Are you thinking of starting the New Year by introducing a few fresh new looks in your home? Perhaps you’d like to decorate a room or two or maybe make some tweaks to bring things up to date? Whether you’re going all out for a full refurbishment or you’d simply like a little inspiration for your next shopping trip, we’re dipping into the trends that will be taking centre stage in 2017.

A little of the deep blue sea

The nautical look is a tried and tested one that seems to come round every springtime and pop up in bathrooms and bedrooms in particular. However, this year you are invited to dip into a slightly darker look throughout the home. Elle Décor has tipped navy blue as a great colour to “accent your room or update your kitchen cabinets”. While light blue hues often make their way into bathrooms, we are being urged to engage with richer, deeper shades, which lend “mystery to a space without making it feel small.” It just so happens that another dark blue shade, Denim Drift, is the Dulux colour of the year.

A ‘far away’ feel

How much time do you spend looking at a screen of one kind or another? We all need a little downtime and we’re now being encouraged to disconnect with the help of comfortable design that takes us to a place far away. This trend is manifested in two ways; firstly with extreme comfort that allows us to relax and secondly, with the inclusion of items that physically hint at far away places. The result is a look that is a little ‘hygge’ combining cushions, day beds and throws to create comfortable nooks to retreat to.

A touch of greenery

Subtle sage shades have dominated in the kitchen for a few seasons but green shades are this year tipped to go up a gear with Pantone announcing their colour of the year as greenery. This leafy shade is certainly hard to ignore and from an interiors point of view in part follows on from the Seventies looks of last year. Is it time to grab your camera and transfer some plant foliage to canvas print?

Geometric and mandala prints

Did you get involved with the adult crayon book craze last year? If you did you’ll be familiar with the mandala prints that are set to appear on more walls in 2017. While inspirational and motivational quotes reigned supreme in 2016 in 2017 wall art is set to be more structured and geometric. Could you create your own unique pieces by transferring your illustrations to canvas?

Do you think the trends above will be a hit or a miss? Do you have any tips for other interiors trends we should be looking out for in 2017?