Trends for 2017
Updating your home can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many different trends to choose from. To help you out, we’ve picked a few of our favourites which we think are going to be HUGE this year!
Think palm trees, flamingos, leaves and colour.
The Pantone colour of the year for 2017 is Greenery which is described as ‘a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.’
This may be a little too bright for some people so don’t worry – all shades of green seem to be taking off in 2017. Darker shades of green have proven popular and can add a lot of depth to a room; however just be careful in small rooms with little natural light as this can sometimes make a room look even smaller.
Dar have introduced some fantastic silk shade colours to their range over the past year – one of these being the beautiful ‘Citron’ shade on the right which compliments this style perfectly.
Shapes and Patterns
Geometric patterns became a staple of the home in 2015 with the introduction of minimal styling known as ‘Scandi’ – a mixture of simplicity and functionality. This carried over into 2016 becoming more popularly known as ‘Hygge’ and has showed no sign of slowing down. The Nordic style is all about crisp, clean lines whilst also taking comfort into account.
Dar’s new Spring/Summer 17 catalogue features a range of furniture which incorporates patterns in a stylish way without overloading. The Vladimir cabinet (shown on the left) features a diamond motif print on washed out wood with tapered black legs. The warmth of the natural wood clashing against
the black print and legs oozes charm whilst also giving a firm nod to the 70’s revival set to be all the rage this year.
The Sibford side table (shown on the right) is a monochrome lovers dream with black hair pin legs and a
white circular table top featuring a black raised edge and geometric pattern. The modern take on this trend will give your home an instant refresh.
Brass is the new Copper
Copper was THE colour of 2016, especially when it came to lighting- however, brass is about to take centre stage! Don’t panic if you’ve just added touches of rose tinted … it’s still on trend and as beautiful as ever – products like the Dar Midi, Tower and Aurelia are still selling out as soon as they arrive back into stock.
Shiny metals can add a luxurious touch when used in moderation so think about adding a brass light fitting like a pendant or table lamp with a few matching accessories to bring your room up to date.
If you’re not sure whether brass may look too bold in your home, the Dar Ero pendant (shown on the left) features a wire framework which can give a much more understated look than a solid brass fitting. Allowing light to shine through the frame gives it a softer look; perfect for people who prefer a more minimalist approach to their interiors.
Another trend carrying on into 2017 is industrial styling which has been given a softer edge. Industrial design has taken the lighting world by storm over the last
couple of years and we’re hoping it’s here to stay for a while longer. The raw materials, edgy designs and filament bulbs have given lighting the acknowledgement it deserves when it comes to interior design.
The past year has seen many homes, cafe’s and restaurants adorned with mason jar lights, metal pendants and vintage bulbs.
Going into 2017, industrial design looks like it may take a softer approach by mixing with a lighter colour palette, different textures and home accessories that feel a little more personal and cosy. It will be about softening hard lines with objects, i.e. an industrial piece of furniture in front of light, draping curtains or having a bed covered in different materials and cushions against an exposed brick wall.