Desire for appeal is one of the leading reasons that make home designs “trendy.” Every year, home designers introduces new and incredible designs that stand out for a season or two while others remain relevant for years. 2017, so far, has been a great year for home design. From more authentic and personalised use of space to voice-activated assistants and home safety, there is no doubt that it’s a great year for the home design industry. But new trends keep emerging and what you think is trendy might be obsolete in a few months.
Top 10 Trends for Home Design in 2017
So, which are the top 10 greatest home design trends in 2017? This is what you should watch out for:
1. Satin Brass
In recent years, metal finishes has been making a comeback and we have seen a massive concentration of it in 2017. Satin brass has been big talk in the industry this year and its welcome by the Brisbane design industry is overwhelming. It can be defined as the modern brass alternative that will bring out a long lasting rustic look to your home. The unfinished brass appearance is a fantastic design that will make the interior of your home standout. Unlike the traditional brass that brings out shiny golden tones in the home, with this design, your home is given a muted, warmer feel. Being a relatively new design, it is expected to remain trending far beyond 2017.
2. Voice-Activated Assistants
Smart homes are the latest craze in the home design industry. Digitisation has been on the top of the list for many homeowners, not only in Brisbane, but all over the world. People want technology to work for them and designers are responding by stretching the limit beyond imaginable heights. Voice-activated assistants are one of the best examples of a smart home and they are highly desired by many smart-homeowners. With the device, you can do plenty of things, from switching on lights to powering up the bathtub, weather forecasting and so much more, and all from the palm of your hand. You only need a smartphone equipped with Wi-Fi or data to do all these things, irrespective of your geographical location.
3. White with Off-White
White has remained one of the most persistent colours when it comes to interior home design trends this 2017. It brings out a rustic and tranquil atmosphere particularly for bedrooms. Lately, designers are adding a new feel to the colour palette for a stronger aesthetic appeal. By striking a balance within the white palette, creamy off-white and natural linen hues, you can create a breath-taking look that is rich in character. Many homeowners that aim for a simple, empty, clean and somewhat clinical ambience in their home have received and executed this trend very well.
Green is another colour that’s quickly picking up with homeowners not only in Brisbane but all over the world. The hue is most popular with those trying to portray a nature feel, and it works incredibly well with warm wood tones. It comes with a strong versatility factor within interior design and this has been the main reason why it has remained trendy this year and possibly for many more years to come. Greenery combines very well with other hues including white or wooden furniture and appliances. It’s also a very warm hue and everyone typically enjoys it.
5. Splurging on Laundry Rooms
A fear years ago, if you asked homeowners which room they were most likely to splurge on renovations for, the answer would be unanimously the kitchen or bathroom. Although the two still remain the most common in home remodelling services, laundry rooms are quickly hiking their way up on the list. Many people have been splurging on laundry rooms in the recent years but 2017 has seen a major rise. With many homeowners spending a good amount of time in the laundry rooms, they are willing to spend more to make it appealing. As a home design trend, it’s something that you could try out to improve the overall atmosphere of your home.
6. Vanity Conversion
Even with new designs coming into the industry constantly, anything with a vintage feel stands out. Interior designers know this, and that’s why vanity conversions are a leading trend this year. Since the trend is so major, you’ll have plenty to choose from if that’s your vibe. You can get a vintage chest or side table to give your room that “wow” aspect. Many homeowners are turning to “old school” furniture such as the old file cabinets, chest drawers and vintage consoles amongst other things to bring out an authentic, vintage taste. If you have no idea on how to pull this off, think outside the box and look into some vintage, classic home décor looks.
7. Kitchen Storage Walls
In almost all home design trends, the idea behind it all is creating more space or making the space appear bigger than it is. One area where the illusion of extra space has been an issue is the kitchen, but recently designers have come up with various solutions to solve this. Amongst the designs that are overwhelmingly trendy this season is kitchen storage walls. A shelve or multiple shelves lined on a kitchen wall designed for you to display your ingredients and kitchen items and appliances. With this rustic kitchen design, homeowners are able to do away with upper kitchen cabinets make the kitchen appear less clouded. All the storage is pushed onto a single wall and it helps to create a seemingly more open space.
8. Splurging On Entryways
The entryway of your home is amongst the places where you can play around with design to pull off a rustic and homey appearance. Your entryway is your welcome and it creates the first impression and also gives the visitor an idea of what they are likely to expect when inside. Many homeowners are willing to spend more on their entryway not only to create a sense of what’s inside but just to create a general appearance for their home. Amongst the killer ideas for entryway design includes a fun piece of wallpaper, a narrow table that may have a tray of shoes underneath, or a statement mirror.
9. Counter-Depth Fridges
Another trendy home design in shorter fridges, particularly for those with modest-size kitchens. Counter-depth fridges are a design that has increasingly gained popularity this year. They are basically slimmer fridges that sit flush with the adjacent cabinetry and countertops. What makes these fridges popular is their ability to create extra space since they are slimmer and still serve the same purpose as a traditional, larger fridge. In fact, you can save about six inches of kitchen space with this idea and they also lack annoying protruding handles. They are also a less expensive alternative to a custom, typical, built-in unit on the market.
10. Outdoor-Feeling Indoor Shower
Outdoor showers have been a trending design in Brisbane but the weather dilemma remains a challenge. To get around that challenge, designers came up with “outdoor-feeling indoor showers” which have trended viciously this year. Homeowners are extremely excited with this idea as it gives them a deep connection to the outdoors while still maintaining their privacy. This is a classic bathroom that any homeowner in Brisbane should try out.
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