This year's trends will be an interesting mix of deep colours, metallic and textures create contemporary and inviting interiors. The look is further softened by lavish leafy plants. Easy yet luxurious living is the aim for 2017.

Deep colours

Pastels, especially rose quartz pink, are still around, but stronger colours are making a comeback. Earthy tones are popular again, after a few years of grey dominating as base colour. Gem stone colours such as sapphire blue, emerald green, deep turquoise, ruby red, orange and yellow are accent colours, set against stone, sand, cinnamon and rich chestnut.

Black

Black and charcoal accessories give graphic drama to interiors – oversized vases, platters and jugs decorate tables and shelves, often in geometric and elegant shapes. The classic black and white combo is once again a firm favourite to attract attention in stripes and pattern, but combined with wood for warmth.

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Earthy textures

After a year or two of flat colour blocking, textured walls and tiles, replace metro tiles and minimalist decor, for a warmer feel. In fact, anything earthy goes, but counterbalance it with contemporary colours and a dash of bling for a finished look.

The luxe touch

Metallics, such as rose gold, or gold and copper glam up any interior. From the retro inspired, minimalist to the earthy look, giving interiors a sense of luxury. Adding some warm metallic accessories is probably the easiest way to give your home the 2017 look. Luxury is key this year. Also choose soft textures – velvet couches, fur rugs and scatters.

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Seethrough furniture

Wire, steel tubing, acrylic, woven and glass furniture turn ordinary into exquisite and at the same time give a layered and airy feel, by not obstructing what is behind it. Furniture inspired by mid-century design with its tapered legs also help to create a dainty aesthetic, which works great in smaller spaces.

Botanical inspiration

Potted plants are used in abundance and as bold ornaments. Consider scale and rather use planters than vases. Leafy plants, such as palm trees, bamboo palms, Delicious Monsters and ferns are amongst the favourites, more so than stark cacti. Think jungle, when choosing your indoor plants.

Circles

Geometric patterns are still popular for tiles, rugs, scatters and vases, with circles at the forefront of geometric designs. Use circular ornaments for accessories.

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