Hi, so it is that time of year when we start thinking of spring and feel like a freshen up at home. With that in mind I would like to share some inspiration and a few interior design trend predictions I have seen for 2017…..
1. Pantone Colour of the year – Greenery
Not surprising since this green represents refreshment and revitalisation – a nod to recent world political and social events? This also represents nature and the growing feeling that we live in a finite world and need to step up and protect the environment.
Green has a calming effect and can create a relaxing and positive feeling.
Introducing this colour into your home is very easy you could start just by adding plants….
Plants can also be a health benefit see my blog House Plants to improve your health
add a few cushions or throws…
invest slightly more and reupholster some vintage chairs for a modern country look …..
repaint a door ……
or a vintage chic floor….
Which ever way you do it, adding this fresh colour will lift your spirits and bring spring into your home.
These represent optimism and are a happy motif – think social butterfly, no longer designated to children`s bedrooms.
Adding a fun wallpaper……..
or some accessories….
Fabric for furniture and blinds, also available as a wallpaper….
3. Grey Floors
This trend has been around for a little while it has unexpectedly exploded on pinterest who report pins are recently up by 20%. Grey is the new neutral.
Scandinavian inspired interiors are calm and easy to live with ………
Most wood companies offer an array of greys……
Or you can easily paint existing floorboards….
there are some very convincing alternatives to wood….. I think marazzi do it very well.
There is a large macrotrend towards comfort, we are looking for a place to rest from the chaos and 2-dimensional information constantly coming towards us. Layering creates a feeling of softness and keeps the room interesting, and large surfaces can be softened and given depth using textural elements or images.
Velvet, cottons and wools
Faux fur….. cushions, throws or a bean bag? We have one of these at home and our cat Amber loves it too.
To create interesting, textured wall treatments you can use…
hand made tiles…..
Faux marble wall paper….
or a textured woven wallpaper ….
The key with textured walls is not to overdo it, and add lighting to show the definition.
The movement away from a mass produced look. Where we start to be aware of protecting age old practices and appreciate the work and back story behind each piece.
I recently wrote about Lyngard, a wonderful company in England who are keeping age-old pottery techniques alive and producing some amazing lighting. Click here to read
I hope you have been inspired and found a few new ideas to try.
Thanks for reading, Amanda x