, with posters and art work with ‘inspirational’ quotes becoming a little dated.