So, what are the Key Seasonal Home & Living Trends for 2017?
When we’re presented with so much visual inspiration for decorating our homes, coming at us from interior design magazines, websites and blogs, TV makeover programmes and so much social media, it can be quite overwhelming and hard to keep track of what the current home interior design trends actually are.
That’s where a good seasonal style guide can come in handy, online or in printed form, as they can offer a succinct overview of the latest looks and are good for giving you ideas about how to achieve them in your own home with practical tips and know-how.
Taking you through both spring/summer and autumn/winter home decor trends for 2017, the guide focuses in on the different areas of the house and garden and ways to get creative in your own space, whether your taste is for cosy, boho or minimalist living.
For the spring-summer season 2017, Nectar has lots of suggestions, including ways to make your bedroom a restful escape from the real world. Meanwhile, kids rooms are more about sparking imaginations, with the themes of adventure and fantasy being popular.
In the bathroom, the trend for neutral colours and scandi-influenced minimalism is prevalent while muted tones in the living room are key to creating a sense of comfort and understated style.
I’m a big fan of natural materials in the home, so its good to see how Nectar suggests using them to great effect in the dining room:
I think my favourite trend of the current season (and one that is easy to adopt) is adding botanical elements to our living spaces. Retro-style macrame hanging planters are big news as well as displays of cactus plants in pots and terrariums – perfect for the kitchen/diner.
Already the year seems to be whizzing by and it won’t be long until we’ll feel the urge to start cosying up our homes, ready for the colder months. Luckily, the guide has an array of creative ideas to get your home autumn-winter ready.
Moving into the latter part of the year, look out for upholstered headboards in the bedroom to make a statement and chic, vintage-style wooden panelling in bathrooms. Using quirky lighting in the living room will be one way to banish the gloom of those dark early evenings and I also really like the idea of adding lots of rustic or opulent materials and warm metallics such as brass, around the home.
You can read more about Nectar’s trend predictions for later in the year in the style guide here.
Did you know there are over twenty home and living brands where you can collect Nectar points simply as you shop? I must admit I’ve only ever thought to collect mine in Sainsbury’s, so it was a bit of a revelation to discover they were available to me in many other places I shop, such as Dunelm, Currys and House of Fraser to name a few. You can also use your points in places like Argos or on ebay – and even get some lovely magazine subscriptions with them!
To make things even easier, Nectar is now also available as a browser extension, so you can collect as many as 200 points each month from all the different Nectar partners. I personally think that’s a great idea and have added it to my browser now – maybe you should, too and enjoy those extra points to treat yourself!