With the new year just around the corner, many homeowners are planning ahead for projects they’d like to do around the house in 2017. Whether you’re planning a major project like renovating your kitchen or something a little simpler like painting some rooms and getting new furniture, nobody wants to go through all that work only to find out their home already looks out of date. So if you’re planning to make some updates to your home in the coming year, here are a few of the biggest trends designers are expecting to see in 2017.
Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016 were both pastels and now many people are longing for some deeper, richer colors. Bold, vibrant jewel tones like emerald green, amethyst purple, and sapphire blue add a bit of drama and a luxurious feel to your home.
Thanks to the durable and environmentally friendly nature of cork, cork floors have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Cork floors aren’t going anywhere, but more and more homeowners are now looking for other ways to use cork around the house. One idea that’s been gaining some momentum lately is cork walls. Not only can cork be a very attractive wall covering, it helps keep noise levels under control. And if it’s used in an area like a home office, you’ll have a very convenient place to pin all your important notes and messages.
Although jewel toned colors are definitely shaping up to be one of the hottest home decor trends in the new year, pastels will absolutely still be on the radar. In 2017, the most popular pastel shades will be pastel shades of very natural colors like blue and green.
Copper and rose gold have been hugely popular over the past couple of years, but it looks like gold and brass finishes are well on their way to becoming the next big things. Speaking of metallic finishes, don’t be afraid to mix metals. Mixed metals are expected to be a very on-trend look in 2017.
If you’re planning to look for new appliances in the upcoming year, you may be seeing a lot of black and matte finish appliances in stores. Stainless steel appliances and brushed metal finishes have been around for a while, but a lot of people are starting to crave something a little different.
Marble was a very popular choice for home decor in 2016 and many designers expect it will continue to be in demand in 2017. Whether you’re looking for new countertops, flooring, or tabletops on accent tables, marble is a great way to add a touch of luxury to a home.