Interior Decorating Trends for 2017

Posted on: 23 March 2017


If you are a bit of an interior designer in your own home and like to keep up-to-date with the latest chic looks, then look no further. All of the on-trend design ideas for 2017 listed below. Although not all of them will work together, collectively they represent the latest ideas from professional interior designers, and one or two will be bound to fit in with the rest of your home's current décor.

Earth colours are becoming increasingly used by professional designers in 2017. Often the trend is set by Pantone's Colour of the Year and designers follow. Anything from powdery pink to deep ochre is going to be used in bedrooms and living quarters this year. Painters will be increasingly applying rusty reds and fire-like cinnamon hues. If you are appointing painting contractors to update your home's interior soon, then check out these sorts of trendy tones.

Faux leather may make people of a certain age think back to some rather dodgy furniture designs of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Something that has been definitely off-trend since then, faux leather is widely talked of as making something of a comeback. It is a material that has been seen in high street fashion for a few years now and will certainly fit in with many modern upholstered products, especially dining room furniture.

Textural elements are going to be ever more important to designers in the next twelve months or so. Perhaps it is because so many design ideas are shared online these days that interior designers feel that they need to add something that can't really be viewed but sensed by touch alone. Fake fur rugs, exposed internal brickworks and quilted headboards are all textural finishes that will be in vogue for a good while.

Upcycling may be a trend that has been around for a few years when it comes to rustic looking pieces, but more and more contemporary furniture is being manufactured from re-purposed timber and fabric which has had a previous life. Forget shabby chic! The current array of upcycled furniture looks as good as new and often is – it is just that it has been made from recycled materials.

Ceiling coving is another on-trend look which will be applied in many Australian homes in the next year or two. Smoothing out the edges between ceilings and walls, the ideal time to have coving and cornice products fitted is when you are repainting your ceiling so that the finish integrates perfectly with the rest of the room's design.