I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute my idea of what interior trends will be around in 2017 for the Budget Direct website/blog.  Here is a snippet of the article and my contribution.  You can find the link to the full article at the end.

Photo credit: Dulux. Photographer: Lisa Cohen. Stylists: Bree Leech & Heather Nette King.

It’s no surprise you’re reading this design feature on your phone, tablet or laptop, as it’s the way we now live. Surrounded by the sleek lines of technology, we seem to have the world at our fingertips, but we can’t actually touch it. Interior trends for 2017 are in absolute response to being increasingly removed from our natural environments — from looking at our phone with our morning coffee to office days staring into screens.

What’s more, trends in home interiors have been a mirror to our daily lives in recent years, with a continual rise of stark spaces and sleek finishes.

The good news is, colour forecasters, interior designers and bloggers alike suggest that the pendulum may have swung too far, as this year, it’s all about a return to balance.

Tactility and warmth lead the way, with reminders that we are all connected through globally-inspired hues: Home decorating is no longer a task for a purely aesthetic outcome; it’s also an emotive way to personalise our space. And it’s possible to do this in inexpensive ways.

Design trends for 2017 are a perfect match, with imperfection as one of the year’s key themes, you’ll be right on trend.

Photo Credit: Dulux. Photographer: Lisa Cohen. Stylists: Bree Leech & Heather Nette King.

Here are my predictions and you can read more and other tips from other stylists and bloggers here Budget Direct Blog

“Natural tribal accents, rudimentary pottery and painted metals” feature as Frankline’s interior design predictions for 2017, as do indoor plants and bold primitive patterns, while Yvette Wilson from ‘The Stylist Splash’ says that “lovely textures as well as terracotta pots” will add layers to a raw interior aesthetic.

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Yvette Wilson from ‘The Stylist Splash’ also sees “lots of dark green and jewel tones” in the year ahead, as well as “dark timbers and rich colours,” saying the key element she would integrate into her styling would be “a luxurious upholstery bed head with a gorgeous jewel tone hue.

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What are your predictions for interior trends in 2017?