If you’re looking for inspiration for your next home improvement project, take a look at some of the biggest interior design trends for 2019.
When the clock hits midnight on 31 December, many of us make resolutions for the year ahead. If one of your resolutions is to improve your living space, don’t just jump in unprepared. We’ve spoken to interior designers London to get the low down on some of 2019’s biggest interior design trends.
Interior design in 2019 is all about bold jewel tones, and rich colours such as emerald green, dark teal, sapphire and indigo will look fantastic in any room of the house. Dip a toe in the trend with jewel-coloured accessories and soft furnishings, or go all out with feature walls, bold cabinets, patterned tiles, or even a statement ceiling. Jewel tones look particularly effective when combined with white architectural features.
While jewel tones may be big news, there is still room for neutral shades in 2019. But the trend is moving away from greys and creams and towards warmer, earthy nude shades. Think sandy tones, oatmeal, and stonewashed linen – even millennial pink looks set to hang around for at least one more season. For a clean, contemporary look, team your nudes with monochrome accents, or accessorise with natural materials such as jute, rattan and oak for a more rustic feel.
In the coming year, one of the biggest interior design trends is all about doing more with less. Convertible spaces are big news at the moment, with items such as Murphy beds, moveable walls, hidden storage, and multipurpose pieces of furniture enabling homeowners to make the most of their available space without sacrificing on style.
The kitchen is the focal point of the home, and in 2019 we are expecting to see a shift towards bold, striking kitchens. This can range from eye-catching, patterned splash back tiles, to bolder colour choices for kitchen cabinets. Navy blue or dark green shades in matt or powdery finishes are emerging as particular favourites, while powder blue tones offer a softer, but still striking, alternative to grey.
Even the smallest features can make a big difference to the look and feel of your home, and replacing your standard taps with a more attractive alternative can help to instantly upgrade your bathroom or kitchen without having to spend a fortune. Industrial style faucets give off a cool and edgy vibe, while copper or brass fittings offer a warm contrast to monochromatic or concrete spaces.
Fabrics and textures play a key role in interior design, and this season, everyone is talking about velvet. This soft and sumptuous material is currently the most popular material in online searches, with a 400% increase in searches over the past six months, and it can add a real feeling of luxury and elegance to your home. Embrace the trend with velvet cushions and curtains, or opt for bigger pieces such as a velvet bed or statement velvet sofa.
Scandi-style has been a huge design influence in recent years, and it doesn’t look set to disappear anytime soon. Rooms inspired by long weekends in the Nordic countryside will be hugely popular next year, with features such as wooden flooring, pale walls, sheepskins and furs, vintage touches, and green accents, offering a natural, low-key look that is the ultimate in relaxation.
Of course, not all trends will work in all houses, so you need to be selective. By choosing a couple of key trends that work with the available space, and adapting them to your own personal style, you can create a unique and stylish home that you’ll be proud to show off.