With a new year come new trend predictions (in practically every category). We always think it's especially fun to check out the new interior trends on the horizon.
While we are not ones who often bend and sway to the latest and greatest, it is interesting to see what is predicted to make a big splash and how/if that trend will trickle down into the design decisions we make in our own lives. After reviewing a variety of projections on home trends and design philosophies in interiors for 2017, here are the three we consider noteworthy and, ironically, timeless.
1. Era-free design: We would never eschew a certain design principle, because as is overwhelmingly apparent, what works for one may not work for another. But we love mixing various eras and styles of furnishings. In our experience, strictly adhering to one period of aesthetic inspiration does not allow for much flexibility (something we require in home decor AND in life). And, if you're anything like us, your taste changes slightly and sometimes often throughout the year, so this philosophy allows for adaptation over time. Three cheers for mix and match!
2. Comfort: We recently introduced you to hygge, the Danish living philosophy with coziness at its core. Creating a feeling of warmth in your space starts with contentment. Instead of running out to buy new, try loving what you have. Use your current resources, as the New York Times stated in a recent article on the practice, to create "homespun pleasures." It is not about how perfect your space looks, but much more about how personal your space feels. One pro tip we gleaned is to use candles, lots and lots of candles. Also big this year: comfy textures and patterns!
3. Raw whites: According to our "sources," there is no slowing down in the demand for handmade, unique pieces and furnishings. "Raw white" pertains to the finishing of said handmade objects. Instead of a slick, polished look, the raw approach offers a stronger link to the craftsmanship involved and a more simple, soft and authentic vibe, while the colorless shade brings breezy brightness.
p.s. Take more design inspiration from this colorful space that's infused with Mexican art.