The year 2017 will take us back to nature and the return of excess as well as maximalist design, when it comes to home décor and design. The previous year focused on everything – from woven wall hangings to minimalist Scandinavian inspired interiors.
According to Tiaan Nagel, Editor at House & Leisure, we are going to surround ourselves with objects we love, in contrasting colours and textures. “The defining ‘look’ is gone, it’s all about being true to oneself and the result will be eclectic and personal.”
“Gone are the days of square angular furniture, now it’s about softer, rounder more romantic shapes and silhouettes.”
“2017 is heavily inspired by nature which will give us an opportunity to connect with nature, and bring it indoors into our high-tech environments,” Nagel says. “Very often trends work on extremes, swinging from one side of the pendulum to the other, so the return to nature and green for me acts as a reminder for us to connect and be aware.”
Pantone’s 15-0343 fern-like green colour of the year, is influencing design and décor for 2017. It is inspired by nature, hope and fresh beginnings and for me this specific tone gives us a warning to be more sensible and responsible with nature, and coming out of the chaos of 2016 this colour provides a new more refreshed optimistic outlook.
However, he says, when it comes to the most popular colour choice in design and décor the focus for the year is going to be on a softer dirty greige pink or blush colour combined with natural fibres and neutral tones.
On shelf now, House & Leisure’s trend report 2017 suggests that stained glass, polished silver, peach colours, pale elegant hues, back to nature themes, terrazzo stone and terracotta surfaces are all at the forefront of trend for 2017.
Nagel says, if you are looking to renovate in 2017 and incorporate the latest trends, take advice from those in the know. 6 House & Leisure readers recently undertook the mammoth task of renovating on large and small scales and have been featured in House and Leisure’s special stand-alone Before and After magazine which goes on sale next month. Here is what they had to say:
- Have a clear vision from the beginning while remaining flexible
- Befriend your neighbours
- Renovate before moving into the house
- Maximise your space
- Invest in custom made pieces
- Live in the house for at least
- Rush things, get to know the house and its character
- Skimp on waterproofing
- Discount a place that looks a little dirty and old
- Get carried away
- Settle for the first thing you see when it comes to furnishings
- Hire a builder without checking references