The forecast for 2019 is looking good, people and interior designers the world around are excited about the projected trends for the coming year. Though not completely disjointed from last year’s look and feel, you will see a departure from straight lines and moody greys. 2018 was a year of upheavals and there were a great many unfortunate incidents around the world. People have been feeling generally disheartened, and 2019’s decor trends are meant to lift the spirits and cheer the heart.
Shall we see what 2019 has in store for us?
Colour Me White
Yes, you guessed it. Greys and its shades are passè and white is making a comeback. A symbol of purity and serenity, white will be central to every element and theme in 2019, complemented by pastel shades of green, peach, and beige for the furnishings and carpets.
But don’t fret; it’s not all white and pastels that you’re going to be stuck within 2019. Rich jewel tones will provide pops of color. An emerald green cushion or a deep ruby red vase against a backdrop of virgin white take your breath away. A plush sofa wrapped in velvet here; a signature armchair flaunting a calming floral print there; a custom sized carpet underfoot … the overall effect? Pristine elegance!
Some Luxury, Please
The coming year will flirt with the concept of subtle decadence because we are determined to feel good and celebrate the joy of living. The richness of texture, coupled with the shimmer, is meant to evoke happiness. Thus, luxurious velvets and cheery florals are appearing on the scene. Upholstery and curtain fabrics in floral patterns can be seen in almost all prominent catalogs, and floral motifs on a base of cream and white are the look for 2019. So go on and indulge. We know how much you love a good velvet.
Cooking in the Wild
Kitchens this year seem to be going in the opposite direction of the rest of the house. The idea is to bring nature into the heart of the house, and the color of choice is Night Watch Green – a deep green of the foliage seen in nature. It will be used when doing up the vertical elements in kitchens this year.
Pale quartz countertops are out, get rid of them and replace them with something warmer and darker. Also, boldly patterned backsplash in tones of white and green are in, so unleash your inner explorer. You will be pleasantly surprised by how striking the final effect turns out to be.
Bathrooms Take a Bow
The second most important area of your home, but often sadly overlooked, is the bathroom. In 2019, these intimate spaces that facilitate all your Eureka moments are getting their overdue attention. The level of comfort and relaxation in our bathrooms is being magnified by using dark and natural materials and finishes against natural lighting sources. A calming view of trees outside is meant to elevate the spa-like ambiance.
Among other embellishments, a statement piece of art in your bathroom is a must-have in 2019. Vanities in front of windows are becoming hugely popular and Concrete is being used on the walls, floors, and even the countertops.
2019 will see a happy mix of modern and vintage. Boho chic is a perfect look for optimism to shine through. The four-poster bed seems to be making a comeback, bringing with it the coziness of a deep, comfortable mattress. On the other hand, urban-friendly furniture that has multiple uses is being picked up to create versatile multipurpose spaces.
Statement ceilings are also back providing a lovely relief above the clean light walls and the Boho chic elements. Art Deco influences are trending this year with elements of the design movement seen on artwork and décor items. Sustainable and handmade pieces are a thing of the future. Look around and you will find an artist whose work speaks to you. Pick up artwork that is unique to your sense of style and let your home be the talk of the town.
The interior décor trends of 2019 bring hope and optimism with them. Use these guidelines and create a perfectly curated home for you and your family while keeping in step with global trends. Happy decorating!
Picture Credits: Lynne Hoda, Carpetright, Jordana Civetti, IKEA, Boca Do Lobo