2016 was a whirlwind year – we’ve seen Brexit and Trump somehow being elected to the most powerful position in the world. Loved celebrities have been dropping like flies. Phones have been exploding mid-flight. We’ve said good-pie to BBC Bake Off and became obsessed with Stranger Things. To finish the year, we ended on a slightly marshmallowy-pine scented note with hygge (not our favourite, to say the least).
So what’s in store for 2017? We’ve scoured Instagram, looking at the most inspirational accounts to compile a mood-post of what we think will be hot in the home for the year ahead and to hopefully give you some ideas for your own schemes…
Time for Escapism
Palettes will continue to get pinker and dreamier. Cool blues and dusky pinks will take centre stage but it’s all about the materials; quilting will add rounded soft edges and linen bedding will give a cool feel for the summer months. To finish it all off, throw in some whimsically eclectic designs such as unicorns, flamingos and florals.
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Take a Trip with Psychedelic 70s
The Seventies trend has arrived and for the past year it’s been all about cool California vibes. For 2017, expect to visit Woodstock with trippy colours, bold patterns and… magic mushrooms, naturally.
A Touch of Wanderlust
Year after year we see the global trend and it seems as though it’s not going anywhere. John Lewis will be calling it Dakara and for Sainsbury’s it’s Hinterland but whatever you call it, it’s basically influences from around the world fused together. As well as tribal patterns expect to see rich textures and earthy, natural materials such as Japanese smoked wood, cork, leather and terracotta. Past years we’ve travelled from the plains of Africa to Morroccan souks but it seems as though this year it’s about South American, so expect cacti motifs as well as an alpaca, or two!
The New Decadence
As we strive to make the home magazine-shoot and Instagram ready, ensuring your décor is styled and art-directed to an inch of its life is more prevalent than ever. As many obtain to get that boutique hotel look, will see more statement interiors in pared-back settings. Whether that’s grand velvet sofas, statement beds or introduced through opulent accessories, this trend will be an extension of what we’ve been seeing for a while with, hopefully, a few changes. Marble, for example may be adapted to terrazzo and copper to brass. Jewel tones will stay and we’ll favour emerald greens and cobalt blue. Instead of standard upholstery, we’d like to see more intricate, art laden materials used to upholster and create stand-out, statement pieces for a scheme.
North, south, east or west: whichever way your room faces, pick a shade that plays to your room's orientation. North-facing rooms look best dressed in shades such as Blush Pink and Butter Biscuit, whereas south-facing rooms will look lovely in Nordic Sky and Rock Salt. To find out more, hit the link in our bio and head to our Decorating Advice page.
In Full Bloom
Pattern, upon pattern, upon pattern. Bring on the florals and the more the merrier, we say! Whether it’s the living room, bedroom or even the bathroom, expect to see big, moody blooms in the home with a touch of dramatic Renaissance flair.
And look at that, no sight of Greenery!
What do you anticipate to be the trends for the next year? I’m sure after Lagom we can expect to see another Scandi import – let’s just hope it’s not as hopeless as Hygge…
Here’s to aiming to be trendsetters for 2017,
David & Mark x