As the year meets its end, we are already starting to imagine what waits us in the following year. Will it be more exciting? Will we be happier? How successful will we be? All these questions are hard to answer without some magical insight in the future, so let’s stick to the sure things – the interior design trends predictions. The year we’re leaving behind was marked by formal dining rooms, oak flooring and glass tiles, and judging by what we know so far, 2017 will bring some great changes. Let us see what that means for specific rooms in our homes.
New Wave of Smart Design in the Kitchen
The kitchen of 2017 will aspire to create a sense of flow and cohesion. One of the ways to achieve that will be by installing integrated appliances and workstations. The days when appliances, such as a fridge and stove, dominated the aesthetics of a kitchen are long gone, and now they should be seamlessly incorporated into the kitchen design.
The color palette in this room should consist of two colors that don’t stand out from the overall home design. Since urban dwellings are more popular than ever, we can expect more creative solutions for small kitchens and introduction of smart appliances.
Controlled Rusticity of the Living Room
Typically, rustic décor includes exposed natural architectural elements (raw wood and stone), wood-covered ceiling, simple natural fabrics (jute, linen and sisal), cowhides, sheepskin, and earthy color scheme.
A 2017 take on this décor brings a minimalistic tone to this style. Some of the colors that would fit into this vibe perfectly are cinnamon, saffron, mauve, indigo and metallic – but only in accents. The materials that should be chosen for the living room are linen, suede, terracotta and natural stone. Another thing that will have its revival in 2017 is 1950’s furniture.
An Unexpected Cocktail in the Bedroom
The year ahead will bring a lot of extraordinary colors and prints in the bedroom, so embracing your adventurous side is recommended. We’ll see a lot of feminine hues, such as lavender and apricot, not only on bedding, but also on rugs and drapes.
The new focal of the bedroom will be the bed head, which will serve to anchor and integrate the bed. Stylish and elegant wall lights will replace traditional nightstand lamps, and thus make the room both more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Such a fun and vivid bedroom deserves to be complemented with lush potted plants, scented candles and a show-stopping mirror.
Return to Nature in the Bathroom
There are plenty of new trends in bathroom design, including the return of brass, the invisible transition between the wall and floor cladding and dark tiles. Still, the most impressive one is the organic bathroom.
Organically produced bathtubs and vanities make every bathroom different, since by its nature, there can never be two completely same items manufactured in this way.
Wood will make its way into the bathroom more than any other material, but we can also expect the return of clay in the form of water-dispensing products.
A Retreat Room
Conventional homes are not enough to help us release our stress we are facing on a daily basis and not even the bedroom provides equal consolation as in the past. It takes an entire room dedicated to relaxing, de-stressing or enjoying, to meet the modern man’s needs. This is where the trend of additional room comes to the scene. These rooms will be used as home theaters, gyms, reading spaces, or simply places of isolation where one can be alone with his thoughts.
One of the most obvious common denominators of 2017 interior trends is drawing inspiration from Mother Nature’s works, which shouldn’t come as a surprise when we know that large part of the population is living in confined gloomy urban dwellings. To fight the monotony of modern lifestyle, interior designers are finding new ways to reconnect us with nature by bringing a piece of it in our homes.
Thank you to Chloe Taylor for this guest post. Chloe is an art historian, stylist and a contributor at smoothdecorator.com. She is passionate about photography, interiors and art in all its forms. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take stunning photographs of beautiful places. She also enjoys learning and writing about home design and decor trends since she is crazy about aesthetics. You can find Chloe on Facebook and Twitter.