January is a fantastic time to start thinking about your home and any changes you want to make in 2017. And even if you don’t have any projects planned, the stunning interiors trends heading our way next year will soon change your mind. Not sure where to start? Taylors ETC Design Director Lesley Taylor has all the advice you could need to ensure your home looks fabulously on trend in the coming year.
Do you want chips with that?
Raw, edgy interiors have been around for some time now and it’s a trend that shows no sign of abating. This year will see a move away from the concrete craze that was so big in 2016 towards chipboard and cork. Traditionally used in flooring and furniture, chipboard will be everywhere in 2017. Whether it’s used to define a practical workspace in a home office or to add texture and interest to a living area, it’s a versatile look that is sure to add character. The Baked Tile Company, www.bakedtiles.co.uk has just launched its Chipboard range, which has all the style of the chipboard trend with the practicality of a porcelain tile ensuring they are durable, hard-wearing and most importantly, easy to clean. Like chipboard, big things are also predicted for cork. And not only is it super stylish, especially in a study where important documents can be pinned into it, it is also massively warming and adds texture. Don’t be surprised to find whole walls clad in cork, as well as a plethora of cork accessories hitting the marketplace.
Chipboard is fast becoming the go-to material for industrial chic. For a more practical option use porcelain tiles, like these from The Baked Tile Company, www.bakedtiles.co.uk
Late last year, paint supremo Dulux announced Denim Drift as their Colour of the Year 2017, so it’s no surprise that blue hues are going to be extremely popular over the coming months. But it’s not the only colour interior designers are talking about. Bringing the outside in has long been popular. The rise of the Hygge movement has seen us Brits follow our Danish counterparts by introducing lots of wood and wooden accessories into the home. This year we’re not looking to the Danes for inspiration, instead we’re staying closer to home. The stunning greenery of the British countryside is set to see a surge in pot plant sales with us Brits clamouring to introduce some botanical bliss into our homes. To complement our desire for all things nature – green feature walls and accessories are going to be massive, adding depth and interest into our living spaces. And when it comes to picking a shade, the lusher the better.
Bring nature indoors by adding pot plants; use plants of different heights to create interest
Vintage has been around for what seems like forever but this year it’s the swinging sixties we’ll be paying homage to as the passion for geometrics returns. Geometrics are abstract patterns created by other shapes, straight lines or curves. They are extremely popular as wall and floorcoverings, with tiles used to create bespoke patterns. However, with the emergence of this trend there are some stunning pieces of standalone furniture which embody the geometric look. Think tables, chairs and coffee tables with angular legs, as well as lighting fixtures and lamps with intricate patterns created by straight lines.
Geometric inspired furnishings are going to be massive this year as abstract patterns make a comeback
Use rhombus shaped tiles to create intricate abstract patterns. Tiles from the Creative Geometrics range at The Baked Tile Company, www.bakedtiles.co.uk
Lesley’s top tips for an on-trend 2017
- Industrial chic is still popular but there is a move towards chipboard and cork
- Experiment by using different materials to define different spaces
- Botanical is beautiful; think lush green tones and real pot plants
- Pay homage to the 60s with geometric patterns everywhere
Create a look that you not only live with but love.