Home Trends That Will Shape Your House In 2017
Prepare for a bright year filled with cheery colours, mixed patterns and happy motifs — plus a few unexpected twists, and be sure to kiss those outdated 2016 trends goodbye.
This is the cheery shade of green you’ll see in home decor, fashion and commercial design in 2017. Named the 2017 Pantone Color Of The Year, “Greenery” is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization — something we all could use in a complex social and political environment, according to Pantone.
This trend was first spotted at New York Fashion Week in fall 2016 (keep in mind that runway fashion is a common catalyst for what’s to come in the home space), and will appear even more in home decor this year. For the pattern lover, pieces with mixed patterns say “sayonara” to the concept that statement pieces can be too busy.
Butterflies are increasingly appearing as a buoyant, happy motif in home design such as products like these butterfly containers by Amsterdam-based design studio Pols Potten. A symbol of both grace and optimism, the butterfly is no longer designated to children’s rooms — but rather celebrated in a variety of spaces with sophisticated accents like the Christian Lacroix turquoise butterfly wallpaper shown here.
NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK
Whether you’re looking to accent your room or update your kitchen cabinets, navy blue will be the preferred alternative to black in 2017. A modern twist with a traditional feel, navy blue pairs well with practically any color scheme, and lends mystery to a space without making it feel small (as black sometimes does).
ARTISAN NOT DIY
For years, the world has been obsessed with DIYs pulled from Pinterest, Instagram and, of course, Etsy, but designers are now looking toward items that are more “artisan” than “quick and easy,” like this hand blown art vase.
“You’ll see craftsmanship and materials that require you to have a high level of skill to work with them emerge,” says Carpenter. “You’ll see the return of glass blowing, porcelain and even amazing woodworking — not just raw big chunks of recycled wood.
This post was originally published on elledecor.com and was written by Kelsey Kloss.