Interior Design Tips for Early 2017

Keeping your home trendy is not an easy thing, especially since the notion of what is in and what is not changes all the time. Still, those willing to reinvent their home on a yearly basis need to keep in touch with every new trend that appears or an old trend that may make a comeback. With this in mind, here are few interior design tips that you may find useful for the first quarter of 2017.

Outdoor-Indoors Crossover

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First of all, many of the world’s favorite interior designers agree that the beginning of 2017 is going to be all about erasing the line between the outdoor and indoor. Because of this, more and more people will start using patio furniture, textures and trends for the decoration of their living room. With larger and larger windows as yet another popular trend it will sometimes get harder to see a clear delineation between what is indoors and what is on the outside. However, this is what the whole point of the trend is about in the first place.

Formal Dining Room

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In the past few years, there has been a huge trend of making double-purpose rooms in order to save some space. This gave us the opportunity to see storage-laundry room and bedroom-offices. Now, one of these symbioses was the natural combination of kitchen and dining room. In 2017, the tables will turn and all those with enough room in their home should bring back the dining room in a traditional sense. The more formal the room, the better it fits the purpose.

Kitchen Niches

As we’ve already said, the age of double-purpose rooms is finally behind us. However, this means that we need to find another way of providing enough space for our home. One of the ways to do so is definitely to put kitchen appliances in niches. By combining this with deep kitchen drawers you can really save a lot of space and make even tiniest of kitchens look extravagant. There are some who oppose this idea because they believe it prevents them from organizing kitchenware the way they intended. Then again these people have probably never heard of drawer dividers and inserts which are yet another great idea to experiment with. Finally, putting appliances into niches is something that you could potentially apply to other rooms as well.

Tech-Free Living Room

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It is quite sad to see that, in the early 21st century, most family gatherings end with parents staring at the TV and their children staring at their smartphones. A lot of people want to put an end to this, but outright banning tech from one’s home seems quite extreme. Luckily, it is not like being a gearhead and an Amish are your only two possibilities. A nice compromise can be made by making your living room into a tech-free zone. Instead of a TV as the focal point, install a nice fireplace, as for the phones, they should be left at the door. You might even want to make a special place in form of a DIY compartmentalized wall shelf.

Holistic Approach

Sure, for the interior of your home you should completely disregard what’s on the outside, but this can sometimes be a fatal mistake. Anyone coming to visit you will start forming an impression of your home as soon as they first see it from afar. This is why, your approach to this needs to be a holistic one. You can never underestimate the importance of nice home exterior, a perfectly trimmed hedge, a custom home number or even decorative concrete in the driveway.

As you can see, the upcoming year brings many changes to the world of interior decoration, still, this early we can only speculate of all the possible outcomes. One thing is certain, high-end decorators are already competing with craziest most innovative ideas in the field and which of them will take on as a worldwide trend remains to be seen.

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in business and marketing related topics. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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