I always preach about how I’m not a trend led person (I swear I’m not!) yet every year, one of my favourite things to write is my predictions for the home trends we will see hit stores and homes in the coming year, I love looking back at the start of the year and seeing what I predicted and whether it took a place in my home.
As we learnt from last year, Pantone’s colour of the year is one to take seriously and this year’s choice has made it clear that Green is going nowhere; the brighter, the bolder and the better. Whilst I’m not sure how many of us are brave enough to pick up the paint brush and give ‘Greenery’ pride of place on our walls, I think we will see grassy tones play a bigger part in our homes through house plants (always a trend in my eyes), soft furnishings and accessories. Green is the new Blue.
Texture has always been the measure of quality but I think there will be a greater shift from pattern and print to textures. As much as I love art prints, I would also like to incorporate more ‘touchable’ art into my home; tapestries and woven wall hangings to give a bit more dimension to the space.
We’ve seen fluff ball cushions and faux fur throws take over the high street and hopefully 2017 will see more adventurous textures brought to the forefront.
2016 saw a huge shift in ethical buying, buyers (including myself) have started to realise that items that are made or sourced with love and care come to mean so much more than something you picked up from a chain store, handmade items are so one of a kind, so different from the pieces your neighbors might own. I love the idea that there is a real person behind the items that is genuinely excited to receive your business. In the past a lot of us have been put off by the idea that a handmade item might sit at a slightly higher price that something mass produced but that is simply not the case anymore, artisan pieces are available at great prices on sites like Not On The High Street & Etsy.
I also reckon 2017 is the year that everyone and their Nan gets a bar cart, blame it on alcohol bottles becoming more aesthetically pleasing! I would love to hear what kinds of thing you reckon will be favored in 2017?