The Sunday Mail
EVERY season, year or even decade has its own trends – the trendsetters have already pointed out what makes a fashionable home in the year 2017.
Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones. Unlike in the ’80s, they are not used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces.
Avoiding terracotta tiles that are too rustic and keeping with a matte finish, this trend could add character and warmth to interiors again.
You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback. <http://www.domain.Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it is also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.
It is used in coffee table bases in combination with stone tops, and as solid cork stool or side table, cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home off.
Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues. Dark green as a paint colour for rooms such as a bedroom creates a wintery Scandi backdrop for tan leathers, reindeer furs, brass lamps and natural linen. Used in a feature armchair or cushions and decor items as an accent, it adds depth and can bring in the colours from the outdoors.
Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered bed heads set to replace the timber bed frames currently dominating the market. They have been a staple in luxury hotel bedrooms and celebrity homes for a while, but now we are all falling head over heels for the bedhead trend.
Whether you opt for the classic model in neutral colour with buttons, or a plush one in velvet, a bedhead is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.
Homes with nooks and places to retrieve will become more popular as humans react to our increasingly technological lives. With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day . . . there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction.
This may not mean listing the 65 inch flat screen on online auction stores, but we will seek to create havens of calm and tranquility, whether it is a bedroom or a nook we can escape to, even if it is to lazily scroll our Instagram feeds in peace.
Relaxed furniture and materials will follow suit, from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to oversized love seats, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.
While pastel shades of pink and blue are currently having their day in the sun, they will soon be overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds and the cosmos.
Metallics, metals, raw-cut quartz, Lucite and opal will add a dash of sparkle and interest. X-ray materials, transparent fabrics, floaty silks and sheers will create a lightness and soft romantic element to this trend, which embodies an optimism for where we have come from and where we are headed. domain.com.au