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Top 2017 design trends

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

According to the Interior Design Show, the following will be the top 10 design trends for 2017 inspiring the direction of design for the year to come.

Material Matters
Mixed materials continue their domination in 2017. Floors, ceilings, and surface areas will be adorned with interesting materials, tiles, and patterns to create an eye-catching statement. Designers will play with strategically placed tiles mixing into other patterns to create an unconventional focal point.
Maxe by Ceragres features tones and textures reminding us of nature’s beauty. (photo credit: Ceragres)

Rugs as art
Area rugs will be the go-to trend for homeowners looking to make a rapid impact. A mix of size, colour, style and texture creates endless possibilities to complement an existing room or make a complete transformation. From floors to walls, rugs become art with rooms being built around them as opposed to on top of them.
J & M Republic’s one of a kind rugs are not to miss (photo credit: J & M Republic)

Tech & Design
From Smartphone to Smarthome, this is modern like you’ve never seen it before. This year, home décor will take a futuristic trip to introduce avant-garde lighting and appliances for the savvy homeowner who refuses to sacrifice style for convenience.

Urban Retreat
In an age where homes are smaller and lives are busier, the city retreat becomes more important than ever. As an extension of the living area, creating an outdoor urban oasis will be the perfect addition to any home or condominium. In 2017 expect to see mixed materials work their way into outdoor spaces.

Feminine Redone
Strong and beautiful, the new feminine aesthetic goes beyond pretty. This trend sees a juxtaposition of bold architectural details and lines, mixed with soft colours and feminine shapes.
Azure Trade Talks Speaker Nika Zupanc’s collaboration with Qeeboo (photo credit: Nika Zupanc)

Maker Movement
This year’s Maker class embodies the essence of North American craftsmanship: quality and style while using local raw materials to design unique pieces. The Maker movement speaks to consumer trends towards personalization, one-offs and supporting local and independent design.
IDS17 MAKER, Morgan Clayhill’s handmade wooden Graffiti Cabinet (photo credit: Morgan Clayhill)

Classics Revisited
Old will meet new in 2017, as we witness traditional furniture structures reimagined with a modern edge. New materials, colours, and textures will revamp even the most dated of styles for a playful and referential approach to design.

Innovative Lighting
Experts are shining a spotlight on lighting as the true showstopper for commercial and residential spaces. It’s not just fresh interpretations of shapes, but also the incorporation of interesting technology from LED and beyond that make this trend new and innovative.

Emerging Designers
The Interior Design Show has been an incubator of emerging design talent since the get-go. New professionals within the industry will continue to be leaders with the experimentation of materials and forms to display fresh perspectives in design.

Kitchens and Baths
Stylish kitchens and bathrooms will never go out of style. Year after year these rooms act as a perfect “splurge” for homeowners looking to renovate. With the introduction of wood panelling and technology, a fusion of classic design with modern sensibilities will be popular this year.

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