Just like the runway, furniture trends change every year. Here are some designer furniture trends that Austin interior designers are keeping their eye on for 2017.
All shades of green are on track to be one of the biggest trends of 2017. From deep hunter green velvet sofas to mint green lampshades and throw pillows, this color is a fresh new addition to looks in Austin furniture stores. Green pieces are growing more popular all the time. Partially because green is a strong color, but it’s also relaxing. Green also can be a rich, saturated color, but even the darkest greens tend to appear as more a neutral to the eye.
This new idea of mixing antiques with luxury furniture is great fun and really opens up a home to your own personal expression. A new piece of designer furniture mixed in with your family antiques can lend a special emphasis to each piece by showcasing their differences.
This can be a touch more difficult to master, however. Mixing doesn’t mean just tossing things together and seeing what happens. If you feel unsure about tackling this trend, call or email an Austin interior designer to help you elevate your favorite pieces by bringing in some new luxury furniture.
Bronze accents are a beautiful new addition to any home decor style. Bronze blends well with both traditional and modern luxury furniture and looks like a breath of warm air after years of brushed silver finishes. Nailhead details are an especially popular way of implementing this trend. Where brass nailhead detail used to show up primarily on upholstery, furniture, and interior designers are now putting it on credenzas, ottomans and even onto pillows and lampshades.
The bronze trend promises to wear well, as these pieces often have a more traditional feel and are a good fit for homes with a more classic design aesthetic. Bronze is exceptionally beautiful in lighting fixtures and
Retro or Quirky Lighting
Emphasis on lighting pieces is a trend that has been gaining popularity in the last few years as well. One truly unique lighting piece can make a statement and bring a great focal point to a dining or living room. This trend can also be taken on in smaller bites, by updating your bedside lamps. Bringing retro lighting into the kitchen is especially fun, with dinner style or Edison type fixtures seeing a booming popularity over kitchen islands and breakfast nooks. Visiting an Austin furniture store and choosing a truly unique piece can bring your home decor to a whole new level.
This fall the runways were rife with tropical patterns, from Marc Jacobs to Prada. This trend can seem overwhelming in the home. Enlisting an experienced Austin interior designer will be a great idea if you want to jump into this jungle with both feet. However, you don’t have to completely redo your living room to stay up to date. Experts suggest throw pillows, blankets, and rugs are an easy way for your home to “wear” this trend.
Natural textures are a great addition to any Austin home. Fabric blends like linen bring the great year-round enjoyment of the outdoors inside your home. Furniture with rattan, cane or wood pieces that are wire brushed to emphasize the grain are all pleasing to the
eye. These natural textures also make a home feel warmer and more welcoming.
Before attempting any of these trends, it’s important to have some basics in place. Visiting an Austin furniture store to choose out a great, classic sofa in a neutral or almost neutral color will allow you to enhance your home and change up details as trends come and go. Solid interior design advice can go a long way towards helping you keep your home on trend, while also allowing you to express your and your family’s personality.