It’s been just a month into 2017 and interior designers have already started predicting the new trends for interior design that people will be adopting this year.
In Dubai, the prolific use of technology and social media consumption of people has shortened the gap in their adaptation of global trends. This, in turn, has speeded up the availability of international standard interior design styles in our shopping malls compared with the previous years.
If you’re renovating your apartment or moving into a new villa, here are the top 5 interior design trends to adopt in 2017.
Interior design experts say that the new terracotta tiles will be replacing the currently popular cool white tiles. Unlike the past, these tiles will no longer be used as border tiles. Their latest natural matte finish will allow them to be used on feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding the stove area in the kitchen. The floors are also the perfect place for such tiles. The main aim of introducing terracotta tiles in 2017 is to add character and warmth to the UAE interiors again.
Yup, you read that right! Cork is making a comeback and it is excellent in open plan areas. Cork a stylish material that adds warmth and texture to spaces. It is also perfect for absorbing noise in the increasingly large, open plan penthouses in Dubai.
While cork can look splendid on accent walls, it can also be used in coffee table bases with a blend of stone tops. Stools and side tables of cork are also expected to dominate the interior design trends this year. If you like working at home, an entire wall cladded with cork in your home office would not only reduce noise but also be used to pin notes.
Experts see 2017 saying goodbye to the popular navy and midnight blues. Dark shades of green are predicted to become the new must-have dark interior colour. The shade could be used as a paint colour for bedrooms or be used in a feature armchair or cushions. Decor items sporting dark green as an accent, will add depth and bring in the colours from the outdoors. We recommend it highly for villas with a nice green yard or garden.
Beds are also supposed to be changing dramatically in 2017. The current market dominant timber bed frames are expected to be replaced with upholstered bed heads.
Dubai is known for its luxurious lifestyle and the residents here want everything that is either enjoyed by the celebrities or is available in luxury hotel rooms. Be it one of the classic models in neutral colours with buttons, or the plush ones in velvet, upholstered bedheads are expected to be all the rage this year. After all changing a bedhead is one of the easiest ways of updating or adding an instant glamour to your bedroom.
Apartments and villas in Dubai with comfortable places for to retire after a long day are expected to become a trend in 2017. Houses with welcoming nooks and corners acting as retreats are becoming important in our increasingly technological lives. Experts believe that due to the ever-increasing amount of time spent using computers during the day, more people will be perusing spaces devoid of digital distraction. Now, this doesn’t mean to give away the 65 inch smart TV from your living room, but it does mean creating havens of tranquillity where you can get comfortable and lazily scroll your Instagram or Facebook feeds in peace.
For this, we recommend relaxing furniture such as deep sofas with linen slip covers, chunky knit wool rugs, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins and plush floor cushions.
If you have a yard, you can also make it into a tranquil sanctuary. Here is how.