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Scherwin William's 'Poised Taupe'

Sherwin William’s ‘Poised Taupe’

10. Beige is in

If gray is a little too dim, consider using a palette of beige-based neutrals to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Beige pillows

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11. Don’t forget the color!

With all these neutral tones taking stage in 2017, it’s important to add pops of color to keep your space from looking “blah.”

Designers and homeowners alike are favoring saturated jewel tones (such as emerald green and sapphire blue) in artwork, furniture and other home accessories.

Jewel-toned stained glass

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12. Velvet aboveground

Another way to add color and texture to a space is with a velvet statement piece. Designers are adding the lush fabric on sofas, throw pillows and even curtains for a sultry look.

A blue velvet couch

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13. You’re so vain

Vanities are making a comeback, and instead of reaching for pre-manufactured designs, homeowners are getting crafty by using chests of drawers, old file cabinets and vintage consoles to make one-of-a-kind pieces.

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14. Black steel (and glass)

Take your shower to the next level with black steel and glass doors. The result is an understated chic space that allows plenty of natural light to come through.

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Playful bedrooms

15. They hang brightly

Instead of table lamps, consider hanging pendant lights in the bedroom to create a whimsical style. This option works especially well in small rooms where there’s no space for nightstands (or where you want to use your nightstand space for something besides a lamp).

A room with a bedside pendant lamp

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16. Time for romance

While neutral tones will be popular for living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, warm, romantic colors will rule bedrooms.

According to Houzz, colors like raspberry pink, deep ruby red, caramel and even black are the perfect shades to make a room that Cupid will want to stay in all year long.

A romantic bedroom

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Let me upgrade you

HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter says 2017 will be about lifestyle renovation projects that make day-to-day life convenient and more luxurious.

“The kinds of projects that were deferred during the recession, and for several years after the recession ended [will be popular],” says Hunter.

“People decided back then to be very judicious with their money, and so they put off some of the enhancements.”

17. Multi-room remodels

Hunter expects to see more multi-room remodels and other major remodels. People waited until their home’s value was well above previous levels before embarking on lofty projects.

Home renovation project

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18. Human docking stations

Hunter says that since Wi-Fi allows homeowners to work anyplace within the home, there’s less of a need for a home office.

He notes there does have to be a place to store printers, file cabinets and so on, but in 2017 homeowners will opt for “docking stations” made out of a small equipment cabinet with a drop-down or pull-out desk surface to tackle quick tasks.

A 'human docking station'

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19. Garage remodels

Garages are notoriously misused as storage spaces, some with barely enough room for a car.

Hunter says garages can be put to use by converting them into mother-in-law suites or as a guest room for family and friends.

A garage remodel

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20. Shedquarters

“The term ‘shedquarters’ has been used to refer to a small structure that is on the property, but outside the house, often utilized for home-based businesses,” says Hunter.

“This is a spinoff of the ‘tiny house’ movement, and one that will see more interest in the next couple of years. We expect to see more of these planned for ‘flex’ or ‘hybrid’ use, such as [an] office/party room.”

An outdoor office nook

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All listed trends were sourced from Zillow, Houzz, HomeAdvisor and RESA.