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
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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.
2 BOTANICAL PRINTS
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.
3 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.
4 BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES
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
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.
6 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
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
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
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.
10 PINK & 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.
11 TRANSLUCENT MATERIALS
Finely patterned sheers with a diaphanous quality are emerging as favourites for use in light-filled interiors, thanks to their extra-wide widths.
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This article originally appeared in Homes & Gardens, April 2017