Five Essential Interior Design Trends For 2017

We're halfway through 2017 which is a scary thought, and it gives us the chance to look back at some of the predictions made at the start of the year for interior design. Some of them have been correct, others have been taken over by more surprising trends which have captured the design-conscious homeowner.

Epic Marble

 Nothing makes a statement like marble  Image:  Handelsmann + Khaw

Nothing makes a statement like marble Image: Handelsmann + Khaw

We've been seeing a demand for incorporating huge pieces of gorgeous marble in people's kitchen and bathroom interiors this year. As it's quite expensive, this material is often used as a feature wall or large scale countertop. It certainly makes a bold statement to your home and guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Grey Walls

 The cool of grey interiors is so versatile  Image:  Cate St Hill

The cool of grey interiors is so versatile Image: Cate St Hill

For those who are afraid of the bold colours being thrown about as this year's colour palette e.g. the bright tropical greens, dusky blues and bright yellows, then you might be pleasantly surprised the most sought after paint colour for home is in fact, grey. Opting for a more cooler, lighter hue, means it's incredibly versatile, understated and lets your interiors stand out.

Exposed Concrete

Continuing the theme of grey, another interior wall statement which has become very popular is going industrial and using exposed concrete for your walls. Complementing this harsh cold texture with dark woods, and monochrome or metallic fixtures helps make this daring look stark but quite sophisticated at the same time as if you've chosen to go minimal masculine for your home.

Taupe Textiles

 A taupe sheepskin rug or throw will introduce enough warmth to your muted interior tones.

A taupe sheepskin rug or throw will introduce enough warmth to your muted interior tones.

Muted colours are a favourite when it comes to soft furnishings, and taupe is a subtle colour introduction to your interiors palette if you're going for monochrome or muted colours for your room. It also prevents the entire look from becoming quite cold and clinical looking too.

Scandi For Kids

 Our children's room used a very muted select colour palette.

Our children's room used a very muted select colour palette.

We've just completed a children's room for a recent project and gone are the days of primary colours, pinks and blues. The style of the moment is to let the interiors be as understated and as monochrome as possible.

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