With 2018 quickly wrapping up, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2019 to see what the new year will bring us in the world of interior design. Take a look at our predictions for the trends that will likely come into the mainstream next year, and get ahead of the curve when it comes to incorporating them into your home.
Natural and Sustainable
Sustainable materials and natural textiles are both going to be a key interior design trend for 2019 and will feature in everything from the rugs you buy to the material you choose to finish your floors in. Think of it as a detox for your home; and the antithesis of the bright and busy interiors that have flourished over the past few years.
Art Deco is set to make a comeback in the form of plush, scalloped furniture, but think of this more in terms of pieces evoking the glamour of the era and mixed metals giving a nod and a wink to the style, rather than a full-scale revival. Expect to see plenty of accessories and small furnishings elegant silvers and chromes, with touches of gold.
Brass and Gold
Brass and gold fixtures aren’t showing any signs of falling out of favour, and will continue to remain popular through 2019 it seems. The popularity of both of these metals will surely be down to the popularity of other key trends for interior design in 2019, as brass and gold perfectly complement many of these.
Going Green for Good
2019 is about going green in every sense of the word, not just in terms of sustainability and the environment. Next year will see a move from bright and fresh greens to moodier colours like hunter green – especially when it comes to furniture and kitchen interiors. Sage green will also make a move into the spotlight, offering a lighter but just as a moody accompaniment to hunter green. The idea of going green by bringing the outdoors in and filling your living space with lush green plants is also set to continue into next year.
We’ve had statement walls, statement, carpets, and 2019 will be the year where things start looking up for ceilings and their utilisation in home decor. Offering all of the drama of statement walls, a ceiling will offer a more memorable alternative that at the same time won’t be in danger of overpowering a room.
Riding the coattails of the 70’s revival we’ve witnessed this year, terrazzo is set to make a comeback in 2019 as an alternative to marble. Although the use of the pattern in tube carriage floors and as PVC tiles have done nothing to win it some style points, true terrazzo is worlds away from these cheap imitations.
Back to (Matte) Black
Doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s in your home it’s time to paint it black. From floors to lighting fixtures, matte black will be making a big splash next year in interior design. Create drama, this bold colour choice will add flair and sophistication to your home as black matte black makes the move from high fashion and beauty into home decor.
Sustainability pops up in more than one trend prediction for 2019, and this time it’s in the form of sustainable luxury; the idea of balancing extravagant finishes and textures with sustainable materials and manufacturing processes. 2019 will be the year of luxurious interiors that don’t come at the cost of the environment.
As our lives continue to become busier and the spaces we live in continue to get smaller, we need furniture that can meet our changing needs. The 2019 trend predictions for furniture centre around functional purpose, placing substance over style.