The new year is already upon us and we’ve waited excitedly for the interior design trends of 2019 to be revealed. The new colours to orchestrate the tones of our palettes, the furniture styles to characterise our rooms and the fabrics to add tactile texture to our decor – but the wait is now over.
Here we explore the interior trends of 2019 and how you might use them to give your home a refreshing makeover!
1. Sumptuous Velvets
One of 2019’s most sought-after trends, velvet is leading the way as the most highly-searched fabric online this year. Not only does velvet offer that sumptuous warmth and comfort in the colder months, but it also brings opulence and luxury to our interiors. Smooth and soft to the touch, this indulgent fabric is the perfect way to spoil yourself and add modern, funky flare to a room.
2. Spicey Honey
Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2019, Spicey Honey (or Salted Caramel to many of us) brings warmth and optimism to our homes this year. As Dulux say,
“This warm amber shade has been chosen to reflect a new mood of positivity and optimism – a desire to ‘let the light in’.”
Whether you want to instill a soothing and calm atmosphere, or a cosy or vibrant feel in your home, Spicey Honey is versatile and can be paired with a range of colours to create the perfect look. Peruse here for some colour pairing inspiration.
3. Fabulous Fringing
If you’re feeling in the mood for a little fun in 2019, why don’t you try this very trendy look? Fringing, or the art of adding characterful accessory fabric, can be added to lampshades, mirrors, footstools, chairs and more. It adds a theatrical twist of playfulness and bohemian undercurrent to interiors, adding personality to simple spaces.
4. Mid-Century Modern
This 2019 interior design trend brings the glamour and opulence of the Art Deco period right into our homes again, inspiring us to be bold and luxurious in our designs.
Mid-Century modern furniture will follow its usual sleek lines and organic, geometric forms, and the juxtaposition of this with decadent, contrasting materials in the rest of the decor will enhance the showstopping Art Deco look.
5. Living Coral Colour
Pantone again sets the tone for the design world as they announce their Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 – Living Coral. Said to be brought to us from the depths of the ocean, this peachy shade of orange with a golden undertone emits warmth and joy.
“Living Coral embodies playfulness, energy, and a yearning to reconnect with nature. Top of mind was the arresting beauty we see in nature and the importance of preserving the environment…Think of coral reefs, they provide shelter and sustenance to marine life and here we are watching them disappear.” Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone’s colour consulting unit.
6. Bold Botanical
If you thought that tropical, botanical prints were a thing of the past, you were wrong. These big, bold bursts of greenery are here to stay as a strong interior design trend in 2019. Continuing to bring verdant vibrancy and character to our homes, 2019 will see the punchy, vivid tones of previous years turn to deep, inky hues.
7. Metallic Shimmer
In 2018 rose gold was the firm favourite, but this year we will see a strong push towards the warmth of brass and copper, mixed with contrasting metallics. This stylish 2019 decor trend is an effective way to bring shimmer to otherwise muted interiors and, used in alignment with the geometric accessories and Mid-Century pieces, can create the glamorous Art Deco look.
8. Sustainable and Natural Fabrics
A key interior design trend topic in 2019 is that of sustainability and reconnecting with nature. Socio-environmental awareness is on the rise and conscientiousness around this is welcomed into our homes this year. Sustainable, natural fabrics are introduced into throws, cushions and upholstered furniture, offering a tactile, feel-good factor.
9. Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers
Classic and utterly timeless, floral fabrics and wallpaper prints have been around for decades, but this year we will see them take on exaggerated proportions and divergent colours to create interesting and beautiful new designs.
10. Hygge Happiness
Hygge continues on as a interior design trend in 2019, highlighting our home as a haven from the hectic modern world. Hygge focuses on creating a cosy, comforting retreat in which we can be lighter in spirit and share special moments with ourselves and our family/friends. Calming candlelight, soft blankets, homely rugs, enchanting books, bare wooden flooring and indoor plants all give a flavour of this nurturing design trend.
If we can assist you with implementing these interior design trends 2019 into your home, please feel free to get in touch.