Decorating your home is one of the most enjoyable tasks out there and the thrill you feel when you find that perfect sofa cushion or bed linen is wonderful. However, if you have little or no experience, this task can be more challenging than you’ve imagined, which is why you should get help from someone who knows what they’re doing. One of the ways to approach this is by following current decorating trends that change every year – this way, you can always stay updated and informed, and your home will be new, exciting and modern season after season. Here are some of the best home décor trends for 2017.
Back to Basics
In the recent years, more and more people started using a certain vintage style of home decoration and all the items that were popular in the mid-20th century made a big comeback. From the classic Biedermeier living room furniture to formal dining rooms that featured huge tables and comfortable chairs – everything that’s old, yet preserved is more than popular at the moment. Therefore, try incorporating some of these items into your home as well.
Go online or, even better, visit your local flea market, and search for vintage sofas, armchairs and antique writing desks for your own home office. Vintage clocks, bookshelves, coat racks, cupboards, closets and beds are also something you might look into. Just a few of these items will make all the difference in your home, especially if you add some vintage DIY decorations as well.
When it comes to decorating, all the rooms in your home require equal attention, no matter how much time you spend there. And the best way to show your dedication is by choosing proper materials that will go hand in hand with your decorations. Keep in mind that not everything has to be made of wood, plastic, aluminum, metal or glass, so you can try to explore other options, too. Marble, polycarbonate, plywood, concrete, copper and lots of different textiles are the perfect materials for your 2017 home decoration.
One of the ways to incorporate various materials are accessories and small decorative items. Brass bathroom fittings, marble tables, bamboo pillows and concrete light fixtures are just some of the things you’ll be seeing a lot this year. Alternatively, you can just focus on separate rooms and decorate each one using a different set of materials.
Speaking of distinctive spaces, try finding a room that will be your passion project and receive the maximum of your attention. This room is going to become your pride and joy and grow into the focal point of your entire home. When searching for such a room, most people concentrate on the kitchen. Although they don’t spend the biggest portion of their day cooking here, everyone loves a comfy kitchen.
Redecorating a kitchen is hard, but not if you stick to a certain schedule. You need to paint the walls, pick the perfect tiles and find the best countertop material on the market – most people choose marble nowadays, but you can also opt for somewhat unusual choices, such as quartz, laminate, granite or even glass. Once you top it all off with a fine selection of reliable kitchen appliances, your kitchen will be as good as new! Remember that you need to find enough room for all the necessary appliances, utensils and homeware, so pick your decorations wisely and try not to overdo it.
Of course, these aren’t the only home décor trends you can explore this year. Some of the other things that might turn your old home into a new and exciting space are fluffy cushions, heavy drapes, small and functional seating options – tabourets, ottomans, armchairs and two-seater sofas are much more practical than oversized furniture that was popular just a year or two ago – and finally, don’t forget popular wall colors that will instantly make your home more enjoyable and comfortable.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”