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Feb 01, 2017

Hottest Home Decor Trends for 2017 from House of Style

Yelena Gerts of House of Style Interiors says she has a little confession to make. “I’m sort of addicted to home decor trends, not only to see what gorgeous items are available on the market, but also to see which ones I can offer to my clients. To stay current on all home decor trends, I attend several interior design, furniture, window treatments, and architectural shows throughout the year.  You don’t have to follow all trends, but you certainly need to know them. My clients come to me for the latest innovations and products and it is my job to deliver all the hottest and the newest products on the market! After attending a few of the latest home shows, here are my predictions for the hottest trends in home decor for 2017.”

  1. Satin Brass. So classic and glamorous. It looks amazing against almost any color of the rainbow. I think we’ll continue to see rooms with satin brass for quite some time and also possibly mixed with other finishes for a more eclectic look.
  1. Disappearing Act. This year, we are going to see a lot of crystal clear objects crafted from materials such as acrylic, bubble glass, or lucite. Ranging from poster beds to occasional tables, they will be performing the disappearing act like a magician in a modern-day magic show. Though deceptively beautiful, each piece is done in a classic silhouette, yet provides a mysterious way of giving visual weight to negative space.
  1. Animal Instincts. Animal print is one of the design elements that never goes out of style and fits into any décor. This year, we will continue to see a lot of it, especially in upholstery. Added to neutral interiors, animal prints make a bold yet classic statement. A chair upholstered in a richly patterned cheetah print gives a boost to a neutral decorating scheme.
  1. Natural Texture. Natural texture in general – cane, rattan, abaca. I, as a designer, am very attracted to it. Case goods were even getting more texture by upholstering, by lacquering, and putting texture behind glass.
  1. Geometrics. When it comes to adding visual interest to a room, there’s no easier way to make an impact than by adding a few geometric shapes. Those who like a modern look should consider making a statement with a geometric pattern in the powder room, shapely furniture pieces, or light fixtures. For or a more traditional look, simply incorporate a geometric pattern into the room using floor tiles or accent textiles.
  1. Navy is the New Black. Everywhere I turned, I saw indigo-inspired accessories, rugs, accent tables, throws, fine art, and more. Each piece merged the timeless color with contemporary design. Whether you’re looking to accent your room or update your kitchen or office cabinets, navy blue will be the preferred alternative to black in 2017. A modern twist with a traditional feel, navy blue pairs well with practically any color scheme. Dressing your home in shades of sky – from sapphire (another one of those glorious jewel tones) to teals and soft baby blues – has never been so fashionable.
  1. Bright Green. And last but not least, we will be seeing a lot of gorgeous shades of green in fashion and interior design in 2017. Named the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, “Greenery” is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization. From lime green to emerald, the hue works throughout the home, whether it’s as a wall color or a beautiful green sofa.

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