So the holidays are over and the weather won’t be warm enough to tempt you outside for months. Now what?

Decorate! If you’re ‘stuck’ inside for the winter, why not spruce up your interior décor? From a simple ‘freshen up’ to a major room redecorate, now’s a great time to do it. Not only will you have a new look to a room or your whole home, but it’ll get you through the winter in fine fashion.

And there’s one more bonus, every New Year always brings with it new design trends for you to consider. If you want to redecorate with the latest in fashion for your home, here are just some of the design and décor trends for 2017.

1. The Colour of the Year

Pantone is in the business of colour. Their job is to make sure that the colours the rest of us use, from painters to printers and artists are consistent. Each year they release their ‘Colour of the Year’ and, for 2017, (drum roll please), the colour is “Greenery”.
Greenery is a great colour for brighten the dark days of winter. Pantone describes it as a “zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”

2. A Mix of Patterns and Textures

Trends in high fashion often become trends in other areas of design. If you’ve kept an eye of the runways of Paris and Milan over the past couple of years, you’ll have noticed a trend away from complementing a solid colour with a pattern, moving instead to mixing patterns and textures. Look for the trend to move to home furnishings in 2017.

3. Fake is Real

Most of us prefer authentic materials, like wood and quartz, to cheesy imitations. But manufacturers are creating faux finishes that are remarkably similar to their originals and they offer some added benefits. For lower costs (usually) you get the look, feel and ambience of wood, quartz and other materials, but in a finish that doesn’t warp, rot or scratch too easily.

 What are Your Trends? The best part about redecorating is that you get the chance to add a dash of your creativity and personality to your décor. So what are you waiting for?