The year behind us was the year of black steel accents, floral rugs, woven wall hangings, non-working fireplaces and Nordic-inspired interiors. With the spring drawing to an end, it’s high time you made a change that will bring some refreshment into your home. The home decor trends in this list are affordable, inspiring, and the best of all, don’t call for a total room overhaul.

Farewell to outsized furniture

Nowadays, the most expensive feature of a home is space. It is one more reason for combining creativity with functionality in interior design. Oversized furniture pieces have had their run, and now it is time they yield to more space-efficient furniture. The year 2017 promises a lot more pieces that can be customized to fit the space appropriately.

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Welcome to Artisan pieces

Handmade furniture was one of the biggest hallmarks of the 2016 décor guides, with DIY blogs and Pinterest pages brimming with tutorials. However, this year’s trends have put the blueprints back into the hands of professionals. For Beth Diana Smith, an interior designer from New Jersey, handcrafted furniture is more of an investment than a purchase.

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Subway generation

This trend seems to be an essential style element of our generation. There is hardly anything so classic and versatile that can blend into almost every style and yet remain so affordable. In 2017, subway tiles are used for an ‘unexpected look’, like in a farmhouse styled kitchen. Bobby Berk behind Bobby Berk Home advocates adding a dark grout to make the tiled background more graphic and more resilient to dirt.

Full grain visible

The term ‘cerused’ wood finish refers to the technique that reveals the unique grain of wood. This trend originated in higher spheres of the market, and after lingering for some time seems to have trickled down and attracted a lot of followers. It is used on cabinet doors, but also on bigger pieces like tables, chairs and storage furniture.

Marble from Carrara

Originating in Europe, the huge popularity of this natural material dominated the Coverings 2016 industry show in Chicago. Marble is especially effective when paired with wood and metal. Young Huh, a prominent Vogue’s interior designer says that marble and brass trend is likely to continue being dominant in both kitchens and bathrooms, as a bold combination of something natural and pure and something industrial and hard, yet glamorous.

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Hardcore Antique is out

The long-lasting trend of pairing antiques with other pieces from the same period has finally gone with the wind. The time of strictly period-designed rooms, let alone homes, is gone. Warren Sheets behind Warren Sheets Inc. says that while it is great to have a certain era as a starting point, it is more aesthetically intriguing to create a look that tastefully mixes the elements from the past and the present.

Stainless steel kitchenware

If anything can be said about 2017, stainless steel kitchen homeware is the new look. Bold enough, but not too aggressive, a stainless steel dishwasher is a perfect choice for a modern kitchen. This material complements your marble countertops and is very easily maintained. The shine of this type of appliances will preserve that new kitchen feel for years to come.

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Tough as nails

Nailhead details have been around since the dawn of upholstering, but now they are being used in whole new ways. It even goes beyond traditionally upholstered pieces like chairs and lounges and is used with storage chests, credenzas, and even lamp bases. Bolder designers use nail heads to create decorative Hellenic or oriental patterns on pieces of furniture as well.

Brushed metal no more

Just as sterling silver jewelry is being replaced with gold, burnished stainless steel and nickel surfaces and accents of an industrial look seem to be losing their popularity, giving way to shiny warm metals like brass, bronze, and gold. The truth about brass furniture and fixtures is that if they are done tastefully, they never go out of style.

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The two leading ideas behind homeware design trends of 2017 are creativity and functionality. Find the style that suits your personality and update your home for the upcoming season.

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Homeware Interior Design: Home Decor Trends to Watch was last modified: April 18th, 2023 by Tracey Clayton
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