Last year’s overriding theme might have been all about industrial chic, but looking ahead – unsurprisingly, considering the current state of global play – the mood is all about fun and glamorous escapism.
We’ll be continuing our embracing of glam deco curves, while adding in some bright geometrics and exotic African motifs.
Here, then, are four key deco trends for 2017 to help you put your house in order:
Say hello to bungalow
It may be freezing outside, but it’s time to go tropical indoors. Exotic prints patterned with large-fronded ferns, and whimsical wallpapers bursting with big cats, crocodiles and mischievous monkeys, this season it’s all about Palm Springs-meets-Ibiza eclectism – perfect for those looking for some exotic escapism. CREDIT: YESHEN VENEMA
The totally tropical trend is everywhere, and perhaps a bit too all-encompassing for its own good. So for ease’s sake, we’ve rechristened it “jungalow” – a combo of jungle and bungalow, which was coined by LA-based designer and blogger Justina Blakeney. On her immensely popular, fun-loving blog thejungalow.com about boho living, she offers decorating tips on how to handle “colour, pattern and plants”. Rain Forest print by Kit Miles, £63 per metre, Osborne & Little
Osborne & Little’s new Rain Forest print by textiles designer Kit Miles (£62 per metre) fits the jungalow trend well, while Habitat has plenty of rattan this season (the Koba chair is worth a look, £295, habitat.co.uk). Try vintage kilims on the floor and walls (Perch & Parrow has lots, starting at £685), and dress once-empty corners with oversize succulents Koba chair, £295, Habitat
This is probably the most inspiring way to incorporate Pantone’s colour of the 2017, “Greenery” – a fresh yellow-green that apparently “evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew”. It’s a tricky shade to embrace in interiors, so channel it here in the form of large scale botanical prints from Graham & Brown wallpapers or House of Hackney – or with the Little Blue Leafy Bowl by Amy Isles Freeman (£100, the-z-list.co.uk). Leopard Walk wallpaper with Zulu Border, part of The Ardmore Collection for Cole & Son wallpapers
There’s also a tropical-meets-Africana theme at large, from Zoology cushions at Jonathan Adler (from £275), which feature gorillas and ostrich, to the totally fabulous Ardmore Collection by British wallpaper company Cole & Son (wallpapers start at £75 per roll), a collaboration with Ardmore Ceramics which takes these super-collectable and exuberant ceramics from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and mixes with African wildlife with Zulu beadwork and woven basketware for its inspiration.
Add in the latest statement piece, Olli Ella’s Be Free seagrass wallhanging (£25) – this year’s answer to the Juju feathered hat – and you’re in the jungalow zone.