03 Jan Interior styling trends for 2017
As an Interior Stylist we are constantly window shopping for home decor and Interior Styling ideas. For me its like a chocolate addiction, or shoe fetish. So its not a surprise to me when i see Interior Styling fashions come and go, but knowing the ones that are classic and stick around is an Interior Stylists’ job. Last year probably my favourite choice of colour fashion were all the pastels, a good few years prior i had bought wallpaper for my own home, on sale in Laura Ashley with a powder blue in it but couldn’t find any accessories to match. Then came out all the pastels and i POUNCED all over it. You will see it in alot of the homes staged last year. Stunning!
Our experts almost unanimously agree that copper and rose gold will be out by 2017.
“However, the oversaturation of cheap and shiny imitation copper just ends up looking like you’ve tried too hard, and by doing so, you’ve already missed the boat.”
In its place, a more industrial aesthetic is anticipated.
“Warm metals like copper, brass and rose gold will continue to be on trend for autumn/winter 2016, but as we move into summer 2017 you’ll see a shift away from this super polished look,” says Diane Cocksey, Senior Interior Decorator at Freedom.
“I expect you’ll see a more industrial aesthetic, with black steel and burnished metals taking over the home.”
You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback.
Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.
“It’s used in coffee table bases in combination with stone tops, and as solid cork stool or side table,” Macer says.
“I predict cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.”