When it comes to the majority of decoration choices in your home, it is often wiser to go for looks that are simple, timeless, and suited to your own personal taste. However, as new trends and designs emerge, you may find yourself longing to try out a few new looks. Add an accent to your favourite room, gather inspiration for your next renovation, and get some ideas about what you want your new couch or dining table to look like. Your home will thank you! With that in mind, here are some of the upcoming trends in home decor for 2017.
Top designers are pointing out that as we spend more time looking at flat television, computer, and phone screens, we are more and more intrigued by interesting textures. Some use this trick to draw customers into showrooms purely for the enjoyment of touching a richly textured velvet couch or a thick plush carpet. To add visual appeal to any room, try bold and thick textures! Fashion meets function with this amazing trend, as your dreams of unbelievably plushy chairs and thick-knit blankets can come true! (Have you seen giant chunky blankets yet?) This continues last years trend of textured walls, which we can’t get enough of.
If you’ve been online at all in the past few years, you’ve probably seen the emergence of tiny homes. Although most homeowners are not ready to completely abandon the space and comfort of a normal-sized home, the idea of multi-purpose and space-saving appliances has taken off. Expect to see more unique innovations such as convertible desks that fold right out of the way onto your wall. One of the cutest designs we’ve seen is bookniture, a highly portable “book” that folds out into a small ottoman-like piece of furniture! We’ve also seen amazing fold-out shoe racks, kitchen appliances, and wildly creative ways to incorporate bookshelves. Take to the web to drool over this awesome and functional design trend, and maybe even buy a new space-saving device for your home!
While the idea of “faux” used to imply lower-quality products, this is no longer the case! Constant design innovations and creativity have led to plenty of faux options that are actually more functional and durable than the products they are imitating! Examples include fake “wooden” ceiling beams that are much less prone to warping or rotting, and faux “quartz” countertops that are more heat-resistant than their counterparts. As more attention is shifting towards faux products, however, there has been a similar switch from DIY to artisanal products. Rather than attempting to do it themselves, more homeowners are taking a “quality over quantity” approach and spending money for well-crafted, professional products.
What are some of your favourite home decoration trends and ideas? Let us know in the comments!