The year 2017 was and is an interesting one for interior design trends. Scandinavian living remains very popular and continues to inspire many shops and people alike – we have even discussed hygge living on this blog before! As we enter the last trimester of the year, it is about time we give a brief overview of some of 2017’s best trends.
Pastels & Neutral Colours
Massively bright colours lost out to more subdued hues. This applies to walls, accessories, prints and furniture. Upcycling furniture has still been very popular, but where it used to be the trend to add a pop of colour to your home by giving your newly acquired piece of furniture a lick of paint, the bright pink and turquoise have been swapped out in favour of dusty pink and olive tones. This trend is reflected by the offerings in many home shops, such as Next Home, M&S but also Ikea.
Refresh a battered cabinet with new varnish to give the wood a new leash of life, or sand it all down and spruce it up with some paint. If it fits with your current interior, consider painting a geometric pattern such as a fishbone onto your cabinet. You will be right on trend!
We still love, love, love to take inspiration from Scandinavian – and with good reason. Shops like Flying Tiger and Søstrene Grene have been growing in popularity. These Scandinavian shops seem to be able to offer something that UK shops simply cannot: minimalistic interplay between hues and materials at affordable prices. And then there is always Ikea who entices many with their simple, sleek designs at great prices.
Contrasting textures and geometric designs are also often used to create intriguing, yet minimalistic pieces and prints. Geometric patterns are included in wall art, rugs, pillows and even furniture. I just love this trend – not going to lie! I am not a huge fan of floral prints and this new rise in geometric prints suits me just fine. I am able to find cute, yet simplistic duvet covers and combine my inherited wooden side tables with a stylish rug and lamp with geometric shade.
Greenery & Blooms
Houseplants and flowers have become booming business – big statement houseplants that turn your home into an urban jungle are hugely popular. Plants like fiddle leaf, calathea and peace lily plant are often featured in people’s home. It is not just houseplants though – people just love adding a pop of colour to their home with fresh cut blooms. Online flower delivery services, like Bloom Magic Flowers, are hugely popular as they offer unique bouquets at fantastic prices. Their services include flower delivery to Dublin, so their reach stretches to both the UK as well as Ireland. Greenery and big leafs are even making it onto furniture, such as Ikea’s hugely popular Strandmon chair in their Gillhov print with various coloured leafs.