On the topic of trends in interior design, we decided to pose the question broadly enough: what trends will gain momentum in 2017?
How is living space generally understood at the turn of 2016-2017? Are there any trends here? The global trends now are minimalism, environmental friendliness and function. People have become more mobile, they spend less and less time at home. They collect not things, but impressions, travel. Traditions are still strong in Russia, but they are changing slowly too. Therefore, the requirements for housing have become different.
No need for sideboards with crystal glassware anymore, because it is not used more often. No need for large desks and offices, no need for tables for telephones. Ladies refuse dressing tables because there is no time to sit at them. Even large apartments are not required, because for a person who is rarely at home, 30 square meters is enough for a comfortable stay. The “present” begins to come to the forefront of life: sleep, food, hygiene and information
On the other hand, according to experts, there is a demand for a more practical and comfortable space, adapted for life, and not in order to impress.
In the layout, the organization of economic zones comes to the fore, which begin to take up more space in the apartment. If space permits, then there are utility rooms, laundry rooms, pantries for homework or wine.
Another trend: the increasing integration of furniture, appliances and other items into decoration, the theme of the interior as a background for life and several notable things. Built-in wardrobe doors are made to look like wall panels. Kitchen appliances and equipment are retracted or recessed in such a way that they are not visible when not in use.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that everyday life has become so saturated with various things and devices. And the dwelling began to look overcrowded. Built-in large-sized furniture solves this issue completely - hiding small things behind their facades and visually turning into an element of wall decoration. Thus, we leave space and background for several design items that can give personality and chic.
It can be difficult to come to a common denominator in interior design. But this also happens. Thus, many of the experts we interviewed mentioned a trend that can be called a "course towards naturalness" - with appropriate materials, living plants, "mini-cities", etc. In a word, everything that performs a compensatory function in the era of the increasing role of technology and technology in our life. And it helps to create coziness in a modern space.
Another trend is the appearance of hand-made items, made by hand, in a single copy or in small batches. Ethnic and handicraft industries, seemingly forgotten for a long time, are being revived
This also includes the use in the interior of items inherited from parents and grandparents. Moreover, many things of this type still serve well. And also things made according to the principle of recycling and upcycling (secondary consumption and creative rethinking of old things). Everything that in its own way reflects the desire for environmental friendliness and reasonable consumption.
Experts refer to another interesting way to bring "life" into the interior as "hooliganism". Even in the strictest interior, no, no, and you will find a completely frivolous piece of furniture, accessory or decoration element. Some kind of punk armchair or barely visible mice in the corner of the room outside the door
Now let's talk about the details. Experts advise paying attention to copper and brass. Yellow metals in beautiful shades in plumbing or furniture finishing act as an alternative to boring options like traditional gold or "white" metals.I really like copper colors in interiors! Something new, stylish and cozy at the same time. An excellent replacement for gold in our opinion
This greatly diversifies the combinations and gives room for imagination, after the chrome has set the teeth on edge
Experts advise taking a closer look at the trendy green, blue-green shades, saturated with deep, as well as the dark palette in general (up to black). One of the main color trends continues to be called gray in all its manifestations. But beige is losing ground a little and has become less common.
What about classics and historical styles?
Trends are trends, but the good old eternal will always be on the agenda. Among wealthy people, classic images will always mutate. Classic heritage is the most enduring
Indeed, the demand for timeless interiors (this trend is also denoted by the term timeless) will always exist. But here, too, you can highlight your own trends. Traditions are being rethought and trying to be organically linked with modern life. Many designers began to turn to historical traditional styles, some - to study them in detail and thoughtfully. Today's design no longer behaves so defiantly, perhaps this is due to tougher competition and the satiety of the market with creative arbitrariness.
If we draw an analogy with fashion catwalks, then most likely, eclecticism, fusion will be in fashion, where everything will be mixed …