08.08.17 / Interior design

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2017

At The Slate Yard, we encourage you to make your house your home and allow decoration of your apartment. That’s why we’ve invited guest blogger, Kimberly Duran of Swoon Worthy to share her take on the hottest interior design trends this year, so you’ll never be stuck for inspiration.

Rose & Grey Brass Five Tier Plant Stand / Check out their shop at 31 Atlantic Street in Altrincham
Rose & Grey Brass Five Tier Plant Stand / Check out their shop at 31 Atlantic Street in Altrincham

Plant Power
There’s little doubt that house plants are big this year and the trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Natural greenery brings the outdoors in, purifies the air, adds colour and texture to our environments and best of all – it makes us feel good. Afraid you have a black thumb? Start with simple to care for succulents in a terrarium or choose plants that can withstand a little neglect: spider plants, snake plants, ZZ plants and lilies are all low-maintenance and require just a bit of care to keep them thriving.

Manchester blogger Kimberly Duran of Swoon Worthy’s black bedroom
Manchester blogger Kimberly Duran of Swoon Worthy’s black bedroom

The Dark Side
For the ultimate in cosy glamour, consider the latest look of dark interiors. Think slate grey, inky indigo, deepest emerald or even black for your walls and then punctuate with metallic accents to catch the light, natural textures or pops of colour. Darker colours act as the perfect backdrop, especially in those rooms you use in evening like a bedroom or dining room. Be sure to create a cosy ambiance by layering your lighting options throughout your room.

Going for Gold
Speaking of metallic accents, the metal of the moment is currently gold and brass. Whether you choose it polished, brushed or antiqued, warm metals reflect light beautifully adding a warm glow wherever you use it. A few touches are all you need to create a trendy look and happily, gold mixes well with lots of other finishes, including other metals and natural materials like marble, wood and concrete.

Natural Attraction
Warm, earthy colours are another big trend this year so look out for mustard, olive green, warm rust colours, and mushroom shades taking over our soft furnishings and accessories. These colours are easy to live with and create a relaxing casual vibe, no matter what your style but work particularly well with neutral colours like grey and warm wood finishes.

Object Style Concrete Hanging Planter / Check out their shop at 519 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton
Object Style Concrete Hanging Planter / Check out their shop at 519 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton

Touch of Blush
Of course, one of the biggest colour trends this year has been what the media dubbed ‘Millennial Pink’ – a decidedly grown up blush pink with grey undertones. It’s surprisingly easy to live with and can be the perfect accent for a bit of colour. Consider using it in smaller accessories like cushions or bedding that can be easily changed out without breaking the bank. It looks especially luxurious when combined with accents of white marble and gold for the perfect Scandinavian style.

Mixed Materials

And finally, we’re seeing designers combine materials in new and interesting ways. The kitchens in the Slate Yard incorporate this trend with different finishes for the top and bottom cupboards but we’re also seeing it in everything from coffee tables to cutting boards. The juxtaposition of materials creates a wonderful tension and adds dimension and interest to your interiors.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make your home a stylish retreat at The Slate Yard. Book a tour to see for yourself. Contact us, or drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

 

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