Interiors trends everybody will be talking about in 2017

January is a month for looking forward. 2016 saw the rise in popularity of copper, rose gold, velvet, tropical patterns and forest green (amongst much else). For homes, finding a fresh new look can feel inspiring. If you have a decorating project coming up this year or fancy a few updates, here’s some insight into what’s on the horizon in the design world to guide you.


3-tibbles-second-living-room-cornerA top florist's London home. Photo credit: Paul Raeside for Livingetc

Tired of the minimalist all-white streamlined look that has been popular for so long, the coming seasons will be increasingly occupied with intricacy, detail and a more is more attitude. Pattern on pattern has already kicked off the trend; look out for fussy shapes, peculiar accessories and an amalgamation of character pieces to show off your personality.

Dessert colours

2Interior from El Meuble

Terracotta has been marked as a favourite for 2017. As well as a calming tone, it evokes a dry hot climate and lazy summer days. Eschewing their 1990s dated reputation, dessert colours with terracotta in the lead will be re-branded as mindful-yet-characterful ‘it’ colours.

Modular Furniture

4-modularPIXEL collection by Sergio Bicego for Saba Italia

Compact living is the formative feature of many homes nowadays and contemporary designs are responding to this need. Evolving furniture means so much more than an extendable table, and the layered, modular aesthetic is catching on as a design style too.


1-escpaism-2The Wilderness Reserve cottage, Sussex

Although open plan is still a desirable look in your home, escapism interiors plays into everyone’s dream home. Layouts with as many nooks and crannies as possible is the latest interior designer’s architectural dream. Closely related to the craze for Hygge, having a corner to cosy up in and make your own is a must.


2-stripesPhoto credit: Polly Wreford for Homes & Gardens

Alongside Victoriana-style prints, stripes will bring some fun into the pattern mix. This is another trend that was first spotted on the catwalks but looks set to enter our homes this spring, bringing in some vibrant 1950s sunshine.

Jewel tones

5-jewelPhoto credit: Simon Bevan for Livingetc

Already on the horizon with popular colours such as forest green and midnight blue, jewel tones will be everywhere in 2017. The key facet of this trend is the jewel on jewel look; being daring with décor choices and opting for a floor to ceiling rich palette.

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