I have recently collaborated with Blinds Hut to bring you guys a few of my favourite Summer 2017 interior trends. These trends I have chosen are currently my favourites. And even though I haven’t quite managed to incorporate all of them into my home, I’m hoping one day I will. Read along and I’ll show you what they are.
Interior trends are constantly changing. In some cases, every season, a new trend comes into place. And then there are those trends that stick around for a while throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter, they’re still around because the trends are that good! Here are a few of my favourites right now.
So, one trend I am really growing to love is mixing patterns. Mixed patterns seem to be popping up around a lot lately. Gone are the days when colours and patterns need to “match”. Mixed patterns seem to create variation and life in a room when bought together.
If you’re wondering how you could start creating mixed patterns in your home, an easy place to start is with your textiles. So on your sofa or your bed, choose different patterns you like and bring them together. One thing I find myself doing lately is buying cushions from different types of furniture shops. Then when bought together, these cushions create a gorgeous mix and matched pattern collection.
Muted and subtle tones
Subtle and muted tones have to be my all-time-favourite! Honestly, this is probably a trend that I have warmed to very quickly because I absolutely love the calming effect that comes with these colours. Especially because they help with unwinding, I find they always seem to help with relaxation.
So a great way to incorporate calming tones in your home is to try out paint colours. If you don’t want to make your whole home into subtle colours, maybe just try one wall of a room. It makes a huge difference to the decor and is a great starting point. Then work your way around that wall, maybe choosing similar subtle tones.
I also find cupboards and wardrobes with subtle tones really work. If you don’t have any that have subtle tones, why not just paint them! It’s a great and simple DIY and you can achieve the look you want without spending too much.
This is a very big favourite of mine. Anything upholstered, I am in! An upholstered headboard, especially! It has a way of making a room look more fancy and it really makes a statement. Not to mention how comfortable it is when you rest your back on it whilst sitting and in bed and reading a book. Just imagine!
Upholstered headboards bring texture, comfort and coziness to a bedroom. I mean, those three factors are definitely something you need when you think of a bedroom. Also, if you ever want to go for one, try choosing a coloured headboard, maybe even a pop-colour. This adds so much character to a room especially when the headboard is the most colourful item a room. AND especially in a room surrounded by subtles tones, this will make it the centre of attention.
And lastly, greenery. Not just any greenery though, because we all know as Pantone’s colour of the year, greenery is showing up in all sorts of furniture and decor. I’m talking bringing the outdoors in. Potted plants and indoor green plants. I’m talking anything from cacti to artificial baby olive trees. Whether you have green fingers or not, this trend is definitely one you can take up!
I’m not particularly good with keeping plants. The most I’d come close to plants is buying fresh flowers and that won’t even last more than a few days. The good thing with potted plants is you can buy artificial ones that look just like the real ones. And although they’ll never really feel as good as a real leaf, they sometimes look just as good as them!
I hope these trends helped with decorating your home this season. I also hope my tips helped with where you could start incorporating these trends. Do you have a favourite interior trend? Feel free to comment below your favourites.