If you’re considering selling your home or want to remodel it, don’t risk having an outdated looking interior. Say goodbye to tired old decor trends and increase the saleability of your home by updating it with the latest interior designs and features. We have rounded up eight fantastic interior design trends that are guaranteed to be a big hit in 2017. From wooden accents to stainless steel, these are the features you should be incorporating into your home.
1. Freestanding Tub
A freestanding tub is expected to make a big splash in 2017. It's not really a necessity for your bathroom, but the luxurious modern design of it will give your home the appearance of being recently remodeled. If you have enough space in your bathroom for a freestanding tub, they make a great focal point in the center of the room. Thanks to the increasing trend of this style of tub, there are many elegant designs that you can choose from, so you are bound to find one that suits your bathroom.
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2. Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops have made a comeback in the last few years, and it's no surprise that they're a popular choice. These are cheaper than granite slabs, but that doesn't detract from the beautiful and timeless look of this natural stone design. Quartz is a very versatile material that will last years in your kitchen and is a much better option than cheap laminate. The subtle shades of quartz range from beige to gray, and slot in perfectly in a neutral toned kitchen.
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3. Marble Accents
Marble is no longer reserved for just the bathroom and the occasional countertop. Step into any modern home and you will find trendy marble accents are now being used all around the kitchen. With its beautiful and functional exterior and easy wipe clean surface, this is definitely an interior design trend you should be incorporating into your home. Countertops and sides look stunning with white marble, and people have even gone so far as adding back splashes with marble accents.
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4. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is a popular material that continues to be featured in many homes. The polished look of steel is used in many appliances in the kitchen, and is associated with a recent remodel. This makes selling your home a lot easier, as homebuyers will feel like they won't have to do too much work in the kitchen. Adding furniture such as stainless steel stools or overhanging lights are a great way to bring elements of metal into your kitchen without risking it looking too cold and uninviting.
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5. Corkboard Wall
Get eco-friendly with your interior design by building a wall made of cork. Corkboard walls are a big trend in 2017 and are very functional and useful. You can pin anything you want to it, such as recipes, notes and little reminders. To make the wall look pretty, you can even jazz up the pushpins by purchasing ones designed to look like flowers or animals. This is a great alternative to the generic photographs on the wall look, and will easily liven up any blank wall space you might have such as in your kitchen or home office.
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6. Smart Home Features
A few years ago you wouldn't think of combining technology with interior design, but now this concept has come to life thanks to the popular use of smartphones and tablets. It is expected that homebuyers in the future will be on the lookout for a home that incorporates smart technology, and luckily there are many ways you can add this desired feature. Phones and tablets can now pair up with your devices throughout the house, so you can control heating and cooling systems, music, lighting, and kitchen appliances. If you want to install smart features throughout the house, you can even have a tablet built into a wall, so you can control everything in one location. This can be quite expensive, so consider which features will be the most beneficial for helping you sell your home before making any purchases.
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7. Wooden Accents
Bring the outdoors into your home with rustic outdoor accents. Wood paneling is increasingly becoming popular, however the trend for 2017 is wooden elements such as clocks, furniture and sculptures. The color of wood adds warmth to any room, and is a great material to use if you want to create a cozy atmosphere. To incorporate this trend into your home, add a tall standing bookcase made out of reclaimed wood in your living room. Or you could redesign your bedroom and add matching wooden furniture such as a bed, cupboard or set of drawers. Neutral colors such as cream compliment wood beautifully and will help create a wonderful rustic look in your home.
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8. Tropical Patterns
Tropical patterns were originally more synonymous with beach house rentals, but now this trend is starting to appear in family living rooms. Leafy patterns make a big impact and can be easily created on your walls using a stencil and lush green paint. If you don't want to spend a large amount of time painting leaves, there are a range of tropical designed wallpapers you can purchase instead and paste onto your walls. To enhance the gorgeous tropical look of your room, add splashes of color such as deep greens, earthy oranges and bright yellows. You can also add plants (fake or real) to the room and place one on a coffee table to create a focal point.
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