TRENDS FOR 2017
Mumbai-based interior designer
Shabnam Gupta, who launched her flagship outlet of Peacock Life in Bandra, has to her credit a list homes of actors Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Chopra, Rani Mukherjee, Irrfan Khan and many more. She tells us what to look out for in 2017. 1 Go Green Named the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year, "Greenery" is meant to represent refreshment and revitalisation— something we all could use in a complex social and political environment. Thus, 2017 will be about this cheery shade of green in home decor, fashion and commercial design.
2 Tech Savvy Redefining the user's lifestyle with state-of-the-art technology, products and materials, making the home not only liveable but also luxurious. Technology has also massively enhanced the process of design by enabling creative ideas to become tangible in ever speedier time frames.
3 Upcycling/Recycling People are looking for more sustainable furniture and interior ideas. Reusing, repurposing and upcycling will remain a key element. We live in a world immersed in technology and disposable items so people are looking for a balance.
4 Minimalistic Bathrooms The trend is going in the direction of smaller and more private spaces. The shape and the size of toilet sinks and bathtubs are considerably reduced, not only to fit better in the smaller urban apartments but also to introduce a sense of restrained elegance and intimacy.
5 Modular Furniture Modular furniture allows us to personalise interior design in no time without spending lots of money. Multipurpose furniture design give us the freedom to save the space-saving ideas for decorating, reflecting the interior trends. 6 The Art-inspiredWall Art/Wallpaper truth is wallpaper or wall art can make or break a room, rendering it timelessly chic or permanently tragic. A focal point is able to attract the eyes into the space and give the viewers a sense of what to expect. In this case, a piece of wall art can be positioned as a focal point for your room.