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Eclectic bedroom with nomadic prints, layered textures, indoor plants and emerald wall hanging.

04 February 2016

Australian Interior Trend Predictions for 2017

In 2017 it looks like the fashion-forward homes down-under will be continuing to embrace a connection to nature, but it slightly new ways. Concurrent trends towards luxurious materials, and bohemian textures suggest a leaning towards individual styles and variations on a theme, rather than a prescriptive approach to what’s in vogue. This is great news for lovers of handmade because unique, personalised, and artisanal furnishings that speak to a home-owner's individual style are in - so you can be in fashion without even trying to be!

Of course, there’s plenty of opinions out there about what will be hot and what will not, but there are a number of design trends on which many of the experts seem to agree. So what’s in store for 2017?

1. Green

Particularly in the darker varieties, green is going to be big this year as our desire for our living spaces to be connected to nature continues.

Emerald green dip-dyed macramé wall-hanging by Fat Rabbit Tapestry

Emerald green wall hanging by Fat Rabbit Tapestry

Emerald green vintage style round velvet cushion by Set Adrift

Emerald green vintage style round velvet cushion by Set Adrift

2. Jewel Tones

While pastels were all the rage in 2016, this year will see us embrace the deep, vibrant tones of precious and semi-precious stones. Think sapphire, ruby, emerald and amethyst.

Set of three amethyst-dipped wooden candlestick holders by Raw Revivals

Set of three amethyst-dipped wooden candlestick holders by Raw Revivals

Crochet floor rug by Miranda Jane

Crochet floor rug by Miranda Jane

Signed giclee print of original ‘Love Bird’ painting by eNVy artworkz

Signed giclee print of original ‘Love Bird’ painting by eNVy artworkz

3. Bronze & Gold

Say bye-bye to copper. It’s had its run according to the experts. But we haven’t had enough of precious metal accents just yet, with bronze and gold increasing in popularity.

Bronze pyramid doorstop by Gozi and Pop

Bronze pyramid doorstop by Gozi and Pop

Original ‘Gold Lotus’ artwork by Karen Lund Designs

Original ‘Gold Lotus’ artwork by Karen Lund Designs

4. Escapist Vibe

Amid the hustle of life in a world dominated by technology, we’re not surprisingly, still seeking sanctuary in our living environment and creating retreats in the home will be ever-popular in the year ahead.

‘my happy place’ Cushion cover by Trending Decor

Cotton cushion cover by Trending Decor

‘Shavasana’ knitted beanbag by No+El

‘Shavasana’ knitted beanbag by No+El

5. Texture

A leaning towards nomadic styles and eclectic interiors will see an increased popularity in natural fibres and decadent textures. We’re talking linens, chunky knits, macramé and weaves, in everything from soft furnishings, to storage.

The Little Dreamcatcher merino wool crochet rug by Chunky Knits by Jo

‘The Little Dreamcatcher’ merino wool crochet rug by Chunky Knits by Jo

Curtain-style macramé wall hanging by Emilia Lorena

Curtain-style macramé wall hanging by Emilia Lorena

‘Chunky Monkey’ merino wool blanket by Abbey st. Claire

‘Chunky Monkey’ merino wool blanket by Abbey st. Claire

Hand-woven basket by Syd and Me

Hand-woven basket by Syd and Me

Words by:
Made It Editor, Louise
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Louise (a.k.a. “Mrs Made It”)

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