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Domain asked some of Australia’s top interior experts to reveal their predictions for the biggest interior design trends for 2017 (read the full article by Sandy Smith here).

Whether you’re preparing your home for sale or simply updating your décor, what’s on trend will likely be an influence on your decorating tastes.

You can find inspiration and items to complement your interiors in the current trends right here in Wagga Wagga.

Global Nomad

“Interiors inspired by the concept of the ‘global nomad’ will be on-trend, featuring textiles rich in colour, embellishment and pattern. Traditional African handcrafts, Indian block prints and Aztec motifs will be a big focus,” said Jessica Bellef, head of styling at Temple & Webster.

From authentic items collected on your travels to pieces that inspire you to broaden your horizons, they create personality and depth, adding a focal point to the room. And they don’t have to be relegated to just things to look at either. Add a bit of exotic to the everyday, like these striking Turkish towels at Pillow Talk, hand-blocked cushions from Feather & Willow or Morrocan-inspired side tables at Ishka.

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Earthy Textures

According to Justine Stedman, director and principal stylist at Vault Interiors in Sydney “more natural and textured fabrics and materials, such as crepe, cotton, linen and leather, are more prevalent than ever.”

These materials have greater longevity and age more gracefully, which means they are quickly becoming a more regular fixture in the homes of people embracing more sustainable practices.

Pop in to Adairs and Vast Interiors and be inspired by the linen and leather on offer:

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Natural Tones

“Natural tones create a rustic yet controlled vibe,” says award-winning Melbourne interior designer David Hicks.
“Olive, terracotta, cinnamon and indigo are a few big ones to look out for. Accents of copper and silver will also continue to be big.”

With that in mind, Cobbler Road and Bed, Bath N’ Table have plenty on offer to stimulate the senses…

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Mustard, shades of purple and mauve and variations of green and blue are tipped to be highly popular, with washed finishes lending a more casual feel to the look.

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Mid Century design

“Mid-century will return to favour as a core design influence” David Hicks told Domain, and for anyone confused about the term it refers to the clean, sweeping lines and surprising design elements of the furniture, art and architecture popularised during the 1950s. The focus is on form and function rather than design for design’s sake, playing up the the beauty in everyday materials… which is made so much easier when you’re talking beautiful natural timbers.

Check out Billy Tea Furniture or Eclipse Handcrafted Furniture for some delightful mid-century modern inspired creations like these:

Luxury ‘strokable’ fabric for modern chairs and sofas

“We will see more luxurious, glamorous fabrics being used across even the more mainstream furniture brands,” says Anya Haywood, principal designer at Anya H Interiors in Sydney. “There will be an increased use of velvet and faux fur fabrics and wall coverings.”

Apparently velvet is a great bullet-proof fabric to use with kids and pets around, and who wouldn’t want to sit on a velvet Chesterfield like this one from Early Settler Furniture?

At Fitzpatricks, we get the pleasure of seeing a lot of beautifully styled homes, many of which reflect the current trends, so don’t forget to check out our Instagram for more inspiration.