Top 10 interior design trends for 2017
With 2017 set to see interior design services increasingly utilised by self-builders, the experts at Alexander James Interior Mesign have compiled a list of the top 10 interior design trends for 2017. 1. Natural textures in home accessories
Natural textures have come back with a vengeance in 2017 - think matte glazed dinnerware, wooden serving platters and beautiful earthenware bowls.
2. Rough, natural woods
Woods are big business this year. From floorboards to tables to shutters, forget highly polished gloss - a natural finish is the only way to go.
3. Ceramic table lights
A big trend for 2017 is ceramic table lights. Again inspired by nature, they feature delicate tones and patterning, with greys, light browns and pinks blending beautifully into the other natural materials.
4. Bold trimmings
When it comes to soft furnishings, bold trimmings both complement and contrast the natural feel of the home this year.
5. Hand-painted style wallpapers
Again with the focus on creating a harmonious natural environment, hand painted (and hand painted style) wallpapers will allow the inspiration of nature to flow through the home. These will be paired perfectly with...
6. Pastel tones
From paints to fabrics, pastel tones are essential for on trend interiors in 2017. Yellow will also make a comeback, again in a muted, pastel tone.
7. Textured glass
When it comes to lighting, textured glass is unquestionably the way to go. A rough, natural finish created through texture, while retaining the beauty of glass, further contribute to the natural vibe.
8. Patterned rugs
Rugs are one way to make a statement in 2017. Patterns that pick up on the pastel tones and natural hues of other objects, while also standing out as a centrepiece, are the way forward.
9. Sculptural chairs
In 2017 we see chairs imitating art, blending style and comfort in order to stand out as design pieces in their own right.
10. Graphic inspired art
Graphic inspired art provides a contemporary take on nature this year. Natural items like pebbles and blades of grass give a new lease of life through the playful interaction of graphics and textures.