We are well into 2019, and the new up and coming décor trends are becoming more apparent through observing designers and buyer trends. From the hottest new colors, to unique urban décor that transforms before your eyes, these are the top décor trends for the coming year and beyond.
Dark colors are making a style comeback after several years of bright whites and neutrals getting all the attention. The “it” color for the year has been called Nightwatch Green, which is a more subdued alternative to hunter green, with all the appeal of another trendy color, matte black.
Textures and materials that are making a comeback this year include Terrazzo, which features bits of granite, marble, glass and other materials arranged in a textural, confetti-like pattern that works well with mid-century décor, which has been on-trend for years now and shows no signs of going anywhere any time soon.
Out with Clutter, In with Nature
2019, if nothing else, is shaping up to be a year of minimalist ideals. Not only is cluttery décor, usually termed “eclectic” by those who enjoy its haphazard placement of varied items, on its way out, but many new homeowners are taking a much more simplistic approach. Today’s designers and consumers say that each item should have a purpose – whether it’s to provide a feeling of joy to the owner, or to play some practical function, such as storage.
Biophilia is also becoming more common among modern consumers, with younger generations especially finding an interest in reconnecting with nature. For this reason, eco-friendly products and sustainable materials are becoming more in-demand, as more consumers want to know not only what their home décor items are made from, but they also want to know what the companies they buy from stand for. Natural materials, such as wood, bamboo, and stone are becoming increasingly popular – especially those which are grown sustainably and that are fast growing.
Additionally, in the same vein of believing that “less is more” in terms of STUFF, consumers are looking for more furnishings that can serve a dual purpose. Homebuyers are downsizing, and with the move into smaller dwelling continues, the need for smaller furnishings is increasing at an alarming rate. The Murphey bed is one such example, but there are also sofas that transform into bunk beds, and tables and desks that fold up or down depending on needs.
While the trends suggest that today’s buyers are doing away with clutter and unnecessary “stuff,” there is one area where more is still more: artwork. Large pieces are becoming more popular as people begin to move away from the sterile appearance of Scandinavian, minimalist designs. Bigger, statement pieces are what you want to look for, and it’s important that you focus more on what you love than whether the piece conforms to your furnishings and color schemes. The trend this year is to find things that bring you joy, and use them to infuse your space with personality that is all your own.
Additionally, bolder walls are making a comeback. For instance, floral prints on wallpaper are making a comeback, combined with warmer and softer hues, like dusty rose and taupe. It’s all about balancing your colors with your textures and making sure that each piece serves a purpose for you. You don’t want things hanging around that are there just because they “coordinate.”
Modern and Vintage – Together
In 2019, consumers are seeing the value of coming their favorite modern items with vintage or traditional ones. Boho style is back on trend, with soft and rounded lines taking the place of sharp angles. It’s also becoming more common to see new designs that features a mixture of varied interior design themes. Gone are the days when a room is done using a single theme – whether design theme or color scheme. This year is all about combining styles to create something new and different, as long as it’s something that brings happiness to the room’s owner.
Mixing and matching continues in the types of materials that will be hot throughout the year. While brass tones have been the rage for years now, this metal is on its way out. Mixing metals for a more textural feel is what today’s designers are going for. Which means, If you love your brass fixtures, you can go ahead and keep them. Just consider pairing them with oil rubbed bronze, nickel, or copper.
It’s all About Comfort
One top trend that designers are bringing back to into homes this year is comfort. From plush carpeting to overstuffed sofas and upholstered dining chairs, it’s all about the comfort. You’ll be spending a lot of time in your home, so it’s important that is a place that makes you feel warm, comforted, and safe. For some, that might mean a large poster bed with a canopy. For others, that might mean thick upholstery and soft carpet underfoot. Large area rugs are also popular, especially when combined with bold colors to add both softness and style to a space.