Some of the top interior design trends in 2016 were pendant lighting and classic country furniture. New trends will emerge this year as people develop new tastes and adopt new technologies. In this piece, design specialists Baytree Interiors outline some of the top emerging interior trends to keep an eye on this year.
Pantone chose Greenery as the trending color of 2017. Greenery brings the outdoors to the indoors while giving the interiors a pop of color. The vibrant green shade may be too much to use on all the walls in a room. However, the color makes a perfect feature wall in any room. Combining it with soft furnishings will give the room a bold and fresh look.
Dulux have a different pick for the color of the year. According to Dulux, Denim Drift is the color of the year 2017. The blue shade has a calming effect and can be used in any room. The color gives room for experimentation and makes any space appear larger. Other trends for this year for soft furnishings and wallpaper include added texture, geometric patterns, and tropical prints. The color trends for kitchens and bathrooms are combinations of marble and brass.
We should expect unobtrusive furniture with simple fabric and lines to trend in 2017. The simple design of the furniture creates different focal points in a room without giving the illusion of a disjointed and cluttered design. In addition, the simple designs will highlight a few elements of the furniture design.
Many people may choose multi-functional furniture that can be placed in any space. Modern interiors play multiple roles in a home including resting and entertainment. Some of the choices for multi-functional spaces this year will include stackable chairs and extendable tables.
Baytree Interiors advises that we should expect upholstered headboards to make a comeback this year. The furniture pieces give the bedroom a wow factor and enhance its texture and color. Another furniture trend we should expect in 2017 is the integration of technology into interior designs. The trend has been there for several years now but it will continue in 2017. TV manufacturers are now making interior design statements with the latest products. Furniture designs will evolve will evolve in a similar manner.
Chandeliers have been creating lighting statements for many years. The trend will continue throughout the year. However, we can expect modern designs to rule the market. Modern chandeliers do not have the same candlestick design as classic chandeliers. Instead, they have different geometric shapes and are made of a mixture of metals. Most of them are combinations of nickel, copper, and brass. In the past few years, we have witnessed an extensive use of geometry in indoor lighting. Cage light fixtures are now made in different geometric shapes and sizes.
Another lighting trend to expect in 2017 is the expansion in the integration of smart light bulbs into interior designs. The bulbs are new to the market but their popularity will increase as their prices go down. A smartphone is used to switch the smart LED lights on and off at a pre-scheduled time. Another amazing feature is that some smart LED lights change into different colors. They give any room a different feel at specific times of the day.
We are constantly adopting new technology in our daily lives even as innovations emerge in the world of technology. We are likely to witness more technologies in our home now more than ever before. Some of the innovations that we may witness this year are appliances with Bluetooth technology. The appliances will transform all aspects of our lives including preparing meals. Smart devices will hit the market that can brew coffee to your preferred taste with just a click on a smartphone app. Some appliances may prepare your toast to your preferred color.
Other technologies that are already transforming our lives are virtual personal assistants. The assistants include Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Smart Assistant by Lenovo. The virtual assistants have already become home gadgets of the year. Users can plan their daily activities, check traffic flows, and follow weather updates using the applications. Other virtual assistants enable users to play their favorite tunes with voice commands. The applications are designed to recognize the user’s voice and instructions.