Home Decorating Trends for 2019Posted on 28.2.2019
Whether you’ve just bought a brand-new home or are ready for a fresh look in the home you have now, home decorating can be both fun and challenging. As you’re brainstorming about which home decor ideas to use in your own home, it can be useful to know what’s trending and what some interior designers say has been overdone.
In general, HouseBeautiful.com says, home decorating in 2019 is expected to be very bold, literally quite bright. When thinking about your kitchen, for example, one-color palettes are out, while “colorful curations” are trending. Kitchen designs have been minimalistic and clean in recent years, almost to the point of being clinical. Now, the article suggests you think about open or glass-doored cabinets that feature collected dishware, with vintage rugs splashed on the floor.
Plus, forget about trying to match your metals in the kitchen. Mixing metals is in, with one designer using a polished nickel faucet—then, on the cabinetry, satin brass knobs. It looks “awesome,” and the designer even encourages the use of a third metal finish if you can pull it off and not have your kitchen look “totally haphazard.”
Moving to your living room, House Beautiful says home decorating trends there are also focused on mixing and matching. So, if you’re buying new furniture for a new home, avoid choosing furniture that’s “generic and boring,” looking like a manufacturer’s showroom. Instead, create a room that’s 100% about you. Mix periods, be charming, be chic, and show off your personal style! One designer specifically notes the rise of art deco with its “glamorous materials and patterns.”
Realtor.com, meanwhile, is encouraging people to think pink and to also think floral. First, the hue: All shades of pink are in at the moment, including pale varieties and her “bolder raspberry-toned sister.” For walls, consider peach tones that pair surprisingly well with “mustard, orange, or even dark green.”
Pantone.com has named Living Coral as the color of the year, a color that ElleDecor.com describes as a “warm, peachy orange with a life-affirming golden undertone. The color evokes vitality and buoyancy; the marine invertebrate gets its vibrant tone from the tiny algae living on its surface.” You can use coral as an accent color, but you could also use it to paint an entire room. It’s earthy yet optimistic, also perfect for furniture.
Returning to insights from Realtor.com, then there are florals. They’re appearing on fashion runways in Paris and New York, also showing up in home decor ideas. Expect to see them in wallpaper, upholstered furniture, bedding, and more. Forget all about Grandma’s dated floral prints, the article suggests, as well as previous trends of geometric patterns, and embrace blooms that, today, are “big, bold, and often abstract, offering up larger-than-life interpretations of a flower.”
For furniture, think curvy. Create intimate spaces that let you lean forward in curvaceous couches and chairs to actually talk to other people face to face. This can create a look that’s both elegant and comfortable, and definitely out of the box.
Another article in Realtor.com notes several trends that have been overdone. If you’re attached to them, designers are suggesting that you update them to a new look. For example, Boho, described as using “macrame wall hangings, the waxy-fake succulents … your Moroccan lanterns … batik pillows,” can create a soulful (yet outdated!) Gypsy look. If Boho speaks to you, then one designer suggests investing in authentic pieces that truly represent ethnic tradition. This could be a kilim rug, designed in a flatweave in various colors; using a quality rug as your centerpiece, you could build your room’s design around that focal point.
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