Now that 2017 is here, everything is expected to change, as it often does when a new year gets ushered in. While you may already be waning on your 2017 fitness or healthy eating goals, one easy goal to work on is to follow some of the new 2017 design trends for your Markham home.
The trend towards a more sustainable, organic and natural lifestyle is not new. But, incorporating more of a natural palette into your home is on the new side and something that we’ll see a lot of in 2017. With shades of green, purple and taupe making the top of designer’s lists of popular colours for this year, we can see that we are bringing the outside (the natural) in. Other ideas are to incorporate natural and raw materials into your furniture, accessories and other home items.
One of the easiest changes that you can make in your home that will have one of the largest impacts (besides paint) is with your lighting. The trend towards sculpted light fixtures is strong for 2017. What we’ll see is very unique and sculptural lighting fixtures that will wow. No longer will we see a base with a light bulb, but instead we’ll see lighting as art, and it comes in all styles.
Trends for the home usually start on the runway and Fall 2016’s runway report showed a lot of mixed patterns as now becoming acceptable. While there were once rules as to how to mix patterns, 2017 is the year where you can throw away that rule book and go literally pattern-crazy.
Yes, artisanal has been a buzzword for many years, but for 2017, many are shunning the ways of DIY and opting instead for beautifully hand-crafted artisan items, made by those who actually have a talent in making them. This year we won’t see as much action on Pinterest, where Markham homeowners are instead opting to buy their furniture, artwork and other home pieces from skilled, local artisans.
As technology improves, it is also becoming less expensive. This is allowing people to bring technology that was once thought of as only for the rich, into the everyday home. Our homes are getting increasingly connected, allowing us efficiency and data we truly never knew we needed. Think about Bluetooth-enabled appliances that can perform tasks without you even being home or technology that lets you know exactly how your day is going to go, before you even leave the house.