While neutral tones will be popular for living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, warm, romantic colors will rule bedrooms.
He notes there does have to be a place to store printers, file cabinets and so on, but in 2017 homeowners will opt for “docking stations” made out of a small equipment cabinet with a drop-down or pull-out desk surface to tackle quick tasks.
Prepare for a bright year filled with cheery colors, mixed patterns and happy motifs — plus a few unexpected twists. (And be sure to kiss these outdated 2016 trends goodbye.)
See a pattern here? Clearly, 2017’s kitchen style heavily relies on tile to create focal points and direct the overall vibe of a kitchen.
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Hunter says garages can be put to use by converting them into mother-in-law suites or as a guest room for family and friends.
“Ideas for changing color schemes, updating countertops and undertaking more significant remodels can be mentioned while showing the home, depending upon the body language and comments the shopper is making,” said Hunter.
Recently, Pantone released its 2017 color of the year, Greenery.
The key to nailing this trend and making it modern is choosing a contrasting color. Have a kitchen with a lot of warm hues? Choose an island in a cool shade, as seen in the photo below.
“People decided back then to be very judicious with their money, and so they put off some of the enhancements.”
According to Houzz, colors like raspberry pink, deep ruby red, caramel and even black are the perfect shades to make a room that Cupid will want to stay in all year long.
Faux will be fashionable in 2017 — and we’re not just talking faux fur rugs. Homeowners and designers are turning to faux materials for a budget-friendly and sometimes more reliable alternative to authentic materials. Faux wood ceiling beams, for example, can’t rot or bow like real wood, while engineered quartz (pictured right) can withstand heat and acidic foods better than Carrara marble (pictured left). Other home design trends you can expect to see include faux leather counters, faux foliage and manufactured gray floors (an alternative to the complicated task of applying gray finishes to hardwoods).
As designers turn toward artisanal, hand-crafted goods in 2017, you’ll see the emergence of “raw” whites — think chalky white and bone white. “Raw white looks really unearthed and handmade,” says Carpenter. “It’s about the beauty of imperfection, that natural and organic look where you need some texture, because just solid flat white looks really sterile.”
Greenery is bright, lush and perfect for homeowners who want to bring the outdoors indoors. But Real Estate Staging Association CEO Shell Brodnax says sellers would be wiser to stick with neutral colors, such as grays with beige undertones.
Although it may not be advisable to incorporate all these trends into a home you’re trying to sell, HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter says Realtors can use the following trends to help buyers imagine how a potential new home could look.
HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter says 2017 will be about lifestyle renovation projects that make day-to-day life convenient and more luxurious.
It might have been “hip to be square” in 2016, but 2017’s tile designs are all about experimenting with other geometric shapes — namely, hexagons. Go for a cool, monochromatic look as seen below, or choose a few complementary colors for a punchy focal point.
If complex geometric shapes and bright colors aren’t your cup of tea, embrace a simple style with white accessories and wood countertops for a modern twist on country chic.
It’s all part of a larger macrotrend of comfort, adds Carpenter. “We’re all looking for this sense of comfort and having a place to rest in all the chaos and information we’re constantly having come at us.” You’ll continue to see faux fur, mohair and other luxuriously soft materials into 2017.
The trend, which is a twist on 2016’s bar cart trend, is the perfect addition for homeowners who love to entertain. The bars add instant pizzazz to an otherwise traditional kitchen, plus offer built-in shelving for cocktail fixings, drinks, glasses and everything you’ll need for a ritzy night in.
“The kinds of projects that were deferred during the recession, and for several years after the recession ended [will be popular],” says Hunter.
Is a built-in bar a little over-the-top for you? Then a colorful island is a simple substitute that offers extra room for mixing drinks and whipping up tasty snacks for family and friends.
We spend plenty of time looking at flat screens, so designers are now enticing customers by engaging with them on a textural level. “It’s a way to call customers into showrooms to touch, because we as human beings need that connection and engagement,” says Patti Carpenter, global trend ambassador and creative director of carpenter + company. “We’re seeing a lot of material manipulation such as pleating and folding in velvets and cottons, plus huge stitches made of beautiful luxe yarns.” Take, for example, this velvet pleat sofa.
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“Less is more” has never more true than when it comes to your space, and 2017 will be the year that designers embrace fold-up rooms and tucked-away appliances to preserve precious square footage. Features like retractable range hoods for kitchen islands (the one shown here is from Gaggenau) and even entire kitchens that can fold up into a box will become more popular. In Seoul, engineers have also been developing new outdoor parks that can be folded up, and this stool from MoMA that folds into a book shape when not in use is one of the museum’s most popular items of merchandise.
This trend was first spotted at New York Fashion Week in fall 2016 (keep in mind that runway fashion is a common catalyst for what’s to come in the home space), and will appear even more in home decor this year. For the pattern lover, pieces with mixed patterns say “sayonara” to the concept that statement pieces can be too busy. This comforter, for example, anchors a room with enticing and mismatched patterns.
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“This is a spinoff of the ‘tiny house’ movement, and one that will see more interest in the next couple of years. We expect to see more of these planned for ‘flex’ or ‘hybrid’ use, such as [an] office/party room.”
If gray is a little too dim, consider using a palette of beige-based neutrals to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Feeling colorful? Add a 1950s-style fridge in a vibrant hue to your kitchen.
Vanities are making a comeback, and instead of reaching for pre-manufactured designs, homeowners are getting crafty by using chests of drawers, old file cabinets and vintage consoles to make one-of-a-kind pieces.
This is the cheery shade of green you’ll see in home decor, fashion and commercial design in 2017. Named the 2017 Pantone Color Of The Year, “Greenery” is meant to represent refreshment and revitalization — something we all could use in a complex social and political environment, according to Pantone.
As the new year approaches, everyone is looking for ways to improve their lives — whether it’s shedding a few pounds, taking on a new hobby or completely revamping their living space for renewed inspiration.
“You’ll see craftsmanship and materials that require you to have a high level of skill to work with them emerge,” says Carpenter. “You’ll see the return of glass blowing, porcelain and even amazing woodworking — not just raw big chunks of recycled wood.”
Butterflies are increasingly appearing as a buoyant, happy motif in home design such as this SoHo apartment designed by Sasha Bikoff, and in products like these butterfly containers by Amsterdam-based design studio Pols Potten. A symbol of both grace and optimism, the butterfly is no longer designated to children’s rooms — but rather celebrated in a variety of spaces with sophisticated accents like the Christian Lacroix turquoise butterfly wallpaper shown here.
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Key Takeaways 2017’s home design trends are all about creating lush spaces by taking traditional designs and making them modern with unique color, texture and material choices. As far as color, experts suggest grays with warm beige undertones for living rooms and kitchens, and bold reds and rich caramels for bedrooms.
When it comes to remodeling, homeowners are favoring upgrades that make day-to-day life more convenient and luxurious.
Creatives — including interior designers — are flocking to Detroit as its artistic scene grows and the city experiences a design renaissance and more visitor-friendly ambiance. Dubbed as “the new Brooklyn” and America’s first official “City of Design,” Detroit is burgeoning with new stores for housewares and home decor by local designers, many of whom have moved to the city for cheaper warehouse and rent rates than, say, New York or San Francisco. The 130-year-old Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit are also working to breath creative life into the city with outreach programs and stunning exhibits.
All listed trends were sourced from Zillow, Houzz, HomeAdvisor and RESA.
Homeowners who think a backsplash isn’t enough are covering their kitchens with full floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall tiles.
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Brodnax favors Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Shadow 2117-30, and Sherwin Williams’ color, Poised Taupe SW 6039, both of which are neutral tones that add understated warmth to a room.
Take note: The next year’s home trends call for lush colors, plush textures and modernistic takes on traditional designs that make the perfect environment to create a “new you.” (Or for staging a buyer’s new home!)
Designers and homeowners alike are favoring saturated jewel tones (such as emerald green and sapphire blue) in artwork, furniture and other home accessories.
Furthermore, he noted that 2017’s trending renovations, such as “human docking stations” and “shedquarters” — along with upgrades, such as new appliances, countertops and cabinets — can help a home get sold quickly and at a higher price. Score!
Another way to add color and texture to a space is with a velvet statement piece. Designers are adding the lush fabric on sofas, throw pillows and even curtains for a sultry look.
Instead of table lamps, consider hanging pendant lights in the bedroom to create a whimsical style. This option works especially well in small rooms where there’s no space for nightstands (or where you want to use your nightstand space for something besides a lamp).
Is tile simply not for you? If so, opt for marble in shades of white and light gray for countertops, flooring, tabletops and home accessories, such as serving platters and vases.
“The term ‘shedquarters’ has been used to refer to a small structure that is on the property, but outside the house, often utilized for home-based businesses,” says Hunter.
Whether you’re looking to accent your room or update your kitchen cabinets, navy blue will be the preferred alternative to black in 2017. A modern twist with a traditional feel, navy blue pairs well with practically any color scheme, and lends mystery to a space without making it feel small (as black sometimes does).
Hunter expects to see more multi-room remodels and other major remodels. People waited until their home’s value was well above previous levels before embarking on lofty projects.
For years, the world has been obsessed with DIYs pulled from Pinterest, Instagram and, of course, Etsy, but designers are now looking toward items that are more “artisan” than “quick and easy,” like this hand blown art vase.
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With all these neutral tones taking stage in 2017, it’s important to add pops of color to keep your space from looking “blah.”
Hunter says that since Wi-Fi allows homeowners to work anyplace within the home, there’s less of a need for a home office.
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