Interior Design Trends 2017

Although we normally focus on design trends for offices and retail spaces, there's nothing we like more than having a scroll through Pinterest and looking at some of the more general interior design trends that are being featured. As always, there are hundreds to choose from, but here's a selection of our favourites. 

Metallic: This trend has exploded in popularity in the last year, with copper being the key to its success. If you can think of it, it's been made with copper - bed frames, bedside tables, candle holders, lamps, kitchen counters, coffee tables, napkin rings, plant pots, cutlery; the list is endless. Gold and chrome are also extremely popular, and when matched with dark, opulent colours like blues, purples and dark greys & greens, metallics really shine.

Texture: Texture appears in almost every home in some shape or form, but it has become a trend in its own right through the contrast of different textiles and materials to create a simple, natural look. Traditional woven cotton & Persian rugs are paired with wooden furniture, light colours on the walls and plenty of plants dotted around. Colour pops of reds, oranges, greens and blues add some interest, while accessories made from natural materials like clay and marble complete the look. 

Calming: After a long day at work, having somewhere calming and relaxing to come home to is essential, and for some people that equals simplicity, with beautiful results. A reasonably cold colour scheme of whites, greys, blues and pastel colours is complimented by luxurious textiles, plants, abstract art and softened by aged wooden furniture. 

Pattern: The two current most popular types of pattern are undoubtedly floral/jungle, and geometric. So get both!

The floral/jungle trend features graphic oversized jungle leaf prints in greens and blues, and novelty items sporting parrots, pineapples and flamingos. More traditional floral prints are also popular, with realistic prints resembling oil paintings and patterns reminiscent of William Morris and Liberty's.

Geometric patterns go hand in hand with the previously mentioned metallic trend, and appear on wallpaper, textiles, art, tiles and accessories.