Interior trends – where do we go now?
Some of the biggest and most important international furniture fairs are held in January – the German imm cologne and the Parisian Maison&Objet. Furniture manufacturers from around the world show their new collections and outline the new trends in colours, materials and forms for the year 2017.
What will be in vogue during the new year? Here are some important aspects of the trends we observed. The trends in the 2017 interior design address issues such as sustainability and practicality. The focus is placed on interior designs of small homes for dynamic and active young people. Functionalism and minimalism play a leading role. The furniture is small and comfortable matching the spaces in the city homes. Modular systems are widely used because they are extremely flexible and are a precondition for the creation of unique furnishing for all types of spaces. Built-in furniture for the bedroom and the living room continue the upward trend.
The fashionable materials and colours are inspired by nature and bring tranquility and warmth. Cork is getting increasingly common in interior not only as sound and heat insulating panels but also as material used for the manufacture of furniture and a variety of household items. Terracotta is another very popular material used both for flooring and wall decoration. Natural, roughly processed materials continue to gain popularity this year. The best example in this respect is wood which offers a lot of leeway and opportunity to experiment.
Earthen shades are fashionable in interior. Brown, green, yellow and red colours bring harmony through their fine pastel and soft neutral shades. The natural colours are further diversified with a touch of grey which makes them more flexible and easy to match. The mixture of soft shades of grey, blue, green and turquoise is the sensation of the season.
The postmodernist trend of using intense and bold colours is still popular alongside the industrial style based on metal-like surfaces.
Whether your business will choose to design and manufacture furniture in compliance with the current trends, outlined by the leading world designers and companies is entirely up to you. What actually matters is to make your clients happy with the furniture you design for them.