Interior design is a fast paced, quick changing industry and it can be hard to keep up and decide on what’s right for you. To keep you on track with this year’s trends, we’ve compiled a list of some timeless favourites that you might want to try yourself.
Unpainted or untreated bare walls are a fast growing trend this year, with exposed brick walls becoming increasingly popular. Exposed beams have always been a great way to bring a rustic and authentic feel, but this year it is going even further, with exposed pipes. These seemingly unfinished areas of your home will bring authenticity and texture to your interiors and even save you money as walls are left without plaster or paint.
Bare brick feature walls are a great way to bring texture into the home and are definitely an upcoming trend this year. Mixed patterns are a trend from New York Fashion Week that has filtered into the home, and mixed textures are following suit. Add a woolly throw to a leather chair, or use mix fabric cushions, to mix fabrics and materials.
Bring nature inside
House plants are becoming increasingly popular in 2017, mainly thanks to bloggers going crazy for them. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could incorporate tropical leaf plants into your home, the bigger, the better, but if you’re renowned for forgetting to water plants, succulents might be the way forward for you. You could even get creative and create your own terrariums. These are perfect for people who don’t have their own garden, or simply for those who feel at home surrounded by the natural world.
Enhance natural light
Bringing the outside in is certainly a trend this year, with a focus on house plants but also on natural lighting. Aluminium bifold doors are a great way to give the illusion of a bigger space, by opening up your lounge or kitchen into the garden. These are a great feature that will increase the natural light, making your room brighter and more open for social activities.
With the increase of popularity for smart devices that play music when you speak the command, other ways to make home life that little bit easier are starting to emerge. Smart house features are a great way to conceal necessary devices that aren’t as pleasing to look at. For example, interior designers are coming up with new ways to incorporate charging docks into kitchens, by concealing them within kitchen counters until they are pressed and pop up. Appliances and furniture that folds away are also increasingly popular in houses where space is essential, a great way to prevent clutter in smaller homes.
There you have it, just some of the ways that you can update your home this year so that you’re bang on trend with the interior design world.