With the end of 2016 approaching quickly, we shift our eyes not
from what has been, but what will be. In 2016, we saw the
rise of white appliances and furniture, consignment and thirfting,
rustic and chic wooden tables, and marble accents. As 2017
draws near, we decided to research 6 interior design trends to keep
an eye out for in 2017. While some of these may surely fail,
we believe that the overall ideas will remain.
1. Brass and Gold Fixtures
First and foremost, brass and gold plated fixtures are going to
gain popularity. Not only is brass a great way to display a
contrasting tint to a room or accessory, but it also displays
elegance and sophistication without being too loud. Take a
look at the brass mug below - not only does this fit along
perfectly with the simplistic white and rustic tables we found
popular in 2016, but it also adds a nice elegant and trendy tone to
the overall room.
DIY Project Idea: There are a couple of other
ways to showcase brass or gold in your home. One way would be
to take a coffee cup that is traditionally wihte and tape off the
top portion. With Rust-Oleum Metallic Brass Spray in hand, coat
the bottom half of your cup. Remove the tape, and you have a
chic coffee cup worthy of creating conversation at your next family
Believe it or not, we have started to see more and more pins and
DIY projects related to Cork on our Pinterest. There are a few interesting
takes that you may use with the obvious being incorporating a
corkboard in your office. Another interesting take would be
to convert a wall in your home into a large corkboard; able to
place memos, to-do-lists, or the like. Not only this, but
apply some stain to the corkboard, and you instantly transform a
once boring brown board into an accessory.
3. Aquatic Colors
Although the aquatic colors may be loud of intrusive for some
homes, in others, it may be the perfect accent you are looking for.
With one or two pieces of furniture showcasing a rich and
full shade of blue, it adds a "fun" spark to the room. Below
are a couple of examples of just how easy it is to add a chic and
flavorful touch to any room simply by painting an article of
furniture blue or salvaging that mysterious teal couch from your
local cosignment shop.
During 2016, we have also seen a rise in open floor plans, beige
and tan colored furniture, and wood accented pieces. One
trend to keep an eye out for in the coming months would be an
increase in terracota colored items. This could include cow
hide chairs, tan covered accessories on tables, or the like.
Examples of this can be seen below.
5. Botanical Accents
Want a quick way to add sophistication and pizzaz to your room?
Create or buy a botanical accent! We have a few examples
below, but we see this small and simplistic trend to grow in 2017
along with the terracota color. The beauty of this trend is
that it does not cost a fortune or consume a vast amount of time to
create, and yet it establishes a prescence of life and vibrance to
a rather drab room.
6. Black Stainless Steel
This trend is one that is still on the rise and may not be a
huge hit in 2017, but still an idea to keep track of. Black
Stainless Steel possesses the same characteristics of normal
stainless steel (i.e., no finger prints or oil build up) with a
stylish touch; the color black. Now, although the design
capablities from companies have yet to perfect the overall design,
it still reigns supreme in an idea that may revolutionize the
(photo courtesy of: Apartment Therapy)
Do you have interior housing trends of your own? Share them
with us on Twitter - we would love to hear how you are
preparing your home for the New Year!