What’s in and what’s out for 2017? We look at the latest homeware trends and share our styling tips for how to make them work at your place.



Green and jewel tones

The 2017 Pantone Colour Of The Year is ‘Greenery’, a vibrant green, and jewel tones, in general, are very much an interior design trend this year. Deep greens and navy blue are definitely in. It’s easy to add a dash of green to your home with new glassware, cushions or oversized house plants. Lush velvet is also on trend. Use navy instead of black for an up-to-the-minute look.Interior design green inspiration, best real estate geelong


Following the natural theme, cork is making a big comeback this year. Don’t just think cork tiles but imagine cork walls (which double as giant notice boards!), solid cork furniture and lots of affordable cork accessories. Cork coasters are an obvious way to introduce this trend into your home, but you’ll start seeing cork popping up everywhere, in many different guises. Check out IKEA’s affordable range of cork-based pieces at www.ikea.com/au/en for inspiration.


While the thought of terracotta might transport you to the eighties, there’s no need to be afraid of its latest incarnation. While traditionally associated with garden patios, the new trend for terracotta is not all about earthenware or outdoor tiles. The colour terracotta (a deep brown/red) will be everywhere – from platters to cushions to bedroom furnishings. A feature wall in terracotta is an easy and affordable way to embrace this trend.

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Dark furniture

Pale Scandi-inspired furniture has been everywhere for the past couple of years, but dark pieces are making a comeback in 2017. Dark furniture will add a sophisticated mood to your interiors.


Copper, marble and cutesy quotation artworks are on the out this season.

While high-quality copper will always be desirable, cheap imitation copper is off the menu. Likewise, the trend for ‘marble everything’ has largely had its day, although quality light white and grey marble kitchen surfaces are set to stay a while longer. Thankfully, canvas quotation artworks are finally out this season.

That said, your house is your castle and you should always follow your instincts when it comes to your own home. If you love something, keep it. As the above proves, trends come and go and often come around again! What’s out this year could well be considered ‘vintage’ in the years to come. And sometimes it only takes a couple of new pieces to give your home an up-to-the-minute look.

Written by Jason Barnett and Kate Shaw