Designer’s Top 10 Predictions for 2017 Decorating Trends

Adapted from Trulia

What’s ahead for home décor in 2017? Here’s a list of anticipated trends from leading designers, but I’m doubtful that we’ll see some of these in our homes. What do you think—Yes, No, or Maybe?

  1. Cerused woodsceruse-wood

    Also referred to as a limed-wax finish, this technique adds color to wood while also revealing its unusual grain. It’s expected to be big for cabinets and flooring, especially in dramatic hues of black and dark gray.

  2. Marble surfacesmarble-countertops

    Marble will be BIG in 2017. It has jumped from chic cafes and restaurants into our kitchens and bathrooms.

  3. Animal-inspired textures

    img_5964Whether real or faux, leather, shagreen, and parchment will be hot materials for 2017, especially as a contrast of texture in accent furniture.

  4. Statement headboards

    new-headboard-collageHomeowners love statement headboards, with their bold silhouettes and luxe fabrics. Footboards are (thankfully) gone from the decorating scene.

  5. Shiny metal finishesshiny-drawer-pulls

    Polished brass and bronze knobs, door knockers, pulls, and faucets are back in a big way. It’s a trend that’s easy to bring into your home — just swap out your current hardware.

    6.  Matte appliancesmatte-finish

    According to designers, stainless steel appliances are dropping in popularity and the new trend is matte-finish appliances. These dark hues add an element of drama into the kitchen.

    7.  Patterned wallcoverings

    new-wallpaper-collageAfter years of solid painted walls, wallpaper is poised for a comeback. Designers are seeing an interest in all-over, dramatic patterns like paisley, overscaled florals, and abstract designs, many in darker colors.

    8.  Jewel tonesdark-paint-colors

    Strong jewel tones like emerald and amethyst add warmth and personality to a space, and designers see this as another new trend in decorating. Even neutral colors can be intense. Think of light gray walls going to a strong dark gray, or taupe as a deep, rich wall color.

    9.  Nailhead detailsnailhead-collage

    You’ve seen those exposed nailheads on sofas for ages, but you’ll also see them on accent pieces like storage chests, credenzas, and even light fixtures.

    10.  Overdyed rugsoverdyed-rugs-collage

    We’ll never see sisals and solids go out of fashion, but there is something new in the world of rugs. It’s all about an overdyed effect that features rich, saturated colors.What do you think?  Can you see any of these trends in your home?

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