Interior Design Trends for 2019
Are you thinking of upgrading your décor this Spring or Summer? Have you just moved into a new home and want to change the interior design?
Whether you have traditional tastes or love to keep up with the latest trends, here are some ideas to put into the home design melting pot.
Scandi Style is Still In
It may be down to the Nordic noir we constantly see on our TVs or our love of clean lines and minimalism, Scandi interior design has been a favourite for a while and continues to be a top option for homeowners.
It works especially well in the kitchen and areas like the living. It’s the blend of textures and soft hues that make this a great option and one that complements almost any home.
Sustainability is in Vogue
We should all be saving money and making our living more sustainable if we want to reverse global warming. The good news is that this has translated to interior design.
Whether it’s improving the double glazing or switching to energy efficient appliances, treat each room as an ecosystem in its own right and you won’t go far wrong. Choosing furniture and furnishings from recycled sources is also a must.
Texture is Key
It’s always been an important aspect of interior design, utilising plenty of texture remains a key trend for 2019. Introducing wall textures can quickly transform a flat looking room into something more expressive, for example.
It’s all about breaking up plain designs, either by using something like textured paint or creating an accent wall that stands out from the rest of the room. It’s not just about the foundations of your room, however, fixtures and furnishings need plenty of definition too.
Blinds Vs Curtains
If you’ve never given your window design much thought, now may be the time to do so. Many people seem to be moving away from traditional curtains to blinds and shutters.
They’re certainly easy to maintain and now come with remote controls so that you can raise and lower them using your smartphone. Shutters, in particular, add a touch of opulence as well as an extra layer or insulation to areas such as living rooms and bedrooms.
Concrete may not be top of your list when it comes to interior design aesthetics but it’s proving quite popular in many homes. It’s not just the functional material we all think it is and, with new print and staining techniques, looks absolutely fabulous in areas like the bathroom.
We’re talking practical as well as stylish here and it’s well worth investigating more for 2019.
Velvet is Making a Comeback
For some reason known to only a select few people, velvet has had a revival in the fashion world over the last few months. That’s translated into fixtures and furnishings where opulence combined with rich hues are being used to transform locations such as living rooms and bedrooms.
We’re seeing more upholstery in velvet and it’s gone mainstream mainly because of the manufacturing process that makes it much easier to maintain (and less easy to stain). It’s not to everyone’s liking but if you love the texture of velvet, it’s well worth introducing some items into your home.
Finally, fancy growing a forest in your kitchen? Living walls have been used outside for years, creating green spaces vertically. They’re now, at least for some homes, moving inside. If you don’t mind the constant maintenance requirements and have plenty of light coming in through a window, it’s something to consider if you have a thing for the unusual.