Choosing an interior style can be tough. Keeping up with our promise, here is another guest feature with Nicole Agba. She takes us through Interior Design Forecast for 2017. Read below and keep up with the trends and source effortlessly with Treniq.
Garnering a lot of momentum in 2016 particularly in beauty and fashion, 2017 will bring forth a Nude Takeover. Don’t fret if you have an affinity for warm grey or off white walls; this colour trend is an interesting one, because nudes will become the new term for neutrals and should be treated as such; allowing you to introduce the likes of Coral, Terracotta, Blush and Caramel into your palette as more than just a feature wall.
Thank you Apple for blessing us with Rose Gold; Rose Gold took the world by storm infiltrating everything from footwear to hair trends, leaving the door wide open for Copper in 2016. This year we will continue to see this polished metal grace our homes. For vases, accessories and lamp shades: Bronze will give you a warmer, more sophisticated look, whilst Brass will bring an air of class and decadence. Black metals like Anodised Aluminium and Titanium are other metallics that will give you that same quality, with its increasing relevance in consumer electronics it will be trending in 2017 and well into 2018. Similarly to Copper these metallics are predominately bathroom and kitchen trends materials, but don’t feel like you need to limit them to these areas.
First appearing as a Catwalk Trend, mixed prints are filtering their way into our homes. We’re debunking the myths when it comes to prints in the home, no longer do we have to pick one print, but instead learn to coordinate multiple prints. Repeat graphic print feature walls are set to be a top wallpaper trend in 2017 and a great way of introducing prints into the home. If you’re new to mixing prints here are some tips to follow: Mix prints of different proportions, choose two different prints that share a single colour, pair a neutral print with a colourful one or the same print in boldly contrasting colours. The key is to remember to have a lead print and an understated one and think of stripes as neutral.
A bathroom and Kitchen trend on the rise: imitation finishes. Imitation finishes will include: Marble sink features, Titanium kitchen electronics and Wire brushed wooden floorboards. There is no limitation to where these finishes belong in the home and more often than not they will be used as a trimming to add an industrial and polished look to an otherwise cosy interior setting, which is an interior design trend we have begun to see: comfort trumps style.
Texture, Texture, Texture
Say goodbye to leather sofas and hello to warm, comfy, plush ones paired with a statement armchair adds a juxtaposition of comfort and style. As said earlier, consumer behaviour is changing, as is our relationship with our homes; it is our safe haven away from the world and comfort is being prioritised. With the technology creeping into every aspect of our lives, there will be an innate desire for social retreat; textures will play an important role in increasing comfort, think sheepskin rugs and floor cushions. Look at textures like prints and pair them accordingly, be that textured painted walls, against a crushed velvet sofa with faux fur pillows or a brushed metal floor lamp on a grey hardwood floor, textures are a great way to add definition and bring life to a room.
Abstract Wall Art
We’re moving away from floral canvases and beach settings to wall art that takes on product design characteristics and invokes feeling, the same way a tall vintage vase or statement mirror would. We are hanging wall art with the purpose of inflecting style as opposed to filling space on a magnolia wall. The great thing about abstract wall art is that it can be bold and bodacious, but also minimalistic allowing you to find the perfect print for your living space.
With a greater importance being placed on health, consumers are actively doing their part to improve their wellbeing. This doesn’t just being and end with and an all Kale detox and 3 HIIT workouts a week, but it is becoming an extension of who we are and how we live; and ergonomically weaving its way into home decor. Plants like Aloe, Weeping Fig and Spider Plants that improve air quality are cropping up, as is living wall art. Living wall art and vertical gardens are a modern way of bringing the outside world in to create a sense of peace and Zen.
Meet the Blogger
Nicole Agba is a creative colour & materials designer and trend forecaster at The Trend Tome. The Trend Tome is an exclusive trend forecasting blog where you can gain insight into upcoming trends across the fashion, automotive and interior industry; taking into account global, macro and socio economic trends. Nicole has an analytical mind to not only forecast trends but create them.
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