What to expect in homes and interiors for 2017
As 2017 peaks over the horizon, we take a look at some interior design ideas for next year. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to redecorate then this might just inspire you.
Vintage and retro
Retro style is popular already and it's not set to disappear any time soon. You can put a new spin on vintage furnishings by using soft colours, modern fabrics and delicate patterns. Statement pieces like Delcor's own Retro sofa are an easy way to create the look. We're seeing a lot of 70s inspired home accessories at the moment too; look out for cork, metallic and wooden materials.[caption id="attachment_4754" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Delcor's Retro sofa in a gorgeous yellow fabric from Designers Guild[/caption]
Emerald and jade tones have already won our hearts. Now Pantone have chosen “Greenery” as the 2017 Color of the Year, which is a fresh and vibrant shade of green. There are lots of ways to work this colour into your decor, take a look at our green Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Return to nature
As our lives become increasingly technology driven, more and more people are trying to counter balance the effects by creating a natural oasis at home. If you have your eye on the ball then you will have already noticed that botanical motifs are everywhere. One of the easiest ways to 'bring the outside in' is to invest in some house plants.[caption id="attachment_4767" align="aligncenter" width="636"] Photo credit: David Cleveland for The Guardian[/caption]
We're also set to see a resurgence in butterfly motifs and butterfly accessories, no doubt influenced in part by the Issoria and Charonda prints that Designers Guild brought out this year. These cushions in our Northumberland showroom are covered in Charonda fabric and they look stunning.
Whether it's a gold hexagon accessory or a monochrome print, geometric shapes will be big news in 2017. We love the intricate pattern of this "Tanuki" fabric by Linwood, recently chosen by one of our customers for their Duke chair.
Custom made furniture
Apparently made to measure furniture is on the up, which is great news for British interior design. Why would you choose mass produced cloned products when you can invest in a unique quality piece that will last a lifetime. Choose a size and a fabric that fits perfectly into your living room and suits your own personal taste. We offer a fully bespoke furniture service here at Delcor so you can select everything from the upholstery right down to the feet.
Winter 2016 saw the rise of Hygge and Scandi style, with an emphasis on soft, cosy interiors. The recent cold weather (thanks storm Barbra!) is all the more reason to embrace this comfortable and homely lifestyle. Upholstered headboards are a great way to make your bed extra soft and luxurious, and we expect them to really take off next year. Look out for Delcor's own bed range coming out in 2017...[caption id="attachment_4776" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Photo credit: Overstock[/caption]
Will it Fit?
It is important to make sure that your new Delcor furniture will fit into your home. This quick guide will help you to work out if your furniture will fit into your room via doors, hallways and stairs.
If it does not fit, then don’t worry - all of our furniture is custom made and for a nominal charge is able to come apart and be assembled on-site by our qualified delivery team.
Firstly, note down the length, depth and height of your furniture. This information can be found on the product pages of our website.
Let's start at the front door. Open the door as wide as possible and measure the distance between the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of your doorframe at its narrowest point.
Compare the width of your doorframe with the height of your item allowing a little wiggle room on either side. This will determine if we can take the item through on its side. If the door width is greater than the height of your item, then it will fit through.
If the width of your front door is too narrow, then our delivery team can try to bring your item through upright. In this case, measure the height of your doorway making sure that it is greater than your item width. Again, check that there is some wiggle room.
If it does not fit give us a call as we can take off the legs or look at alternatives such as taking your furniture apart and assembling it on-site.
We need to make sure your furniture can get into the room that you’d like it to sit in. Measure the width of any areas that the item must pass through, such as hallways and internal doors at their narrowest points.
Remember to take note of possible obstructions such as radiators, shelving, skirting boards and light fittings. As long as the width at the narrowest point is greater than the height of your item, then your furniture will fit.
If your furniture needs to go up any stairs, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point. Remember to take any handrails or light fixtures into account. If this distance is wider than the height of your item then it should fit.
If you have a bannister and the furniture needs to be lifted over it, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the item. Once at the top of the stairs, make sure there is enough room on the landing for our delivery team to manoeuvre your item into your chosen room.
If you have any questions please give us a call or pop into one of our showrooms, we would be happy to help.
The final part of the Delcor experience is delivery. We understand the importance of and respect that is required when delivering to your home – that’s why we do it ourselves. All our deliveries and installations are carried out by our own trained delivery teams using our own vehicles.
We will call you 7 to 14 days prior to your delivery to discuss the exact dates. At that time, we can talk about an am or pm delivery. You can change your delivery slot at any time but this may affect when the next delivery slot will be available.
On the day we will give you a call one hour before your delivery is due. We will remove and packaging and ensure the room is left just as we found it. Please ensure that the room is ready and the space for your new piece of furniture is ready. Unfortunately, we cannot remove any old furniture due to health and safety.
POR - Price on request, please contact Head Office on 0191 237 1303.