As part of my previous job it was down to me to try and predict up coming trends in the Interior Design world for the company. This would shape the next twelve months, not only in terms of what we would stock but also the look and feel of the website. Along with the content that was planned for it. I honestly think 2019 is shaping up to be a great year Interior Design wise. It’s time for the High Street giants to realise that playing it safe hasn’t got them anywhere. And that us lowly shoppers are crying out for something a little different. It’s time to save our bricks and mortar shops and increase footfall on the pavement again. So without further ado here are my interior design trend predictions for 2019. They may not all come to fruition but I do hope at least some of them do.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Velvet
Yes, velvet has been around for a few years now but believe me when I say it’s not going away anytime soon. As access to better quality velvet’s has become easier and easier manufacturers have taken it and run. And this trend definitely has the legs for it. From traditional sofa’s to cutting edge design. From the bedroom to the sitting room you can see velvet everywhere. Choose a classic design and you won’t go wrong. This trend will keep on working for you for years to come. And if like me you can’t quite run to a new sofa or bed there’s a plethora of choice out there for soft furnishings too. Update your interiors with some cushions and a throw and you’ll be bang on trend quickly and cost effectively.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Brass Taps
My Own Kitchen Tap
I remember drooling over brass taps for my bathroom last year, dreaming of giving my bathroom an update. But I had a conversation with a fellow blogger and her feeling was that the trend would be short lived. Around the same time Black fittings came were growing in popularity. So I thought I’d sit on it for a while. These two trends seem to both still be gaining in momentum. With the rise of Crittall screens used as shower enclosures I can see why Black bathroom fittings are gaining in popularity. But I don’t see it having long term growth. Very quickly these will look out of fashion. And you’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t go for brass instead. Modern in design or classic this is definitely the longer term option if you don’t want to be updating again in 12 months time.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Foxed Mirrors
This trend started to sneak up on us a couple of years ago. Think of all the hotels and restaurants you’ve seen them in lately. With modern technology came the ability to create mirrors that look as though they are antique yet costing a fraction of the real deal. Foxed, mottled, or antiqued! Whatever you choose to call them, distressed-style mirrors will be creating a buzz next year. They add intrigue and mystery through faded, patchy reflections, while the silvered background keeps them looking chic. They’re great for drawing together an eclectic scheme that draws from several periods from history too.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Terrazzo
I feel this prediction may be a marmite thing! So maybe I’ve just thrown it there not just because I love it so much. But I do love a good bit of debate too. There’s something just so magical about how it catches the light. Manmade and yet as beautiful as marble or granite. I can see it arriving on coffee and side tables. Along with bathrooms too. Like a posh version of concrete, though not as tactile it certainly drawers the eye in. And as a composite material, poured in place or precast it can be used for both floor and wall treatments too. Plus there’s a multitude of colour options not offered by it’s natural competitors. I have Terrazzo style tiles in my bathroom and I’m definitely looking to give them a new lease of life with some brass fittings for 2019.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Art Deco Influences
This one prediction I am very sure of. It started to slowly appear early last year and more and more retailers are jumping on the bandwagon. Art Deco is definitely a great partner and accents Mid Century Modern perfectly. Think curves and scallops. Velvet and gold. If you buy one piece to update one of your room schemes this year make it a Deco style armchair. But try not think of Art Deco in it’s truest form, this is a hybrid that takes elements from Deco but also from the late 50’s early 60’s too. It’s best to only add an element or two though. This is one of those trends that’s better as an accent to prevent it looking too contrived.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Dark Kitchen Cabinets
My Own Kitchen
There has been a lot of talk recently about dark kitchens. They really are growing in popularity. You only have to have a search on Pinterest to confirm this. My own kitchen was also chosen as one of Apartment Therapy’s favourite makeovers for 2018 which goes some way to confirm that this is a trend at the beginning of it’s growth curve. Now we’re not talking just sleek black gloss here either. There’s matt finishes for a grown up and yet versatile Scandi Noir feel too. So whether you love glam, boho or scandi there’s an option of you. Layer the darks, with pops of gold. Soften the look with pale plaster pink coloured walls. Or big it up with a palm leaf print! You heard it here first.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Bar Carts
Sorry about this one! I know, they’ve been around for a few years now but they are here to stay for a while longer. I’ve been hankering for one for a few years now. My home has a circular layout though and until now I haven’t trusted ‘The Boys’ to not play their own version of Super Mario Cart with it if I bought one! At 16, 18 and 22 respectively, I hope this year might be the year I get to be a proud owner. Whereas for the last few years Bar Carts have been styled with neon’s and flamingo’s this coming year they’re going to be more demure. They tie in with the Art Deco theme perfectly. Especially when they’re gold!
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Gold
Oh and talking of gold…… Forget rose gold! Forget copper. This coming year metallics are growing up and it’s all about gold. Firstly, this one’s a bit naughty of me as I’ve been embracing gold for a while now. But the High Street always seems to take a while to catch up. They’re always on the end of a trend curve. What do I mean by this? Well they like to know a trend is established before they invest in it. This means as we’re all walking away from a trend the High Street is still telling everyone it’s still a big thing. But by March I think copper will be more or less dead and buried. A word of warning though, don’t go too mad with gold. Too much and we’re talking ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’! Less is more, introduce it slowly.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Fringing
I first saw this trend slowly trying to raise it’s head two or three years ago at the trade shows. I think 2019 is going to be it’s year. It may have been slow to catch on but it’s picking up momentum. The Autumn Winter catwalks were awash with fringing of all colours and designs and we all know interiors and fashion are intertwined. Basically whatever you can add a tassel too your going to find it there. Mirrors, cushion, furniture, lamps and curtains, fringing is going to be big news. So add a flirty edge to your home and remember there’s huge potential for a bit of DIY here. You can update pieces you already own for a few pennies rather than invest in new.
My Interior Design Trend Predictions For 2019 – Forest Green
Emerald greens slightly muddier and maybe not as glam relation Forest Green is where it’s at for 2019. Forget Spiced Honey (Dulux colour of the year) and Living Coral (Pantones colour of the year), I’m going with Night Watch (PPG Colour of the year). Described as , ”About bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through colour. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.” I think it reflects the way we all feel at this time of year. It’s a nod to nature and very grounding. I was asked for my thoughts on the colour by Printed.com.
So there you have it. My predictions for 2019 Interior Design Trends. What are your thoughts? Do you agree with all my choices? Are there any you think I’ve missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you have a mo please do leave a comment. They do make my day.