• 6 Interior Design Trends That Will Dominate 2017


    6 Interior Design Trends 2017 Not to Ignore

    With 2017 here, a list of popular interior design trends you can expect to see more during the year are starting to surface. From mixing patterns, bright green, no tech rooms and butterflies, it will be interesting to see which of these trends is picked up like hot cakes!

    green faux fireplace no tech rooms

    With this in mind, here is a list of top interior design trends that will surely dominate living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms in 2017.

    No Tech Rooms

    A trend that started a couple of years ago, and is continuing to grow, is a technology-free room. Once upon a time that was the living room; purely for guests and special occasions and technology free. But in recent years humans have become extremely dependent on everything technology until its found itself into every corner of the house.

    tech free living room

    Every aspect of our lives has been influenced by it in one way or another; people use phones, laptops and the internet for getting recipes, shopping, gaming or communicating or watching television or DVDs. From controlling the air conditioning, curtains, music and security, we’ve found a useful way of using technology to make life easier. So, why get rid of technology in some rooms?

    The idea behind this interior design trend is to have a room with no electronics that cause social interference or disruptions; that means television, computer, phone, gaming consoles.

    simple tech free rooms

    Instead the focus is face-to-face communication and on human interaction with no outside distractions.

    Colored Stainless Steel Appliances

    retro kitchen appliances

    The next trend on our list is all about kitchen appliances. We are used to having stainless steel appliances in only one color and that is, shiny silver. The appliances below are ‘Slate’ and fingerprint free from GE.

    No fingerprint appliances

    This year we saw an increase in popularity of colored stainless steel. In fact, more than 60% of people questioned said that they would prefer colored alternatives. For now, the most popular colors are black and bronze, but something tells us that 2017 will introduce us a whole new set of colors.

    green retro refigerator

    So if you want to breathe some life into your kitchen, start by replacing that cold silver stove and refrigerator. Adding stainless steel appliances with blue or red color will really spice things up; even white can look fresh and clean.

    white kitchen appliances


    Fireplaces never go out of trend, people just change their designs and styles. For the most part, people avoided fireplaces because of their pollution and smell, but today there’s none of that. Fireplace designs have advanced so much, that almost every household can install one, regardless of the size of the living room.

    living room fireplace

    They are a great addition to the tech-free room idea, so if you thought about doing that, you should maybe consider merging these two trends.

    Additionally, now you can make a fireplace to your own design, there is no need for traditional red brick. With the use of decorative concrete, you can style it however it suits you. Custom designed fireplace will be a great centerpiece for the living room.

    Black Metals

    There was a time when everything needed to be shiny in our house. Brass lamps, doorknobs, tables, etc. were the leading trend, but today, not so much.

    bathroom black white and glass

    Now, we are starting to see black metal on all our furniture. From bathroom fixtures, chairs, tables, etc., designers have started to mix iron and blackened steel with wood and glass.

    blackened furniture designs

    This design trend was unimaginable some years ago, especially not for interior design, but as it seems we will see a lot more of it in years to come.

    black chairs and coffee table

    Bright Green

    refreshing bright green

    Pantone has this shade of cheery green as incredibly popular in all areas of fashion, home decorating and commercial design. “Greenery” is refreshing and revitalizing. You don’t have to use it on your walls, you can use this amazingly refreshing color on your front door or on a piece of furniture.

    Greenery Pantone

    Its inviting, clean and bright and depending on the material you use it on, it can take on more subtle characteristics like the bathroom vanity and mirror below. Which takes us to our last trend; faux..

    Pantone Greenery in bathroom

    Faux Materials

    This is actually a big trend because the faux arc includes things like faux marble, faux leather seating, faux fur rugs, faux wood beams, faux foliage and faux wood floors. For kitchen counter tops you can use Giani Countertop Paint Kits at around $79 or use marble effect film vinyl paper and contacts which starts at around $19 up to $59. More expensive solutions, that are also hard wearing, are composite materials with a marble effect.

    faux marble benches

    From kitchen benches to wood ceiling beams, technology has caught up with nature and ingenuity is supplying budget priced materials with great wear and tear characteristics. These faux wood ceiling beams look fantastic.

    faux wood ceiling beams

    faux wood ceiling beam

    They come in different colors, sizes and prices. They can be a little difficult to install but well worth the trouble. Best of luck with all your interior design this year! This post was written by one of our readers Diana Smith. If you would like to write a guest post, please contact me.

    Happy New Year to all our wonderful readers! Its going to be an exciting year all round and nothing more thrilling than improving your home and transforming it into a relaxing haven.










4 Responsesso far.

  1. Jane says:

    Wow, I’m ahead of the curve. I just bought beautiful new White appliances and my front door is is apple green.
    You would not believe the compliments I get on the door. It is so happy.

    • Christine says:

      You are ahead of the curve!! Want to write a post? Maybe you have some more ideas you can share… love to hear them! Thank Jane!

  2. Margaret says:

    I’ve been seeing this green trend all over the internet recently and i’m loving it way more than I thought I would be! I recently had my living room done by the people over at https://www.furnishr.com/ – and I got a lot of neutral pieces so there’s definitely space to add in some green!

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