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Summer 2017 Design Trends

Summer design trends

Want to update your home with a summery feel? By incorporating these design trends your living space will be welcoming and refreshing for the hot months ahead.

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is “Greenery,” a vibrant, yellow-green that reminds you of soft grass, newly blooming flowers, and a refreshing, sunny day. Greenery may be reminiscent of a slightly 1960s style, but pairing it with deeper greens or velvety blues gives it a current twist. Greenery works great to give a dark space a bright splash of color. Think of an ottoman in Greenery against a plush leather couch, or use it on accent pillows. Add a live plant to the end table to bring it all together.

Mis-matched patterns are another trend in home décor this year. Like your favorite quilt, they add comfort to a room by blending together florals with geometrics or polka dots. Perfect for that throw blanket or comforter. Add an armchair in a fun pattern to your living room to spice things up and put a mixed pattern pillow on top.

Oversized furniture is “out” and sleek, smaller sofas and chairs are in. Not only do smaller pieces take up less space, making your room and overall home feel larger, but they can be just as comfortable as those overstuffed versions.

If your kitchen appliances need an update, consider getting new ones with a matte finish. Gone are the days of shiny chrome and stainless steel; now muted, warmer colors are back and this extends to ovens and refrigerators, too.

Also in the kitchen, large pendant light fixtures are popular in the kitchen for over the table or island. Pendant lighting using the very trendy Edison-style light bulb is all the rage. Fixtures with exposed bulbs are perfect for this, and you can even find Edison bulbs in environmentally-friendly LED.

Marble is everywhere – and not just floors and countertops. Marble wallpaper is making a huge comeback, too. This natural material pairs great with light-colored wood and metals.

Spruce up your space and do some re-design following these trends to update your home for the upcoming season.