8 interior design trends you will fall in love with
8 interior design trends you will fall in love with
Planning to redecorate your home in the new year? Start making notes now. Whether it’s a whole new beginning or just a little refreshment after the Christmas decoration comes down, our 2019 trend guide will give you plenty to think about. Updating your home is the perfect way to keep you entertained and in good spirit during the post-holidays period.
2018 saw some very particular trends, including the continued popularity of rose gold metallic finishes, terrazzo tiling and an obsession with mid-century vintage furniture. But the big question is: what’s next?
Interiors always have an overarching concept that’s more than the sum of their parts, such as the colours, textures or furniture. So, what are the 3 biggest inspirations behind 2019 interior trends?
- On one hand, self-expression! Just like our fashion choices, our interiors are an extension of the self and the market is rapidly moving in a direction where pieces are easily customised and available in an abundance of colours and materials.
- A cosy and calm atmosphere is also a big one, as more and more home decorators focus on creating a place for the self rather than ‘for show’, leading to practical and comfortable style over grandeur. Homes are becoming more classic, calm, nostalgic, and all in all a place for relaxation.
- Creating spaces to encourage happiness and joy is another key trend. Interior design is a chance for anyone to bring out the inner artist and create something uplifting through colours, textures and scales.
Images by Temza / Drakefell Road Project
To take the aim of self-expression and the happy design trends as a starting point it’s no wonder that rich, bold colours are trending. Colour schemes with warm neutral base colours and contrasting, dark accent elements will be a key interior trend in 2019.
Beige seems to be taking back the lead as a neutral base from cooler grey tones, creating cosiness and homely. This can be easily combined with warm feature colours such as burgundy, chocolate tones and deep forest green. The leading colour trend will no doubt be warm peach and living coral.
Image by Barker and Stonehouse
Just like with colour trends, the popular textures in 2019 will be all about creating interesting spaces with a sense of curiosity.
Mixing metals, (which used to be a big no-no) can become rather popular with the new, daring finishes that are available on the market, such as brass, bronze, rose gold or black chrome. However, if opting for only one, brass will definitely stay the popular choice.
We are seeing a hugely exciting array of natural stones being rediscovered either still in their original forms, or as quartz surfaces, HD printed stone effect porcelain tiles or even digitally printed wallpapers. Many colourways including greens, burgundies and gold-blue tones are popular and the busier the pattern the more it will rock the 2019 interior design world.
As for fabrics, velvets are keeping their pole position in every colour imaginable, but some exciting and rather cute fabric details such as fringes or contrasting trim details are also emerging.
Image by Romo
Even though the emphasis seems to be on colours this coming year, there are definitely place for patterns, especially tone on tone. Florals and geometrical patterns can even be used side by side, and there is an emerging trend of large statement patterns: the larger the better.
The most prominent use of these is in form of wallpapers, which is enjoying a massive comeback recently and is sure to continue strong in 2019. After the storm of wallpapered bathrooms (link to our article) last year, I’m really waiting to see how they will be incorporated in other non-obvious parts of the house, and even though I see the desire to use them in demanding areas such as kitchen splashbacks, the manufacturing processes still need to develop to cater to this.
Images by Anthropology
The yearning for spaces to cocoon us leads to the popularity of curving and roundedness. Organic and nature-inspired shapes will reign, but we can also expect to see a number of arches as features of the design schemes.
More than any actual trend we think smart spaces will enjoy a lot of attention in 2019. Whether this means maximising the potential of every corner and designing spaces in a very functional and logical way or on a smaller scale creating functional joinery pieces to fit our own personal storage requirements this is something we have always been advocating here at Temza.
Things like home bars are a great example of how a piece of furniture or joinery can perfectly fit our lifestyle and take the place of a feature element while also being designed to the smallest detail to one specific function this it’s able to cater for that very well.
The Comeback of the Comebacks
In the ever-circling emergence and disappearance of certain eras 2019 will see both Victorian and Mid-century inspirations in the form of original unique antique pieces, furniture and accessories that cannot be found anymore – think darker wood finishes, mahogany, original details and authentic craftsmanship. Investing in items with history reinforces the home’s role as a shelter and a safe place that will last and protect.
Image by H&M
Although we keep on hearing that kitchens are the heart of the house, we are expecting to see some bathrooms in 2019 that will question that phrase. There has been a lot of creativity put into transforming the idea of utilitarian and small suites into places of relaxation and pampering. This starts with the layout, and we have been seeing homeowners wanting to dedicate more space to wet areas, which in return allows for more creativity and diversity. In terms of bathroom trend forecast for 2019 will likely to bring us more spa-inspired bathrooms and luxurious feel that will result in these spaces being the highlights of the house and real showstoppers, whether that will be achieved with wallpaper, 3D effect tiles, bespoke joinery, polished plaster or terrazzo.
Top picture is by Colombo and Serboli Architecture
Photography is by Roberto Ruiz