“What’s old is new again” might just be the theme for home decorating trends in 2017. Here are some of the most popular ideas and how you can incorporate them into your home.
• Wallpaper is back with a vengeance! No more faux paint jobs, its all about visual texture gained from wallpaper in bold colors and natural prints.
o The hottest trend is marble wallpaper, but be sure to hang it in rooms that don’t already have other natural stone such as granite or marble countertops. Consider using it for an accent wall in your dining room, living area, or bedroom. Don’t limit yourself to the natural marble colors, either –try a bold blue or even red if you’re adventurous.
o Bold graphics are also a room-transforming trend in wallpaper. Think geometric designs and deep color saturation for vibrancy and energy. This look works great in libraries, offices and formal living rooms.
• Gold, brass, and copper – oh my! Forget about the flashy gold faucets of the mid-1980s, this season’s metallic fixtures and accents are softer and a bit antiqued-looking. While copper looks great in your kitchen (think canisters, paper towel holders, and hanging cookware), brass is great in the bathroom. Consider using a brass faucet and light fixture with your existing sink, or swap it out for a textured brass-bowled one. Gold accents in the bedroom are very appealing and can be incorporated with gold night stand lamps, coffee tables (if your room has a sitting area) or gold-accented ceiling fan.
• Navy blue and green (although not necessarily together!) are the hot colors for 2017. Pantone’s Color of the Year is Greenery and is a beautiful shade of what the perfectly green leaf on a vine would be. Navy is a traditional color for bedrooms or any room with a nautical theme, but try this shade out in place of black next time.
• Vines and climbing plants make great decorations but also improve the indoor health of your home. According to Pinterest, the popularity of these easy-to-care-for plants has grown over 200 percent in the past few months. Try placing some above kitchen cabinets or mount pottery to your walls instead of hanging pictures.
Happy Spring and happy decorating!