Gray is most definitely the new neutral. Trade show rooms are lined up with furniture and home accents in pale smokey grays, pewters, graphite, and charcoals and every shade in between. Grays are calming yet lend themselves to creating a sensual look of luxury. The look is modern, sophisticated and clean. Gray can make a room masculine, feminine or both. Intermingling shades of eggplant, teal, or blue on accent pieces adds a pop of color to bring the whole room to life.
Don’t forget the bling. In 2017 it is definitely all about the bling. Mirrored tables, dressers, and wall panels paired with mercury glass and mother of pearl lamps takes gray neutrals to a whole new level. Not into glass, go with acrylic. There is nothing more glamorous than acrylic footed end tables or chairs topped with luscious upholstered velvet cushions.
Silver and gold remain a constant whether going for the Neoclassical look or New Hollywood. After all, silver has always been gray on steroids and is the constant show off in any room. Silver and gold continue to work well with any color, even each other.
Gardening and bringing the outside in with a touch of green is definitely a trend that has resurfaced. Whether decorating with a wall garden of succulents or a tabletop terrarium filled with air plants adding a little green to any room adds a natural element to your home making your surroundings look lived in.
One of a kind items are definitely all the rage and worth splurging on as you only buy them once. Creating a focal point using a unique, one of a kind piece of artwork on a wall or mantle makes a great conversation piece. These pieces add interest to your home and are guaranteed to make your home decor unique to you as you can't just click on the buy it now button at Amazon to get them.
Hides are popular, especially in synthetic wool. In colors of cream and mauve they make a statement and add an element of texture at the foot of a bed or used as a throw on the back of an armchair or couch doubling as a great place to snuggle in with a good book. Throw pillows and poofs in all textures, colors, and sizes also lend themselves to adding interest and color.
No matter your style, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The good news is that it appears that what is trending for 2017 is glamorous while still being comfortable which is my style. Make what is trending work with your home and lifestyle to keep your home feeling comfortable and a reflection of who you are.