It’s a whole new year, which means out with the old and in with the new. From the interior design pros at Fashion Furniture, here are the top trends in home decor for 2019:
Not only are they eco-friendly, but natural fibers and textiles are perfect for bringing a touch of nature into your home. For Interior designer Angie Lee, 2019 is all about biophilia, which explores the relationship between humans and nature. “Natural, organic materials such as wood floors, stone, and daylight and plant life, remind us of the exterior and brings outside and nature in.” In a technology-driven society, Lee also sees more appreciation among designers for traditional processes in custom millwork and crafting materials.
The Memphis Design movement started in the early 80s as a response to traditional home decor. In 2019, it’s making a comeback with a furnishing and color selection du jour of bright primary colors and graphic shapes. Always going against the grain, the Memphis movement is also overtaking mid-century modern with tube chairs and curved sofas.
Following suit with living coral, the Pantone color of 2019, feminine tones are also taking over the home decor world. Brighten up your space with a subtle touch of dusty rose, bronze, and blush. You can instantly update a tired room by breaking up the neutral colors with dashes of soft pink accents and warm, feminine tones on the walls.
The era of minimalist design is currently seeing a decline, a testament to the influx of bright, bold colors and graphic patterns in home decor. Sandra Chandler of Art.com suggests making a statement with a vibrant mix of colors, patterns, and textures. “Take a gallery wall to the next level by having it cover an entire wall, or add a dramatic, large-scale piece to your space. In this case, more is more.”
Artisanal Light Fixtures
Many designers are seeing a shift from standard lighting to artisanal fixtures with natural elements, which help personalize your home with warm, diffused light. For an easy upgrade, try replacing basic lights with handcrafted fixtures, which will give your home a cozy and peaceful vibe.
According to designer Jeff Andrews, deep, jewel tones with bold edging are having a moment outside of the kitchen. “We’re layering living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms with paints, fabrics, accessories, and rugs in these colors to create drama against a backdrop of white architectural elements.” The attractive and striking contrast is what gives your space definition and a sense of expansiveness.
Boho with a Modern Twist
The boho vibe is back in style, but this time it has a modern update with patterns and fabrics that are cleaner and more defined. According to Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design, “Curved furnishings and softer lines and mixing of modern and vintage are what we expect for 2019.”
With a touch of sparkle and sheen, metal accents are a classic way to bring balance and definition to a room. Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design recommends a mix of two or three different metal accents used throughout a room: “For example, brass, gold or nickel accents mix well with either oil-rubbed bronze or aged iron accents. Metals like silver and pewter can mix well with bronze and black or brown metals. It’s all about moderation in context.”
Light Wood Floors
The understated neutral tones and natural elements of light wood floors are perfect for giving your space an open and airy feel. Designer Kesha Franklin suggests shades of birch, light oak, and beachy white, which reflect more light for a spacious effect.
Lots of Color
Don’t be afraid of color, especially now that the minimalist look is waning in style. Celebrity designer Tamara Honey is noticing more bold and eccentric choices in kitchen designs. “We’re seeing a wave of more personalized kitchen designs, ones that feel collected and blend seamlessly with other living spaces in the home.” She recommends updating a simple, understated kitchen with vintage rugs, open or glass cabinets with cookbooks, collected dishware, and other cherished pieces from your travels.
The matching furniture set is now considered outdated among top interior designers. Instead of the boring and generic look of a showroom, make your living room more personalized with collected furniture that mixes and matches pieces from different periods, along with family heirlooms. Not only does it have a charming effect, but it also shows off your unique personal style.
The iconic movement of simplistic, mid-century modern design, Art Deco is seeing a comeback with glamorous materials and patterns showing up in home decor textiles and fabrics. Art Deco owes its timelessness to a clever combination of playful and opulent details with sensible and streamlined elements. In 2019, you’ll see this trend in geometric detailing and lots of intricate patterns.
Make the most of your home when you revamp the decor with the latest trends of the year.
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