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10 Jan 2017 Interior Ideas and Inspiration for 2017

Say goodbye to beige. The new look for 2017 will be pure drama with deep jewel colours with mixed patterns and texture, texture, texture such as pleating and folding of velvets and cottons.

So let’s see what’s trending this year.

WHAT’S IN

1. Terracotta

Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones.

Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces.

2. Cork

You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback.

Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.

Cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.”

3. Green

Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues.

Used in a feature armchair or cushions and decor items as an accent, it adds depth and can bring in the colours from the outdoors.

4. Upholstered bedheads

Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered bed heads set to replace the timber bed frames currently dominating the market.

Whether you opt for the classic model in neutral colour with buttons, or a plush one in velvet, a bedhead is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.

5. Escapism

Homes with nooks and places to retrieve will become more popular as humans react to our increasingly technological lives.

With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day…there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction,

Relaxed furniture and materials will follow suit, from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to oversized love seats, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.

6. Jewel tones

While pastel shades of pink and blue are currently having their day in the sun, they will soon be overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds and the cosmos.

Transparent fabrics, floaty silks and sheers will create a lightness and soft romantic element to this trend, which embodies an optimism for where we have come from and where we are headed.

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