These are the interior trends to watch out for in 2017
The dream home.
Between Pinterest and Instagram, there's a huge amount of interior inspiration on social media.
Much like beauty and fashion, there are certain trends that become more popular than others (marble cushions and bedding for one) and they're changing all the time.
For 2017, a number of homeware styles are going to be big and if you read any further, you're very likely to want to revamp your home right now.
Don't say I didn't warn you...
Play with texture
Velvet was a massive fashion trend for autumn winter 2016 and it's carried over into spring summer, transitioning into interiors as well as style.
Think velvet couches and chairs and rather than stick to the usual neutral colours, like cream and blush pink, choose a statement hue and make it the focus of the room.
See below, the olive green and white scheme fits so well together.
If it's a time for a paint job and you want something with depth, then navy might be the way to go.
It's a neutral colour that is SO beautiful when paired with creams, whites and even boring beige.
Having done some research, navy is quietly beginning to peek through on Instagram and numerous interior designers and stylists have backed it as one of the colours to watch for 2017.
Remember cork boards?
They were very popular a few years ago and I vividly remember we used them for photographs when I was a child.
It seems my Mam, and probably countless other Irish Mammies were on to something for they're making a comeback for 2017.
Pin them on a white wall for cool, easy, minimalistic style that can double up as a practical to-do list space too.
Adding an unusual lighting feature to a room is one way to change it instantly.
This is one trend you can completely alter to suit your personal state, whether you want to go for one statement lamp or a series of light fittings.
Either way, it often becomes the focus of the room which is part of why you'll spot this homeware trend all over social media.
Forty shades of green
The Pantone 2017 colour is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew".
This particular green may not be for you but if you're not a fan of a yellow-tinged green, then you can choose from emerald tones or go darker again with forest green.
See below, the chairs tick the 'forest green' and 'velvet' and 'texture' trend boxes.'
Basically, we need them.