There are some fab home interior trends this year, so here’s an insight into eight of the best trends we’re loving.
Sure marble has been “in” for quite some time now but it’s not going away any time soon. In fact, our marble obsession has just begun. Instead of only having marble counter tops in your home, marble is now dominating the homewares market from everything from cutting boards to marble-look throws and accessories.
Just like marble, there’s nothing new about subway tiles, but this trend is certainly here to last at least the decade. Millennial’s homes are all about the subway tile, either in the kitchen or the bathroom or both. It’s affordable, classic and goes with absolutely anything, so there’s a lot to love about this trend. We think it’s here to stay.
Bold jewel colours are very much in this year. Nothing says on trend as much as emerald green accessories and if you’ve gone all out and bought an emerald couch, then feel like the home trend queen you are as you sit back, relax and unwind on your new sofa.
Whether intentional or not we all tend to mix patterns one way or another but now designers are purposefully mixing patterns on home accessories, like pillows, throws, duvet covers and rugs. What used to be a style “do not” has firmly become a style “do” with this trend. And while this one isn’t for everyone, if you have a large enough space so your mixed pattern furnishings don’t clutter up the space too much, this is a cool trend to experiment with.
Faux faded rugs
Faux faded classic and traditional styled rugs are a huge trend right now and one that we think will stick around for a while. If deep colours and busy traditional throw rugs are too much for your space and you want that effortlessly warn-out look, then faux faded rugs are definitely your go to. They look elegant and classic without trying too hard.
Thanks to the minimalist movement and more environmental awareness, this generation is trying to cut way down on waste and this extends to homewares and furniture. Millennials are more than ever scouring second hand homewares and accessories to liven up their living spaces, as well as used furniture and even kitchenware.
While the DIY trend certainly isn’t going away any time soon, this year’s focus is more on local artisanal crafted products. This speaks to wanting high quality wares, all the while wanting something truly unique for the home. Buying local also goes hand in hand with the green environmental movement and the hipster trend.
Less is more
Just like with the local picks and the second hand homewares, in 2017 less is more when it comes to the home. These days it’s not about how much you have and keeping up with the Joneses. It’s all about minimalism. Minimalism in life and the home. People are embracing the tiny home trend but even if that’s not your thing, minimalism when it comes to homewares is always a good thing. It means taking your time to hunt down the perfect accessories and carefully choosing the few right pieces that match the character of your home.