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Out with the old, in with the new…

3rd January 2017

For us at Antler, forecasting home trends is vital. 2016 was the year where hygge reigned supreme, rose gold was the colour everyone was buying their homewares in, and velvet was the fabric choice du jour. Designing homes, which are right on trend is highly important to us, and making our limited-edition properties beautiful environments to live and entertain in, is a top priority. With this in mind, we thought we’d highlight the key trends we think will prevail in 2017.

Pantone, the colour experts, have named a new shade, Greenery, as their colour of 2017. Pantone says this colour symbolises rejuvenation and revitalisation, which ties in perfectly for the start of a brand new year. This colour could look really great in any room of the home, but we think it’s especially appropriate for kitchen and living areas, to bring an uplifting atmosphere. Green vases, chairs or coasters are a great place to start with this bold colour.

Upholstered headboards have been a big feature of Antler properties this year, and they are set to remain in favour for 2017. We think neutral tones are best for this, and that way it can go perfectly with a patterned duvet set. Nailhead details on this kind of upholstery will be particularly prevalent in homes, as this stylish accent comes back into fashion.

Mixed metallic homewares will feature in all the best homes next year. As an accent piece, it is best to use these minimally for a commanding look. Cool and warm shades of metal can sit side by side to create an ensemble that will really catch the eye.

Interiors bloggers have predicted a big return of the ‘back to nature’ theme in the home, accompanying the green revival. The best way to implement this is through pot plants around the home, and large mirrors to reflect and increase internal light. If you have space, water features in the garden are eye-catching.

Finally, jewel tones will take force as a great choice for soft furnishings, with strong amethyst, ruby and emerald tones coming to the fore. Expect to see more of these in 2017, as the beiges and taupes of 2016 are left behind.