7 Best Home Trends of 2017
As 2017 quickly comes to an end, what were some of the biggest and best home trends? From bold prints to comfy and cozy interiors—all of these trends and more have helped make homes more fashionable and more inviting to friends and family.
So, are you currently stuck in a rut when it comes to interior design? Check out the seven best home trends of 2017 below for inspiration and how you can incorporate the trends into your home.
- Indoor plants
As for colors, dark green accents and/or furniture is a definite must-have within your living space. A great and simple way to incorporate green accents is by adding various plants to end tables or corners of the room.
Furthermore, plants are a great way to add color, beauty, and life to a room. Talk with your local florist to see what plant would work best with your lifestyle and in your home. Plus, the addition of plants or florals can add a nice scent to put you in a better mood. If you’re worried about the upkeep, instead consider wallpaper with vine and leafy patterns.
- Jewel Tones
Along with green accent pieces and plants, a common theme from 2017 is rich jewel tones. Found in wall paint, furniture, and accent pieces, jewel tones encompass a bohemian and romantic design to warm up your interior. Try pairing your jewel tone accents with metal picture frames or metal light fixtures.
- Mixture of textures/patterns
According to Sarah Barclay of Barclay Interiors, “2017 is getting its 70s groove on and will turn into a year full of contradictions in pattern, texture, and color…There is a huge contrast in fabric textures and new collections are awash with plush velvet, raw and organic linens and ethereal sheers.” Work in contrasting pieces into your interior design, like woven baskets with hand-knit wool throws or smooth glass doors next to a soft velvet chair.
- Dark colored walls
Dark colors, such as brown or navy, are trendy this year because they add luxury and comfort to a room. If you’re afraid that a dark statement wall will darken the room overall, installing new window fixtures or glass doors can help bring in additional natural lighting.
- Faux designs
This is trendy because it’s an easy way to give a room, like a kitchen or a bathroom, updated tile that won’t break the bank. From stick-on subway tiles to floor decals and removable wallpaper, there are many ways to add a sophisticated design element.
- Unique natural lighting
Finding rare ways to enhance your home’s natural lighting has been a common trend this year and within the last couple of years. A simple way to increase natural lighting is to install glass doors. It not only adds elegance to your home by separating more important rooms in your home, such as the living room or dining room—but it makes the room feel more welcoming. At the same time, consider also replacing your windows with larger windows to increase natural lighting.
In addition, according to a recent study by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois, increasing natural lighting can lead to feelings of peace and productivity.
- Geometric patterns
Lastly, bold prints, such as geometric patterns, is a great way to draw attention in a room. Whether it’s a rug, piece of art, tile or coffee table, the retro 90s patterns are back—in a good way. In addition, geometric and modern designs can be implemented into entryway glass doors and is a simple way to incorporate design elements and set the overall tone for the room.
Keep these trends and tips in mind when looking to improve and enhance your home’s appearance.