If 2016 was a little unpredictable, 2017 is looking to be a boundary-pushing year for interiors. At least, that’s what realty web site Trulia is seeing with their trend forecast for the coming year. From unusual textures to jaw-dropping colors, we have a tendency to spoke with some designers on the appearance that can define 2017 in home design and furniture.
“Naturally it is showing up in the all areas of our industry,” says Laura Michaels of Get a Room Design, who recalled how the tile market was dominated by the material at the industry show Covering 2016, especially when paired with wood and metal. “Marble wall covering carpet and fabric have not missed this trend either.
As our lives revolve more around our devices, so will our homes. “We will be seeing more and more creative ways of incorporating charging docks and areas specifically dedicated to these devices into the design of a space,” says designer Warren Sheets. IKEA’s SELJE nightstand is just one example of the new generation of smart furniture.
A “cerused” finish refers to the technique that brings out the unique grain of wood. “This trend which has been around in the high end market for some time has finally trickled down and seems universally accepted,” says Laura Michaels. You’ll see it on cabinets, but also in bigger pieces like tables, chairs, and storage furniture.