A new year always brings new design trends. Even though we’re not quite two months into 2019, the year’s top interior design trends have already started to show themselves. Whether you’re looking to completely revamp your space this year or you just want a few touch-ups here and there, you’ll need some design direction. Use these top trends of the new year and pick out your favorites to incorporate into your home.
Elements Of Nature
While 2018 saw interior design focused on incorporating smart tech, this new year will step away from screens and into nature. Try using natural materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite in your home design. Not only do these elements bring a sense of peace into your home, but they also blend beautifully with the more man-made aspects of your interior.
If you love the idea of inviting the outdoors in, go big with your natural accents. About 71% of the Earth is covered in water, so why not add a water feature to your foyer or master bathroom? It will allow you to feel more connected to nature while also promoting serenity in your indoor space. If water isn’t your favorite feature of nature, fill your home with leafy plants to create an indoor garden.
More Like Memphis
For years, midcentury modern dominated the interior design scene. In fact, an interior design trends survey in 2017 showed that over a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette when redecorating their home. In 2019, this midcentury modern neutrality is going to be moving over for the Memphis design.
The Memphis movement takes inspiration from the music hub of Tennessee and features many design elements that were popular in the eighties. This style loves primary colors and graphic shapes to make a room pop. In furniture choices, the Memphis design tends to avoid straight and rigid lines. Instead, the style focuses on tub chairs that envelope the sitter and large sofas that can curve around a living space.
As more people move into urban city dwellings, they are looking for options that can fit in small spaces and still give them everything they want. The 2019 solution to this metropolitan problem is furnishings that are compact and multifunctional. These furnishings are going to be especially prevalent for families who need options that work for the kids as well as the adults.
While you may want your stylish couch to also double as a pull-out bed for guests, you’ll want to be sure that it offers optimal comfort in any form. On any sofa, high density and high resiliency foams are essential as the padding separates you from the sofa’s framing. Look for furnishings that have padding and seat cushions that each have a density starting at 1.8 pounds per cubic foot.
No one ever said that you can’t have an interior design that is stylish, comfortable, and functional. As you think about how you can change up your home’s design this year, follow these fun trends. You’ll be able to create a space that not only impresses your friends and family members, but also brings you joy every day.