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When it comes to design trends, 2017 is a pretty liberal and eclectic year – attitude in terms of aesthetic goes with anything. This is great news for those who like to try new things and experiment with their property. For those with a more traditional style, there are still options to stay modern and trendy without going overboard as well.

If there’s one trend that sets itself apart regardless of style it’s the dominance of warm and cosy colours and arrangements that contrast an industrial look which was popular years ago.

Green

Green

No one really knows how it happened but green was in again all of the sudden. It gives a room a soothing and warm feeling and it could work fine with all kinds of styles. Some choose to use green in big patches on the walls or carpets, while others find it too flashy. Adding just a few decorations in green could have a similar effect, without overwhelming the room.

Green comes in a variety of shades and it allows for a lot of freedom in terms of artistic and aesthetic expression.

Outdoor fabrics

Outdoor fabrics

One of the most interesting trends around was bringing the fabrics that are usually associated with outdoor settings such as patios and pools. It may not seem like a particularly classy thing to do, but if you choose a well-made piece of furniture and a subtitle colour you’ll do just fine.

These fabrics are also very long-lasting which makes them a good choice for the rooms with a lot of traffic like dining rooms or living rooms. Bright furniture made in this fashion makes the whole room appear larger and easier to navigate and organize.

Metals

Metals

Metal details don’t seem to fit with too many design themes, but if you choose the right metal and the right setting it could add an interesting touch to the room. The first thing to do is to make sure that the metal pieces are warm and shiny. Otherwise, it seems like they are tacked onto the aesthetic of the room and they could even seem old and uncomfortable.

These are especially effective in bathrooms and kitchens and they work well as small details such as mirror frames or kitchen cabinet handles. Copper, brass and rose gold are the most popular options.

Statement bedrooms

Statement bedrooms

Bedrooms are usually not rooms with a lot of artistic freedom. They are functional and comfortable both when it comes to design and lighting. It’s been like this for years, but now things are changing and homeowners are using the bedrooms to make a statement and express themselves.

This could be done by choosing bold artwork to hang over the bed or just by using bold colours in the bedroom. It’s also popular to add unusual material on one of the walls like marble or even corkscrews. It adds a bit of glamour to the otherwise boring room.

Plants

Plants

Adding quite a lot of lush and rich plants to your home is a bold and sometimes complicated decision. The plants need to be taken care of and you need to have enough light at a specific time of day, but when you make this change it makes the home come to life.

Plants work especially well with otherwise modern and cold design materials because they provide a nice contrast. If you have a lot of black and grey objects plants will really pop out and that’s what made them so popular.

Open plan

Open plan

Open plan homes have become very popular recently because they are not just an aesthetic choice, but also change the way people use their property and spend time together.  Making this change would require a professional assistance and an architect from Melbourne is asked to make it more and more often.

An open plan is best suited for combining a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room into a single space where you can cook, relax as a family, and entertain guests. The subtle changes in design could separate the rooms now when there are no walls.

Escapism

Escapism

Having a place in the home in which you can withdraw, escape or be comfortable in is the top demands for new homeowners. These built-in nooks are usually near a large window and are used for reading, but they could also be a meditation sports or just places to hang out.

The material and the location depend on the architecture, but in terms of design a reading corner could be as diverse as the people who use it. Adding some candles, pillows or whatever makes you comfortable will make the nook a favourite place in your home.

Modern home design provides a lot of different options for homeowners with every taste. When deciding on one, remember that the trends come and go and you’ll live in that house for years.

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