If you’ve been living in a minimalist home, characterized by beige walls, white subway tiles, black couch, sleek centerpieces, and laidback lighting fixtures, now might be the perfect moment to break free – 2021 favors the bold.
We’ll be seeing more eye-popping colors, textures, patterns, and decorating styles this 2019. Rich jewel tones, art deco designs and accessories, bohemian-inspired interiors, handmade light fixtures, velvet furniture, and dramatic patterns – all these elements are making this year a vibrant year for home design fanatics.
If you’re ready to give your home a brand-new look this year, here are 10 trendy interior design ideas worth checking out.
A biophilic home
The need to feel more connected with the earth and our roots are stronger than ever. That said, expect more natural elements and less tech-obsessed décor in modern homes.
Wood and stone finishes continue to thrive (and will always do), and there’ll be a greater emphasis on millwork and handcrafted furniture. The design will also focus on maximizing natural light and air. Lastly, we’ll see more patches of green and blue, characterized by plant life and water elements, in today’s homes.
These elements, which creates a relationship between humankind and nature, work to bring a serene, organic ambiance to any space.
Velvet is making a comeback
Old-fashioned no more – velvet is now seen as luxe yet funky. In fact, many designers believe velvet pieces to be one of the year’s sought-after décor trends. If a velvet couch isn’t your thing, incorporate velvet in throw blankets, pillows, rugs, and other fabrics.
Goodbye minimalism, hello maximalism
The dominance of neutral finishes, unadorned walls, and sleek furniture is declining. 2019 will pave the way for bolder interiors, characterized by bright colors, graphic patterns, unique shapes, dramatic textures, and large-scale art pieces.
If you’ve been wanting to infuse personality into your space, now is the perfect time to do so. Instead of worrying about whether the art or furniture match your space’s color scheme, try thinking about the pieces you truly love to see and use, and include them in your room.
A more vivid kitchen with bolder backsplashes
The clean and flawless all-white kitchen trend is dead – we say hello to fun and bold backsplashes that break the uniformity. From vivid tile colors to large-scale geometric pattern choices, cooking spaces will surely have more vigor this year.
Expect more curves
For the past years, we’ve been used to crisp, streamlined furniture and straight lines. In 2019, we’ll see more curved and rounded furniture pieces and patterns. Aside from adding visual interest, curves may also offer an illusion of more space, making the home feel larger than it is.
More artisanal fixtures and pieces
Laidback, exposed light fixtures, and minimalist home accessories may take a step back – we’ll focus more on craftsmanship.
We welcome handcrafted décor, made using sustainable materials like rice paper, clay, sustainable wood, rattan, bamboo, jute, and recycled glass. Artisan light fixtures, for example, will be a huge hit. More décor enthusiasts will get their lighting fix from local artists and small businesses.
Rich and vibrant jewel tones
Monochromatic, neutral-painted rooms have had a good long run – it’s now time to make rich jewel tones shine. Tones including emerald green, ruby red, turquoise, magenta, burnt yellow, and indigo pack a punch, especially when exhibited against stark white backdrops.
Floral prints never wither
Floral patterns will continue to take over wallpapers, fabrics, and art pieces. However, we’ll get to see the traditional beauty of floral patterns in a new light – expect to see exaggerated proportions and hip contrasting colors.
With these bold design approaches going on, we need something that’s functional yet doesn’t take much space. That’s when transparent pieces come in.
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Acrylic or glass pieces, including chairs, tables, and accessories, will always be mainstays – they give the room the structure it needs without taking up visual weight.
Sustainability is more than just a trend – it’s a responsibility. Many architects and housing companies have joined the movement, from creative sustainable kit homes with passive design to mobile homes that reduce environmental footprint.
It sounds counterintuitive, because “bold interior design” often comes with a “buy, buy, buy” mindset. However, this shouldn’t always be the case. Be more strategic and purposeful than ever in terms of purchasing home décor – to obtain only a few pieces that spark joy.
Now, here lies a challenge: how can you create a home infused with personality without consuming too many natural resources, using precious square footage, and wasting hard-earned money on clutter?
Think about using timeless, high-quality, and multi-purpose materials. Use sustainable pieces and recycled décor. Think about who you’re buying from, the materials being used to produce each item, and what the company stands for.
Author Bio: Carmina Natividad is a daytime writer for PAAL Kit Homes, a renowned construction company that specializes in manufacturing and supplying top-quality steel-framed kit homes in Australia. She loves writing articles focused in real estate and interior design.