Top Interior Design Trends for 2017

Every year, as summer slowly fades into fall, professionals from the interior design world start talking about their expectations and predictions for the upcoming year. It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the new year.


Yet here we are, rounding out the year and trend forecasters and designers are already thinking well into 2017! The new is year is full of exciting design trends that are sure to shake things up. Here are a few of the top interior design trends for 2017.


Rescued, Distressed and Shabby Chic Looks


What’s old is new again as vintage pieces and antiques make a huge comeback. If it looks slightly loved, worn, rustic or shabby, it will be in style next year. Shabby chic is still a favorite for home decor in 2017.


Design experts suggest this trend reflects our inner desire to create a more relaxed space. Reminiscent of days gone by, whether it’s the real deal or an antique replica, these intriguing artifacts and accents will add character, texture, and warmth to almost any design scheme.


Be sure to keep these pieces as close to their original state as possible without completely repainting or refurbishing beyond recognition. Their vintage appeal and “slightly loved” look is what lends this trend its recurring charm!



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Cork Accents


You heard it hear first – cork is making a comeback! Last year cork chalkboard walls were all the rage and this year it’s all about walls covered with cork. It might seem odd at first, but when you think about it, cork is the ideal material for accent walls.


You can pin photos and artwork directly to the wall, and it’s perfect in offices for pinning notes and papers. Not only is cork a stylish decorative material it instantly adds warmth and texture to your space.


As an added bonus, cork is ideal for absorbing noise in large, open floor plan homes. You can even get creative in your home office, adding a cork accent wall that doubles as a vision board! Cork finish wallpapers look very stylish too.



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Statement Bedheads


Artificial leather bed heads are where it’s at in 2017. Traditionally found in hotels or period mansions, statement bead heads are making their way into mainstream interior design and it’s about time!


This year consider accenting your bed frame with a luxurious faux leather bedhead. Detailed backboards, lavish velvets, and stunning shapes will effortlessly transition into your existing décor scheme.



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Technology is shaping more and more of our lives and every once in a while we need to unplug and unwind! It’s only natural that design trends would start to shift offline.


Reading nooks, minuscule office spaces and places to escape accented with relaxed furniture will be one of the interiors must-haves for 2017.


This trend is perfect for those individuals operating with a tight budget because you can work with what you’ve got! Consider extending a window seat, carve out a recessed space in a wall or transform the cupboard under your stairs into a reading nook.


The possibilities are limitless!




You may be familiar with contouring makeup, and now the trend appears to be moving into our interior design. Contouring finds its inspiration in the natural lines found in nature.


Whether it’s rock formations, crevices or river beds, you can expect to see this movement mimicked prominently in the surface design of statement pieces, such as kitchen islands or tables.


You can also opt for a more subtle approach, injecting the style as a print on ceramics or other soft furnishings.  



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Jeweled Tones and Metallic Accents


As always, certain colours come and go with the passing years. 2016 year was the year of the pastels, but next year, get ready for intense tones inspired by eastern design. Amethysts, emeralds, and opals will add a luxurious splash to your interior design.


Not to mention, metallics, metals, raw-cut quartz, Lucite, and opal will add a dash of dazzling sparkle and interest to your space. This is one trend we hope sticks around for awhile!


Interesting Wall Accents


Are you are a true-blue follower of animal prints? Perhaps your mathematically inclined mind likes the indulgence of geometrical prints? Or does your romantic side simply falls head over heels in love with butterfly prints?


Well, if you can answer yes to any of these questions, 2017 is the year for you as interesting wall accents is where it’s at! Think metallic artworks, wild animal prints, bright butterfly prints, and iconic metal automobile wall accents to spruce up that simple wall.


These unique wall pieces will add an interesting and fun appeal to your space.



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While out with the old and in with new may temporarily spruce up your space, just remember that trends come and go. What’s in today may be out tomorrow.  


Remember to stay true to your personal tastes, incorporating what works with your space, and you can never go wrong!