The top 5 interior design trends for Summer 2017

Summer is here, and with it comes a whole host of new interior design possibilities. Compelling colour palettes, contrasting fabrics and adventurous textures make this season a particularly exciting one for savvy design enthusiasts - with inspiration drawn from areas as far reaching as the great outdoors, heritage materials and sparse industrial spaces. Read on to find out about the five biggest interior design trends to incorporate into the home for spring/summer 2017.    

Bringing the outside in

Declared the colour of the year by Pantone, peaceful green looks set to make a big impact throughout Spring/Summer 2017 and beyond, replacing seasonal staples like navy as the colour of choice in on-trend interiors. Evoking nature and renewal, this earthy shade can be found in everything from textiles to lighting fixtures, and works particularly well in conjunction with understated neutrals and rustic wood tones.  

Product Idea:

The Task Floor Light in Olive Green 

Calming Neutrals

Relaxing neutrals like ivory, grey and cream are a dominant trend in 2017, especially when teamed with fresh and exciting textures, brass finishes and brighter, bolder tones. Combining a muted backdrop with sunny pastel shades of yellow or a powdery blue, as recommended by Elle Décor, adds a delightful sense of depth and playfulness to any space.  

Product Idea: 

The Pembridge Pendant Light in Natural

The Pembridge has overlapping tiers of fine bone china, which gently diffuse light to create a soft, atmospheric glow.

Modern Vintage

Vintage makes a comeback this season, bringing with it an understated glamour and flair for the unique. Interior designer Warren Shields suggests teaming vintage-feel pieces with more avant-garde finishes to construct an intoxicating clash of ideas. "It’s more aesthetically intriguing to create a look that cohesively mixes elements from the past and the future," says Shields. 

Product Idea: 

The Square Pendant Lantern in Weathered Brass and Clear Glass

The Square Pendant Lantern is a square box lantern in weathered brass, designed for interior use 

Warehouse Chic

At the other end of the style spectrum, industrial finishes in brass and chrome combine to form a sleek design statement and provide a strong, stripped back aesthetic. Young Huh, declared one of the top young interior designers to watch by Vogue, says this trend looks set to dominate throughout the home this year – particularly when used in conjunction with light natural tones, providing a hard-edged and thoroughly contemporary appeal.

Product Idea:

The Chester Floor Light in Satin Brass

The Chester Floor Light is a double-headed floor light with exquisite detailing and two striking copper or brass shades, paired with stainless steel metal work and base.

Monochrome Re-imagined

Monochromatic pieces are everywhere in 2017, championing a minimalist feel without compromising on originality. Black and white pairs with simple patterns and more ostentatious gold or bronze finishes to give a fresh new take on an old favourite.

Product Idea 

Circle Line Medium Table Light

The Circle Line table light has hand-painted black lines and a matching base.

To discuss how Original BTC can help you incorporate these key design trends in 2017, speak to one of our experts on 0845 094 1858 or email.