Cucine Moderne – The New Year comes with predictions. What decor will be popular? Home improvement resource Houzz surveyed professionals in architecture, interior design and decorating to come up with its list of 12 hot home design trends for 2017.
Houzz also consider viewers’ behavior, and popular photos and articles to determine that black steel-and-glass doors are being used in showers and old-standbys beige and hanging chairs have been given a fresh twist. 1. Playful bedside pendant lights. Forget boring old table lamps. Hanging pendant lights free up bedside space for nightstand essentials, especially helpful in small rooms.
2. Black steel and glass doors. These work for dark entryways that could use some natural light and make a statement for shower doors when frameless glass is a little too boring in a space.
3. Splurge on laundry rooms. Smarter storage, better function and more light make doing laundry more efficient.
4. Rethinking beige. Designers find beige-based neutrals useful backdrops.
5. Romantic bedroom colors. Most homeowners strive for a calm and cozy bedroom by sticking with walls painted in soothing blues, grays or yellows. But according to a recent Houzz survey, intimate or romantic is the third-most desired atmosphere for a master bedroom after calm and cozy. To achieve this mood, colors like raspberry pink, deep ruby red, caramel and even black will be hot in 2017.
6. White and wood kitchens. When it comes to cabinets and backsplashes, the color white dominates in kitchens, according to a recent Houzz kitchen study. To keep the all-white look from becoming too sterile, designers and homeowners are introducing wood accents to help break up the look visually and provide much needed warmth.
7. Warm wood cabinets. Taking that concept a step further, designers are seeing a lot more warm wood cabinets in modern styles. These aren’t the honey-colored off-the-shelf cabinets from the 1990s, but clean lined, beautifully stained versions that celebrate various wood species.
8. Wall of tile in kitchen. And speaking of tile, designers are seeing a lot of homeowners avoiding the typical above the countertop, below the cabinets backsplash format and going a bit more dramatic with full floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall tile coverage.
9. Vanity conversions. Instead of a pre-manufactured vanity, some homeowners are finding chests of drawers, old file cabinets, vintage consoles and more and converting them into one-of-a-kind vanities.
10. Barstools are the new jewelry of the kitchen. Modern and contemporary counter seating are popular.
11. Graphic floor tile in the kitchen. Sometimes wall space is nonexistent in a kitchen, which diminishes the opportunity for a standout backsplash. To keep the airy feeling of your kitchen but still deliver visual impact, look to graphic floor tile.
12. Hanging chairs. While these have been around for a while, they’re popping up more lately, and not just in living rooms. They’re a great way to add an extra seat with a fun statement to a room. Not keen on anchoring a hanging chair in your ceiling? Look for a stand model.