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Top Decor Trends for 2017

Real Estate Agent with Muellenbach Real Estate - First Weber Real Estate

As I write this, it is 10am on December 31st and CNN informed me that it is already 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  Happy New Year! As you celebrate the new year, there are cliches you're likely to hear tonight. Someone will wear something glittery and someone else will affectionately refer to them as The Ball.  Someone will make a joke about kissing the family pet at midnight because they’re single.  Some cliches will be with us forever, other trends come and need to go.

If your resolution is to update your home decor this year, I have scoured the interwebs and come up with the experts top interior trends for 2017.



Greenery, specifically Pantone 15-0343 is the 2017 Color of the Year.  


Pantone, the company that makes color their life's work has determined that Greenery "is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew."

Painting an entire room in the color might be a bit too much. Splashes of the color with smartly-designed accessories, lamps, and furniture are great ways to incorporate the trend.

"Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications."  

More information on Greenery and colors can be seen on the Pantone website. 




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Yes, you read that right. Terracota is making a comeback in a big way.

Every blog and article I've read claims terracotta will be replacing popular white tones.

Terracotta pots, matte tiles, and home decor accessories will all see a resurgence in 2017. What is the orangish clay replacing?  The end of 2016 brings the end of the copper trend.  

“Warm metals like copper, brass and rose gold will continue to be on trend for autumn/winter 2016, but as we move into summer 2017 you’ll see a shift away from this super polished look,” says Diane Cocksey, Senior Interior Decorator at Freedom.  Photo by Sonora West Development, Inc. -

Upholstered Headboards
Upholstered headboards can add warmth, elegance or a contemporary feel to your bedroom.
“They’ve been a staple in luxury hotel bedrooms and celebrity homes for a while, but now we’re all falling head over heels for the bedhead trend,” says Emma Blomfield, stylist at online homewares retailer TheHome.com.au.
 Colorful Appliances
Stainless steel is still the "color" of choice for many home buyers and kitchen remodeling projects, but many fashionable kitchen updaters are experiencing stainless fatigue.
"Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design at GE Appliances, has several theories about why colorful appliances are making such a comeback. “While stainless remains a popular premium finish, we’ve seen a rise in what we call ‘stainless fatigue’ — that feeling consumers get when they have to continuously clean fingerprint smudges and dirt marks off of their shiny stainless appliances,” he says. We also may need a break from technology. “Colors tend to soften the impact of the machine world we live in,“ he says."  Source: Houzz
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Perhaps all of these colorful finishes will help negate the gray paint trend.  I would personally be leary of putting in terra cotta floors.  I remember a friend putting them in and then tearing them out again when they went out of style and replacing the floor with wood, which is timeless.  

Jan 01, 2017 03:03 AM