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Zillow Digs announced the top home design trends for 2017, along with the three soon-to-be forgotten fads from 2016. Results were based on a survey of leading interior design experts and trending photos on Zillow Digs.
So what will be 2017’s hottest trends? Check out the full list below!
A hot fashion trend right now, velvet is expected to make a big splash in interior design next year. Look for velvet fabrics and textures to weave their way into anything from throw pillows to upholstered couches and curtains.
Trend: Jewel colors
Saturated colors like emerald green or sapphire blue will take center stage in 2017. From artwork to furniture, these vibrate hues will be popping up everywhere, bringing life and richness to homes.
Trend: Marble surfaces
Marble, especially in shades of white and light gray, will be one of 2017’s biggest design trends. Experts predict marble will become an increasingly popular material for countertops, flooring and tabletops, as well as in everyday household items like serving platters or vases.
Trend: Built-in bars
Stemming from 2016’s popular bar cart trend, homeowners next year will look for a more permanent solution for entertaining within their home. From built-in shelving for craft cocktail fixings, to a small bar seating area, homeowners are enjoying decorating and hosting more classic parties, and will seek ways to make these spaces more of a focal point within the home.
Ditch: Overly industrial furniture
While aspects of the industrial design trend like exposed brick will still be present in 2017, homeowners will start to shy away from its sometimes uncomfortable or impractical furniture. Instead, the 2017 design aesthetic will shift toward “steampunk,” a unique hybrid of Victorian-inspired elegance boasting rich leather and plush fabrics, combined with machine-like accents for a modern twist.
Ditch: Cool grays
From wall colors to couches, shades of gray have been a safe, go-to choice for homeowners and interior designer alike. Experts predict homeowners will be more experimental In the coming year, welcoming brighter pops of color on everything from walls to rugs in an effort to make their space feel more individualized.
Ditch: Quote art
The quote art trend is overdone, and a fad that will be forgotten quickly in 2017. Rather than decorating with words or cliché sayings, homeowners will start to incorporate artwork reminiscent of the colors and textures found in nature.
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