I have a little confession to make… here goes! I’m sorta addicted to home decor trends. Not only to see what gorgeous items are available for my home but also… ugh… I’m just going to say it…. to see how ridiculous some of the upcoming trends are! I think some “design experts” have lost their minds! They are so artsy that what they predict as a trend, only the uber wealthy or somewhat eccentric would even consider putting in their homes. Today is PRACTICALLY SPEAKING. And we are going to look at common sense trends in home decor for 2017!
I’m cutting through all the mumbo-jumbo and contradicting predictions to bring you your best decor bets for 2017!
Let’s take a peek at what 2017 hold for home decor enthusiasts…
What’s still in…
One trend that I do not have in my home (but love) and is still going strong are upholstered headboards. They are absolutely gorgeous! If you love this look you are on trend!
Upholstered headboards give a room a luxurious, soft feel! If your room could use updating think about going with a fabric headboard like the one above. And here’s an added bonus with this headboard… it has nailheads and they are very much in style!
If you like chippy, worn pieces with lots of character you are in luck. They are still a darling in the home decor industry sector! This trend continues to be an outgrowth of needing to feel more relaxed and connected to an easier bygone day. I love it because it gives great character, texture, and warmth to almost any decor!
Oh, I am doing the happy dance of joy about mixed metals! Matchy-matchy looks are still a no-no! Don’t be afraid to mix cool and warm metallics and add in a few neutral metals like iron and oil rubbed bronze. Just remember that metals are accent pieces. A little goes a long way.
To see a post about mixing metallics click HERE
Trendsetters say that polished stainless steel is slowly riding into the sunset! It’s had a l-o-n-g run and it will slowly phase out over the next few years! What is the next trend? No, it’s not white or brushed metal… it’s BLACK. Black stainless is sleek and modern and very sophisticated! We should be seeing more and more of this gorgeous stainless creep into kitchen, laundry rooms and even other rooms in our homes.
I happen to love black stainless steel. It’s a very soft black and will work with just about every decor! My Samsung washer and dryer are this gorgeous black stainless steal!
This is one trend I’m very happy about! Lucite is modern yet mixes so well with any style and decor. It has little visual weight and lots of chic! Treat yourself to a great piece of lucite furniture this year!
OTHER TRENDS HERE TO STAY… AT LEAST FOR AWHILE
While these trends aren’t predicted by big firms or decor experts I think they will stick around for awhile longer…
- farmhouse style, at least for the next year or two
- natural colors
- industrial furnishings
- open shelves
- painted furniture
- sanctuary bedrooms
- home offices
- natural fiber rugs
- gallery wall art (although this is almost on its way out!)
- mid century accents
Now let’s talk about what’s…
OUT… and please don’t shoot the messenger!
Copper has had a very short run on the trend stage. Old, vintage copper is another thing. It’s a classic. But new styles done in copper are definitely out! Copper is an attention hog and always wants to be seen even as an accent. I can’t say that I am sad to see it go!
Say it ain’t so!!!! White marble is on its way out when it come to doing a whole bathroom in it. However, I think marble like Carrara will take awhile to phase out. I love white marble, a lot! So I’ll be one of the last holdouts!
Again, it will die slowly. So don’t worry!
It’s been out for awhile, but now it just looks dated. About 10 years ago almost every room in my home was yellow!
Rooms that are predominantly gray have seen their heyday and quickly becoming trite! Personally, I like the look but could never live with so much gray.
OTHER TRENDS THAT ARE SAYING… GOODBYE!
- chevron pattern
- heavy window treatments
- watery pastels
- accent walls
- naked windows
- mirrored furniture
- tiled countertops
- all white rooms
- subway tile (oh, no!)
Ready for what we should be looking for in 2017? Remember I’m taking a sensible, practical approach! Here’s what’s new and in…
Don’t paint that brick fireplace just yet! Warm, earthy terracotta is a big, big trend in 2017! Can you believe that all white walls may be fading and warmer tones of terracotta pots are coming on strong! Think mat finishes. How about a burnt terracotta throw?
The book nook has finally grown up! With all the demands of technology, people are wanting to have a place to unplug, unwind, read a book or pull out a magazine or newspaper! A place that is comfy and well lit will make a perfect reading area in a home.
I’ve looked at so many trend predictors and they all agree on the insurgence of vibrant jewel tones coming on strong in 2017! I’ve gotta wrap my mind around this one! Decorating with jewel tones is almost as hard as walking on a highwire! It’s hard to do right. But there is no doubt about it friends, IT’S HERE!
GOLD AND BRASS
Warm metallics are happily coming back. Not those tacky, cheap, gold frames or colonial the brass chandeliers . But rich, warm hues showing up to accent a room or a piece of furniture! Think rich hand carved frames with gorgeous gold leafing and antiquing… and updated lamps in hammered or antiqued brass!
MOD GEO DESIGNS
Modern geometric designs for curtains, bedding, pillows, and rugs are big, big big. Look for large, outlined geo patterns to be on trend!
You would be surprised how a little geo pattern will update a room! Don’t go small that is OUT!
Did I just hear a collective cheer? Yes, blue is hot! And really, blue is a decor classic. But navy and cobalt blue and really on trend for 2017. We saw tons of blue in dinnerware this summer and I see it spilling over into home decor.
I LOVE blue and will be introducing some more blue into my home in 2017!
Other fabulous trends for 2017 and beyond…
- maps as murals and on other home decor items
- green as in the Emerald-City-Wizzard-Of-Oz green! Bright and deep
- big clocks
- boho and bohemian accents
- blush pink
- dark furniture with pure white walls
- rustic accents
As 2017 comes into focus I’ll be sharing more PRACTICAL forecasts about home decor!
Here’s the bottom line. No matter what the style we all need to decide what we put in our homes. Choose what you love and continue to love your home by developing your taste and personal style.
Trend or no trend. Using what you love in your home is the best thing to do!
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