It’s not just fashion that has its trends. Home décor does too. As seasons change, new trends come and go. 2016 saw a lot of rose gold and copper, with a slightly industrial theme. Spring/summer 2016 looks set to contrast this, with bright, bold prints and a return to glamour, and fun.
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Tropical and jungle themes are really on trend this season. Bold, jungle print wallpapers, with either tropical tree patterns, or repeating animal pictures playing a key role. This is often coupled with dark green furniture and fun, tropical accessories.
style glamour is set to make a return to prominence when it comes to accessories and furniture, with lots of velvet, brass, marble and lacquered wood. Think vintage Great Gatsby.
Everyone seems to have a lightbox now, echoing 80’s cinema signs. This 80’s chic is set to filter into other accessories. We generally look back at the 80’s as having been gaudy and over the top, but in many ways that fits in with the fun feel of 2017 décor. Look to geometric patterns, primary colours and pop art for inspiration. These looks have a definite youthful vibe and can be a great way to add some energy to your home.
If tropical and dark greens aren’t your thing, blues are also in vogue right now, particularly denim and cobalt
, echoing the bright, fun feeling of 80’s chic. Denim is very trendy in the fashion world in 2017 and fashions often influence décor trends. Using blues like cobalt is a great way to make a statement and impact, but they still work well with other colours. To get your room right on trend, go for terracotta accents with cobalt accessories.
Grey has been popular for a while now, both in fashion and décor. This is set to expand in 2017. Grey, especially soft shades like dove, gives you a great canvas to work with. Add bright or bold colours, like cobalt, or yellow, to a grey base, and you get an exceptionally cool look, which is contrasting without being overpowering.
Mixing textures is an interesting concept. Texture is a fantastic way to add warmth and homeliness to a room, but we generally don’t mix too much. Simple ways to do this include throwing a wool throw over a leather sofa or getting cushion covers in a range of different materials. For more texture, use textured wallpaper for a feature wall.
Lighting is essential, but it can also be fun. Carrying on with 2017’s fun décor feel, lighting is going to play a much bigger role in home décor with statement bedside tables and desk lamps instead of standard lamps, large light fittings in your living and dining rooms, and string lights everywhere.
Looking at a seasons key trends is a great place to start, but when it comes down to it your décor should reflect your personality. Add bits of trends you like and ignore some completely. Your home should be a place you love, regardless of what’s in fashion.