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4 Brilliant Floor Space Styles in 2017

We’d all love to have a home that looks like the pages of a glossy magazine but sometimes we just don’t feel we have the floor space or funds to do it. Increasingly, small living spaces are becoming more popular with people living in busy cities and creating homes from interesting spaces. Take this disused public toilet which is now a luxury apartment for example! With this in mind, here are some ways you can make your cosy dwelling feel like a palace in the most popular design trends we’ll see this year.

Geometric

Hexagon shelves in an office

Shape heavy patterns are everywhere this year, from soft furnishings to wallpaper. To really bring the trend into your home and give yourself some much-needed floor space, why not install a geometric shelving unit? You can either have this as a free-standing unit or fit separate shelves to the wall to create a storage facility that doesn’t affect your floor below.

Hexagon shapes are particularly popular this year. When joined together they give a honeycomb effect which will look stunning as well as providing lots of storage space. House Beautiful named this as one of their top interior design trends of 2017.

Scandinavian

Woman sitting on a sofa bed

Scandinavian style is all about cool, calm and collected decor in subtle colours. The practicality of multi-function furniture fits in perfectly with this vibe. Choose a style in a natural material such as wood. Scandi décor often uses standout pieces of furniture rather than matching sets so you can really play around with statement multi-function items to bring this trend to life.

Furniture which serves more than one purpose or changes to suit your needs when you choose is a fantastic way to utilise your space. Some of the most popular multi-function furniture traditionally includes extendable dining tables, stackable chairs, nests of side tables and sofa beds.

Lagom for optimal floor space

Fold down desk Courtesy of Pinterest

Move over hygge and welcome lagom. This Swedish concept is based around the idea of ‘not too little, not too much’ and Ideal Home named it as the trend to watch for 2017. Living lagom is all about keeping things moderate, inexpensive and sustainable. Perfect for space saving!

Scaling back clutter, bringing plants into the home and making the most of recycling are all ways to embrace the trend. But what about furniture? Foldaway styles are one of the best ways to ace this minimalist trend while saving space in the meantime.

The most obvious example of this is a wall bed, creating ample space during the day and providing a sleep solution at night. Increasingly more innovative designs are being produced such as artwork that folds into a dining table and desks that fold down from wall cupboards.

Read more: Fairy Tale Homes, Re-imagined

Old vs. new

Footstool in bedroom

Bringing a new flavour to the vintage trend, the collaboration of old and new is a big trend in 2017. This is one of interior designer Kelly Hoppen’s top picks for this year in interior design.

Achieve the look in your home by creating a window seat which will double up as a great storage facility and give your space a retro look. You could also double up vintage ottomans as seats or footstools. Providing you keep the rest of your room modern and sleek, this trend will work perfectly and free up ample floor space.

So, it’s simple. Keep your room clutter-free, choose furniture that serves multiple purposes while displaying the height of design and you’ll have a gorgeous space in no time!