4 Interior Design Trends for 2017

By Michelle Ecker on April 17th, 2017

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4 Interior Design Trends for 2017

If you’re an interior designer, one of the simplest and most helpful ways to predict upcoming trends is to comb through pinterest boards in search of noticeable aesthetic patterns. To save you some time, we checked out tons of posts made over the past few months (and explored search frequency of interior design terms) to predict 4 big trends we anticipate for 2017 interior décor. Here’s what we found:

  1. Greenery- In place of intricately arranged, organized terrariums which grew in vast popularity throughout 2016, this years’ style favors a much more free and overgrown look- think large hanging baskets with long, wild ivy growing over the side, dangling from a high kitchen corner.
  2. Nightstands- For some, this seems like an obvious bedroom essential. But believe it or not, lots of homes did without this functional piece up until more recently. According to interior design search analytics, queries for this practical bedside addition increased by more than 700% in the past year.
  3. Hygge- Although you’ve probably never heard of this funky term, we’re almost positive you’re familiar with the concept. Similar to minimalism in style, Hygee is a Danish design term that refers to a simple way of living. Put simply, its aesthetic sort of looks like a cozier, homey form of minimalism, which sometimes looks a bit more clinical and clean (for Hygge, think small simple spaces with candles and fuzzy throw blankets).
  4. Copper accents- Last year copper became a huge hit for bathroom design ideas, with countless clients leaning toward this fun metal material for their appliances and fixtures. This year, it’s moving throughout the house- from mirrors and picture frames to silverware and candleholders.

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