Interior Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

It seems like only yesterday we were ushering in the new year, but we’re already weeks into 2017, and with it a whole host of new interior design trends.

So put down that paint brush and close the IKEA website in your browser until after you’ve discovered what is going to be hot in January and beyond.

Rustic, natural materials

It’s out with the cold and in with the new in 2017, with warmer materials like terracotta and cork replacing the cool and white tones that have dominated interior design in recent times.

Natural materials proved incredibly popular in 2016, with copper, rose gold and marble all appearing regularly, however in the new year these are set to be replaced by more rustic, Italian inspired features.

Rich colour tones

Minimalist pastel tones, popular for so long in interior design, are on their way out. Instead, expect to see jewel tones such as emerald green, amethyst and opal much more.

These eastern-inspired colour schemes will be a vibrant and rich departure from what was in vogue throughout 2016.

Escaping technology

With technology becoming more and more ubiquitous in western life it was inevitable that, sooner or later, we would seek to fight back against it to some degree – and interior design trends are following this.

Next year is set to be the year of places to escape the stresses of modern life, with little reading nooks and quiet spaces providing that technology downtime. Whether it’s an extended bay window, an adapted recess in the wall or converted cupboard under the stairs, it’s all about efficient and imaginative use of space, and so can be implemented even if you have limited space to work with.

Statement beds

It’s the most important piece of furniture in the room, so this new trend makes a lot of sense.

Although they’ve been found in hotels and period properties for years, statement beds are expected to crop up within mainstream design much more in 2017, so start thinking about lavish velvets and detailed backboards.


You might be more familiar with contouring as a makeup technique, but in 2017 you can expect to see it within our homes too.

Contouring for the creation of natural lines will most likely be used for statement pieces – think kitchen islands or tables – but it will also work as a print on ceramics or softer furnishings with a more subtle interpretation.