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Looking to bring in the new year with style? Now that 2019 has started, it’s time to think about bringing some new trends into your home. Whether you want to completely redecorate or just add a touch of something new, updating your home is a great way to brighten up the darker months. Planning changes to make to your home later in the year is also a good way to bring some positivity and fun to the coldest time of year.
Take a look at these trends for 2019 and see which you could incorporate into your home.
1. Floral Fun
Although spring might feel a little far off at the moment, prepare for floral prints to be well and truly in this year. Floral fabrics and even wallpapers are making a come back in 2019, and they won’t just be the traditional type of floral, either. More abstract and expressionist floral designs will be incredibly popular for upholstery and adding touches of colour and interest to rooms. For inspiration, check out these floral wallpapers or draw inspiration from this Pinterest board.
2. Sustainable Sources
A big trend for 2019 is set to be sustainably sourced items made from natural materials. As a growing number of people become concerned with the environment and their impact on it, it’s likely that we’ll see more and more designers leaning towards sustainable materials. Items that are handmade and retain a somewhat natural feel can also help people to feel more connected to nature, even when living in a city. To tap into this trend, check out these eco-friendly design brands that love using natural materials.
3. Twisted Boho
Designers have made it clear that boho will be back in a very real way in 2019, but as far as home decor goes, it’s going to be a subtly twisted version. Patterned fabrics, often layered on each other, will bring out the boho feel, but they will be brighter and less busy. Curved lines will bring a soft boho feel to a piece of furniture, but there will be a mixing of modern and vintage that will add a completely new angle to this trend. If you want to get into the boho vibe but also need to stick to a budget, take a look at some of the more affordable boho brands.
4. Bold Bathrooms
The soft, white spa-style bathroom is out, and it’s time for a bolder bathroom design. These bathrooms have a strong sense of character and a deliberate sense of design that is often inspired by a specific time period. A controversial side of this trend is that it often includes dark colours, which were often told not to use in bathrooms. If you’re feeling brave, though, this trend certainly pays off when it comes to impact. For those on a budget who need new fittings, you can find affordable baths here. Check out these impressive bathroom design ideas for 2019 and get ready to challenge your idea of what the perfect bathroom looks like.
5. White Plus Colour
When considering colour schemes for bedrooms and living rooms, a big look for 2019 is to start with a white foundation and add touches of colour. This will be an intrinsic summer style and is likely to permeate fashion design as well as home decor. By keeping the majority of soft furnishings white and adding a few different bold colours in the form of throws or cushions, a uniquely bright and playful effect is created. If you’ve shied away from white up until now, take a look at these ideas for using white in your living room. Whether you’re afraid of white or have always embraced it, it’s going to be difficult to escape from this clean, crisp look this year.
6. Velvet Vibes
Velvet has already been a big fashion trend for winter 2018, and it seems as though this lush, warm fabric is going nowhere in 2019. Velvet curtains are a highly effective way of keeping the heat in during those cold months, as well as adding a decedent, stylised feel to any room. If you want to take it up a notch, velvet upholstery will be in just about every home design shop you can think of, usually in deep jewel tones. For those who aren’t sure where to begin with velvet, this guide will definitely help. The most important thing to remember is not to go overboard – keep it to one piece of furniture or a few small accents per room.
However, you decide to decorate your home in 2019, make sure you try out something new and challenge your perspective on home design.