Home of the Year's Declan O'Donnell tells RTÉ LifeStyle about the top interior design trends for 2017.

Declan is the creative director and founding partner of ODKM architects, author of design book ROOMS, presenter of RTÉ One's Home of the Year and, as it turns out, a lovely person to chat to.

Speaking on trends for 2017, Declan was quick to reassure us that interior trends are made to last and unlike fashion, they should stay on-trend for four to five years.

"With the interiors, it's all about over-lapping layers and they can really last which is really interesting"


Ready to paint the walls of your home a brand new colour? Declan recommends 'Greenery' and 'Denim Drift'.

"It's about nature, it's about revitalization, freshness, brightness, everything that kind of... optimism really, is what's it about"

If you're picking up some key pieces to spruce up your home, keep an eye out for those faux materials.

"Metallics are still in. Faux materials are coming back! A lot of people want the look without paying the money, which is great."

Declan spoke to RTÉ LifeStyle's Taragh Loughrey-grant about all things Home of the Year and shares his top interior design tips on The LifeStyle Show. Listen to the full podcast here:

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