2018 was the year of subway tiles, rose-gold, and embracing the bulb with exposed lighting. 2018 also encouraged us to embrace our curves with rounded sofas, bring the outdoors indoors with wonderful wood and other earthy elements, as well as put a contemporary spin on the once-dreaded wallpaper.
New year, new looks, new trends. Stay ahead of the curve by capitalizing on the hottest, upcoming interior design trends of 2019. Our predictions are based on trends we've noticed peeking their heads in homes across the nation, as well as the research of experts over at Elle Decor, Decoraid, Castle Group, and Apartment Therapy. Although we are approaching the next decade, we expect to see a lot of classic trends resurface this upcoming year. From vintage lighting to 70's chic, don't be afraid to flush out your floral side, either.
11. Contrast is the new big interior trend for 2019
Contrast doesn't just refer to colour blocking and the expressive colours that plan to take the stage in 2019. Contrasting colors, textures and patterns will also play a major role in making a statement with your interior.
"A variety of textures help add depth and contrast, creating a multi-dimensional room," said the co-founders of Studio Life.Style Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl.
10. Rounded Edges are Making Another Round
Rounded couches, chairs, and more will continue to emphasis comfortable and contemporary furnishing. The beauty if rounded edges are their diversity. With a round sofa, you could add an air of funk and retro, or go completely modern and minimalistic. The ball is in your court.
"Embrace a curvy design aesthetic," encourages Anne Hepfer of Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc. "1970s-inspired rounded furniture will continue to take over. Rounded back chairs are a chic way to bring the curvy trend into your home."
9. Going Green
Hunter green was all the rage during the 1990s. Perhaps a nostalgic nod towards the childhood homes of many millennials, deep, dark, forest greens are creeping their way back into the designosphere. Indigo and other rich, emotional colours compliment these mysterious greens in a way like no other.
"The design trend I'm most excited to see develop in 2019 is the enthusiasm for green," Annie Sloan the colour expert and inventor of Chalk Paint said. "Green is a calming, sophisticated and thought-provoking colour. It imbues rooms with a sense of refinement and works well in botanical interiors."
8. Terrific Terrazzo
Of course, you can't have texture without a little terrazzo, right? With 70's inspired looks in general making a major come back, we are seeing more and more terrazzo in kitchens and bathrooms alike.
"We all know terrazzo has made its comeback," Vic Lake Architects design director Mia Lake said. "I don't think it's going anywhere."
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7. Flower Power
Continuing the trend of natural looks and "bringing the outdoors indoors" the power of floral prints is nothing to joke about. Although floral wallpapers may be associated with grandma's house, 2019 is determined to put a contemporary twist on florals through vibrant, contrasting colours and exaggeration.
"The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use," said Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design.
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6. 70's Chic
A time of peace, love, rock and roll, warm colour pallets, playful patterns, abstract shapes, 2019 is the year of 70's chic. Orange tones will complete your home, complimented by far-out furs and tactical textures. Don't be afraid to shake it up with a little shag, while you're at it.
In the spirit of shag, the founder of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates predicts passementerie will also prevail. "Passementerie will begin making a big return to the market place in 2019," Corey Damen Jenkins said. "modern interpretations of trims, bullion fringe and tie-backs will be in. Vibrant colour combinations and unusual shapes will make passementerie 'hip' again.'"
5. Velvet Furniture
Playing on the rise of 70's chic, velvet furniture is a luxurious, classy, and even sultry throwback. Many designers predict velvet couches will be among the most sought-after trends, serving as the heart of the living and family rooms.
Sofas aren't the only velvet furniture you can add to your collection. Don't shy away from completing the look with velvet chairs, curtains, and even lampshades. Bring velvet into the bedroom with velvet bed sheets or a headboard.
4. Artisan Vibes
Hand made is the new furniture trend of 2019. Although DIY's been on the rise for years, we expect designers and decorators to further explore the beauty in artisan pieces. Light fixtures and wall decor can make or break a room. Artisan chandeliers and wall art are intricate, gorgeous, and the perfect conversation piece. You can see just how much passion and dedication went into such decor.
"Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay will be in," Kristen Peña of K Interiors said. "We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots."
We couldn't agree more. Artisan furniture really keeps a home down to earth, balancing out the more bold interior design trends of 2019 such as bright colours and patterns.
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Maximalism is by far one of the biggest 2019 decorating trends. While 2018's beloved rose-gold and cool grey colour trends are on their way out, 2019 encourages you to embrace more bold and vivid hues and spectrums.
"I would predict that we'll be seeing more and more people moving away from the beige minimalism that's really defined the past couple of years," interior designer and founder of Black Lacquer Design Caitlyn Murray said. "I think design is headed in a much more daring direction as maximalist interiors full of bold colours, copious patterns, and rich textures going mainstream."
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2. Texture, Textiles, and Patterns
Textures are taking over in 2019. From bold backsplashes to agate wallpaper, expect to see patterns popping up across humble abodes and the homes of celebrities, alike. Throw pillows, textiles, and paintings are another wonderful way to pay homage to this trend. Marbled and geometric looks are another staple of the new year.
Naturally, the resurrection of wallpaper is also a huge contributor to the prevalence of texture in 2019. 2018 evoked elegance, eco-friendly, and edgeless looks. While we expect some of these looks to linger a bit longer, rose-gold and grey pallets are on their way out.
1. Art Art Art!
Walls covered with art are everywhere on Instagram, and they will continue to be in 2019. Choose your favourite art prints and posters, frame them an hang them on your wall to make the ultimate statement.
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2019 is an exciting year for interior designers and decorators. The industry is expecting defining trends of the 1970s to make a major comeback, such as warm pallets, contrasting texture, and playful patterns. Bright, bold, vibrant colours will also be a cornerstone of the embracing new year's hottest looks and interior trends.