Emphasis on natural accents
The real power of a focal point can be released only when complemented with the right kind of accent. This year is all about creating and maintaining the look and feel that relies on a careful selection of accentuating themes.
These accents are often natural, like wooden elements combined with vibrant greenery. These breathe new life into the still setting and create a unique oasis feel. Through emphasizing the connection between humankind and nature with natural materials, we remind ourselves of the allure of the outdoors.
A focal point in every room
Every room deserves to have one focal point that will inspire people and be drawn towards it naturally. It can be a conversation piece, like an old clock on the sleek mantelpiece, or something that defines the entire setting like an amazing rug, which can give the room a unique feel and personality.
Modern rugs are extremely potent focal points, especially since they can be rotated between the rooms for a more matched or intentionally mismatched look. In the kitchen, on the other hand, a hefty antique cookbook can achieve the same effect as a pure-white freestanding bathtub in the bathroom.
Striking color foundation
While the last year called for simplicity and color neutrality, 2019 invites you to get creative and create vibrant interiors through the use of diverse color schemes, wallpapers, and mixed color arrangements.
While you don’t have to paint all the walls in the room, you can create the accent wall and leave the rest of the foundation in the original neutral state. To keep the central theme positive, stay away from dark, brooding hues and give ways to light pastels, sunny yellow, or eggshell.
Even aqua blue and vivid green can work great in modern bathrooms, provided that the foundation matches the overall tone of the interior. Believe it or not, the colors you choose can have an effect on your productivity at home.
Interior bursting outside
The year 2019 has been called the year of bringing the inside out. No more balancing between your love for the outdoor and the fear of getting a woven wicker print temporarily pressed onto your lower back.
Outdoor spaces are fitted with plush, indoor-like furniture. A study on landscaping trends by the Houzz.au found that 46% of renovators would want more comfortable dining furniture on the patio. Instead of the glass rectangle table and a couple of ashtrays, think stately armchairs and chic club tables. You can learn what is hot in exterior furniture in the article at Massachusetts Real Estate News.
No more gendered rooms
It seems we’re finally saying farewell to gendered traits assigned to motifs and concepts in design. Insecurities about girly versus ‘macho’ color pallets, textures and shapes tend to dumb the edge of creative potential and empower hidden biases.
Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2019 is living coral, as it radiates universal emotional responses to nature, while unapologetically celebrating a traditional feminine hue.
The reign of minimalism and Scandinavian design, including its derivate, Japandi, characterized by neutral colors and simple materials seems to have come to an end. Instead of it, bright colors and graphic patterns are taking over the home interiors. Mixing colors, patterns, and textures are welcome once more, while the phrase gallery wall has a whole new meaning. Whether you plan to cover an entire wall with art or add a large, greater-than life piece to your space, in 2019, more is more.
For years, the Millennial pink has endured and strongly contested any new kitchen color in the line of succession. Although the soft pink still has a prominent position in court, the lion's share of the palette goes to the pastel family. Pastels have made their way into many home decor trends, and in 2019, we are seeing more baby blue, green-wash, and soft grey cabinets, splash-backs, and appliances than ever before.
One of the design trends that interior stylists were most excited to see in 2019 is the green, both as a color and the way of thinking. With its sophisticated hues and shades, green can be both a calming and thought-provoking color. It enshrouds the room with a sense of refinements and works perfectly in botanic-friendly interiors.
In our efforts to protect and conserve our environment, to avoid synthetic materials in our daily lives and homes, the green color on furniture and walls is a fantastic backdrop to the natural materials we've come to love. Never has green been so popular and so widely embraced ever since the Art Deco in the 1920s.
Carefully-designed secondary spaces
In 2019, interior stylists have a clear message – no space can go to waste. If you’re renovating from scratch, make sure to think this one over. Architects and builders are beginning to employ the all-in, no-afterthought approach to residential space design.
Alcoves, joinery gaps, and voids which have been previously dismissed as burdens, now present valuable opportunities for clever storage and even artistic expression. Also if you’re just upgrading an existing home, instead of seeing that nook as a corner, think of it as a retreat or a small home office.
Renaissance of artisanal
This is the right time to leave those pastel-toned geometric shapes in the previous decade catalogs. More and more designers and manufacturers are turning back to craft, slowing down the mass production that caused our interiors to look like one another.
Veering from the world of mass production, designers experimenting with new materials or making limited quantities, definitely leaning towards attributes like ‘artisanal’ and ‘boutique.’ Even larger companies are reaching out to small workshops to create more unique items where each piece comes with characteristic handmade imperfections.
Mixed metal accents
Combinations of metal accents, no more than two or three, used throughout the room have always been a tasteful way to show balance and definition in space. For example, brass, gold, or nickel accents, combine well with oil-rubbed bronze or aged iron. Depending on the moderation and context. Metals like silver and pewter mix well with black-brown metals and bronze.
At the beginning of the second half of the year, there's little time to lose. One of the most budget-friendly ways of sprucing your space up is by embracing some of the year's hottest interior design trends.
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About the author: The above article on interior design trends for 2019 was written by Amelia Atkins. Amelia is an author at Smooth Decorator and a fresh architecture student.
The love for architecture and design runs in her family. Amelia knew what she wanted to do from a very young age. You can often find her with a notepad in hand, just looking at the clouds, dreaming about the next skyscraper.