If you’ve been looking around your home and feel like you’ve entered some sort of time warp, then it’s time to get back on track with the latest décor trends in 2017. It seems as though the three M’s, which are modern, metal, and minimal, are set to take over the industry. What’s so great about this style is that it’s easy to include in your space, and can tend to be quite cost-effective.
What to Avoid
Before we even take a look at what will be trending in 2017, let’s take a look at trends that are out. This can be an indicator for you as you look around your own space to determine if you’re in need of a re-design.
While creating a space filled with antique pieces and furnishings used to be the way to go, today’s top designers suggest ditching this trend. Of course, this doesn’t mean getting rid of all the pieces you have, it just means taking a more eclectic approach. Instead of a whole room in one design period, mix it up; add in some modern touches such as metals, to give the room a more interesting and trendy vibe. The idea is not to come across too “matchy-matchy”.
Another big no-no today is those giant oversized furniture pieces that eat up every inch of space in the room. Sure, they may be comfortable, but they are definitely not attractive to the eye. They make a space feel cramped even if it’s not, and let’s face it, aren’t we always trying to get more space? It’s time to go for more simplistic, smaller, and minimal pieces. They can still be highly functional without taking up so much space.
How to Work with the Three M’s
If you’ve ever watched one of those design shows with a massive budget, or flipped through a glossy home décor magazine you may find yourself drooling over the images but wondering how on earth you could add that into your own space. Most of us don’t have an unlimited design budget, but at the same time we want to keep our space trendy and in style. So, what do we do?
The great thing about design is that you don’t have to go all out. Did you know that just a few strategically placed pieces can often be enough to transform the room? This means you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars redecorating, it’s all about maximizing your budget and the pieces you pick up.
A good tip is to invest in one high-quality piece that can act as a talking point and set the tone for the space. Metal gives people the perfect opportunity to be creative and unique. Professionals are able to use a laser engraving machine to make a piece that is truly customized and right on trend. All you need to do is ask around and find a local metal worker that makes custom pieces.
Other ways you can include the three M’s is to declutter your space in order to create that minimalist look, you can change lighting fixtures and pick ones with metal in them, and even repaint a space to a more neutral tone in order to stay in keeping with the modern look.
A Few Tips to Use
As you start to add metals into your space and update the look, you may want to keep these tips in mind. When it comes to metals, the finish really matters. If you want to stay ultra-trendy, opt for a matte finish. You can find this finish in appliances, fixtures, hardware, and more. It’s a more subtle look than the typical high-gloss metal finish. It’s also a bit more modern.
Another tip is to be careful you don’t go overboard. With metal, it’s easy to go too far so keep to just a few pieces and see how that looks. Give it a few weeks, or even a month to take it in, and then you may decide you need a bit more.
Investment items are also extremely trendy, these are items made by local artisans. This is a great way to get a high-quality piece that features metal, and uses other materials as well.
Stylish and Trendy in No Time
By using these tips and understanding how metal can be used in your existing design you’ll be able to create a stylish and trendy space in no time at all.