Today’s Top 7 Interior Design Trends

Last updated on November 15th, 2017 at 04:17 pm

Thanks to Preston Guyton of CRG Companies, Inc. in Myrtle Beach, SC for collaborating with Peggy on this post.

Copeland Furniture's Catalina platform bed in walnut wood embodies today's modern interior design esthetic
The Catalina bed, dresser, night stand and chest are at the center of this warm and harmonious MCM (mid-century modern) bedroom design by Copeland Furniture.

Decor & Design Trends

Fine furniture crafted from sustainably harvested wood complements today’s interior design trends seen in American homes. Quality craftsmanship pairs well with traditional, contemporary, modern and minimalist styles and provides function and aesthetic value in home interiors.

Some homeowners are looking to make upgrades or renovate their homes and hope to put the finishing touches on a new or renovated space with a warm and harmonious décor. What are the latest design trends seen in homes in 2017?

Considerations of personal style and functional use goes into the evolving interior design concepts. Explore current interior design trends and select your favorites today.

Bright Colors

Copeland's Audrey cherry extension table looks beautiful against a background of bright greenery
Bright green or  “Greenery”, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, is a fresh addition to the home and can be used to freshen walls, update upholstery or complement plants and more natural elements, such as Copeland’s Audrey extension table in this dining room.

Add cheery pops of color to a home in 2017. However, how you paint your interior is heavily influenced by your home’s layout as well as personal taste. Homeowners not in love with bright green can go for other hues such as emerald and lime green. It is not necessary to use large doses of green and an easy suggestion is adding fun emerald glasses to complement white plates.

Neutrals

These Axis counter stools, shown in weathered ash provide a comfy perch where you can enjoy the serenity of this modern kitchen.
These Axis counter stools, shown in weathered ash provide a comfy perch where you can enjoy the serenity of this modern kitchen. You’ll want to throw in a few bright accents here and there to showcase your personal style.

Neutrals and muted colors are still a mainstay. Homeowners not interested in bright colors or patterns can still maintain a stylish and more subdued space with pale grays, beiges, whites, blush pink and camel.

Mixed Patterns

Get creative with multiple layers of bedding, pillows and rugs that add texture and color to your bedroom or dining space
Get creative with multiple layers of bedding, pillows and rugs that add texture and color to your bedroom or dining space. Berkeley bedroom furniture.

First seen in fall fashion runways, mixed patterns made their way into the home space. In order to make use of this concept without feeling overwhelmed, pick a piece, such as a comforter, to anchor a room and unite different colors and elements in a space. Tropical prints have been getting noticed and it is simple to incorporate the trend with throw pillows in the fabric.

Budget-Friendly Faux Finishes

Today's interior design trends mix natural elements like our Contour bedroom furniture and these faux finishes
Mix natural elements like our Contour bedroom furniture with faux finishes to achieve the look you want on a budget.

Designers and homeowners are using faux materials for a budget-friendly alternative to authentic materials. Engineered quartz can stand up better than Carrara marble to heat and acidic foods. Faux foliage and faux leather counters are also making their way into living spaces.

Texture

The mid century modern Larssen collection shows off colorful interior design trends
The mid century modern Larssen collection provides a natural & neutral canvas where varied colors and textures can be swapped out to keep the bedroom fresh

Texture continues to be attractive in home interior design. Liven up a neutral living or bedroom space with various textures and by mixing fabrics. Texture can add interest to a space even when the majority of elements have a neutral or muted palette. Texture is being used in light fixtures, fabrics, wallpapers and brushed brass tables. Here we’ve used colorful pillows over our Larssen bed to add more practical texture to the bedroom as the season gets cooler.

Marble and Brass

The Contour bed in natural walnut wood looks lovely beneath brass wall hangings.
This Contour bed in natural walnut wood looks lovely beneath brass wall hangings.

Classic and contemporary homes can make use of marble and brass in baths and kitchens in 2017. Homeowners appear to like the combination of natural materials with a glamorous and hard metal. Such materials, with proper installation and maintenance, can provide many years of use to homeowners.

Copeland's Mansfield bedroom furniture is handcrafted and made to order.
Copeland’s Mansfield bedroom furniture is handcrafted and made to order. Each Copeland piece is guaranteed for a lifetime at Vermont Woods Studios.

Quality-crafted Furniture

In 2017, designers are using uniquely crafted furniture in their interior designs. Homeowners want well-made furniture that serves as an investment. Purchase a finely crafted piece directly from an artisan or shop for antique pieces to add flavor to spaces such as a reading nook or entryway.

More Interior Design Trends on the Horizon

2017 has provided a number of interior design trends for all tastes and budgets. Affordable faux finishes, textures and neutral colors are easy to incorporate in various home styles and spaces. Higher end materials and furniture can last for decades or more. Pick and choose those trends most likely to add joy, function and aesthetic value to a living space for relaxing or entertaining family and friends.

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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Peggy Farabaugh

She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.

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