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If you’re thinking about making some changes to your home this year, or are keen for a ‘refresh’, it pays to do some research into popular design style so you can make some informed choices.

Interior styles, just like clothing also go through a fashion cycle. Even if you’re not into fashion and you know what design styles you like, choosing furniture and homewares that are on trend, can give you more bang for your buck, ensuring that your hard-earned cash is spent on items that won’t go out of date and are sure to go the distance.

Here are some popular design influences that are trending this year:

Full of character and echoing the colours of nature, green is set to make a come-back in 2017. Shades of green can add depth and warmth to a room. Dark green is set to replace slate grey and shades of blue as a popular paint colour for interiors. Green can look great in upholstered furniture such as sofas, dining chairs and occasional chairs, adding a touch of elegance and bringing the outdoors in for a fresh feel.

Classy and sophisticated, upholstered bed heads are back. There are many designs to choose from, ranging from simple to more ornate with button-in detailing and elegant curves. An upholstered bed head can soften the look of your bedroom, adding inviting comfort and sumptuous style. It’s all possible with Fantastic’s MyChoice range, offering custom made bedheads in over 100+ fabrics and colours.

Handcrafted homewares, woven rugs, cushions with rustic patterns and natural textiles look set to continue in popularity. Mix and match materials such as metal and wood with hammered or carved finishes give a global look that can add character and personality to your home.

A timeless classic, timber furniture will always remain popular and continue to add warmth and style to any home. Retro Scandi style pale woods and whites continue to trend. This year will also see a resurgence in dark timber tones, which can add earthy good looks to your interior.

Bold prints and patterns reflecting elements of nature, such as plants are currently popular. Think cushions, prints, throws and artwork. They can add eye-catching style and update an old sofa with a new theme to create a fresh new look in your lounge room.

Creating a cosy home to enjoy down time with family and friends, never goes out of fashion. Lounge around modular sofas, comfortable ottomans, day beds and cosy rugs and throws all add to the relaxed vibe, helping to create a chill-out zone in your home.