As the time comes to pack away the tinsel and the tree for another year, our thoughts turn to updating our homes in the new year. As 2019 approaches, designers have been outlining their home decor trends for the new season and, we’ve put together some of our faves - and how to revamp without having to remortgage to pay for it.
Metallics are set to be big for 2019 - but in a small way. Rather than over the top brassy features and rose gold which has, most definitely outstayed its welcome, designers are adding accents to furniture and decor in muted bronze, nickel and aged iron tones. Try a signature bronze sculpture or a couple of pewter table lamps to update a room quickly and cheaply.
Floral patterns are back this year for wallpaper and fabrics. Moving away from the 70s inspired bold prints, 2019’s florals are pretty and even, dare we say it, chintzy. If you don’t have the budget or the time to redecorate, you can get in on this trend really easily by adding a few floral cushions and a couple of quirky floral lampshades.
2019 will be looking at boho chic in a new, cleaner way. Popular designers are adding touches of jewel coloured velvet and fringing to furnishings whilst still maintaining a tidy and uncluttered feel. It’s really easy to incorporate this trend into your home without making any major changes. Add velvet tie-backs to your curtains or a few oversized fringed cushions for an instant boho update.
The dark side
According to those in the know, sterile white decor is out this year for bathrooms and kitchens. Instead, designers are favouring warmer earth and stone tones for counter-tops and, bold blacks for bathrooms. Most of us don’t have the budget for a new bathroom or kitchen at this time of year but you can cheat this trend with accessories. In bathrooms, replace easily removable fittings with inexpensive ones, such as soap holders, mats and towels. In the kitchen, switch up bright accessories for earthier tones.
As our lives become increasingly busy, our homes are very much our havens and, as such, the trend is toward comfort - and we can definitely get behind that! For 2019, designers are featuring deep-pile rugs in luxurious colours, four poster beds and cosy, comfortable fabrics. If you can’t stretch to buying a four poster, invest in some huge cushions and throws in warm fabrics and tones and an inexpensive rug to add a touch of opulent comfort.
Down to the ground
If you do have the budget for a decor overhaul this year, designers are currently all about the light wood floor. Clean and airy, blonde wood flooring tends to reflect light and make a room look more open. Rather than going for the whole house, try adding wooden floors to a hallway or dining room in order to make a feature of it.
For 2019, some designers are featuring concrete tiles, furnishings and features. Not for the faint hearted, this stark new trend can be used to great effect - however, for most of us, concrete is probably best reserved for outside!
Whatever your taste or preference, you can find lots of bargains online and in high street retail stores to allow you to ring in the changes at home without breaking the bank.