With the start of 2017, weve said farewell to some tired interior decor trends that have worn out their welcome. Once considered innovative and edgy, those bad boys are now giving us the blahs.
But, when one trend goes out, another must come in. Its the design circle of life!
So whats replacing the old fads with fun, new ideas? Your friends will fawn over these eight trendsfrom jungalows to jewel tonesthat promise to hit it big in 2017. Want to be a showoff (the good kind)? Be the first to integrate them into your home.
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1. Geometric patterns
Say goodbye to soft, gentle curvesfunky geometric patterns will rule the roost in 2017. Embrace your memories of high school math with geometric throw pillows, wallpaper, and quirky planters.
Large, mod geometric designs made an appearance in 2016 and will be a front-runner in 2017, says Jeffrey Weldler, an interior decorating expert with Vant Panels.
Scared this fun new style will feel out of place in your old-school home? Dont be.
Dont feel like your home needs to have all modern design in order to add geometric patterns, Weldler says. Geometrics even have a place in an industrial farmhousestyle home.
2. Jewel tones
Last year welcomed the bold return of art decoinspired designs, and with them come luxurious jewel tones. Indulge your regal side with rich emerald chairs, bold sapphire walls, and amethyst accents.
These colors offer depth and a richness that will make a space feel cozy, yet luxurious, says designer Liz Toombs.
Pair the designs with neutral, minimal wall colors for a toned-down take on the trend, or go wild and slather your entire living space in vivid color.
Its 2017. Isnt it time to fully embrace our eco-friendly side? Cork walls are not only trendy, but also functional, says Than Merrill, a real estate investor with FortuneBuilders.
Swap out your old chalkboard wall for cork, and pick up some fun pushpins (try fabric, flowers, or even teeny rabbits). Keep track of to-do lists, notes, reminders, and your favorite recipes on your cork board (aka the original Pinterest).
Not sure where to put a cork in it? Merrill recommends livening up dead space in a home office or kitchen.
4. Tropical influences
Its the year of the jungalow. Your new, jewel-toned walls will look fabulous alongside lush tropical plants: spider plants, Dracaena, and gorgeous ferns.
Cursed with the blackest of thumbs? You can still embrace the tropical trend, which mixes printed and embellished textiles ranging from novelty fruits to animal print to palm fronds, says textile designer Caroline Cecil. Add accents in bright yellows, deep greens, and earthy oranges and reds to bring this creative look home.
5. Rich blues
Pantones Color of the Year might be an interesting yellow-green, but its spring trend forecast is all about the blues, says Weldler. Dressing your home in shades of skyfrom sapphire (another one of those glorious jewel tones) to teals and soft baby blueshas never been so fashionable.
Whether you want to express confidence and strength or calm down after a long day at work, theres a blue tone perfect for your space. And when those tones are mixed together, its the ultimate in relaxation.
6. Wood accents
Were moving away from metal and back to an earthier feel. Wood accents will be everywhere in 2017, says Erika Dalager of home design startup roOomy.
No, were not talking about wood paneling (although thats sneaking its way back, too). Look for modern wood clocks, sculptures, trays, and furniture that pair perfectly with todays streamlined aesthetic. And yes, a lot of that wood will be reclaimedso we can keep our wonderful forests.
7. Black stainless steel
Remodeling your kitchen in 2017? Nows your chance to get ahead of a trend. Stainless-steel appliances have ruled the kitchen for years now. And why not? Theyre sleek, easy to clean, and pretty. But its time for a change.
Black stainless steel is sleek, modern, and sophisticated, says Weldler. And even better: Its not in all of your friends kitchens. Brushed stainless steel had its time, and now people are looking for a subtle change.
8. Bold front doors
Say adios to plain old black. Get rid of that sad, boring straight-from-the-store wood. If youre eager to try something bold in 2017, try painting your front door.
Next year, homeowners should focus on transforming their front door into one that pops, Merrill says. Try one of those bold blues, or maybe a bright red. Or figure out what you want your door to say about you, and pick a color accordingly.
An entryway is the perfect place for a homeowner to express him or herself and show off his or her unique personal style, Merrill says. If the interior of your home screams cozy beach cottage, find a front door that matches the atmosphere.
And if you hate it? Dont worry: You can always paint again.