What’s in store for 2016 home decor trends? Will home decor in 2017 embrace those trends, will they become part of our design story like shiplap & which trends will fade quietly away?
A Trend or Fad According to Wikipedia ~
Similar to habits or customs but less durable, fads often result from an activity or behavior being perceived as emotionally popular or exciting within a peer group or being deemed “cool” as often promoted by social networks.
A fad is said to “catch on” when the number of people adopting it begins to increase to the point of being noteworthy. Fads often fade quickly when the perception of novelty is gone.
As time moves on so do trends.
Trends come and go, some morph and change and some reach popularity quickly then just seem to disappear. While some trends will have staying power at the end of the day some may not.
I remember when ultra-suede came into play for upholstery fabrics. As a designer it was exciting, a fabric that was pretty much indestructible, perfect for a growing family. Ultra-suede seemed to be an overnight trend then moved into the background slowly taking its place as a favorite choice for upholstery.
A look back at some of our 2016 home decor trends …
Textural solids, boho chic patterns and graphic prints have warmed our hearts once again in an upbeat modern way.
From cozy velvets to Ikat or Stripes we’re enjoying these unique patterns and textural fabrics at home.
Shiplap wall treatment
Ok, this one has conflicted reviews. Has Shiplap reached its peak? Will Shiplap become dated in 2017? Or will it carry on?
Shiplap has been around a long, long, long time.
Originally these horizontal boards were used as a method of building.
And once these boards became uncovered they were up-cycled as a wall treatment. Then thanks to “Fixer Upper” we have all been enjoying this design element!
So, broadly looking at the Shiplap trend, it’s basically become the idea of a horizontal wall treatment.
So, I assume this horizontal wall treatment will continue to morph and grow in popularity.
Boho Chic interior decor
Bohemian Design or Boho Chic has resurfaced in a big way! Combining prints like Ikat or Suzanni that lead the way in with textural fabrics like velvets & faux furs plus natural elements. This more is more attitude flows with rich colors, patterns, textures and collections.
From reclaimed wood pieces to a sisal rug, natural elements bring warmth and balance to a room.
Adding Natural Materials has been a strong 2016 home decor trend that will continue on in different unique ways.
Gold or Silver accents
A little bit of gold and or silver always adds a touch brightness. And yes you can mix the metals!
So as our 2016 home decor trends come and go…
hold on to what you like ….
be happy + be comfortable in your home
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Holiday Season.
Many Blessings for a healthy and happy 2017 ~ Nancy