furnishing a condoAnother year, another new round of interior decoration trends. It seems as though home furnishing styles are changing more rapidly than ever before, probably thanks in part to the instant access and connectivity to the web. Luckily, you can keep your home and condo furnishing options up-to-date with a few smart buys this season. Here are our top trends, predictions, and tips for furnishing a condo in 2017.

  • Going Green
    Eco-friendly products are always in style — but this year, we’re talking about the actual color. Bright greens help cheer up and enliven bright and open spaces, like a kitchen. Or, find a dark and moody accent with a deep green sofa, loveseat, or chair in an otherwise light room.
  • Reclaimed Wood
    Wood reclaimed from old buildings, bridges, or furniture — pretty much anything that uses wood in its construction — can be repurposed into amazingly elegant coffee and dining tables. That singular piece can add a wealth of history and texture to any room.
  • Mix and Match
    Have you ever wanted to throw caution to the wind and pair herringbone with paisley? This is your year. Mixing and matching is definitely en vogue, right down to metals: brass and silver, nickel and gold — everything is fair game.
  • Bold Texture
    Smooth and sleek is out, chunky and charming is in. Be prepared to witness the return of velvet armchairs, upholstered headboards, and cork walls. When so much of our world is digital these days, there’s nothing like coming home to something you can touch.
  • Coastal Accents
    Need ideas for furnishing a condo near the shore? Add a few coastal accents to bring the sea breeze home with you. Corals and Seafoams make for calming bedroom colors, while dark wood accents add a touch of groundedness.

Updating and furnishing a condo for the new year is as much about substance as it is about style. But don’t just follow the trends: take the time to find a few special pieces that you’ll truly enjoy throughout the years. It’s easy to add personality to just about any home or condo, but first, you have to make it your own.