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15 Top Interior Design Trends for 2017

AUGUST 8, 2017
Photo credit: Image via HEIDI CAILLIER

Curious about today's hottest design trends? Well, with so many talented interior designers working with us we know what's trending in home decor each and every season. Our designers spend hours scouring design blogs, Instagram feeds, shelter magazines, furniture showrooms and catalogues looking for the latest styles and home decor trends. They want to know what's in, what's out and what's next. As we look to the year ahead in home design, we are seeing more natural artisanal elements with a healthy dose of color and interesting patterns and textures. Long gone are the laser-printed chevron days and now it's time to say hello to a more organic vibe.

So come right this way, for a breath of fresh air design and check out our blog to see 15 of the biggest home decor trends today!

1. Green, In All Shades

Expect to see the color in all tones pop up in rooms across the design spectrum. It's lively, organic and rich. You will see it in small doses such as in accessories and objets and also in larger upholstered pieces. The hue has dramatic impact from emerald to chartreuse, green will be big this year. 

Decorist Elite Designer Heidi Caillier

2. Oversize Round Mirrors

Mirrors, mirror, on the wall, who is the chicest one of all? Round mirrors, of course! There’s been a movement toward clean lines and airy interiors (if you pay attention to Pinterest at all, you’ll find that round mirrors are dominating your feed). Oversize round mirrors can brighten and open up your space while adding a modern sleekness that feels incredibly fresh.

Image via Studio McGee

3. Structural Lighting

Light up the room with structural fixtures. What's brilliant about them: Their hallmark sleek lines and retro vibe are extremely versatile, meshing well with a range of design styles. In other words, your living room doesn’t have to look like the set of Mad Men—unless you want it to. See how seamlessly this modern pendent anchors a traditional space.

Image via Michelle Adams

4. Marble Everywhere

We love the organic look of marble and we're seeing it everywhere from trays, to lamps, to wallpaper, to laptop covers. It's one of the biggest design trends out there. If you can't pull off buying your own slab, then check out one of these more accessible versions as a way to add a touch of marble to your space.  Try a peel-and-stick marble wallpaper with relaxed vibes—no serious commitment, just beautiful walls.

Image via Jojotastic

5. Channel Tufting

Plump up the volume: we cannot get enough of channel tufting, where padded, h and polished come together. The result when used on upholstered beds, sofas, and chairs is the ultimate in luxury and sophistication. In neutral-colored leather or bold shades of velvet, there’s a channel-tufted piece for every taste, glam to understated. And everyone likes comfortable, right?

Image via Lulu & Georgia

6. Pattern Play

We are seeing more maximalism in home decor today. Gone are the super clean, plain, unadorned rooms of the past few years. Lines remain clean but prints and patterns are layered in and colors pop. More is more and it's super fun. 

Image via Reath Design

6. Lush Velvet

Who doesn't love velvet? It's soft, glamorous and adds a subtle textural interest to a room. We're seeing it used on both sofas and chairs in muted colors like dusty rose as well as rich colors like navy and emerald green. Of course, velvet is not only luxurious but practical and easier to maintain than a linen or tweed fabric.

Decorist Celebrity Designer Consort

8. Hello, Rattan

Rattan, you’re looking great and clearly enjoying a moment in the sun. And indeed you're not just for the patio anymore. Seriously flexible and durable, furniture made of pliable palm stems has been around for centuries. The new-and-now part comes via the pieces themselves, i.e. gorgeous bed frames, chairs, ottomans; not to mention the fun and interesting way the furnishings lend texture and warmth to any space they inhabit.

Designed by Decorist Head of Design Jessica McCarthy

9. Layer Vintage Rugs

What is key to interior decorating? Focus on creating a comfortable and inviting mood. To do so, try layering vintage rugs. Not only does it allow you to use those small rugs that never quite fit your furniture’s proportions (we’ve all got a couple rolled up in the closet), but it gives any room a pulled together look in that seriously-relaxed-yet-stylish way you’ll love for the years to come.

Image via Amber Lewis

10. Open Shelving

In the kitchen, den or any room, open shelving is form and function at its best. Not only does it buy you more storage space, keep you organized and allow you to display beloved collections, stand-alone shelving fosters an airy feel and highlights beautiful tile or marble.

Designed by Decorist Design Director Jessica McCarthy photo by Julia Sperling

11. Raw Wood

Everything right now is more about raw textures rather than the super shiny finished look of the past. You will see this trend take shape in furniture, accessories and even cabinetry. 


12. Matte Black Tile

While you may be thinking of light and bright interiors, black-on-black tiling offers a cool respite. Black tiles with matching black grout is the perfect combination for a sleek and modern kitchen backsplash, bathroom floor, or fireplace. Bonus: you won’t have to worry about cleaning the grout quite as much too.


13. Ceramics

Whether in collections of vases or pots, lamps, light fixtures, wall hangings, you name it. Ceramic provides a raw looking, artisanal finish that is earthy and very on-trend right now.

Image via Disc Interiors

14. Circular Silhouettes

Put a little circular motion in your space and the results can be stunning—as evidenced by this Kelly Wearstler-designed room. The key to this trend is finding sofas, chairs and ottomans that have rounded lines complemented by geometric pieces. To complement the sleek curved furniture add textured fabrics, warm hues and interesting architectural details. 

Image via Kelly Wearstler

15. Neon Signs

Make a statement with bright neon lighting. What a cool and fresh way to add a pop of personality to your wall or console table. The choice of images and messages are endless. Creating a fun quote is another way to go. Maybe something like “Less Talk, More Designing.”

Image via SF Girl By The Bay

Feeling inspired? Start a design project today to freshen up your home with some of these latest design trends.  We have over 400 designers who can work within your budget to give you the room that you will love and fully deserve. 

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