The end of 2016 is fast approaching, which brings an opportunity to reflect on the year past. In the design world, we’re looking back at what home décor trends were popular for 2016 and what design gurus are predicting for 2017.
Colour-wise, grey has made its mark in 2016, alluring neutral colour and a step away from the classic black and white scheme. Grey covers a wide range of hues from a soft grey to darker charcoals, making it an attractive palette to work within the home. Grey has made for a stylish option in furniture pieces, rugs and on the walls. No doubt we will continue to see the variations in neutral colours next season.
The luxurious touches of marble, which are available in a variety of colours and stone variation, has been a design favourite for bathroom, kitchens, tables and smaller décor pieces, such as candles or coasters. Some designers believe marble has had its heyday and however chic marble may be, it is time for a change. Others, my own opinion included, believe that marble is a timeless material and no doubt will be here to stay.
Copper rose gold and brassy tones had big impact this year. We saw a variety of accessories, furniture and decor accents all in those tones, bringing an industrial feel back into the home décor scene. However, with many cheaper imitations, which are being reproduced in these materials will prompt alternative design options for many for a fresh and unique look.