Home decorating, like fashion, experiences trends. Failing to keep up with these trends means your home might appear dated. But it’s often harder to keep track of home decorating trends than clothing ones, which makes staying updated a bit more of a challenge. That’s why we decided to give you a hand and share some of today’s top interior design trends. Here are six stylish 2019 living room trends to try.
Stylish Living Room Trends to Follow
Sustainability can be a factor in your home’s interior design. The question for many is how they can do this. One option is considering where your furnishings come from, what they are made from, and the impact they have on the world.
You could seek out furniture made from recycled materials or manufactured with eco-friendly materials. Or you could choose up-cycling, buying gently used furniture instead of buying new. Try to repurpose furniture instead of discarding it. When you’re picking between two items, choose the one that will last for years instead of the “fast furniture” trend of the early 2000s that featured furniture that was meant to be discarded after a couple of years.
The Growth of Natural Materials
This may be a reaction to the rise of technology on every front, but natural materials are becoming ever more popular in home decor. This is why wood panelling is making a comeback, especially reclaimed wood panels. Stone is popular, as well. Natural fabrics and other natural materials are everywhere, best exemplified by rattan and bamboo replacing wood. You see this in the trend of showing the natural beauty of wood instead of covering it in paint.
If you don’t want to go with natural materials, you can opt for retro floral decorations instead. A classic floral print on the wall or floral prints reflect this trend without raising concerns about maintaining wool carpets and wood panels.
The Straightforward Trend Toward Curves
One of the new trends in home decor is the rise of curves in interior design instead of having everything made up of straight lines. Round and oval tables replace rectangular ones. Undulating lines appear in decorative wall pieces. If you don’t want to totally redecorate, break up the boxy look by adding curved side chairs or a rounded mirror. All form-fitting furniture is in line with this trend, pun intended.
If you want to invite people to come in and sit down, it is hard to beat the colourful seat. Boldly coloured sofas and chairs are one option, especially if you’re looking for an accent chair. Another option is adding brightly coloured blankets and pillows to your existing seating if you don’t want to reupholster your existing furniture. Just take care to balance the bold hues with neutral tones. If you don’t want bright metallic or bold colours, take a hint from the 1970s and go for orange, yellow, and brown furniture. This makes the furniture retro-chic, but it complements mid-century modern and rustic furnishings.
Bold Wall Art
Bold wall art is making a splash. Large scale prints are making a comeback, though the right size will depend on the size of the wall and how much free space you have. One alternative is to go with large, stylish clocks instead. Not only is it practical, but the clock’s exterior and face are decorative elements in their own right. Wall clocks are perfect for kitchens, too
Statement ceilings have come and go, and they seem to be making a comeback. However, they’re trending toward darker colours like brown, black, and grey. However, you can make the ceiling any colour you’d like. Brown and stone grey ceilings hearken back to the earthy and naturalist trend we already mentioned. If you don’t want to commit to repainting the ceiling, try temporary wall decals instead.
Whether you’re a novice or design aficionado, you can find a 2019 interior design trends that suits your tastes and your budget. The tips we just shared will allow you to reuse as much as possible and retain your own, personal touch.