Hot or not – how often do you ask yourself this question while making decorating choices? Some people treat trends as an inspiration or general suggestion, some take them much more seriously. No matter which of the two groups you belong to, it’s worth to know what’s currently trending and what will soon be considered ‘passé.’ Here we present 4 major shifts in design that are going to happen in 2019, according to professionals.
Minimalism -> Maximalism
Regardless of whether we are talking about Japanese or Scandinavian minimalism, one thing is certain – in 2019 the ‘less is more’ rule will no longer apply. “It’s already reached a saturation point for me, and I think people are interested in seeing new things.,” says designer Chloe Warner on austere interiors. Maximalism is a trend that has sprouted in recent years to finally blossom.
Don’t be afraid of colors and patterns – change shades of white, beige and gray to deep, saturated blues and greens. If, however, you prefer lively colors, pick the most fashionable Living Coral by Pantone. The same in terms of patterns – decorative tiles (hexagons, Moroccan, geometric) and Italian terrazzo will help you to diversify your home from the basic level.
“Fast” Furniture -> Vintage and Custom Pieces
From year to year, our ecological awareness is constantly increasing. This means that, mass-produced objects are ‘outing’ more and more in the context of not only ethics but also fashion! Artificial textiles and poor quality, mass-produced furniture will neither embellish our apartment nor serve for many years.
Therefore, we encourage you to invest in design classics or vintage items. A beautiful Turkish rug, a sofa from the 1960s or an antique chest of drawers are exemplary gems thanks to which you will build a unique atmosphere of the interior.
Plain Walls -> Statement Walls
Beige, white or gray ‘pristine’ walls without texture and ornaments are something you should definitely leave behind. Let your walls speak! To make your statement be heard, take inspiration from the Wabi-Sabi trend – uncover original bricks or previous layers of paint (if your home is antique), try patterned wallpaper (the most fashionable interior accessory this year) or create your mini art gallery.
“Instead of minimalist rooms, we like pattern on color on texture on pattern on color on texture” – say the designers behind Massucco Warner Miller – “Done in a curated way, these are the rooms that make houses feel like home.”
Copper & Rosegold -> Brass
Copper completely dominated kitchen and bathroom fittings in 2016 to start fading slowly in 2017, succeeded by gold and brass. For now, everything indicates are that copper will disappear, replaced with shades that are easier to blend in with the rest of the décor. “While copper was flashy and fun in the age of millennial pink, we see it on its way out, making room for more natural-looking metals.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors.
Although this metallic accent is still everywhere, Hepfer believes its time will be up soon. “The pink undertone makes it a bit more difficult to coordinate with the rest of the room, especially if there is already a bold use of color present,” she explains.