Experts predict what's hot — and not — for home design in 2017
Does your house feature a decorative sign that lets your friends and family know that they are, in fact, "home"? If it does, or if you have a "cucina" sign in your kitchen or a "family" plaque reminding everyone what they're a part of, 2017 might be the time to let it go.
Zillow Digs and a cadre of interior design experts have released their annual decree of what's in and out when it comes to home trends for the upcoming year, and quote art is on the "ditch" list. It joins two other trends that were, until recently, considered home decor must-haves: cool grays and industrial furniture.
"The quote art trend is overdone, and a fad that will be forgotten quickly in 2017," declares Zillow. "Rather than decorating with words or clichéd sayings, homeowners will start to incorporate artwork reminiscent of the colors and textures found in nature."
Gray tones are also overplayed, having gone from sophisticated to safe and spurring homeowners to crave pops of color instead.
In 2017, those colors will be jewel tones and the texture will be velvet. Zillow Digs points to velvet's resurgence in the fashion world, meaning we'll soon see it encasing everything from pillows to sofas. Saturated colors such as emerald green and sapphire blue will star in artwork and furniture, "bringing life and richness to homes."
Marble will help balance out all this vibrant luxury, appearing in the form of countertops, flooring, tabletops, and even serving platters and vases.
But don't worry about marble clashing with your reclaimed wood dining table or stainless steel kitchen stools — soon you'll be seeing steampunk-inspired furniture everywhere instead. Zillow Digs defines this upcoming trend as "a unique hybrid of Victorian-inspired elegance boasting rich leather and plush fabrics, combined with machine-like accents for a modern twist."
And if you styled a bar cart this year, start planning to upgrade. Built-in bars are making a comeback, with homeowners looking for more a permanent focal point for their entertaining.