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Karen Gastle

Each year design trends change. Decorating styles come and go, and it’s your job to stay up to date with the latest in design and décor. Through Pinterest, home décor magazines, and online outlets, staying on top of these trends has become a huge part of your life—seeing the future of design is your super power.

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The good news is you can know the hottest styles and grow your business. Keep reading to see the top nine hottest decorating styles that design professionals can’t stop talking about.

1. Marble 

With its timeless hue and easy to match functionality, marble has become one of the most popular decorating styles of 2017, and everyone wants to get their hands on it. From wallpapers to counter tops, this trend is bringing itself to any room of the house, brightening up bathrooms and bedrooms alike.

2. Navy

Whether its counter tops or upholstered couches, navy is taking over the interior design scene. Swapping whites for navy creates warmer and more inviting spaces, one of the most defining features of the colour. While navy has become a request from many interior design clients, staying on top of this style is sure to impress.

3. Indoor Plants

From health benefits to meal garnishes, plants have become the living elements of the home that serve multiple purposes. Cleansing the air, spicing up your meals, and brining some green to your space are just a few benefits of this living décor. This year, succulents and herbs are at the top of the design checklist.

4. Matte Appliances

Matte appliances are creating some heat in the kitchen! Simplifying an otherwise busy space, matte appliances limit distractions and bring a new dimension to a usually predictable room. The offbeat element creates a visually pleasingly layer to your designs, pushing the envelope of kitchen excellence.

5. Jewel Tones 

Inviting royal tones into the home has become one of the easiest ways to create a deep and comforting living space. Some of the most popular design blogs are raving about how you can bring these tones into your client’s homes. From plum throw pillows to emerald green walls, decorating styles are quickly including this royal trend into everyday spaces.

6. Bright Green

From home décor, fashion, and commercial design, bright green is back in business! Named the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year, “Greenery” is meant to bring a sense of refreshment and revitalization to the home. Among our stressful lives and busy schedules, this pop of colour can de-stress the home, creating a cleansed environment for reflection and relaxation.

7. Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse style brings a hint of southern comfort to any home or cottage. Weathered antiques, handmade quilts, and bright colours have quickly become some of the most common features of rustic homes, making farmhouse style one of the latest and greatest decorating styles.

8. Copper

From light fixtures to exterior accents, copper is hands down one of the fastest up and coming design showstoppers. Adding a hint of copper to a room creates a timeless vibe and warm glow that helps make people feel at home. From an exterior perspective, copper weather vanes or gutters add a hint of something new to unexpected parts of the home.

9. Hygge

Pronounced hue-guh, this decorating style is taking the world by storm! The Danish word is often translated as “the art of creating intimacy”, both within yourself and your home—aka, getting real cozy. From throw pillows, fluffy blankets, and a warm cup of tea, this trend is one that can be introduced to every corner of a home.


How to Grow an Interior Design Business

Karen Gastle

As an account manager, Karen has experience working with design firms of all sizes to integrate DesignDocs to streamline business processes, increase administrative efficiencies, and deliver higher profits.
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