At the start of a new year, it’s time to anticipate what trends we can expect in design trends over the course of 2017. Here are a few design styles we should keep an eye out for this year.
Gray interiors and floating shelves are rapidly losing favor in favor of bold colors and modernist curves, with retro design elements set to become increasingly popular as they add warmth and character to spaces.
Home design trends to look out for this year include eco-friendly features that promote sustainability. Examples of such options are smart homes, energy efficient appliances and low VOC paints and wallpapers.
Recycling and upcycling have become an increasingly popular trend. This involves taking used materials and turning them into new designs for reuse or upcycling them to reduce waste.
Clothing and other textiles that would normally end up in landfills can be transformed into building insulation, thus decreasing energy-intensive heating and cooling needs, saving both money and the planet.
Biophilia refers to humankind’s inherent desire for nature. We should seek ways to incorporate natural elements into our homes designs for health reasons and reap their many benefits.
Biophilic design takes this concept one step further by incorporating elements from nature into our homes to create an ambience of tranquility and ease. This trend is projected to become even more widespread as we head into 2023.
Biophilia, first coined by German social psychologist Erich Fromm and popularized by American naturalist Edward O. Wilson’s book Biophilia.
Art deco’s glamorous aesthetic from the Roaring Twenties is making a comeback, adding vibrant colors and geometric patterns that bring a bit of decadence into any home.
Integrating Art Deco into your room is simple and affordable – simply select pieces that complement the decor in which you currently reside.
As an example, you might select a mirror featuring chevrons or zigzags or a table with sunburst designs commonly seen in designs of this style.
Add pieces with more shimmer to your home, such as these chandeliers featuring geometric shapes and designs – they will certainly add a little glitz without costing too much! They make for great ways to bring some oomph without breaking the bank!
Open Floor Plans
Open floor plans have become a trendy design trend in home interiors. These multifunctional areas often serve as entertaining venues or family gathering spaces.
Lacking walls allows sunlight to illuminate all corners of the house and can facilitate connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, helping regulate temperatures throughout the home and bring life back indoors.
But open floor plans may become problematic for certain households – particularly families with individuals of different ages and schedules living under one roof.
Live-in grandparent may prefer more private areas for entertaining their grandchildren and working. Sharing a living room may become prohibitive when trying to complete important work tasks.
Natural materials have become increasingly popular in homes across America. From stone countertops to marble tile flooring, more homeowners are opting for these natural finishes over synthetic ones.
Keep an eye out in 2017 for a return to warmer wood tones in furniture and flooring, which create an intimate biophilic effect in any space.
An increasingly popular trend, natural elements in home decor is something which has seen significant gains over time. Reclaimed wood, repurposed furniture and handmade accessories are great ways to achieve this style.