Keeping up with interior design trends

20 Jul 2016

If you find yourself wondering "where did 2016 go?", you're not alone. It seems like we were just laying out our plans for the new year, yet here we are, more than halfway through 2016.

It's no secret that today, everything moves at the speed of light. From new technology to the latest fashions, every day there seems to be some type of new hot item. It's no surprise then, that many industry leaders already have their eyes on emerging trends for 2017 – interior design is no exception.

Consider the emerging trends in interior design before decorating your new home.

While we certainly still have a good chunk of this year left, people that have recently rented or purchased a home should certainly consider the emerging trends in interior design before decorating their homes. Let's take a look at the top three:

Shades of dark green

While navy and midnight blue are having their moment in the spotlight currently, dark green is slowly creeping onto the scene. In fact, green made a notable appearance in the Pantone Color's 2017 picks for interior palettes due to it's connection to nature as well as health and wellness. 

Try using a dark green armchair or piece of decor as an accent piece in a neutral toned room. The contrast will surely add depth to your room.

Upholstered bedheads

Get ready for a dramatic change to beds in 2017. According to stylist Emma Blomfield, upholstered bedheads will no longer be limited to luxury hotel bedrooms or celebrity homes.

"Whether you opt for the classic model in neutral colour with buttons, or a plush one in velvet, a bedhead is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom," she explained.

Escapist themes

Increasingly, people are seeking out recluse from the digital noise of our tech-forward world. As such, escapism will be a major trend in 2017. This means sections of a house were little nooks are furnished with floor cushions and oversized love-seats.

How have you set up relaxation spaces in your home? How have you set up relaxation spaces in your home?

With work and even social time becoming so closely embedded with technology homeowners everywhere will seek escapes in their homes. These calm and tranquil areas will provide a much needed break from all things digital.

Of course, all trends go out of style at one point or another. The important thing to note when designing your home? Love your design regardless of the latest fad. We promise, happiness will ensue.