Interior style is always personal and many of us choose our interiors based on our own preferences but if you are on the verge of renovating or revamping your St Albans or Harpenden home you might want to look at some new trends predicted for 2017.
Some are saying that warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace cool and white tones. “Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces,” says Lauren Macer of Sisalla Interior Design. “I think that by avoiding terracotta tiles that are too rustic and keeping with a matte finish, this trend could add character and warmth to interiors again.”
Apparently cork is also making a comeback as a stylish material that adds warmth and texture to spaces. “It’s used in coffee table bases in combination with stone tops, and as solid cork stool or side table,” Macer says.“I predict cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.” Cork is also a good material for absorbing noise in large, open plan homes.
In terms of colours darker shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour. “Dark green as a paint colour for rooms such as a bedroom creates a wintery Scandi backdrop for tan leathers, reindeer furs, brass lamps and natural linen,” Macer says. “Used in a feature armchair or cushions and decor items as an accent, it adds depth and can bring in the colours from the outdoors.” While pastel shades of pink and blue have been popular 2017 might see them overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds and the cosmos. “Metallics, metals, raw-cut quartz, Lucite and opal will add a dash of sparkle and interest,” says the Nathan + Jac team.