February 16, 2017

Ten Decorating Trends for 2017 and Beyond

Fair Meadow Place

The following are My Decorating Trends.  They are Trends that I feel will be here for 2017 and beyond.

 Trends for 2017 and Beyond

   Reading Nooks                

      Carve out space in your bedroom, a corner of the living room, or under a stairway.          This is a place to unplug and unwind.  Surround yourself with your favourite books and enjoy.  This is just meant to be a little bit of added luxury and shouldn't require a renovation or a great deal of expense to achieve.

Bring in elements that make you comfortable, such as fresh flowers or pieces of art.  Add some pillows and throw blankets.  Don't forget a bookshelf or two.

Paint the space a restful colour and start catching up on your reading.

Transition Flooring

Sometimes it is hard to know where to stop and start flooring.   When one floor comes up against another a hard edge is created.

Transition flooring installations allow one product to spill over into the other product to create interesting effects.

The line between the two types of flooring products can be undulating or some interesting geometric patterns can be created.  This will cost a bit more to have installed, but the effect is great.

Mixed Metals

Designers have finally given us permission to mix metals.
Go ahead and do it.  No one will gasp and tell you it's wrong.

A word of caution:  Silver tends to be more specular (reflective) than gold and can take the spotlight away from the other metals in the room.  You can fix that by using a little less silver.   That will give the others a chance to shine.

Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood comes from old buildings that are being demoed and old barns that are being torn down, plus a few other sources.

The wood that is retrieved can be used just as new materials are used for building.

Reclaimed wood is used to make furniture.

Reclaimed wood floors have become popular.
Wood that has been around for over 100-years can be very beautiful.  The wider widths of the boards are hard to find in new wood.  This is a very nice way to recycle.  

Upholstered Headboards

They seem to be staying around and why not?  They look cosy and can be incorporated easily into most decor styles.

Area Rugs in Kitchens

The look is really catching on.  This isn't the ordinary rubber-backed kitchen mat that your mother used in front of her sink.  These are the type of rugs that we might use in other parts of the house.  They create a juxtaposition when used in the kitchen and they are beautiful.

Stainless Steel Appliances 

Stainless Steel in home appliances will still be in for 2017.  I think there may be a gradual shift to black stainless steel, though.

Kitchen Cabinets

White cabinets are still in for 2017 as are apron sinks.  I believe we will see more cabinets that are mixed such as white uppers and coloured lowers.  I have also heard that there may be a return to stained wood sometime in the future.

Glass Coffee Tables

Glass Coffee tables will still be popular.

Strand Coffee Table

Global Deign Style

I think this will be trending
again in 2017.  This style incorporates finds from global travel often resulting in textured and colourful looks.  It is sort of laid-back and comfortable.

There you have it.  These are ten things that I think we will be seeing, not only in 2017 but, beyond.

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  1. These are very good tips on the Interior Design trends. Good to see that many "classic" elements will be around for a while.

  2. Thank you, Cynthia. I do hope you enjoyed reading this post. Predictions, such as these, tend to be subjective and may or may not reflect reality, however.

  3. Lovely inspiration. Thank you for sharing at Monday Social.


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