The summer 2017 trends you just have to see

It's not just the weather that's hotting up - the summer 2017 trends are a sight to behold and are guaranteed to inspire you

If you love keeping abreast of all things a la mode, you'll love our round-up of the summer 2017 trends. From botanical prints, which are getting hotter and hotter this year, to natural materials and craft-led design, it's all here. Rather than encouraging you to totally redecorate, our round-up of interiors trends is all about giving you inspiration, whether you want to buy something as small as a new throw or are looking to try a completely new colour scheme. Either way, summer 2017's interiors trends are smoking hot!

1 THE NEW WOOD

wooden furniture

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The natural wood tones of recent seasons are starting to be replaced by wood furniture and accessories with an intriguing charred appearance. This technique shows off the wood's enhanced grain to dramatic sculptural effect.

Get the look
Buy now: Curve bench in Vulcano finish cedar, £3,882, and Clessidra stool, £1,008, both Riva at Heal's (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Moon trays, from £14.90 each, all Normann Copenhagen (opens in new tab)

2 BOTANICAL PRINTS

living area with green wall and sofa set

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A sense of 1950s playfulness accompanies the new tropical prints in which historical garden-design documents and Paul Gauguin-esque scenes combine to exhilarating effect.

Get the look
Buy now: Banquette in Goya in Vert Buis viscose mix, £165 per m, Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Drum stool in Vue d'en Haut F3204001 cotton, £144 per m, Pierre Frey (opens in new tab)

3 SHADOW PLAY

black and white curtain cushions and black bench

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From hypnotically realistic digital prints to a more stylised sense of light and dark created by relief surfaces, shadows feature in many of this season's fabric collections.

Get the look
Buy now: Curtain in Edison Tissu Shadow in Noir polyester, £71.85 per m, Casadeco (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Bench cushion in Strato in Graphite linen mix, £65 per m, Designers Guild (opens in new tab)

4 BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES

hanger with cloth on blue and grey wall

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This season, pattern and bright colour are making room for a host of pleasing textures with a soft drapable quality. Gentle tones bring further sophistication to these offerings.

Get the look
Buy now: People of Africa Zulu C/01 linen mix (left), £156 per m, Pepe Peñalver (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Austin Check in Charcoal linen, £43 per m, Clarke & Clarke (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Lunette in Jute viscose mix, £52 per m, Harlequin (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Dongtai in Creme cotton, £268.80 per m, Pierre Frey (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Kempshott in Sunstone viscose mix, £196 per m, Zoffany (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Cabo Verde Sal C16 silk mix, £220 per m, Lizzo (opens in new tab)

5 DREAM WEAVES

room with white flooring and chair

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Beautiful basket weaves are a standout feature in the latest furniture designs. This stylish lounge chair epitomises the new rustic chic by combining delicate rattan pattern with a clean silhouette and understated fabric in a soft, powdery shade.

Get the look
Buy now: Aya lounge chair, £387, Sep Verboom for Vincent Sheppard (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Rush mat, £169.95, Chairworks (opens in new tab)

6 ANYTHING GOES

living room with wooden flooring and red sofa set

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In bold contrast to the understated, this scheme reveals the design world's wild side. An arresting mix of leopard prints, pleating and patchworks, together with stars, stripes and metallic hides, demonstrates that more can be more.

Get the look
Buy now: Fixed back armless Brompton sofa, £4,004, George Smith (opens in new tab), upholstered in Plain Linen in Satchell, £96 per m, Fermoie (opens in new tab)
Buy now:
Fetiche Arlequin wallpaper, £265 per roll, Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild (opens in new tab)

7 DENIM BLUE

lively prints and wallcoverings in indigo denim blue hues

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The latest tactile weaves, lively prints and wallcoverings in indigo denim blue hues make it simple to build a relaxed, yet saturated scheme. Layering patterns and plains works particularly well in a rich palette such as this.

Get the look
Buy now: Palladio in Ciel linen (floral fabric in centre), £89 per m, Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Tosca Denim linen mix (block-coloured fabric in centre), £130 per m, Mark Alexander (opens in new tab)

8 HOT METAL

hot colourful metals

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Metallic finishes have become a staple trend in recent years, but now interest is turning towards subtle variations of tone and texture.

Get the look
Buy now: the above are metallic finishes on the Edge side table, all from £500, Tom Faulkner (opens in new tab)

9 DREAMY SCHEMES

room with floormat on white floor and sofa

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Embracing a combination of soft, diaphanous patterns and light touches of pearlescence, this barely there palette takes on the ethereal quality of a hazy early morning light.

Get the look
Buy now: Leta chaise, £3,550, Pinch Design (opens in new tab), upholstered in Blotch cotton, $400 per m, Martyn Thompson Studio (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Reweave checked runner CH-2, £350, Topfloor (opens in new tab) by Esti

10 PINK & MINT

pink and mint wall

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Gentle blush tones continue to delight, but this time they are paired with the calm yet fresh shades of soft mint green on all manner of materials, from paper and fabric to ceramics and glass.

Get the look
Buy now: Bo cotton (background), £122.40 per m, Pierre Frey (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Celeste pendant in Celadon, £900, Porta Romana (opens in new tab)

11 TRANSLUCENT MATERIALS

chairs with chair cover

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Finely patterned sheers with a diaphanous quality are emerging as favourites for use in light-filled interiors, thanks to their extra-wide widths.

Get the look
Buy now: Idolf chairs, £45 each, Ikea (opens in new tab)
Buy now: Neve in Storm linen mix (background), £120 per m, Chase Erwin (opens in new tab)

This article originally appeared in Homes & Gardens, April 2017

Thea Babington-Stitt is a Content Editor on Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.