2019 will soon be here! As one year comes to a close we start looking forward to the changes the new year will bring, including new design trends. And I see some great things coming! There are some emerging trends that I think you will love and enjoy incorporating into your look. The important thing with trends is that you only do the ones that you really love! You don’t have to follow all the trends to stay current. In fact, I recommend not to.
Design trends will change over the year. That’s in their nature. Some will become over saturated, some won’t last a full year, but some can become a timeless feature that works for your style. So take design trend advice with a grain of salt, and only do those that speak to you.
But design trends are a fantastic way to play around with a new feature. If you are a fan of a certain style or product then take the opportunity to see if it works with your home and your design style! When it is in abundance it is so much easier to find pieces that speak to you. Combine different trends and styles, that’s how you get your own personal look. And on that note, here are some design trends to watch out for this year!
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2019 Design Trends
- Bold Colour- a lot of the 2019 colour forecasts are coming in with rich jewel tones. You can use as much or as little of these bold tones as you want. If you are wanting a dramatic look then paint your favourite jewel tone on the walls of a room. If that is too big of a commitment at this time then scale back and use it in accent decor or furniture.
- Bold Pattern- Patterns are still going to be prominent, but instead of small repeating patterns, the scale is going to increase. The patterns are going to be larger than before, but with that comes simpler designs. Think of simple floral and geometric patterns, nothing too complicated or overbearing.
- Mixed Styles- Yes, yes, yes! I am a big fan of mixing design styles! It’s how you create a more personal touch in a room! You do not have stick to one style if you love three different styles! Combine them and come up with your own flavour! Shabby Chic, Rustic Boho, Industrial farmhouse, Art Deco Boho Chic. There are ways to integrate different design styles to make your home show your personality.
- Mixed Metallics- You will no longer be restricted to choosing only one metallic to have in your home. Heck, you don’t even have to be limited to one metallic in a room! Some people are forecasting that rose gold is on the outs, but I say if you like it, then work it in! You could combine it with black for a sharp contrast. An example of mixing metals though would be using polished chrome light fixtures and brass cabinet pulls in the same kitchen.
- Comforting Furniture- Uncertain times make us desire comfort at home. Beds and chairs that feel like they are hugging you and wrapping you up in safety are becoming more popular. This would be things like four-poster beds and wingback chairs.
- Curves- They are making a comeback after all the straight lines that modern industrial brought in. This is influenced by three major factors. 1) More people are being inspired by nature, which rarely is all straight lines. 2) We are feeling a need to be comforted at home, and furniture that wraps around us is comforting. 3) A change-up from the strict and straight lines was due.
- Natural Materials- Renewable resources and the environment have been prominent in the news lately. And on our minds what with the recent environment report. We will be seeing accessibility to natural materials in stores, as well as more products that look like natural materials. Especially in big cities where it’s rare to see signs of nature, we crave it more. Having houseplants, wood furniture, and water fountains bring us closer to nature. They fill a void that concrete can not.
- Antiques- Decorations that have history or meaning will start to pop up more. For the foreseeable future, decor won’t need to look shiny and new to be desired. The craving for comfort and connections will increase as the environment around us stays uncertain. Antiques have survived past experiences and connect generations. For those of you who have inherited pieces that you aren’t sure how to display, now is the time to dust them off and give them a proper home. Check out my post on incorporating such pieces into your everyday decor here.
- Handmade Products- It’s great to support local artists and craftsmen. Love, sweat, and tears go into handmade products. Each one is unique and a work of art. Just think, you are holding a piece of someone’s imagination in your hands with you choose to buy handmade decorations. You are now connected to the artist. And we can all use a little more connection to humanity.
- Warmer Tones- The cool greys of yesterday are making way for warm tones again. Not quite into the beige and browns, but I can see that coming back soon too. For now, the greys are being converted to whites, ivory, and warm greys (greige). One of the purposes for this is to bring more natural materials and hues into our homes. The cool blues and greys were great for modern industrial styles that used a lot of concrete and metal, but wood and leather are warm. They feel more comforting in a warm-toned environment with warm whites, and grey-browns.
Some of these trends I can see sticking around for a while, such as the mixed styles and mixed metallic. These trends are inclusive and work for everyone instead of a select few. It embraces differences instead of forcing you to have to buy something new like the macrame textile art trend last year. It looked great in the right place but did not fit everyone’s style, including mine. It’s okay to admire a design trend, but not include it in your own home. Only take on those that feel right to you.
Have a lovely day my friends!
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