Published on December 20, 2016

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With the new year just around the corner, we’re already anxiously awaiting a season of fresh trends and decorating ideas. Needless to say, we were beyond thrilled to leaf through the inspired pages of West Elm‘s Winter 2017 catalog, filled with a slew of modern finds and beautifully styled vignettes. Here, we explore the 12 trends we can’t wait to incorporate into our own space. Take a look!

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Sculptural Basics

Rethink modular storage systems with lustrous brass details that impart the space with elegant charm. Integrate delicate stones within warm metallics and complement the look with organic elements in their natural shades. 

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Life Imitating Art

Bring in decorative accents of abstract patterns in vibrant palettes to double as statement pieces. These items can take shape of works of art, making it an ideal alternative to a colorful wall paint or print. 

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Form Follows Function

Open shelving in a grid-like form transforms into a room’s architectural focal point, reinforced by polished brass hardware for an elegant finish. Think of it as the minimalist’s take on built-in bookshelves. 

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Industrialism, Reinvented 

Wooden furnishings come decked in lacquer-finished surfaces, seamlessly incorporating a rustic detail within a modern space.

Pair the look with earthy greens or an eclectic assortment of found objects. 

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Spatial Symmetry 

Geometric floor tiles of an inspired spectrum are accentuated by a bright color palette, elevating the illusionary pattern. Gridded furnishings and multi-faceted pieces will be huge!

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Color Code

This year is about reinventing patterns through vibrant color palettes and textures. Don’t be afraid to mix and match hues that result in a natural element of contrast. Tie the look together with a neutral piece such as a Moroccan rug or light wall paint. 

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Indulging in Shades of Blue

Greenery may have been dubbed the Color of the Year but moody blues are making serious strides as the statement color we can’t get enough of. 

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In With The Old

Retro-inspired furnishings make a comeback with a redefined color palette of cool blues and timeless grays. An assortment of wall-mounted plants and potted greens anchor the aesthetic to a more contemporary feel. 

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Elevated Neutrals 

Mixing and matching patterns become significantly easier when paired with a monochromatic or neutral palette. Filter in sporadic pops of color or sleek metallics to establish a dynamic finish.

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Shapes of Eclecticism 

Geometric pieces are complemented by circular silhouettes and spherical elements – allowing for a balanced integration of varying forms. 

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Delicate Opalescence

Opt for decorative accents that come in elegantly polished finishes, emulating a varied spectrum of color throughout the area it inhabits. 

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“Touchable Textures”

Textiles of a faceted nature will impart their surround with a dynamic feel that stems from the ingrained qualities of the material. Consider it an effortlessly chic way to add a pop of color to a neutral decor scheme, or an added layer of comfort.