2019 is upon us, and those oh-so-trendy looks of yesteryear may be looking a little passé.
The new year marks a fresh start, and it’s a great time to update your home to keep it feeling modern and vibrant.
We always suggest you refresh your home with stylish yet classic looks, to prevent it dating quickly over time. Here are 7 designer-recommended trends for your home in 2019.
Natural fibres and sustainable furnishings
In 2019, home decor must be more than just attractive. Ethical, sustainable consumerism that favours quality over quantity is more fashionable than ever – and it’s a trend that will never go out of style!
Say goodbye to mass produced furniture, rugs and accessories that can release toxins into your home, and welcome in natural fibres like wood, wicker, rattan, jute, and sisal.
Invite an earthy, welcoming vibe to your home with these warm tones and textures.
Not to be confused with the recycled bohemian trend, we’re talking about environmentally friendly pieces that are chic, clean and timeless.
Don’t be afraid to mix your woods either, as this is also a deliberate look of 2019. As long as the tones compliment each other, you can include multiple varieties of wood in a room.
If Milan Design Week is anything to go by, organic shapes will reign supreme this year. Flowing silhouettes and soft curves in furniture, art, vases and more prioritise comfort while remaining elegant.
While vintage has never really gone out of style, you’ll see an emphasis on this look in 2019, particularly Art Deco pieces which are sure to add a touch of glamour to any room.
Similar to the sustainable furniture trend, quality vintage finds are a mark of true sophistication this year and beyond. You’ll never regret investing in a timeless classic that will only increase in value over the years.
Bold is better in 2019.
Don’t be afraid of oversized, loud pieces that command attention and spark conversation with your guests. While this trend can be a considerable investment, a statement piece can add intrigue and confidence to any room.
Love it or hate it, chintz patterns are back in a big way with the popularity of retro styles.
From upholstery to lampshades and wallpaper, you’ll see a lot of detailed prints and florals in 2019. If you’re not quite ready to plunge fully into this trend, start small with a pillow or statement chair.
Think opulent emerald and luxurious textures. Green is a major trend of 2019, and it’s a great way to add contrast and a sense of elegance to your home. Try pillows, velvet chairs or curtains in this bold hue.
Clean lines and minimalism
If bold patterns, garish art pieces and vibrant colours aren’t your thing, don’t despair – clean, minimalist looks show no sign of going out of style this year! Just like William Morris said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
You can furnish a home very stylishly by taking elements out, rather than putting them in!