Upgrade your home with the latest interior design trends
From velvet accessories to bright, bold kitchens, we take a look at some of the hottest trends taking the interior design world by storm this year.
Redecorating can help to re-energise your home and give it a new lease of life, but with so many options on the table it can be difficult to know where to start.
We’ve rounded up some of the top interior design trends for 2019 to give you some inspiration for your next project.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and, in 2019, kitchens are going bold. Instead of the grey, natural and white cabinets that have dominated for several years, this year’s kitchens are opting for cabinets in bold shades of navy or dark green shades, with modern matt finishes. Those who prefer lighter shades can still get in on the act with powder blue tones which offer a softer yet still distinctive alternative. Add extra interest with statement lighting or eye-catching patterned splashback tiles.
These days, space is at a premium and we all want to do more with less and make the best possible use of the space available to us. In line with this, flexible, convertible rooms are set to be big news in 2019, and features such as hidden storage, moveable walls, Murphy beds and multi-purpose pieces of furniture will allow homeowners to maximise their space without sacrificing on style.
Warm nude shades
In 2019, neutral tones will continue to be a favourite with homeowners and interior designers alike, but there is a marked shift from cooler tones such as grey and cream, towards warm, earthy nude shades such as sand, oatmeal and mink. Even the ubiquitous millennial pink looks set to hang around for the immediate future. To add interest and warmth, take inspiration from this apartment renovation in Chelsea and team your neutrals with contrasting shades of deep plum and dark wood furniture.
Bright jewel tones
Nude shades may be a constant style favourite, but in 2019 we also expect to see an increased use of bright jewel tones such as dark teal, sapphire and emerald green. These rich colours will look great in any room of the house and work particularly well when combined with white architectural features. Go all out with a feature wall, bold sofa or statement ceiling, or dip your toe in the trend with jewel-toned soft furnishings and accessories.
Soft, tactile fabrics are set to be an interior design fixture this season – with velvet emerging as a particular favourite. Fabrics and textures play a key role in design, and this soft, sumptuous material is a great way to add luxury and elegance to your home. How far you go is down to you – opt for a statement velvet piece such as a bed or sofa, or accessorise your home with velvet cushions, curtains and throws.
If you’re a fan of scandi-style interiors you’ll be pleased to hear that this style of décor is still a key trend for this year and beyond. Take inspiration from long weekends in the Nordic countryside with stripped back wooden flooring, furs and sheepskins, retro items, splashes of green, and plenty of natural light, for the ultimate in natural, pared-back luxury.
Interior design is very personal and, while there are some great trends to choose from, you know your home best. Choose the trend or trends that best fit your style of house, your personality and your lifestyle, and you’re sure to create a beautiful home that will be the envy of everyone who visits.