Home Decor Trends for 2017
Home decor trends change over time, with popular new trends popping up each year. 2017 is no exception, bringing us some trendy new indoor and outdoor home decor ideas to play around with. This year, it’s all about simplicity, rustic appeal, eye-catching pieces, and functionality, whether you’re indoors or outdoors.
Green is one of the trendiest colors for 2017, whether you want it on your walls or as an accent color to brighten up a room. But, forget the pale, minty greens. This year, it’s all about bright, tropical greens or dark, earthy greens.
If you’re not yet sold on making over a full room with greens, consider a few bright green decor pieces to liven up the space. Or, choose two or three furniture pieces to go green. Green fabric parsons chairs are the perfect pieces to add some comfort to a space while also bringing in some pops of green.
Mixed Patterns and Textures
According to Elle Decor, home decor trends tend to mirror current fashion trends. What’s hot right now in fashion? Mixed patterns and textures. Fall 2016’s New York Fashion Week displayed tons of mix-and-match patterned and textured looks, and the trend for home decor is following close behind.
Basically, don’t shy away from patterns and textures you normally wouldn’t think mesh well. If they have a similar color scheme or complementing colors, put them together and see what happens. Zig-zag bedding with flower curtains? Why not!
Climbing or Hanging Plants
Adding live plants to a home’s interior has been popular for years. Live plants are healthy for the body and mind and bring some outdoor beauty indoors. But this year, you may see more climbing and hanging vine-type plants taking over living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms. An indoor trellis can be a beautiful focal point, or allow gorgeous vines to crawl up columns.
Simple Window Dressings
Natural light provides natural warmth to a room and lifts moods. This trend is probably not going to pass anytime soon. But, 2017 will see a rise in more simplistic window dressings. Think: straight curtains rather than pleated, wooden blinds, and thin curtain materials. Not only do they create the minimalistic vibe that’s hot for 2017, but they’ll provide plenty of natural light and prevent pests from hiding out in them.
Out with subway tiles, and in with wooden tiles this year. Bathrooms and kitchens are taking on a more rustic feel with wooden tiles as backsplashes, on accent walls, on floors, or in the shower. Or, rather than use bricks or stone for a fireplace, use wooden tiles for a cleaner finish.
Keeping in line with the rustic home trend for 2017, homeowners are leaning more toward farmhouse style than modern finishes. Large farmhouse sinks in the kitchen are moving up the ladder rapidly, as are wood burning fireplaces, barnhouse doors, and wood-grain cabinetry. The look is versatile, allowing you to go as rustic or modern as you want, with worn or sleek finishes.
The environmental impact of watering lawns seems to have had an impact on the way people are imagining their lawns. Landscapers are seeing a shift from traditional grass installations to lawn alternatives, like turfgrass mixes that don’t need to be mowed, or other mixes that don’t need frequent watering. It seems that people are trading maintenance time for time to truly enjoy their outdoor areas.
Bottle or Mason Jar Lanterns
If you’re looking for a fairly simple DIY project for your outdoor area, gather up some wine bottles or mason jars and create your own beautiful outdoor lights. With innumerable projects on Pinterest to choose from, DIY outdoor lighting projects are one of the most popular ways to brighten up an outdoor living space using items you probably already have.
Fully-Functional Outdoor Living
Homeowners want to spend more time outdoors this year with fully functional living spaces, kitchens and entertainment included. Although they may cost a pretty penny, outdoor living spaces can significantly increase your home’s value, while providing your family with more opportunities to enjoy nature.
“Going green” has become more popular than ever, and landscaping is no exception for the new year. Landscapes are transitioning from simply eye-pleasing to eye-pleasing and sustainable. More homeowners this year will likely switch to creating beautiful landscapes with edible produce. Herbs, vegetables, and fruits can all provide lush greenery and pops of colors that you’d expect in a landscape, while also creating a sustainable garden.
Who says your exterior colors have to be subtle? The new year is bringing in some bold accents for home exteriors. Choose a bright orange or blue for your front door, paint your shutters candy apple red, or transform your brown fence to a sunshine yellow. The key is to not go overboard with color; instead, stick to one or two key accent areas to add some bright pops of color to.
Space-Saving Vertical Gardens
Not everyone has the time or space needed to devote to a full-size garden, yet they still want the beauty and functionality of a garden. No problem! 2017 will bring more vertical gardens to outdoor spaces, using chicken wire, planks, pouches, and more to grow a garden upwards and save some time and space.