While our homes were full of velvet and texture for winter, in the summer of 2017, things are considerably lighter and fresher as we move into the warmest months of the year. I’ve had a look at some of the biggest trends in homes both by designers and on the high street and have found that happily, you won’t have to worry about an entire overhaul to incorporate these fun, chic, and inspiring trends into your home decor.
Green with Envy
Green is the new indigo which was the new grey (which was the new black) back in… wait, I’ve lost track now. Regardless, there’s little doubt that green is the newest darling of the interior design world with Pantone announcing Greenery as its Colour of the Year 2016. While the bright spring green may not be your first choice to splash on your walls, you might want to consider some alternatives which are just as popular (if not more so) than Pantone’s choice. Think olive greens, deep emerald, khaki, and earthy shades perfect for a subtle pop with warm neutrals.
2017 has been the year of pattern and incorporating a mix of patterns in your kitchen, bathroom, entryway, or conservatory is the perfect backdrop to a fun bohemian-style look. Moroccan and encaustic tiles are still going strong and these mix well with natural textures, artisanal objects, and plenty of houseplants. This relaxed style mixes prints and textiles from North Africa, India, South America, and Mexico for a joyful laid-back look this summer. Check out our Marrakech range of tiles to get this look.
Welcome to the Jungle
While pineapples and palm prints were big in 2016, we’ve gone further into the depths of the rainforest with jungle prints proving to be one of the biggest trends in design this year. Leafy palms are still in vogue but sneak in some animal motifs with monkeys, cheetahs, and a host of other critters to keep it looking fresh. For the ultimate trendy hothouse look, consider leafy prints against darker backgrounds for unexpected chic.
Of course, the biggest trend for what has now been dubbed ‘millennial pink’ (a sort of grey blush pink) is still going strong and you can’t pass a high street without seeing it splashed on mugs, cushions, bedding, lighting and beyond. If, however, you are starting to tire of pink everything, why not check out its cousin, peach? This 1980s favourite is beginning to make waves but thankfully, has brought bang up to date, especially combined with softer greys, white, and a mix of other sorbet shades.
Lastly, if you are still decorating with cool chromes and silvers, you might want to reconsider if you left your style back in the early 2000s. Today’s metals are warm and reflective, with gold and brass leaving copper behind as the biggest metallic of the year. Combining beautifully with other finishes like marble, natural wood, concrete and steel, the glamorous touch can be incorporated through a few simple accessories to let the light shine in.
Looking for more trends of 2017? Check out the biggest tile trends of the year right here.