Nothing stays the same and 2017 will be no different. If you are thinking of building or decorating, he’s some ideas to help you create a contemporary look for your home.

Trend 1: Terracotta
 

 
Warm materials such as terracotta tiles are tipped to replace currently popular cool and white tones. Go for natural matte finishes, rather than rustic surfaces as these will complement your more contemporary interior designs. In a nutshell, terracotta – adds character and warmth to your interiors.
 
Trend 2: Cork
 

 
Cork is making a comeback! It can add warmth and texture to spaces and is ideal at absorbing noise in large, open plan homes. Expect to see it used in coffee table bases, in combination with stone tops, as solid cork stool or side table – even for cladding entire walls in a home office as a pin board.
 
Trend 3: Dark Green
 

 
Dark green is emerging as the new ‘must-have’ dark interior colour palette, joining black and navy or midnight blue as the popular tones on the dark side. Dark green paint in a room, such as a bedroom, can create a wintery Scandinavian backdrop that beautifully highlights natural materials such as tan leathers, furs, brass lamps and natural linen. Feature furniture pieces or homewares using dark green as an accent will add depth and in many places, enhance an indoor/outdoor feel.
 
Trend 4: Upholstered Bedheads
 

 
The glamour of luxury hotel bedrooms and celebrity homes is finding its way into our suburbs! Upholstered bed heads are set to replace many of the timber bed frames you find in today’s bedrooms. Variations of this theme include classic designs with buttons in neutral colours, or plush velvet numbers. Sleep in style!
 
Trend 5: Escapism
 

 
With technology invading every aspect of our lives many designers are becoming inspired to create nooks and retreats, places where humans can escape to avoid all the digital distraction. Relaxed furniture and materials are essential to set the mood, from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to oversized love seats, day beds, sheepskin coverings, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.

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