New Year’s is traditionally time for a fresh start, inspiring positive changes from gym memberships to German lessons. Interior decorating is no exception. In this post, we’ll take you on a not-so-fond farewell tour of five interior design trends we won’t be sorry to leave behind!
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Out: Copper and Brass
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Midcentury and industrial chic furniture is still popular, but 2017 design trends look to be backing away from high-impact copper and brass. For a more subtle metallic touch, try on-trend bronze instead. Look for brushed, satin, or matte finishes.
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This seventies décor favorite got a new lease on life last year, with macramé appearing in everything from poufs to light fixtures. Macramé is headed back to the dustbin of décor history, so you’ll have to consign any vintage or vintage-inspired macramé ornaments to the attic. If you’re a fan of all-natural and traditional design cues, try batik or mudcloth instead.
Out: Faux Distressed Finishes
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Distressed looks were everywhere in 2016, with patina finishes and wire-brushed wood appearing on new and upcycled furniture. This year, designers are showing more restraint, particularly with techniques that can be hard on wood and other materials. If you’re a fan of the well-worn look, scope out the local flea market or look for estate sales in your area. A genuine antique is an investment, and it will have come by its wear and tear the old-fashioned way!
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Out: Geometric Tiles
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Backsplashes and bathroom accents took their cue from Escher’s dazzling woodcuts, with stars, diamonds, and trompe-l’oiel contrasts. We love the creativity, but we’re excited to see classic shapes making a comeback for next year. If you’d like to add visual interest to a bathroom or kitchen surface, consider textured tiles or a printed area rug. Art deco fixtures are also on-trend, so keep your eyes peeled for geometric mirrors and light fixtures.
Out: Black Accent Walls
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In 2016, matte black walls weren’t just for college crash pads. Ebony paint transformed elegant interiors, especially in combination with bright metallic fixtures. Art collectors loved the gallery-style glamor, particularly for ornate, baroque-inspired furniture. Ditch the midnight hue and achieve the same theatrical effect with on-trend mahogany or hunter green.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for home decor, and you’ll have plenty of ornaments and fun techniques to sample. Think about the trends you’d like to retire, and ring in the New Year with a brand new interior style!
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