It’s a new year which means it is time for new design trends that can be used to refresh your home and make it your own. Without further ado, we give you the top design and décor trends for 2017:

1. Neutral palate with a splash of color

In addition to using neutral colors such as beige, taupe and pure white to create a simple and warm atmosphere in your home, try adding a splash of rich color. Colors that are considered jewel tones, (i.e. dark red, purple, and blue), can create a welcoming feel to any room. (Fun fact: Pantone named greenery the 2017 color of the year.) These hues can be added to any room by using side chairs, throws, flowers, books, vases, picture frames or other accent pieces to make the space your own – feel free to get creative!

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2. White and wood kitchens

This year’s modern kitchen is not complete without a good ol’ simple and clean look. This can be done by upgrading to white marble or quartz counters and installing all matte appliances. Add to the simplicity by having all white or lightly-colored wood cabinets. Not only will this help the kitchen appear more spacious, but it will also make the kitchen feel fresh and airy – thus creating the perfect spot to prepare a meal with the whole family.

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3. Terracotta tile

This 2017 trend is fitting for the American Southwest where terracotta feels right at home. You can bring this strong southwestern feel into your home by replacing your flooring with terracotta tiles or using it as a wall accent or backsplash in the kitchen. Again, the key is to make it your own.

4. Smart home features

One final trend that can keep your home up-to-date is the installation of smart home technology. In an age of rapid technological advances, there are many ways to upgrade your home to make it more functional. From installing thermostats, lights, and locks that can be controlled by your smart phone to having docking stations in your office, kitchen and bedroom, there are a variety of ways to keep your home in sync with your busy schedule. For example, did you know that since August of 2016, all new Arizona Family Division Shea Homes ® have been built, complete with Honeywell Home Wi-Fi thermostats that can be monitored and managed from your smartphone, tablet or computer? We are here to help you #LiveTheDifference

Looking for a new home to incorporate these design trends into? Check out our website to see what homes are available throughout Arizona:

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