10 Home Design Trends that Defined 2017

Every December it’s hard not to turn around and look back across the calendar at styles and design elements that flourished over the year. Each year is a little different and we’re always on the lookout for the next “trend” to turn full blown “movement”.

From our vantage point, the design trends that defined 2017 included reconnecting to the outdoors, embracing smart(er) technology and enjoying a variety of indoor activity spaces. At the same time, we saw the return to a simpler lifestyle through relaxing retreat spaces that allow homeowners to disconnect from the stresses of daily life. Whether single- or multi-family, new construction or remodeling, homeowners (and would-be homeowners) are requesting and responding to these design trends.

Here are the top 10 home design trends of 2017 that stood out to us.

Future home design trends?

While we don’t have a crystal ball, here are a few home design trends that we believe are on the horizon in 2018:

  • Geometric wall patterns
  • Intense colors
  • Wood and metallic treatments
  • Concrete accents
  • Floral prints
  • Vintage lighting