The summer 2017 trends you just have to see

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    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

    Summer 2017 trends blackened

    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
    Buy now: Moon trays, from £14.90 each, all Normann Copenhagen

    2 BOTANICAL PRINTS

    Summer 2017 trends the palm house 2

    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
    Buy now: Drum stool in Vue d’en Haut F3204001 cotton, £144 per m, Pierre Frey

    3 SHADOW PLAY

    Summer 2017 trends shadow play

    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
    Buy now: Bench cushion in Strato in Graphite linen mix, £65 per m, Designers Guild

    4 BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES

    Summer 2017 trends pure touch

    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
    Buy now: Austin Check in Charcoal linen, £43 per m, Clarke & Clarke
    Buy now: Lunette in Jute viscose mix, £52 per m, Harlequin
    Buy now: Dongtai in Creme cotton, £268.80 per m, Pierre Frey
    Buy now: Kempshott in Sunstone viscose mix, £196 per m, Zoffany
    Buy now: Cabo Verde Sal C16 silk mix, £220 per m, Lizzo

    5 DREAM WEAVES

    Summer 2017 trends basket weave

    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
    Buy now: Rush mat, £169.95, Chairworks

    6 ANYTHING GOES

    Summer 2017 trends anything goes

    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, upholstered in Plain Linen in Satchell, £96 per m, Fermoie
    Buy now:
    Fetiche Arlequin wallpaper, £265 per roll, Christian Lacroix at Designers Guild

    7 DENIM BLUE

    Summer 2017 trends denim

    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
    Buy now: Tosca Denim linen mix (block-coloured fabric in centre), £130 per m, Mark Alexander

    8 HOT METAL

    Summer 2017 trends hot metal

    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

    9 DREAMY SCHEMES

    Summer 2017 trends dreamscape

    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, upholstered in Blotch cotton, $400 per m, Martyn Thompson Studio
    Buy now: Reweave checked runner CH-2, £350, Topfloor by Esti

    10 PINK & MINT

    Summer 2017 trends pink and mint

    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
    Buy now: Celeste pendant in Celadon, £900, Porta Romana

    11 TRANSLUCENT MATERIALS

    Summer 2017 trends translucence

    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
    Buy now: Neve in Storm linen mix (background), £120 per m, Chase Erwin

    This article originally appeared in Homes & Gardens, April 2017

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