7 Decor and Design Predictions For the New Year


2017 is here, and what better way to start the new year than to revamp your home’s interior. Whether subtle in nature or an all-out overhaul, there are plenty of fabulous new interior design trends on the horizon that you might want to consider implementing into your home. While style is certainly a key component to interior design this year, the trends we look forward to also incorporate comfort, function, and a tribute to yesteryear.

Without further ado, here are the top 7 trends in interior design that you can expect in 2017.

1. Mixed Metals

There’s no hard-fast rule that says you need to stick with just one metal in a space. Instead, 2017 is going to see many more interior spaces that combine a variety of metal colors, including silver, gold, nickel, copper, and brass. However, it’s best to make one metal the dominant tone and set others as secondary tones to provide the room with some visual structure.

For instance, many items in a space may have a variety of brass tones, reserving just a few pieces in nickel. Each tone should also be spread throughout the room, instead of being clumped in one spot.

2. Grey Hardwood Floors

While various shades of brown are still widely popular on hardwood flooring, grey is making a huge splash on the scene. This wonderful neutral hue provides a more relaxed, comfortable feel in a space. Whether you go with wide planks, parquet, or a herringbone pattern, grey really is the hottest neutral for hardwood flooring in 2017.


3. Matte-Finished Appliances

Stainless steel has been a staple in modern kitchens for years now, and will continue to be extremely popular in the new year. However, 2017 is expected to see more and more kitchens being outfitted with sleek, matte-finish appliances in dramatically dark shades, creating a more striking look to a space.

4. Bars

You don’t have to be in a daytime soap opera to have your own easily-accessible bar in your home. In 2017, you’ll discover an increasing number of homeowners adding bars to their homes, no matter how small or large. More specifically, these bars will come in the form of consoles or carts, rather than fixed pieces. Whether you house your favorite bottles of liquor or even your fine china and teapots, bar consoles and carts will become a pretty hot commodity in 2017.


5. Marble

It seems like it’s been eons since granite has taken over kitchen and bathroom counters. Granted, this natural stone has helped make a dramatic improvement in these spaces as opposed to their laminate counterparts, and has become much more affordable over the years. However, granite might need to move over for another classic natural stone that’s emerging as the go-to material for these surfaces: marble. Pay close attention and you’ll start noticing a lot more marble popping up in homes everywhere, as well as on tabletops in your favorite cafes or eateries.

6. Mural-Inspired Wallpaper

Wallpaper has certainly made a huge comeback over the past couple of years, but in addition to the typical bold patterns we’ve been seeing, 2017 will bring more ‘art’ to these traditional wall coverings. Stripes, florals, and geometrics will still be popular, but the new wallpaper of 2017 will be decorated with large-scale mural-type art work. The sky’s the limit on the type of imagery you’ll see on wallpaper, with limits that reach as far as the imagination.


7. Nailhead Details on Accent Pieces

Nailhead details aren’t exactly something new, but they haven’t exactly been in-trend since the 70s. Now, you can expect to see a number of accent pieces – such as credenzas, chairs, and chests – adorned in nailhead details to bring an added level of visual interest. They aren’t just reserved for edging either. With your imagination, you can create just about any pattern you desire with this unexpected trend.

Given these anticipated trends, it looks like 2017 will turn out to be a very interesting year for interior design and decor. Whether you incorporate one or all, your home will certainly be on point this year!