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Home Décor Trends for 2019
We can feel the warmth beginning to seep back into the days and that means one thing: we can slowly begin to unfurl from our winter hibernation and makes plans for interior decorating in the coming months. What home décor trends are coming our way in 2019?
Less is more – sustainability
Concerns for the environment and our continuing effect on it continue to be hotly debated. Sustainability is a concept here to stay with interior designers grasping the thorny issue that has plagued us for so long. Thus we are seeing sustainability as now running through every aspect of design.
And what this means is less throwing away and more of a longer-term outlook for every aspect of interior design and decoration. Less is more and versatility is key along with using the environmentally friendly options for use and discarding of unused material.
Plants and nature
With close links to sustainability is the growing trend for introducing more plants into the home.
As well as introducing colour, there are many schools of thought on the advantages of introducing living plants into the home including contributing to de-stressing and cleaner air.
Large tropical style plants are no longer an afterthought but an integral part of interior décor trends in 2019.
Occasionally, we hear of a design movement that underpins everything that designers seem to do. Mid-century modern is giving way to Memphis Design, a school of design that uses white background interlaced with bright, primary colours.
Since the 80s, we have stayed away from primary colours for fear of it looking too brash but this movement uses clever geometric patterns to introduces streaks of primary colours into the décor.
Get it right, and it’ll suit every room from the living room to the hallway.
There is a very pleasant and genteel colour scheme coming our way in 2019, something we need in the current turbulent times. Soft dusky pinks and mocha, with hints of beige and mauve greys, are simply delightful, the perfect restful colour palette for the master bedroom.
If you want to add an extra detail opt for floral wallpaper in the bedroom, a trend we covered recently on how to use it.
For the last few seasons, we have enjoyed the mustard yellow and sage green velvet armchairs in the living room (or velvet sofa if you were very brave) and whilst we don’t advocate consigning these to the dustbin, interior designers are telling us that strong colours in furniture are not the way to go in 2019 when it comes to interior décor.
What is, is statement furniture. Opt for individual, sustainable pieces or longer-term pieces that offer a versatile, neutral backdrop that means you can change the style of the room with no more than a can of paint and a change of soft furnishings. Fitted furniture in the living room is one solution, perfect for fitting well with the sustain design too.
What are your interior decorating plans for 2019?