While some home decor trends stand the test of time, others come and go in a blink. If you’re planning a home decor update this year, here are 11 trends we think you’ll want to consider.
Move over gallery walls! Kim Gordon, a Los Angles home designer, says while family photos are great, they often fail to make a big statement. Instead, Gordon says to look for “big, potentially colorful, and absolutely impactful” art that wows.
In 2019, designers are moving toward fresh, natural materials such as wood, marble, and copper, according to Decor Aid, a full-service interior design firm. In their blog, Decor Mag, they stated, “These elements will help bring an organic and serene ambiance to any space while reflecting the world around your home.” Try incorporating this trend with marble countertops or a wood accent wall like this one made from reclaimed wood.
Adam Meshberg from the award-winning architecture and interior design firm, the Meshberg Group, says, “Faux stone or large-format tile will soon replace natural materials like concrete or Italian white marble.” Meshberg said thanks to emerging technology, new porcelain tile looks identical to real, natural materials but is much less expensive and easier to install.
Instead of decorating with mass-produced boho-style items, look for authentic pieces. Justin Riordan, a designer from Portland, Oregon, says to find pieces that reflect a real ethnic tradition and to build the room around that. Try a kilim rug or a vase brought back from a vacation abroad.
Movable Kitchen Storage
Diana Blaskiewicz, an associate with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Washington, DC says many of her clients want to ditch the kitchen island because they’re bulky and often don’t provide adequate storage. She says instead of an island, move the dining table closer to the kitchen and uses some modular storage instead.
Kitchen Cabinets in Color
Instead of all-white kitchen cabinets, incorporate some color into your kitchen decor. “Making a statement and creating a mood with cabinetry in black and colors like deep or gray-washed blues and greens is in high demand,” says Sara Ianniciello, a senior associate and director of design at Whitehall Interiors.
Instead of getting all your furniture from the same collection, do some mixing and matching, says celebrity designer, Jonathan Rachman. “Collect furniture as you go along, and don’t be afraid to mix and match using various pieces from different periods, or your family heirlooms,” Rachman said.
Floral patterns are seeing a new resurgence in 2019. Decor Mag noted decorators expect to see “exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors” when it comes to florals in home decor. Try an updated floral wallpaper for a powder room or a statement piece of artwork in a floral design.
Velvet is one of the hottest decor trends for 2019. According to Decor Mag, velvet is now viewed as “luxurious, yet funky.” If you don’t want to go all in, try adding velvet throw pillows on your sofa or add a velvet armchair to the living room.
Black and White
Decor Mag notes black and white is timeless when it comes to home design. Try a black and white kitchen backsplash, or a white couch with black accents.
Move over chrome and brass—leather is emerging as a top design trend when it comes to drawer and cabinet pulls. Interior designer, Jessica McCarthy, who works as a creative director, editorial stylist and is the founder of JAM Creative Studio, notes leather pulls give your home a distinct look that is fresh and unique.
Article by Rachel Brougham