2019 interior design trends

Lifestyle Sunday 06/January/2019 18:44 PM
By: Times News Service
2019 interior design trends

New year, new home. If you’re planning for a little home makeover, you may be wondering what the hottest trends will be for 2019. After all, the last thing you want is to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a renovation that incorporates all outdated trends. It’ll just make your home appear aged right off the bat. Instead, you want to be the envy of all your neighbours by adapting interior design trends of 2019 for a chic and stylish home. Don’t know where to start? Keep reading to learn more about what’s going to be in this upcoming year and what trends are leaving us for good.
What’s In
Below we’ve listed some of the hottest design trends that are a must in any 2019 home remodel.
We know what you’re thinking, “Velvet?! My grandmother had velvet everything!” While velvet used to appear as old and stuffy, things will change as we move into the New Year. Velvet is the perfect material to create a warm and welcoming home. Consider velvet sofas and chairs to create a cosy living room or opt for a velvet-covered headboard in the bedroom to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Bold Backsplashes
Backsplashes certainly aren’t a new trend. They’re a great way to add interest to your kitchen, which is why they’ve been trending for quite a few years now. However, in 2019, people are going to be going bigger and bolder with their backsplashes. Expect to see a lot of bright colours and intricate designs as people use backsplashes as the wow factor in their kitchen.
Copper Accents
In the past, we’ve seen brass and rose gold make appearances as the “must-have” accent metal. It, of course, went further than just faucets, and people were finding ceiling lights and small pieces of décor decked out with these signature colours too. The focus is going to shift to copper in 2019. Kitchen and bathroom fixtures are a great place to play with copper. However, if you’re not ready to switch out fixtures, consider finding lights and wall décor for an affordable way to incorporate this trend. Mixing metals, like using both brass and copper accents, will also be popular. So, don’t get rid of all your brass just yet.
Geometric Prints
Much like kitchen backsplashes, the use of geometric prints in home design is nothing new. We’ve used them in just about everything from throw rugs and wallpaper to tiling and artwork. However, there’s going to be a push to go bolder in 2019. Patterns will be larger, and colours will be brighter, turning geometric prints from a fun addition to a statement piece. If you want something truly modern, follow one of the biggest trends — the glasshouse effect.
Technology may be turning everyone’s house into a smart home, but when it comes to home décor, keeping things natural is still important. Not only are plants good for your health, but they help to create a refreshing and welcoming home. Consider using a few large floor plants to add a little greenery. If you’re not big on real plants, you can always go artificial. Of course, plants aren’t the only way to utilise nature in home design. Floral fabrics and wallpaper, as well as natural stone countertops, are also great ways to achieve this look.
What’s Out
With all these new trends taking over the spotlight, it’s no surprise that some things have to go. Think twice before incorporating any of these old trends in your new home remodel.
Rose Gold
Rose gold made quite a splash in the past few years. People were designing entire rooms around this signature colour, and you could find almost everything you ever dreamed of in rose gold. However, the huge interest rose gold garnered in mainstream interior design, fashion, and pop culture has caused it to burn out. It’s soon going to be seen as just another fad that’s over and done with.
Bold Colours
If you’re a fan of bright, fun colours, 2019 is going to be your year. Popular designs will be stepping away from mute colours and going bold instead. Consider playing with fun colours in your walls and furniture for a big impact. Or, add pops of bright colours in your décor for a subtler, but still trendy, touch.
As people got bored with using white as their neutral wall colour, the search was on for a new colour to take its place. That’s where grey came into play. The problem is that grey often comes across as cold, and nobody wants a cold and uninviting home. While grey will still be a popular colour to use in accents, you won’t be seeing many rooms using grey as their base neutral colour anymore.
Quartz Countertops
For a while, people have been flocking to solid white quartz countertops to give their kitchen a clean and modern look. However, these countertops can also appear too plain or commercial, particularly when they are paired with white cabinets. People will be leaving this plain white combo in the past in favour of more natural-looking counters.