The Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2019
Out with the old and in with the new, the comfy and the environmentally sustainable. After you’ve thrown away the remnants of Christmas and spring cleaned you might be left thinking it’s time for a change. With this in mind, we have put together a list of what experts predict to be 2019’s top interior design trends.
Interior design Guru, Saloni Narayankar says –“The interior decoration of 2019 will be governed by shades that bring us back to earth and nature. Some of the colours that we can use to achieve this effect are warm beige tones, different shades of greens, reds and oranges, creating a more cosy and relaxing atmosphere. In 2019 we will see a palette of warmer colours and impact than the previous year, but less saturated.”
Taking Eco to another level, several interior design experts are “Looking forward to a steep increase in products made from sustainable alternatives such as animal-free leather and worm free silk.” In fact, the vegan leather industry is due to reach $85 billion by 2025. Bioplastic is another prominent material to be used this year, it is made from sustainable household plastic waste but you wouldn’t know it. As we progress with recycled materials there is no reason why we shouldn't seek more sustainable alternatives when decorating.
This year matt black will feature as a statement colour in many interior design magazines. With more interior accessories being produced in this colour it leads the way for 2019 bold interiors. Incorporate black into bathroom spaces to give a luxury feel, matt black tiles can be the perfect way to inject a little indulgence. Use darker colours use sparingly. For example, using matt black tiles in the shower and then continue the colour with black bathroom accessories, plant pots etc. You don’t want to go overboard with it. "Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs one antique piece." – Jan Showers, interior designer.
Velvet was the most "googled" material when it came to upholstered or fabric furniture in the last month. If you don’t want to change your existing furniture a great way to update your interiors is to add velvet cushions or an upholstered ottoman, footstool or pouffe.
The beauty of acrylic pieces is that they provide functionality without taking up visual space. It creates a more spacious and open feel. Acrylic pieces are the perfect solution to functionality in smaller spaces.
Light wood floors
If it’s time to update your floors we love light wood tones. Whether you’re thinking real wood or laminate flooring keep the tones light and neutral. If you’re going grey keep it a light dove grey, see above. The advantage of this trend is that it pretty much goes with everything and it would be hard to find a trend that would look out of place alongside a light wooden floor.
I repeat comfort is in, this is not a drill! I must admit I’ve never been a fan of sofas without a tall back, where are you supposed to rest your head and shoulders after a long day of being on your feet? They might look nice but as far as comfort and functionality go they aren’t good for much. There’s no point in spending lots of money on furniture if you’re not going to spend time using it, so this year don’t compromise on comfort for style and take your time to find the right pieces that offer both.
Bold paint and feature walls are back for 2019 and we are excited about it. A bold colour choice is a perfect antidote to a white or beige home. Pantone has released their top paint colours for 2019 and they are beautiful! The colour of the year for 2019 is living coral. We love this choice, it perfect for the year ahead and if used in the right way it’s a bold colour choice your likely to love for years to come. Interior designer Kelly Wearstler says -"Nothing adds soul to a space like a distinctive wall covering. It envelops the room in such unique spirit. Designs that may read as too loud in larger quantities are a great choice to accentuate in moderation, such as on a ceiling or one wall. In smaller doses, they evoke just the right amount of drama."
We hope this has given you some great ideas about how to transform your home this year. We would love to see your home transformations so please tag us on Instagram @manningstainton