Top Home Rehab and Decor Trends for 2017

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What are your big plans for 2017? Going skydiving? Learning to cook? Packing up and moving across the country?

Whatever your big idea, 2017 is the right time to think about renovating or redecorating your home. Whether you’re settling into a new property or planning to stage your home for sale in the new year, a little TLC can go a long way.

So, what are the big trends to watch in décor and decoration this year? Here are three big ideas to keep in mind from home experts across the web:

Clean, Muted Colors

2016 was the year of pastels – think light pinks, soft yellows, and coral blues. 2017 looks to take that lightening palette one step further. In kitchens, experts are predicting a resurgence of the clean, white look, particularly in cabinets; to keep the room from feeling too sterile, think about accenting your white kitchen with warm wooden or brass accents.

Elsewhere in your home, gray and beige are set to be big in 2017, as they work well as complements to a wide array of colors, and come in many variations and shades themselves. And in the bedroom, consider dark reds or caramels along with neutral whites or grays. In general, homeowners in 2017 expect their living and sleeping spaces to feel “calming,” “cozy,” or “romantic,” according to Houzz.

In all, don’t expect big splashy colors to wow visitors – or prospective buyers – this year. Instead, muted colors are in; think “ambiance,” instead of “attention grabber.”

Tile and Texture

When was the last time you were wowed by a backsplash? If your answer was “never,” then you’re in luck! 2017 is the year that designers and homeowners opt for all-tile kitchens and bathrooms. And if traditional checkerboard tile isn’t quite your style, opt for one of the playful variations burgeoning in popularity right now; go with a quirky hexagonal tile wall, or opt for a colorful, geometric pattern that at once speaks to the very ancient and the very modern.

And to break up all of this smooth tile, experts say that 2017 will be a big year for textural accents: think mismatched pillows, knotty throws, unconventional wallpapers, and tapestries comprised of many different materials.

Unique, Handcrafted Furniture

So you’ve rethought your color scheme and updated your accents – now it’s time to make that room feel truly livable with furniture! While your personal comfort and the needs of your room should always come first, experts do have a few ideas about what will be on-trend in 2017.

Over at Houzz, for instance, modern barstools have become “the new jewelry of the kitchen,” and are some of the most commonly-bought items in Houzz’s online store. In general, rugged and well-made artisan furniture will be much sought-after in 2017, and functionality – think storage space and adaptability – will be more important than ever.

Have any questions about staging, listing, or selling your Chicagoland home or condo? Real Group is here to help! Drop us a line today to get the conversation started!

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