I’ve never been a “trendy” kind of girl. I tend to like traditional and classic - things that never go out of style, like chesterfield sofas, crisp white shirts, monogrammed linens, and a beautiful set of pearls.
But I also know that any classic look can go stale without a little freshness from on-trend colors, silhouettes, or details.
It’s great news for me, then, that some of the most talked about home design trends for 2017 are actually just new takes on old classics. After all, we always tend to return to what’s tried and true!
Here are three of my favorite ‘new’ trends for this year.
Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery
Green is always popping up on trendy palettes in one form or another (which thrills me since I consider green a neutral that compliments a wide range of colors).
The 1980s saw us loving a deep forest green; the ‘90s had soft, dusty miller green; the early 2000s favored bright apple green; and 2017 is bringing us Pantone’s vibrant grass-y Greenery hue.
Afraid to paint an entire room this vibrant green? You can still incorporate it into your interiors to give them a fresh look.
Consider using it as a pop of color in a smaller upholstered piece like this gorgeous Lee Industries chair.
A few throw pillows or an ottoman covered in this fun Ikat-inspired fabric by Kravet would enliven a neutral sofa or armchair.
Imagine how placing this beautiful Oscar de la Renta for Century Furniture chest at the end of a hallway or as a nightstand would make a splash.
Maybe you’d like a subtler hint of this color in your home. How about using this fabulous de Gournay wallpaper? You can’t go wrong with classic Chinoiserie!
But if you love the color green, go all out and greet your guests with a vibrant style statement on your front door.
Who doesn’t love an upholstered headboard, especially if you like to read in bed as I do? Although upholstered beds are not new to design, they are more popular now than ever before. Their lushness and comfort make our beds look and feel like chic cocoons!
This bed from Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture is one of my all-time favorite upholstered looks. So dramatic!
There’s something purely glamorous about this Art Deco-inspired bed from Bernhardt. With its shapely silhouette and a hint of Greek key, it would add a feminine touch to a stately bedroom.
Cynthia Rowley lent her signature cool style to this version of the upholstered bed by incorporating touches of gold metal (also having a resurgence in popularity at the moment).
The bed below by Hooker Furniture incorporates upholstery with classic dark wood, blending masculine and feminine.
A bit more traditional, but equally as beautiful, this bed includes the ever-popular nailhead trim and button tufting. Gorgeous!
Although I don’t consider myself to have a green thumb, I LOVE plants and I always have a few around my house. Besides adding color and texture to a space, they clean the air…how is that not a win/win situation?
While it’s always on-trend to include touches of nature in your interiors, this year is seeing a rise in popularity of decorating with live plants of all kinds, much as was in vogue in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Chinese Money Plant - who doesn’t need one of these in their post-holiday home?!
Orchids can be finicky to grow, but they’re always on point in terms of decorating.
Ferns, fiddle leaf figs, and succulents (along with hanging plants of any kind) were all the rage in the 1970s and all are back in style with a vengeance this year.
The container you choose is another opportunity to make a style statement. Aged terracotta can be a beautiful contrast to the refined look of an orchid or delicate boxwood. Ceramic containers come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Think outside the box and have fun with it.