Today we are not going to talk about Christmas or Hanukkah. Now that 2016 is drawing to a close, it’s time to predict trends for next year. And, although we are not able to give you the answer to what exactly should you buy, we certainly give you the top 17 must-buy things for your home decoration in 2017.
Emerald Green Furniture
This classic tonality enjoyed a resurgence this year, and for good reason: The deep color is interesting enough to stand on its own but also looks good with white, black, gray, and soft pink (another popular shade), making it easy to work into any style. This Maree Sofa by Brabbu (that you can see on the picture above) blends this on-trend hue with our favorite material of the year: lush velvet.
While brass has been trendy in the past seasons, copper is steadily becoming the design world’s go-to metal. Its warmer tones give it a softer, feminine feel. This Eden Copper Leaf Center Table from Boca do Lobo (picture above) is an excellent example of that.
Part personal assistant, part speaker, part home control system, Google Home is the tech enthusiast’s latest obsession. With new partnerships being added constantly, its possibilities are virtually endless.
Why buy boring, basic white dinnerware when there are so many talented ceramists making beautiful and unique sets? Nicolas Newcomb’s blue Bands and yellow Chrysanthemum plates add rich color and playful pattern to the dinner table; $48 each. nicolasnewcomb.com
The matte-black trend was everywhere this year, and LG brought the dramatic look to the kitchen with its Black Stainless line of appliances. A refrigerator, oven, or dishwasher in the stylish finish adds a timeless touch of unexpected style to the kitchen.
A Rustic Wood Table
Rough-hewn wood tables like the Sequoia by BRABBU (shown above) bring the outdoors in and lend a bit of organic beauty to any space. SEQUOIA is a nature force, an ancient spirit belonging to the largest and tallest trees in the world. The different veneer from the table top show the passage of the years, enriched by the texture of the brass bark. SEQUOIA proves the beauty of the action of time.
From throw pillows to ottomans, faux fur was a cozy addition to this year’s biggest accessories, and for good reason: The material feels super luxurious without the cost and cruelty associated with animal fur. This sheepskin stool fromCB2 provides a punch of texture in a minimalist room.
With a slew of new companies challenging the bedding industry in the best way, there’s no shortage of options for cozy bedding at a great price. Boll & Branch’s all-organic cotton sheets (shown) make for a chic and comfortable bed.
Thanks to the Internet, it’s never been easier to buy original, affordable art online. Head to Minted, Saatchi Art, Art.com, or any other sites for a great selection.
Handwoven baskets are the perfect solution for chic storage, serving, or decorating, and ones from companies like Indego Africa carry the added benefit of empowering women.
We’ve always loved tassels and pom-poms, but they’ve been taken more seriously in the design world as of late, popping up on everything from baskets to shower curtains. If you’re hesitant, go for something that features the detail in a more muted tone, like this throw from Serena & Lily.
Now that we’ve established that mixing china patterns is a resounding design do, track down some vintage pieces at your local flea market or antiques store to mix in with your existing dinnerware. Here, Lela Rose sets a pretty table with vintage blue-and-white patterned plates.
Whether you opt for the all-encompassing fridge/dispenser/preserver Plum or the easy-to-use Coravin, there are enough smart solutions on the market that there’s no excuse for corked or wasted wine in 2017.
A Bar Cart
Cocktail culture is here to stay. Make sure you’re prepared with a chic bar cabinet or cart (like the Terrace from West Elm). Another trend and ultra sophisticated solution is this Equator Globe Bar by Boca do Lobo pictured above.
Inexpensive and easy to install, temporary wall coverings are an instant way to add a bold look to your space. They inspire risk-taking in unexpected places—consider this indigo-dyed bedroom clad in a wall covering from Chasing Paper—since they’re easy to remove and replace with a new pattern.
Natural Light Fixtures
While brass fixtures have reigned supreme in the past few years, lately we’ve seen an uptick in natural materials like jute and rattan. I believe this Lotus Floor Lamp (a table version is also available) by KOKET is an excellent way to replicate this suggestion in any ambience.
A Snake Plant
It seems that succulents are going away anytime soon. You should then try a fresh look with another easy-to-care-for species, like the variegated snake plant, available at your local Home Depot.