5 Home Designs For 2017
We are now basically through half of 2017, most new year's resolutions have either fallen through by now, or have been a success. Don’t let your home design resolutions slip on by.
We think that 2017 is a great year for homeowners to be brave in their home design choices. With so much on offer in the design market some of you might just be a little overwhelmed with the abundance of choices available to you. Well, do not fear, that is what we are here for.
Home design is definitely something you should be interested in, after all; your home is essentially the cover page to your book. It welcomes people to your personality and gives out subliminal hints of your character. So why not make it the best possible representation.
We have compiled a list of 5 home design trends that we think would be an amazing fit for your home in 2017.
1. Spacious Wooden Outdoor Decks
If you are one of those people who just love to entertain and host friends and family at your home, then you might want to convert a portion of your currently slightly shabby looking backyard into a spacious wooden outdoor deck. These are perfect for some good’ol family time spent out in the sun during a Saturday barbeque.
Wooden outdoor decks are also very easy to design and simple to have made. You can even construct them yourself. With a good belt sander and some strong quality wood, you'll have your front or backyard decked out in no time. Seeing as wood comes in all sorts of shades lately, you can have darker wood for your floors and lighter colored wood for your furniture.
If wooden furniture isn’t really your thing, then you might want to consider some beautiful outdoor furniture from your local wholesaler. Furniture gives your deck a “homey” feel and also signals that this deck is actually used. If you are one; for some luxury customization, then you might even want to incorporate a hot tub or a small pool to your deck.
2. Using Lamps For Outdoor Lighting
Lighting up your outdoor space, whether it is your garden, outdoor deck, or your backyard can create a beautiful atmosphere to your outdoor living space. Lights have a way of changing the look and feel of any space. It can add some glimmer, character and warmth to what is often considered a dull area in most people’s homes.
A trend that we see making its move in outdoor lighting, is the use of lamps. Lamps have been around for years, and with newer and stylish designs now available, you are spoiled for choice.
Depending on the design you choose, these beauties can add a certain elegance, combined with unique modern finishes. With so many distinct designs, colors and styles, it will be near impossible to not find something you like.
3. Eco-Friendly Home Accessories
The interest in eco-friendly designs and incorporations has been trending for some time now. More and more people are becoming more aware of the eco footprint their actions are leaving behind on our already scarred planet. If you are one of those people inspired by current drastic climate changes, to go “green” then we are here to tell you that, there are some amazing eco-friendly sustainable incorporations you can make to your home.
The first big one, are solar panels. These babies are the “it thing” in green lighting and energy efficiency. They can light up pretty much your entire house. If you live in warmer places in the country, then these are a perfect addition to your home.
Another eco-friendly accessory to add to your home is a gas stove. These can seem a little dangerous if you don’t know how to use them, but they can really save on energy. They are also no longer “ugly” looking, with newer more modern designs, you won't even remember that there is a large tank situated at the bottom.
If you are looking to build a new house and have decided to go the eco-friendly route, then there are some amazing sites out there that can help make your house as green as possible, with house plans that incorporate eco-friendly designs.
4. Stainless Steel Finishes
Stainless steel anything has become the representation of modern design. Furniture and other interior finishes are now being completed with steel or brass finishes. We can't lie, this home design style is good looking. It accentuates any environment where it is incorporated and gives off a sleek look and finish.
It is popular especially in big city living, in modern style apartments; however you can also incorporate it in your small town suburban home by buying stainless steel furniture. You can find pretty much any furniture garnished in stainless steel.
If you prefer a more incorporated feel, then stainless steel stairs are also becoming a trend. These look amazing, and don’t worry they are designed to not be slippery so wearing socks won’t be a problem. There are more stainless steel designs out there to help you accomplish your stainless steel dreams.
5. Counter-Depth Storage
We have all heard about counter depth refrigerators, and we aware that these are still a popular trend today, but have you heard of counter-depth storage?
This trend just carries with it the cool factor. Gone are the days where you had to carry tons of storage boxes to your garage or basement. Counter-depth storages allow you to build in storage room into your walls to fit right in with your home’s structure.
From the outside these might just look like beautiful counters or a door, but behind it is a room full of spacious storage space. This whole concept allows for a streamlined finish. No more wasted space and messy looking storages.
We are now certain that you have had a little inspiration reignited in you to continue on your home design journey for 2017.
It really is simple. Decide which style you would like to incorporate and just get started. The hardest part is getting started, after that you are more than good to go.
Author Bio (Celina is a mother of two and advocate for teaching future generations to be handy and happy. She loves to writes and to educate those around her the importance of DIY projects)