2017 Design Trends
Out with the old, in with the new! Every year so it seems, interior design trends change and designers are asked to bring back previously-retired trends or try something completely new. Below we put together a list of design trends that we see being very prominent this year.
Outdoor fire features
Outdoor fire features are gaining popularity as they are quickly becoming much more affordable. From installed fire features—like the one above—to mobile fire pits, there is an outdoor fire feature for everyone, regardless of style and budget.
Many homeowners are starting to ask for large, open windows to let the natural light in. Large windows are also fun to pair with drapes that balance natural light and privacy. Particularly here in Denver, Colorado, natural lighting should be welcomed into every space as we get roughly 300 days of sunshine every year.
Smart home features
As technology continues to advance, the variety of household smart devices grows exponentially. You can monitor your home’s temperature or adjusting your lights right from your smartphone. These smart little devices are extremely helpful in your day-to-day routine.
Non-tech living space
While technology is growing, many people are starting to dedicate a small space in their home to being completely tech-free. Small nooks or even a cozy reading corner are great for completely disconnecting and escaping from the day-to-day commotion.
One of the more bold interior design trends emerging today is mixing different patterns. As long as you don’t get too crazy with the number of patterns in one space and you stick to the color scheme, the result is visually exhilarating.
Bringing nature indoors has been a trend for centuries, but terrariums are the latest craze. These small ecosystems are gaining popularity due to the vast number of design options, their ability to survive in all climates, and their minimal maintenance.
People are quickly starting to pay attention to the texture of design elements, not just the look. Various textures can come from light fixtures, couches, tables, and carpeting. Interior design has always been visually exciting, but designers are starting to make spaces more enticing by appealing to our sense of touch as well.
The gray trend started in 2010 and will continue into 2017. It is a complementary and neutral color, providing a clean background to bold colors. There is talk that gray will be out of style by 2020, but who knows! Right now, gray is still a very popular trend.
While these are just a few of this year’s interior design trends, everyone’s style is different. At Bollinger Design Group in Denver, Colorado, our interior designers are experts at fine-tuning spaces specific to every client’s wants, needs, and desires. Whether your space is residential or commercial, give us a call so we can make your design dreams become reality.