Top Home Decor Trends

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.

Top Home Decor Trends 2016 by Plantation Shutters Ltd

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Colour-wise, grey has made its mark in 2016, an 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 with in 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.

Top Home Decor Trends 2016 by Plantation Shutters Ltd

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This leads into what trends will bring us into the New Year. A popular alternative option for the industrial feel is going back to basics. We will see darker, neutral and earthy hues, like dark green and textures such as cork. These darker hues will add an element of old world elegance and can look beautiful next to natural materials like wood. The subject of sustainability is becoming a gradually more talked about topic in our world today and this is translating through to the design world more and more. We shall see lots of natural elements in their ‘raw’ state, for example wood, stone and metal. This unpolished feel will create a more relaxed environment. Bold colours can easily be used as a beautiful back drop or used as accents in fabrics in cushions or furniture, which makes for an easy refresher and update for any home.

Another prominent trend will be full of Mediterranean vibes, think rustic terracotta with matte finishes rather than the old school glossy terracotta popularly seen back in the 80s/90s. If you were thinking of doing some paintwork to your brick, you may want to hold off to keep a more rustic approach. Following on from the authentic earthy tones, the Mediterranean feel will be full of natural and rustic tones. Accents on fresh blues and crisp whites will be an attractive way to set of this understated look.

If you were looking to update your current abode or looking for inspiration for your new space, these trend forecasts will no doubt get you excited for a more organic and natural design approach for 2017.

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