“Goodbye brass and copper”

As seasons change so do home decor trends, and the 2017 trend forecast will give you a a lot to look forward to when it’s time to redecorate and freshen up your home. Utility meets sustainability as new decor trends integrate elements from the outdoors, indoors, with a practical purpose. Think neutral colour schemes, plenty of plant life and texture, texture and more texture. If your home is in need of a little decor pick-me-up, or complete renovation, this might be the inspiration you’ve been looking for…


Green

Green, in all shades, will be a popular colour choice this year. Expect to see the spring hue in all tones pop up in rooms across the design spectrum. It’s lively, organic and rich. You will see it in small doses through accessorising – think cushions, blankets and rugs – and also through larger furnishings, such as armchairs and sofas. The hue has dramatic impact, from emerald to chartreuse. In short, if you’re thinking of changing your colour scheme this year, green is the way to go. (See more about green interior’s here)

Green living room with framed botanical prints | Botanical-inspired room schemes | Design ideas | housetohome.co.uk:
Botanical theme | House to Home (c)
Via: The Houses of Veranda, ...♥♥... a book by Lisa Newsom http://www.amazon.com/The-Houses-VERANDA-Lisa-Newsom/dp/1588169278/:
Green accessories galore | Houses of Veranda (c)
EmeraldGreen - I love the H&M Home collections. The home accessories are affordable and always on-trend like their Go for Green collection - think leafy prints, emerald green vases and bathroom accessories, etc. hmhome tropicalprints:
Various green-hued cushions and pots | H&M (c)

Texture

We’re seeing rooms with simple colour palettes more and more often in recent months. The best way to introduce some personality into a room is all about the textural elements. Think about fabrics, wall decor (e.g. wallpaper, wall art etc.) and even lighting – it helps to give a space that unique and added edge.

This room is full of various textural elements, from the rugs, bed cover, cushions and knitted wall piece | Jute Home (c)
Bedroom inspiration for a great and pink Blush scheme with copper, textures and coloured cushion in grey, pink and pattern. Amazing artwork above the bed.:
Fur throw, copper lighting and cushions | The Room Alive (c)
Add texture – think faux fur cushion covers, wool blankets and the like. For more tips on bringing hygge into your life, check out The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.:
A mix of textures in this living room, from the sofa, to the cushions, to the decorative throws | The LuxPad (c)

Texture is everything


Organic Prints

An emphasis on more organic forms will dominate the decor scene this spring/summer. Forecasts suggest that pictures of nature, leaves and wallpaper will be a highly popular choice this year – vintage, botanical themes in particular, so think about simplistic laser-printed patterns for neutral colour schemes. However if you’re in the mood to be more daring, think about block-printed, bold coloured wallpaper and accessories.

It might seem overdone, but botanical prints look even better when combined with green furniture and plants. It will work in a minimalist interior, but also in a more rustic one.:
‘Organic’ style pictures hanging on the wall
bring the outside in 2
Bold leaf wallpaper in a vintage(y) style geometric print
bring the outside in
Squashed leaves in a glass frame

Living Finishes

We’re beginning to move away from the shiny brass and chrome finishes in 2017 (and marble everything too, sadly), and alternatively, unlacquered brass is hitting the limelight. Unlacquered brass is much like brass, but dulls over time to create a more ‘lived in’ vintage-style finished product, making it easier to up-keep in a busy, family home. Hot-rolled steel and unfinished metals will also be the stars of 2017 (see below). As well as this (sticking to the ‘nature’ theme) plants are an absolute must when decorating your home – think about ivy or no hassle plants, such as succulents or a cactus.

A Look Inside the Home of Lighting Designer Marjorie Skouras — House Tour:
Unlacquered brass used on bathroom taps | Apartment Therapy (c)
There are so many reasons to covet a fireplace. They're beautiful and bring charm to any space, and fireplaces provide yet another surface on which to style and display cherished items. Not to mention their functional value to heating a home, especially with a cold winter headed towards many of us.Fireplaces create a statement in any room they're in, so it is natural to use them to establish an aesthetic for a space. Having marble, wooden, brick, concrete, detailed, sleek, grand and/or petit...:
Hot rolled steel is a metal that will star in an awful lot of modern-styled homes this year | Design Sponge (c)
Go with an all-white decorating scheme to make your bathroom feel more spacious. A slim tapering ladder shelf unit, like this from The White Company, provides essential storage. Decorate the bathroom with potted plants and bud vases to add a natural touch. Find more inspiration at housebeautiful.co.uk:
A subtle example of how to add plants to a room, without having to go over-board with the ‘organic/nature’ theme | House Beautiful (c)
Giant Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicholai). Image from Adam Robinson Design's Casaba Waterloo White project:
Large, oversized potted plants are a great way to fill space and adding some colour to a room | Adam Robinson (c)

What’s your favourite upcoming interior trend?

With love,

Victoria

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