The Wall Street Journal: Top Interior Design Trends for 2017

From green hues to muted metals, these are the styles that interior design pros expect to see the most of throughout the year.

With every new year comes a new set of interior design trends. And in 2017, the experts are predicting that the changes will be significant. The Wall Street Journal recently spoke with some of the design industry’s leading experts to round up this year’s top five trends.

Layered Maximalism:

Instead of the rigid geometric patterns that dominated 2016, designers are now opting for simple lines that are layered on top of one another. This means that things like tassels and trims are making a comeback. The layered maximalism trend also includes objects from different cultures that are picked up on various travels.


This classic trend that involves pieces of marble suspended in cement is on the rise. Given its sturdy structure, the nearly indestructible material is great for floors. It’s especially popular in hotels and restaurants.

Muted Metal Finishes:

Designers using metals this year are more likely to opt for a matte finish as opposed to something shiny or flashy. This trend adds a layer of subtlety to metals that has been missing in the past, and allows designers to introduce more neutral tones to homes and spaces.

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