What were the 2017 home decor design trends, and have we seen them come to pass?
Trends come and go. While clothes can be shopped and then dropped easily, home trends have a slightly more lasting and slower shifts, given the effort and cost of remodeling or painting your room. Nevertheless, the growth in Instagram and social media has played a big part in showing us into other people’s fashionable lives, including their homes.
At the end of last year we published a handful of designer predictions for this year, how many of those are correct?
The colorful and energetic greenery was chosen as the 2017 Pantone color of the year, and this bright and cheerful tone has certainly made a mark on the home decor world. But we’d dare to suggest the cooling greens of watercress have also made an appearance, as the grown up emerald of the everglades. See some of the gorgeous green hues that have popped up so far.
The Egue y Seta team proposed statement plants would be making an appearance. “Regarding plants, we’ll be seeing less of them in number but increased in size (both of the plant itself and of the leaves) towards a statement plant effect,” they said. While smaller plant displays are still a charming feature unlikely to disappear soon, we have seen more bolder, statement plant displays on offer.
It makes sense that with the rise in gorgeous greenery and statement plants we can see a touch of tropicalia thrown into the mix too. Bold leaf motifs and a touch of the exotic give you hints of escapism in your decor. Think flaming flamingos and the natural materials of wicker and rattan that accompany rainforest glam so well.
On the other side of the coin from the bold and bright tropical trend we have hygge, the Danish buzzword that encompasses all things cozy. It has been calmly and comfortably inspiring warmth and relaxation in everyone’s Instagram feed, introducing serenity to an otherwise busy lifestyle. Since making its way into the 2016 Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year, Pinterest has seen a 285% increase in searches for hygge. So light a few candles and throw on the throws; it’s snuggletime.
Mirrors reflect the fashions. Whether used to accentuate the tropical fun of greenery, or in a funky nod to the Art Deco and Glam Pop corners of the home decor spectrum, mirrors are no longer being tinted with antique style frosting. They are sleek, modern and show off the best version of you.
Along with terracotta there are earthy pinks moving one step further from last year’s dusty pastels. Edging further away from saccharine sweet to something grounded, we find earthy pinks in a number of materials.
Blurring the Boundaries Between Indoors and Outside
Many of the renovations and home tours we’ve featured in the last few months have featured wide open doors from the kitchen and living room that blur out to the garden and areas beyond. Big wide windows open up onto gorgeous spaces for relaxing and entertaining. If you’re not lucky enough to have a sprawling back yard, then take heart that there are some cute and cozy balcony options too.
Design Goes Big
Fashion houses are getting in on the action. Last year we shared Dior’s release of its new home collection and this week it’s Gucci’s debut home line that has Instagram in a flurry. Fashion and decor share the eye for great design and an ever evolving use of colors and styles. So keep your eyes peeled to see which luxe brand releases something next!
What are your favorite trends you’ve spotted on Instagram this year? Many of the predicted trends seem to be pervading, with plenty of greens and tropicals, as well as an increasing move away from the austerity look of industrial patterns. Less concrete, more wood. Less brash and shiny silvers, more soft pink gold.
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