Wondering what trends to keep your beady eyes peeled for this year? The brilliant Ciara Jordan from Amour Design gives GAFF her top tips on this year’s freshest interior trends and what best to invest in this season for total home rejuvenation.
We’ve heard a lot about Pantone’s Colour Of The Year – what is it and how does it affect what we’ll be buying for our homes?
Good question! Pantone choose a colour of the year each year and that filters through to the trends we see emerge in stores and designs. This year the winner was Greenery which explains all the natural fabrics, tropical prints and gorgeous greens we’re seeing on the shelves.
Try using green paints and fabrics and then accessorizing with earthen textures like chalky white lamps, pots and delft to nail this year’s biggest trend.
Ok, I think we’ve got it! So, what materials will be popular this year?
Cork is coming back for 2017. I think Cararra marble will stay around a bit longer in bathrooms with the introduction of brass and rose gold. We’re also seeing more brushed finishes like brush nickel and chrome in bathroom ware and in kitchens. Bright fresh colours and mixing textures like old barn wood with polished plaster and textured walls are a great look.
What materials would you advise clients to invest in?
Is there a quick and easy way to give a home a fresh new look on a small budget?
A fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper is the ultimate quick fix, and accessorising with new rugs, cushions or throws is another great way to keep on-trend and brighten the home. To brighten up the kitchen at low cost include a fresh coat of paint and new lighting, especially the addition of under-cabinet lighting, which will make the room feel brighter, more spacious, and easier to work in.
So, when it comes to decorating our homes in 2017 where should we be taking inspiration?
Take inspiration from all the things in your life that you love. Trends are great but make sure to inject your own personality and what is important to you into your interior. So, if you love cosy Netflix nights, invest in some throws and pillows; if you’re happiest when cooking up a storm, a new kitchen table is going to really boost your home’s happy factor.
You can check out Ciara’s stunning portfolio of interior design on the Amour Design website or drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.