Whether you are someone who religiously follows interior trends, or whether you run a mile at the mere mention of the ‘T’ word, over the coming months, you will undoubtedly become aware of what’s ‘hot’ for 2019, and probably find yourself bringing elements of these new ideas into your home as they appear in high street shops, magazines and social media. I personally love to discover new patterns, paint colours, furniture and art styles, although I may not necessarily adopt every trend I see. I tend to ask myself two questions; firstly, and most importantly, “do I like it?”, and then “will it fit into my home and my style?” before I consider incorporating the trend into my décor (okay, well I WOULD do this if I was actually sensible and didn’t get overcome with excitement on interiors-related shopping trips!)
As most of you reading this will be following my Instagram account, @life_at_number_63, I guess you’re familiar with my home and that you (hopefully) like my style, so I think you’ll be as enthusiastic as I am about the following five trends, which are set to be big news this year.
According to Living Etc – fringing, which we saw some of last year (I am still totally coveting the amazing Oliver Bonas ‘Nappa’ lamp below)
— will be “making its way onto cushions and curtains, mirrors and lamps, swooshing into the home… to add a flirty edge to interiors.” This sounds so fun, and I can definitely see myself reclining on a few flirty fringe-edged cushions, like these beauties from West Elm.
I have to admit I am a bit of bathroom buff. I love to discover beautiful bathrooms on Instagram, regularly saving them to my phone, and I appreciate all styles from cosy modern rustic, with a roll-top bath and reclaimed timber bath caddy, to sleek and minimalist with pure white tiles and matte black fixtures. Something that never fails to catch my eye though is a Crittall-style shower screen – it’s already on my lust list for our new house (and we aren’t even thinking of moving yet!) The great thing about Crittall is that it fits into all styles of bathroom, as you can see in the two images below, so that’s great news for all of us!
Obviously crittall isn’t just about shower enclosures — you can also buy exterior and interior doors which give a space a cool, modern edge — or how about beautiful windows which let in lots of light and take your house from ordinary to extraordinary in one (hopefully not glass-shattering) moment?
I never thought the day would come where grey fell out of favour. I have to admit that I am still a fan of this versatile colour, but in recent months I have been moving more towards, dare I say it, browner shades. Again, Living Etc states that more “fleshy tones, like earthy jute, canvas, wool, wood, oatmeal and stonewashed linen” are where it’s at in 2019. I have recently re-painted my bedroom in ‘Roman Plaster’ by Little Greene Paint Company, which is a soft brown with pink tones, and I will soon be swapping my dark grey bathroom walls for one of Farrow and Ball’s new colours ‘Jitney’ which is a sandy, earthy shade, designed to “uplift you and remind you of hazy days by the sea.” That sounds pretty good to me, although I think this trend may not resonate with everyone, since grey has been hugely popular for years now, and people are very averse to any hue they think vaguely resembles beige. I think the image below, which just so happens to display ‘Jitney’ on the walls, showcases that neutral doesn’t have to mean tasteless or bland.
90% white, 10% colour
I, for one, am thrilled to hear from Elle Décor, that “a foundation of white, gently unfold[ing] to embrace confident hues with bracing edges” will be a design trend for this year. I am such a fan of white walls, and their fresh, classic feel, which provide the perfect, neutral backdrop for you to add personality through textures, patterns and colour. White will never date, and you can see from the image below that it also definitely isn’t boring!
I plan to repaint my living room white this year (sorry to all you dark décor lovers) and I’ll be adding some subtle colour into the mix to create warmth and add individuality.
According to Grazia, it will be popular to mix warm metals such as brass, gold and copper “giving a warm feeling to metal in the home.” Set against a backdrop of rough brick as shown in the beautiful kitchen below, the juxtaposition of luxe shiny metals against tactile, raw materials is really impactful.
I love this look, especially for kitchens and bathrooms, and you could consider combining it with the ever popular ‘millennial pink’ which I believe will stick around for 2019, to create a soft, feminine feel to a space (side-note – how incredible is that terrazzo flooring?)
Which trends will you follow this year? I’d love to hear your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment!
Until next time,