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5 Interior Design Trends for 2017


The new year is nearly upon us, which means we’ll be seeing new trends in interior design. January will begin a transcendent shift that will phase out old trends and introduce new decorations, colors, space planning, and unique elements that will give our tired homes of the last year a facelift.

What we’re seeing for next year is primarily a return to previous eras. We’ll see a lot of things from the 60s and 70s, plus some brand new modern additions that will add new life and a different spin on styles we’ve seen in the past.

To stay ahead of this curve, it’s important to know which popular trends will be coming next. Here are the top predictions for the new year.

1. A Return to Terracotta

Terracotta was the tile of choice in the 80s. It came in bright colors that primarily functioned as borders for floors and walls. The finish was usually a high gloss that made their exotic colors seem even brighter.

In 2017, terracotta will be a common choice, but it will manifest itself a little differently. We’re steering away from the popular whites, grays, and other cool colors, but the colors will still be muted and more pastel. The finish will also be a matte rather than high gloss.

2. Dark Greens and Pinks

The dark green and pink colors coming in 2016 will provide an incredibly stark contrast to the muted whites, grays, and other neutrals we’ve become so accustomed to over the last few years. People will begin adding forest green accent walls with pink throw pillows and rugs to create contrast.

These colors will primarily appear in furniture and accents rather than being the primary color of the room. When a trend has been so ensconced in neutral colors, as it has been over the last few years, it’s very difficult to make such a drastic switch so quickly.

3. Vintage Styles with Modern Touches

In the 60s and 70s, a common theme in homes was wood in paneling, furniture, fixtures, and more. There were also plastic designs used to add visual interest to chairs and wall art. This style will become a part of future home decor, but it will be fused with more contemporary materials.

This style will be most prominent in furniture. You’ll see a lot of historical-style pieces that have been remade to match some of the more contemporary trends. These new pieces will add a breath of fresh air to outdated rooms.

4. Upholstered Headboards

Plain, wood and steel bedframes are on their way out. In their stead will be upholstered headboards. Texture will be a huge element in the future of design to bring more interest to the muted and neutral pieces we’ve become so accustomed to.

Right now, upholstered headboards are being seen is luxury hotel rooms and celebrity homes. They’ve been a staple there for a few months, a clear sign of luxury that will soon make its way into the traditional home.

5. Natural Textures

Interest in environmental causes and in nature is higher now than it’s ever been. People will start including more natural textures in their homes, both in an effort to show their environmental support as well as to create more sustainable furnishings and building options.

Bamboo, cane, rattan, and abaca will be a major part of design trends because these materials are aesthetically pleasing and quickly renewable, unlike trees that take decades to grow to full height again.

In 2017, interior decor pieces will abound for nature enthusiasts.