JLife asks the experts to uncover the interior design trends for the twilight seasons of 2017.
Using both industry knowledge and expert insight, Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice, reveals five key interior trends for autumn/ winter 2017.
From shapes and shades to catwalk trends and key colours, Rebecca explores the most sought after trends set to emerge this season and offers expert opinions on how to incorporate them into your own home.
Strong, bold, iridescent colours are set to dominate accents throughout homes next season. “Think peacock blues, greens and golds. Pair these colours with warm, fiery shades like deep orange or plum purples to create a really striking look.” says Rebecca.
Embroidered wall art is an upcoming trend on Instagram and embroidery is already a must-see on the catwalk this year, so why not incorporate it into your home? Rebecca agrees: “Trends from the fashion world often move into the interiors sphere and the craft of embroidery is no different. For autumn and winter, choose embroidered cushions or wall art with shimmery gold and silver hues for a more festive feel.”
Earlier this year, Pantone released their colour trend predictions for 2018, giving us a good idea of what colours will be in this winter, thanks to Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Colour Institute’s executive director, who travels the world to track what trends are in. She confirms that iridescent, pearly shades will be popular. A movement away from pastels and towards more bold, intense and exotic hues will also happen, meanwhile – think colours that really catch the eye like vibrant greens and fuchsia pinks.
Scandinavian interiors are famously simple, neutral and uncluttered. Minimalist, Nordic-inspired interiors will continue to be popular next season, with homeowners opting for clean lines and neutral palettes. Rebecca explains how subtle hints of grandeur in Scandinavian inspired interiors will appear; “A gradual movement towards grander décor will become evident in this interior niche. For example, grand staircases are a popular style, which lend themselves beautifully to these otherwise minimalist living spaces.”
From dark, forest greens to emeralds and lime, the colour green is definitely having a moment – and it’s not set to be a fleeting one. Greenery works throughout the whole home, whether it’s a lime green wall, a deep green, statement sofa or a foliage-filled conservatory. Rebecca advises homeowners to “incorporate bold greens as a backdrop for rich, dark wood furniture to create a moody autumnal interior and a dark, forest green as a backdrop for white furniture to maintain a fresh feel.”