We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest decor trends. Not only are they constantly changing, but views vary wildly: One designer says something’s in, while another say’s it’s out. However, your opinion is the only one that matters. However, if you are seeking inspiration or maybe just want to look at some beautiful photos and dream. We’ve got you covered.
If mashups and remixes are your thing, 2019 is going to be your year. It’s going to be all about mixing it up and creating visual interest. These decor ideas promise to do just that. Striking and memorable with a bombshell or two in the mix. These top trends are a great place to start your redesign wish list.
Anything that looks like the work of a detail-obsessed artisan will be right at home in 2019. Whether it’s a handcrafted headboard, a standout chair, or a custom metal-framed mirror, a few artisanal elements will keep things interesting without the pressure to commit an entire space to the look. This will be the year of the craftsperson. Once upon a time, only bespoke cabinets and other woodwork were widely available. Now, you can find anything from sinks to shower-door hardware to wall decor from really cool vendors.
We’ve been slathering rooms in icy, aloof grays for quite a while now. But in 2019, the pros say this neutral’s cool edge will thaw a bit. We’re ready for a warmup all around. We will probably start seeing a “fleshier, pink-ier” naturals in the coming year.
All Shades of Pink
Speaking of pink, the flowery hue is still decidedly in the moment. You’ll continue to see the pale “millennial” variety, of course. However, get more comfortable with a bolder raspberry-toned color making a statement. Kitchen cabinets will start showing off their new bold pink colors. Your walls, however, will be more about the peach tones.
Think of tweed as the textural antidote to the moody velvets we’ve been seeing for the past few years. Velvet can pack a sophisticated punch but it can sometimes seem stuffy. Design gurus envision a star turn for tweed, a tightly woven wool which shares velvet’s impact but it’s not quite as extra. They’re similarly rich and “expensive”- feeling without being costumey. Tweeds play well with velvet and other fabrics, so you can mix and match pieces easily.
Made from a mix of glass, granite, marble, or quartz chips suspended in a polished cement or resin, this midcentury mainstay was once the de facto flooring option in schools, hospitals, and airports, thanks to its durability and thrifty price tag.
But these days, terrazzo has reemerged as a retro-luxe choice, popping up in every room of the house. Larger patterns in a slew of shades give this throwback a fresh feel on everything from coffee tables to shower walls. Terrazzo is going to be huge.
Contrasting Tile and Colored Grout
You’ve probably already noticed intricate tiles – Moroccan, herringbone, and other geometrics – swooping in to take the place of ubiquitous white subway tile. Expect to see colored grout and contrasting tile on the walls and floor. Like wallpaper, tile is an easy way to create a focal point in the room.
The all-white kitchen has been singing its swan song for the past couple of years and, as such, we’ve been slowly adding color back in. In 2019, designers say we’ll rip off the Band-Aid and embrace the white kitchen’s alter ego. Black kitchens especially are proving popular. They feel sleek, rich with a modern ambiance. Think dark or black wood tones for the cabinetry, paired with gold hardware and lighting, white countertops, and light wood flooring. It makes the perfect combination of modern and organic.
A New Crop of Florals
There’s a theory in the interior design world that what we see on the fashion runways in spring and fall will dictate what appears in our home decor the following year. And this year, Paris and New York were all about florals. Floral patterns will take root and show up in stores on bedding, pillows, chairs, and wallpaper, whether you’re ready for them or not. Now we aren’t talking about Grandma’s dated floral prints. Today’s blooms are also big, bold, and often abstract, offering up larger-than-life interpretations of a flower. If you’re ready for a break from chevron, trellis, and geometric patterns, this trend could be for you.