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Top 5 Home Decor Trends in 2017

Categories: Community, Home Design, Lifestyle, Other | Posted: June 5, 2017

Ready for a home décor refresh? Don’t run to the shops before you’ve done your research and identified the top emerging trends. As we look to Summer 2017 in home design, we’re seeing more organic patterns, textures, and styles with a simplistic approach to living. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Home Décor Trends that you’ll love to include in your home this year.

Bring On The Green

Greenery is Pantone’s color of the year so there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing many shades of the earthy tone this summer. In addition to the obvious ways of incorporating this trendy color into your home, i.e. Repurposing old furniture, wall hangings, throw pillows, etc., you can also accent with bold plant prints in your décor. Take it one step further by bringing in on-trend live plants such as succulents or cacti for bohemian/desert decor, a monstera plant for a tropical feel and climbing plants like English ivy to hang from your ceiling. Luckily, you don’t need the greenest of thumbs to keep these plants alive around your house. They’ve even been proven to lighten your mood and encourage better sleep, so we hope you’re inspired to let these greenies flourish in your home!

Don’t Be Afraid To Mix Styles

There was a time when you could only use furniture pieces that were from the same era, or at least the same style but home décor has officially evolved and we’re not tied to these restrictions anymore. Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper has made the farmhouse-inspired interior popular and this summer we’re seeing the ripples from her creativity but with a modern twist. If you’re looking for a change to your style this year, consider Modern Farmhouse. This look takes the inviting and relaxed feel of rustic, the sophistication of minimalism, and just a touch of industrial to create the most inviting and elegant style to date! An example of mixing styles in your dining room would be to pick up a wooden farm table from a local antique shop and place industrial metal chairs around it then decorate the walls with modern art pieces like a geometric mirror or abstract art. The great thing about this style, is that it’s very flexible and can be unique to you and your family: It can be as rustic or modern as you decide it to be.

Try Faux Marble Finishes

Are you looking to add glamourous and luxurious details to your home? Look no further than Faux Marble. There’s no surprise as to why this lovely stone pattern is making an extended appearance in the trends over the past few years. By adding a few marble decorations, you can incorporate a contemporary and minimalistic feel to your home. From side tables and accent walls to coasters and picture frames, marble is making an impression on the décor scene. Decorate your kitchen with a marble serving platter, cutting board, or even a clock with this modern finish. If you’re looking to modernize your home on a budget, faux marble is your go-to decoration.

Get Cozy With Hygge

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a quality of coziness and comfortable living that creates a feeling of contentment or well-being. This Danish way of life pursues happier living and focuses on comfort, connection and simplicity. The first thing you should do when trying to achieve the Hygge feeling is to tidy up your space: your home is your retreat, it’s where you should center your attention on what makes you happy. That’s why clearing clutter will simplify your life and make you feel more at ease. As for décor, you can incorporate Hygge into your space by adding comforting textures like a heavy-knit throw blanket, velvet pillows, a faux fur rug, or linen curtains. Lighting has a lot to do with how we feel throughout the day: Change out your harsh, bright lights with a lower wattage bulb and when you can, light a few candles to create a warm flickering glow in your home. And lastly but the greatest of them all, we encourage you to invite those closest to you for a casual outdoor get-together, complete with fresh flowers, string lights, and comfort food because Hygge is best experienced with loved ones.

Give Your Walls Some Love

It’s true what they say, everything old is new again, including wall art. This decade, it comes with an upgrade. If you’re looking for a quick makeover for your walls, look into removable wall art: geometric patterns, murals, small decals that are all easily applied and removed. Create an accent wall with adhesive stripes that you can easily manipulate, change up, and remove whenever you’ve decided that you’re ready for a change. Do you have a little princess that insists she needs flowers on her walls? Done and done. You can get adhesive wall art that is easily modified as your child grows into new styles.

 

Whether you choose to try all of these trends or stick with just one, it’s always a great idea to refresh your home décor with something new and innovative that doesn’t require an entire room over-haul.