Look­ing for a Fresh Start?

Green ac­cents chairs, stone washed linen and whimsy sheers with fluid lines, this year, though in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tion is going back to basics, it serves it with a twist

India Today - - HOME - CHANYA KAUR Co­founder, The Pure Con­cept

Trend fore­cast­ing, isn’t just about stay­ing ahead of the de­sign curve, it helps you plan in ad­vance with the right colours, mo­tifs, pat­terns, tex­tures and ma­te­ri­als. With our fren­zied life­styles and busy sched­ules, 2017 will be all about calm­ing and sooth­ing in­te­rior spa­ces. New tech­nolo­gies and in­no­va­tions are chang­ing our world so fast that we need a space that helps us un­wind but at the same time is func­tional and mo­du­lar. Ex­pect a bit of a shake up. Cop­per and rose gold are out, in­stead, ter­ra­cotta and deep greens are in. This year is all about us­ing soft fur­nish­ings cre­atively, like a framed kilim or jute ac­ces­sories. Here’s a look at trends for 2017.

CRE­ATE A HUE HAVEN

Sat­u­rated greens are on trend for 2017. The best way to use this colour is on ac­cent pieces, state­ment arm­chairs, or cush­ions. Be­sides bring­ing in colours from the out­doors, it also adds depth to the room. Un­like, last year which was all about cool white tones, warmer hues like ter­ra­cotta will be in vogue in 2017. The colour is ideal for walls and floor­ing. Heavy stone washed linen in this shade can work beau­ti­fully on a couch, as well. Navy is the new black; it adds fresh­ness to a space with­out making it feel small.

IT’S A MA­TE­RIAL WORLD

Jute, linen and flax will be pop­u­lar in the soft fur­nish­ings seg­ment. These fi­bres not only give the room a rus­tic and nat­u­ral ap­peal, they also add tex­tures and lay­ers, which makes the space stand out. From cush­ions to throws and couch up­hol­stery, they can be used in a va­ri­ety of ways. Geo­met­ric pat­terns on fab­rics con­tinue to be the hot favourite, wa­ter-like pat­terns and tex­tures (free flow­ing and deconstructed) have been added to the list. This time we will also see a rise in trans­par­ent and wispy sheer fab­rics across the sec­tor.

PICK A MOTIF

Get ready to see a lot of mixed pat­terns in home decor, es­pe­cially on state­ment pieces. Kil­ims con­tinue to make their pres­ence felt. Ex­cept this time, they won’t just be re­stricted on rugs, the tribal mo­tifs will now also be found on so­fas, cush­ions and ot­tomans. This adds a bit of tra­di­tional essence to a room, but in a con­tem­po­rary con­text. Another trend to watch out for is over­sized pat­terns. Be it large showy flo­rals or fluid strips, the big­ger the bet­ter.

Re­mem­ber, no one ex­pects you to fol­low these trends to the tee, they are more like guide­lines. Feel free to be cre­ative, bend the trend and fol­low your gut. Re­mem­ber, at the end of the day, you have to live with it.

Bu­tikku col­lec­tion, `2,000 (on­wards) per me­tre

Bantu col­lec­tion `1,500 to `2,500 per me­tre

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