Happy New Year! I hope that your 2017 is full of joy, laughter, peace, quality time spent with those that you love, wonderful new adventures, more sleep, less stress, fewer aches and pains, and all the best things in life!
Every year I attend the Las Vegas Market
to keep up to date on the latest trends in home furnishings and decor. I
have just returned from the January market and have so much great
information to share about what will be hot in 2017! Read on for my top 5
Top 5 Design Trends for 2017
Though we are lucky to live
in a city where we see the latest design and decor trends long before
most of the country, it's important to me to know which trends will
dominate in furniture, art, and decor in the coming year. For this and
many other reasons, I make it a point to attend the Las Vegas Market
every year. In addition to keeping on top of trends, I also go to check
out the newest furniture offerings from my current suppliers and to
hunt down new vendors for unique pieces to add to my inventory.
Having just returned from the January Market, I have narrowed down the top 5 trends to watch for in 2017:
#1: Natural Elements
Bringing elements of nature into home decor
is probably the biggest take away from this year's market. Here in LA,
this is nothing new. But you will continue to see natural elements in a
big way in 2017. Keep an eye out for raw and petrified woods, live edge
tables, and cross sections of wood. Leather is still popular, but in
more natural tones like camel. Marble, stone, and agate are also
extremely popular in today's decor.
nay-sayers take note, gold is here to stay -- at least for the
forseeable future! Rather than shiny gold, the most popular tones are
rose gold and brushed brass. Metallic gold tones in cabinetry pulls and
sink hardware will be the up-and-coming trend in kitchen and bath
design, and the same is true of furniture, decor and art.
colors never go out of style, but now entire interiors are being shown
in nothing but neutral tones. Black and white, beige, mushroom, taupe,
and gray can make a statement without that pop of color we have become
used to. The accents now come in the natural elements (see trend #1) and
metallics (see trend #2) rather than color. A lot of the art and
accessories have all white or neutral tones, which create a
sophisticated look but allow potential buyers to focus on a home's
architecture rather than the decor.
and sheepskin have been popular in rugs and pillows for some time, but
now they are appearing on upholstered furniture pieces. This is a trend
that will work in small doses only!
Textured and woven materials like bamboo,
cane, rope, paper, jute, and wool are some of the hottest emerging
trends. With neutrals dominating the color scheme, texture can help to
add visual interest without bringing in too much color to the
to the best trends each year, there is always at least one
head-scratcher. Here is one trend that probably won't make it into our
staging inventory this year:
I saw quite a bit of art that incorporated glitter this year. Maybe next year I'll be willing to incorporate this trend into my staging inventory, but for now we remain glitter-free!