Décor experts and trend setters have noticed a pattern for 2017: luxurious comfort. Underlying this year’s interior design trends is an emphasis on relaxation and ease. No matter how much luxury or modernity is introduced this year, look to your personal lifestyle and habits to make the new décor trends comfortable. That’s going to be the truest test of personal style this year.
Texture, Texture, Texture
As furniture lines become more sleek and minimal, the texture becomes more soothing and soft. As people, we like to touch and be held, a quality that is getting the full attention of furniture designers in 2017.
Considering how much time we spend in front of our flat-screen TVs, it’s important to be comfortable sitting in our sofa, love seat, or arm chair. To get this 2017 décor trend right, integrate furniture pieces that don’t just look good, but that feel good to sit in, too. If a piece of furniture is covered in a fabric that makes you want to stroke it, then buy it.
Furniture designers will also be playing with the look of texture. There will be more tufting and pleating, and larger stitching along seams. Some of the popular décor fabrics this year are going to be:
- Faux fur
In addition to rich and touchable fabrics, the outdoors gets taken indoors. This 2017 design trend focuses less on the luxurious side of design, and instead emphasizes the relaxed and soothing qualities of outdoor spaces. Think of a “kick off your shoes and lean back” kind of style.
Sustainable materials like repurposed wood were popular in 2016, and will continue to reign in 2017. Opt for a natural color palette, but don’t forget to add bright decorative objects in this year’s color of the year, “Greenery,” for a truly on-trend interior décor.
The style is rural yet uptown, and exudes simplicity and comfort. Oversized furniture pieces like a chunky white sofa or wood dining table with benches are excellent furniture accompaniments. To finish off the look, add décor pieces with bold and simple silhouettes, like an antique milk pitcher.
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By Emma Alois