We talk to our interior design consultant to get her predictions for popular trends this year. Emma is from EyeCandy Interior Design and has been working with us for close to 5 years now. She works with Caroline, our Creative Director, to make sure each Show Home is perfectly dressed to help you imagine how the space works.
What influences interior design?
When it comes to Home Décor, Interior Design is very closely linked to what you see on the catwalk and we see the popular trends filtering down to Interior Design collections.
What are you predictions for 2017?
There are quite a few new looks to consider if you’d like to freshen up your home or are creating a new home….
Petrol Blue/ Greens
“Denim Drift” has been named Dulux’s colour of the year for 2017. Blue Jeans are a timeless classic & now this shade is set to make its mark on interiors in 2017. For an easy update choose cushions or throws or paint a wall in deep indigo or navy to give an intimate, grown up look to a room.“Greenery” has also been named the ‘Pantone Colour of The Year’ for 2017 and is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization. We will see lots of Greens this year from Lime Green to Emerald.
Warm Materials such as Terracotta tiles will replace the currently popular cool and white tones such as marble. This time round they will have a natural matte finish (not too rustic) and be used as feature walls in bathrooms and for cladding fireplaces.
This highly versatile material not only adds warmth & texture to spaces, its also ideal at absorbing noise in large open plan spaces. It could be used to clad an entire wall in a home office & used as a giant pinboard & will be used for furniture, Cork Stools, Side Tables etc.
They have been a staple in Luxury Hotels for a while now but the bedhead trend is set to be big in 2017 and will replace the timber bed frames that are currently popular. Any shape or size, buttoned, velvet or plain, a bedhead is an easy way to update & add instant style & glamour to a bedroom.
Our homes are becoming big open plan spaces more & more and our lives are spent in front of a laptop or smartphone. There is a greater desire to create spaces in our homes with little ‘Nooks’, places to retrieve to that are cosy and relaxing with a calm tranquil feel. Relaxed furniture will follow suit, think deep squashy sofas, oversized loveseats, day beds, sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and throws and floor cushions.
Pastel shades of Pink & Blue are currently popular but they will be overtaken by Jewel Tones inspired by Metals, Space, Stars, Clouds and the Cosmos. Copper will be replaced by a more Industrial aesthetic of Black Steel, Bronze and Burnished Metals. Raw cut Quartz, Lucite and Opal will add a dash of sparkle. Xray materials, transparent Voile fabrics, floaty silks and sheers will create a lightness and softer romantic touch to this trend.
Grey was hugely popular in 2016 and will continue to reign in 2017. Lots of different tones of Greys , Grey and White and also deeper, darker Greys with bold accent colours in Jewel tones.
People will start going back to furniture that is very well made and more of an ‘Investment Piece’.
What might we see less of?
I still love marble but it’s pipped to be on the decline, we’ll see if that’s true! Some of the other things we might see declining in popularity are copper, subway and metro tiles (however I still love these too!) and quotation artworks.