The start of a new year brings with it new seasonal trends and the opportunity to take a fresh approach to home improvement and interior design.
With so many sources of everyday inspiration, from social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram, to the fast-moving world of fashion, what will excite and enthuse style-conscious homeowners in 2017?
Here, Mark Farmer-Wright, Product Development Manager, for Anglian Home Improvements, takes a look at three key trends which he predicts will influence home styling in the New Year.
Add your Personal Touch – Personalisation is set to define home décor trends in 2017. At Anglian, we manufacture each and every window or door to the bespoke specification of the purchaser, so it is a truly individual product; but more and more we are seeing the demand for even greater personalisation. On the colour front, white will continue to become less popular with demand for sophisticated hues continuing to grow as more homeowners draw décor inspiration from their personalities for a look which complements their own unique sense of style. And when it comes to window frames, sage green, grey and cream are set to be some of the key growth colours in the next year.
Bringing the Outdoors In – Carried over from this year, ‘bringing the outside in’ continues to gather momentum in 2017: look no further than the must-have Pantone colour of the year, ‘greenery’ a vibrant yellow-green shade which evokes the natural environment.
The blending of interior and exterior spaces is set to be one of the hottest trends with bi-fold doors in demand – and it’s easy to see why. As a nation of home lovers – and keen gardeners – it seems only right that the current trend for blending inside and outside spaces continues to be on the up. Not only do Bi-fold doors look stunning, they bring natural light into the home and open up the property for easy access to the garden.
In 2017, we will see more homeowners opting for Aluminium bi-fold doors, with slimmer sight lines than PVCU, so even when the doors are closed the room still feels as though it has been opened-up to the great outdoors.
As well as adding a stylish modern edge to both the inside and outside of any home, the Anglian range is available in a choice of colours, so homeowners can also tap into the upcoming trend for personalisation, creating a look which suits their own unique style.
Design trends that once took years to work their way around the world now zoom across our radar with dazzling speed. Social media is having a huge influence on home styling, giving us instant access to an evolving host of concepts to pore over and draw inspiration from. More than ever, trends, inspiration and top tips are being driven by attitudes and responses to our changing world from the likes of Pinterest, Instagram and, to some extent, Twitter.
It seems today’s house proud homeowner is increasingly obsessed with snapping and sharing photographs of their home; and, when they are not doing this, they are pinning, liking and re-tweeting photographs others have posted! Certain areas of the home are more of a focus than others, and a quick search on Instagram throws up almost 67,000 posts with the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithdoors.
It’s unsurprising that doors are having ‘a moment’, given that they make such a statement to anyone walking past, approaching or entering the home. At Anglian, our composite doors have been in high demand and we expect sales of composite doors to increase even further this year, and at some point in the not too distant future overtake uPVC doors. They are seen as more energy efficient and more secure, but ultimately they provide more options for personalisation, with a greater range of colours.
For more information, please go to www.anglianhome.co.uk