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Home Decor Trends of 2017

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trendy roomThere are few things worse than being cooped up all Winter staring at the same design and arrangement of your home. When Spring cleaning hits, it can be tempting to break the stir crazy and go on a madcap renovation spree. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Sometimes you just get tired of looking at the same thing every day when you come home and when that happens the only cure is to do something about it. So, if you’re looking for some fresh designs to update the look and feel of your home, we have you covered with some of the newest trends for 2017.

Less is More

With the tiny house craze and the need for the conservation of space in studio apartments, space conservation is becoming a huge trend, which is pretty cool to be honest. Chances are, you’ve seen at least one video floating around online about the multi purpose furniture, like the ottoman that turns into four stools, or the kitchen table that can transform into a full service desk. If not, then we highly suggest you check it out, as it’s pretty entertaining if nothing else.

Nevertheless, the less is more craze is happening and it might just be the perfect fit for your home. Not only can it help you cut down on occupied floor space, but it certainly creates an interesting conversation piece when you have company. Even if you have a lot of space, these space-saving, transformer-inspired furniture pieces help you make the most of your space. Plus, they add flexibility and versatility to your rooms.

Mixed Patterns

Sometimes it seems like trends are a little late to the party when you need them most. Mixed patterns, for example, would have been great when you had your first apartment and absolutely nothing matched! However, what once was simply making do is now rather chic when it comes to interior design. The beauty of this trend is that allows concept pieces to blend in with the rest of the room’s design. So, feel free to mix and match your patterns and play with complementary colors to create a look that is both refreshing and entirely unique.

Step Away from the Glue Gun

DIY has had the rule of the roost for the past several years, largely thanks to the popularity of Pinterest tutorials. However, 2017 is seeing a step away from the home handicrafts and looking more towards the artisanal aesthetic of things. Craftsmanship is starting to make a big return, largely in part to a return towards artistic professions such as glass blowing, woodworking, and pottery. If you’re looking for a look and design that gives your home a sense of refinement as well as visual interest, then it’s time to support your local artists! That, or go learn a new hobby, which can also be a fun adventure.

These are just a few new trends that are cropping up for 2017 but by no means are the only ones. We’ve seen a lot of fresh looks coming into play so far this year and we’re not even half way through yet!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com