Well here we are, nearly half way through 2017, so I thought I’d have a look at some of the biggest trends we’re seeing in interiors so far this year.
While I would never encourage anyone to be a slave to trends nor should you feel you need to change your home constantly to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not, if you’re looking for a little refresh, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s what’s big in interiors right now and what you might want to consider if you want your home to look bang up to date.
While a big chunk of Carrara marble on your kitchen worktops or splashed across your bathroom is going to set your bank balance back a bit, you can still get the look with a myriad of accessories on the high street. From marble cheese boards to marble effect wallpapers, marble lamp bases and marble phone cases, you can get the look just about anywhere these days. The natural movement and grain along with the pale colour with a hint of grey works with nearly any space or style and brings a bit of nature indoors.
You can call it ‘blush’ or you can call it ‘millennial pink’ but whatever you do, call it trending because it’s probably the biggest colour of the year right now. Blush pink is the grown-up version of your child’s favourite colour but it works beautifully when combined with other trends like marble and gold as well as mixed with more saturated colours including emerald green, indigo or black, giving this delicate colour a bit of an edge.
Gold and brass have been going strong for at least a year or so now and while it may have been an affluent metal in the past, now it’s available in every guise for every budget. This warm metallic will bring a little sunshine into your interiors, reflecting light around a room. Use it sparingly for just a touch of warmth or liberally for full-on glamour.
Natural and Organic Textures
While we surround ourselves with technology from day to night, sometimes getting back to nature is exactly what we need. If you can’t get outdoors, then bring the outside in with warm and natural materials like ceramic, stone, concrete and wood to ground a space and bring in texture and warmth.
Faux House Plants
House plants have been a big trend for a few years now but for many of us, keeping our green-leaved friends alive may prove to be more trouble than it’s worth. This year, it’s all about the faux and thankfully, it’s hard to tell them apart from the real deal. The best thing? You never have to worry about watering them nor do they even need a sunny spot. Simply dust on occasion to keep them looking their best. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Natural and Unfinished Wood
The love for Scandinavian and Mid-Century design is another trend that’s been around for a while and it’s still going strong this year. Pick up on the trend by introducing natural and unfinished wood into your home and step away from darker stains. Pale wood tones look perfect with softer pale colours and will lighten and refresh a room, ideal for the summer months.
Which big trends are you loving for your home this year?
Kimberly Duran is an award-winning interior design blogger who chronicles her decorating journey in her blog, Swoon Worthy. Her style is unashamedly eclectic, bohemian and glamorous and when she's not helplessly drooling over design websites and adding things to the imaginary 'shopping basket' in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects, stalking eBay for bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats and investing time in her ongoing love affair with gold spray paint.