A new year means new trends will be emerging for the home. If you’re renovating, building a new property or even selling look out for the following items to include, and those to avoid, for 2017.
These trends are based on what home buyers are looking for in a home. While home staging is about highlighting a home’s positives features to help buyers imagine how they can live, home design showcases the homeowner’s personal tastes. Whether selling or staying here are the latest trends you can expect to see in 2017:
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Greenery, is a vibrant green that represents refreshment and revitalization. It’s that bright natural hue we see on leaves to bring a pop of color to a neutral palette. It pairs well with taupe, which Sherwin Williams named it as their Neutral Color of the Year. This warm neutral is ideal with rustic touches to create a cozy mix between gray and brown.
Taking a cue from nature textured materials like raffia, reclaimed wood even cork are showing up in housing materials, furniture and accessories to build character in a space while remaining neutral. These items can warm up a cold modern contemporary design that promotes clean lines that many younger homeowners continue to look for.
This side table is an example of how to mix contemporary design with warm textures. The acrylic allows you to show off the beauty of nature, however still make the piece functional.
In the past years traditional design has taken a backseat to a more modern-contemporary flair. Why not have both? Many are predicting the incorporation of antiques and vintage pieces will be used to marry both design styles. I always love an old camera or typewriter mixed with white accessories. An appreciation for antiques is definitely on the rise with a younger generation.
Mid-century furniture pieces are characterized by their clean, simple lines. Wood pieces, often made of teak, are simply finished to showcase their natural beauty.
You can incorporate this color in textiles, like pillows or a throw, even as a wall color (if you’re not selling a home.) Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, is described as a rich, deep amethyst: Shadow. Sometimes a dramatic, in-your-face hue does a better job setting a sophisticated tone to your home.
Add some glam to a room by using luxurious touches like faux fur, metallic and glass surfaces. This trend creates a space that is comfortable but upscale. Buyers love how this look makes them feel!
Metallic accessories in different finishes continue to influence home design, copper is it in 2017. This timeless metal has an antique look that adds character. You can mix copper with a rustic feel or glam it up in a kitchen it all depends on the sheen of the material.