Ice-cream pastels, glittery golds, indigo blues and super zingy colour pops – these are all trends for this year.
“An ensemble of metal accents (no more than a mix of two to three different metal accents) used throughout a room is in, and will always be a timeless and tasteful way to create balance and definition in an environment. For example, brass, gold or nickel accents mix well with either oil-rubbed bronze or aged iron accents. Metals like silver and pewter can mix well with bronze and black brown metals. It’s all about moderation and context.” — Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design
6. Ombre Meaning ‘to shade’, this season you’re going to see ombre in many different ways, from fabrics to cushions, rugs to bedding, and in a painterly watercolour style on lampshades, artwork and furniture. If you don’t feel brave enough to try it yourself on walls, then source a wallpaper instead. Once you have chosen your colourway, co-ordinate your accessories to complement the wall colours using a mix of plains and prints. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
Punchy brights teamed with gold are the key to this happy trend. It will work both inside and out. To recreate this look layer different coloured linen tablecloths and use darker shades for the tableware. Choose tropical leaf print cushions to add a decorative touch. Jakki Pay, design director of fashion & home at House of Fraser, says: ‘I love tropical prints – there’s really no better way to create that summer party mood, and this season there are some brilliantly bold ones to choose from. Palm motifs are always popular and our in-house design team has scaled them up to create some really striking abstract prints. Pick out vibrant pinks and blues and you’ve created a tropical paradise in your back garden.’
Shop the look: Mirror in brass, £179; Ziggy sideboard in brass, £649; Fitz cocktail chair in ink, £369; Pearl side table in green marble and metallic, £149; Lombard hand-woven rug in Chevron, £229, Swoon Editions
“Light-colored floors are making a comeback, thanks to the homeowner’s growing desire for a more airy and open look and feel. In shades of birch, beachy white and light oak, these floors reflect more light, and can transition from casual to luxurious, without sacrificing comfort.”— Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
“The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use.” — Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design
Shop the look: Wall&Deco Wet System 16 – Batik, £156 per sq m, West One Bathrooms
“Simple, monochromatic kitchens have had a good long run, so we will be gravitating toward making a little more impact in their kitchens, whether that’s with bolder color choices or graphic tiles. Either way, I predict we will be seeing more pop and punch in kitchens!” — Amy Sklar of Sklar Design
“Blush walls, brass pendant lights and concrete accent flooring are all great—just not all at once please. This look was so widely circulated—the pitfalls of Pinterest!—that it is past overdone.” —Carolyn Pressly of Carolyn Pressly Interiors
“When a space has too many things going on–to the point where you can barely utilize a surface area for function–it creates chaos. We love eclecticism, and you’ll see it in a lot of our designs, but what we don’t love, and hope to bid farewell to, is eclecticism on steroids. The inability to use design for function is one of the biggest caveats we see with this aesthetic. Everything you invest in should have purpose, and we see 2019 shaping out to be a year of reduction and purpose in the items used to style, so say goodbye to eclectic clutter!”—Becky Shea of Becky Shea
Although we did see geometrics in 2017, it was mainly on cushions and rugs. This year it’s all about tiles, wallpaper and art. Seen here is a bold design being used to striking effect, no, it’s not tiles, it’s actually a specially designed decorative membrane that is so watertight it can also be used directly on the walls of a shower or as a kitchen splashback.
“Being strategic and purposeful about purchasing behavior is a key ingredient to a sustainable ethos. From the initial question of, ‘Who you are purchasing from and what values do they stand for?’ to ‘What type of materials are used to build each item?’ To complement and highlight special pieces, we believe in designing an impeccable foundation through the use of timeless materials, ultimately resulting in bones that evoke emotion whenever you’re in your space.”—Becky Shea of Becky Shea
‘Bold pops of colour is one of the strongest trends coming through for us this season. For A by Amara’s SS18 collection we’ve focused heavily on a variety of strong shades that we feel will transform any living space and help reflect a personal style,’ explains Sam Hood, founder and creative director of Amara. This trend is all about mixing bright colours together. It’s strong, but easily manageable if you have one or two main colours to start with that ‘ground’ the rest of the look. For example, as shown here, it’s the blue bedding and the neutral walls. The cushions, rug and curtains bring a zingy element to the scheme as well as the yellow light and the orange panel. Use textures to layer the look and don’t be afraid to team patterns and stripes together.
Meaning ‘to shade’, this season you’re going to see ombre in many different ways, from fabrics to cushions, rugs to bedding, and in a painterly watercolour style on lampshades, artwork and furniture. If you don’t feel brave enough to try it yourself on walls, then source a wallpaper instead. Once you have chosen your colourway, co-ordinate your accessories to complement the wall colours using a mix of plains and prints.
A new concept for carpets – shimmer! Perfect for spring and summer, this new range has an iridescent finish that catches the light and can be teamed with shimmery wallpapers and decorative paint effects. This pretty blush rose colour is perfect for this new season and looks great with grey and pale blue. ‘The trend for iridescence continues this spring and it’s proving to be an adaptable decorating style. The combination of blush, grey and lilac tones with metallic and shimmering finishes offers a modern feel with the perfect balance between sophistication and vibrancy,’ explains Jemma Dayman, buyer at Carpetright.
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As an antidote to the pastel tones, another colour trend is inky blues. If painting a whole room in one of these shades seems overwhelming then simply accessorise instead with vases and flowers. Pick different shapes in a mixture of styles, so some coloured glass and others embossed stoneware, like these seen here. Vary the heights and widths to create an interesting display.
Shop the look: Woven hanging, £10; woven pattern diamond stripe cushion, £16; grey tassel basketweave cushion, £12; woven zigzag grey cushion, £14; boho woven tassel throw, £25; wooden table, £30; large aloe house plant, £18; gold bowl, £16; pink hanging lantern, £6, all from the Global Traveller range at Sainsbury’s Home
“In uncertain times, people tend to want spaces that bring a sense of comfort and safety. A four-poster bed provides that type of feeling. It’s the closest thing you can get to a hug from a piece of furniture.” — Amy Sklar of Sklar Design
Up the glam factor by adding something mirrored to the mix, such as a vanity. A tapered leg table and round mirror combo is pretty and practical. It’s the perfect spot for getting ready, and reflective surfaces throw light around a space, brightening up the entire room. For an ultra-luxurious vanity experience, add mirrored and gold accents like trays, candles, and vases. Source: http://bit.ly/2Cv9hgd
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Shop the look: Blue knitted throw, £49; pomegranate print cushion £15; terrarium candle holder, small, £30, large, £40; palm tree candle stick, £30; maui embroidered cushion, £25; cane lantern, small, £30, large, £40; margarita glasses, (set of 4), £18, all from the Linea range, gold leaf tray, £22; leaf print vase, £24, from the Linea Hot Tropics range, Sarie dinnerware from £7, Junipa, Odette 24-piece gold cutlery set, £185; pineapple candle holder, small £25, large, £30, both Biba. Everything is available from House of Fraser
Shop the look: La Croisette double duvet cover, £80; Regale cushion, £45; Gallery throw, £90; cross bottom marble table, £180, all from the A by Amara collection, Missoni Home Coomba cushion, £92, all available at Amara
Oh, the joys of the new year. January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot, and arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it’s an opportunity to leave behind what’s bad and embrace what’s new and good. When you’re deciding what to overhaul, don’t forget about the home front. For decor lovers looking for tips on 2019 decorating, we talked to some of our favorite designers about the home trends that are IN and OUT this year.
Shop the look: Betty armchair in olive pure cotton matt velvet, £590, Sofa.com. For the other items try John Lewis, Sainsbury’s or Marks & Spencer. For good value plants aside from local garden centres, try Ikea
“Like gray, consumers are getting bored of sterile, minimalist spaces. The clean edges and uniformity of Scandinavian design are making way for more organic shapes and bolder colors. The direct response to this is maximalism, which is the infusion of personality into a space. Instead of worrying whether your art matches your furniture and your wall color, try thinking about what you really love and hanging that your room.”—Sandra Chandler of Art.com
Spring is finally in the air, and that means we can come out of hibernation and up our interior game – we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring.
5. Indigo Blues Another colour trend is inky blues. Pick different shapes in a mixture of styles – some coloured glass and some embossed stoneware. Vary the heights and widths to create an interesting display. If painting a whole room in one of these shades seems overwhelming then simply accessorise instead with vases and flowers. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
3. Geometrics Geometrics have been prominent in the market for a few years. This year, it’s all about tiles, wallpapers and art. Geometric designed tableware increases the trend factor of a room keeping the overall theme elegant as well as casual. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
4. Foliage Indoor gardens are one among the trending spring décor designs. At one point, houseplants were seen as a dated way to decorate. But they’re back! Different from your typical spider plant, you are seeing unique and distinct uses of foliage in interiors that surely make a room pop. With increasing news of health benefits, the humble houseplant is fast becoming the must-have buy for our homes. Place some hanging plants for the bedroom, shelves and mantelpieces and some big-leafed plants to put aside of coffee tables and corners. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs Source: http://bit.ly/2NSbALh
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8. Colour Pops Bold pops of colour is one of the strongest trends coming through this season. For This trend is all about mixing bright colours together. It’s strong, but easily manageable if you have one or two main colours to start with that ‘ground’ the rest of the look. For example using blue bedding and neutral walls. Use textures to layer the look and don’t be afraid to team patterns and stripes together. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
1. Embellishments Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers are in for spring. You will see it used on textiles, cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories. Embellishments will add the perfect handmade quality to each room. Think beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa, a lavish throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging on plain walls. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
Yes, it’s still dark and dingy, but we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring and summer.
Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it’s here for this season and you’ll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa and a sumptuous throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging or two on plain walls to add interest.
Shop the look: Textured pottery jug, £35; medium pressed diamond vase, £25; large ombre lantern, £19.50; blue cylinder glazed vase, £19.50; wire nest of tables, £79, Marks & Spencer
“The boho vibe is back but with a vintage modern twist and curved lines. Layering and patterned fabrics is something you will see again, but this time around, they will be a bit cleaner and brighter. Curved furnishings and softer lines and mixing of modern and vintage is what we expect for 2019.” — Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design
“Something that will be out are rooms that feel overly designed with only one look. Mixing of styles is what’s coming in now, so not having everything be one note of mid-century modern with all the same wood color and style is key.” — Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design
“Dramatic-colored or wallpapered accent walls are no longer the focal point of interiors. Single-colored walls are making a much bigger impact by creating a balanced backdrop for furnishings and decor.” — Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
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“I love brass metal details, but it’s overkill when a room is furnished with brass-accented case goods and upholstery pieces. For example, if the chairs have a brass frame, the sofa has a brass base, the dining table has brass pedestals, and the credenza has brass sabots and pulls, well then, that’s just too much.” — Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design
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Colour Pops. Source: https://www.brit.co/neon-home-interiors/
“Colors I see in for 2019 are blush, dusty pink and bronze. Warm colors and feminine tones for on the walls and dashes of soft pinks to break up expanses of taupe or neutrals will instantly update a tired room.”—Katharine Pooley of Katharine Pooley London
“Statement single piece upholstery–especially in jewel colors–will be out this year. Finishes should completely envelop the space and generally be textural rather than patterned for a chic modern look.”—Katharine Pooley of Katharine Pooley London
“The reproduced to death geometric trellis patterns and ikats will make your room look dated.” — Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design
“The dominance of minimalism and Scandinavian design, which is characterized by neutral colors and simple materials, is finally declining. In its place, bright colors and graphic patterns are becoming more prevalent in the home. Don’t be afraid to mix colors, patterns and textures. Take a gallery wall to the next level by having it cover an entire wall, or add a dramatic, large-scale piece to your space. In this case, more is more.”—Sandra Chandler of Art.com
“The spa-inspired bathroom trend has officially returned–back to the spa, that is. These days it’s all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience.” — Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
Gelato colours are going to be a huge trend in both interiors and fashion this year, but there’s no reason to wait until spring, start investing in key pieces now and get ahead of the crowd. ‘Choosing your favourite flavour of ice cream can be a bit like choosing your favourite paint colour,’ explains Kasia Wiktorowicz, marketing communications manager, Valspar. ‘So why only choose one when you can have them all, in a perfect palette of ice cream colours. You can even mix up paint colours to suit your tastes and match accessories by using our in-store colour matching technology.’ Introduce these pretty colours on a single wall or multiple if you feel brave, and accessorise with pastel hued vases, dining chairs and tableware.
“While copper was flashy and fun in the age of millennial pink, we see it on its way out, making room for more natural-looking metals.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors
“One trend I think may need to take a rest in 2019 is fiber art everywhere, but especially in the bedroom. I love a good weave as much as the next person, but as we have hit a saturation point, we are veering dangerously close to macramé owl overload of the 1970’s.” — Amy Sklar of Sklar Design
Shop the look: Holly double bed frame in pumice soft textured weave, £975, Button & Sprung, bedlinen, from a selection at H&M, for a similar light try the concrete pendant light, £45, Idyll Home, Gryning Grey 618-05 wallpaper from the Carl collection, £242 for W2.25 x D2.7m, Sandberg Wallpaper
“In 2019, people will use less of handmade materials like shibori, mud cloth and indigo because of their louder appearance. We feel people are looking for more calm in their current environments.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors
“The Memphis movement is overtaking midcentury modern as the furnishing and color selection du jour. Primary colors and graphic shapes haven’t seen this much action since the eighties. Also in our space planning we are turning away from straight, rigid furniture lines and choosing enveloping tub chairs and Vladimir Kagan-esque curved sofas.”—Carolyn Pressly of Carolyn Pressly Interiors
“Warmth in the kitchen is no longer achieved with this traditional go-to finish. Painted cabinets in deep blues, grays and black are dominating both modern and traditional kitchen designs.” — Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
2. Gelato Colours Gelato colours are going to be a huge trend in interiors and fashion this spring. Pistachio greens, bubblegum blues and strawberry pinks all contrast nicely and create a vibrant colour palette without overwhelming the senses. You can mix up paint colours to suit your tastes and match accessories. Introduce these colours on a single wall or multiple, and accessorise with pastel hued vases, dining chairs and tableware. Source: http://bit.ly/2QchQ1X
We constantly see trends change in the interior design and fashion design world, but for this season, we will see some timeless, fun, elegant designs that are worth considering. By quickly acting on these trends for your home, you can be ready to impress people who visit your abode.
10. Shimmery Floors A new concept for carpets – shimmer! We are seeing designers all over the world painting concrete floors with metallic paints. We are seeing small flecks of silver and gold in carpet patterns. Perfect for spring and summer, this new range has an iridescent finish that catches the light and can be teamed with shimmery wallpapers and decorative paint effects. The trend for iridescence continues this spring and it’s proving to be an adaptable decorating style. The combination of blush, grey and lilac tones with metallic and shimmering finishes offers a modern feel with the perfect balance between sophistication and vibrancy. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
Shop the look: Bayou Serenade (lilac), Coral Wisp (orange walls), Retro Peach (door) and Ladylike (chairs), Premium Blend v700 emulsion from the Walls & Ceilings range, all £28 for 2.5L, Valspar, from B&Q
“Acrylic can give a room the architectural structure it needs without taking up visual real estate. We see acrylic as a fantastic foundational piece in a small space, like an entry, to provide a surface that can be layered with more organic items and not feel busy.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors
“For me, an out trend is gendered traits assigned to motifs and concepts in design. For instance, insecurities about girly versus macho color palettes, textures, and shapes tend to dampen creative potential and reinforce hidden biases. I love that Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral, because its choice trumpets universal emotional responses to nature, while being unapologetically joyous about a traditionally feminine hue.”—Angie Lee of FXCollaborative
“I’m moving away from the cooler, gray tone neutrals right now in favor of stark white and warmer neutrals.” — Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews Design
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“Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay will be in, in 2019. We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors
Shop the look: Westex Ultima Twist carpet in Scotch Mist, £41.99 a sq metre, Carpetright
“I would tread lightly with the terrazzo trend. It is a lot of look, and if you tire of it, it’s not an easy fix (especially floors!).” — Amy Sklar of Sklar Design
“For 2019, there is greater interest in biophilia–emphasizing the relationship between humankind and nature, and the connections between the two. Natural, organic materials–such as wood floors, stone, and daylight and plant life–remind us of the exterior and brings the outside and nature, in. We are machine- and technology-driven society, but nostalgic about past processes and handiwork, so opportunities for custom Millwork and crafted materials are very important.”—Angie Lee of FXCollaborative
“Right now, I am loving deep, rich jewel tones with an edge. Bold indigo, hunter and emerald green, and dark teal all feel ready to have a moment outside of the kitchen. We’re layering living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms with paints, fabrics, accessories, and rugs in these colors to create drama against a backdrop of white architectural elements.” — Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews Design
With increasing news of health benefits, the humble houseplant is fast becoming the must-have buy for our homes. And it seems the more the merrier, so pop down to your local garden centre and invest in some stunning plants. Place them in each room, use hanging plants for shelves and mantelpieces and some lovely leafy beauties for bare corners and coffee/side tables. Team them with some lush green pieces like this charming armchair, stylish pendants, a textured rug and some stripy green cushions for added interest.
7. Gold everything Gold! Remember in the early 2000’s when we were all trying to replace our brass knobs and hardware with brushed nickel? Well, gold is back in at full speed. But not the shiny brass we saw everywhere in the 90s- a more rustic look is what is trending. Turn your sleep space into a special sanctuary with decorative accents in gold, the metal of the moment. When it comes to bedding, go bold for gold when choosing the perfect bedding and pillows. On a nightstand, try a brass lamp, a gilded vase for fresh blooms or a tiny dish for jewellery.
9. Tropical Punchy brights teamed with gold are the key to this happy trend. It will work both inside and out. To recreate this look layer different coloured linen tablecloths and use darker shades for the tableware. Choose tropical leaf print cushions to add a decorative touch. There’s really no better way to create that summer party mood. Pick out vibrant pinks and blues and create a tropical paradise in your back garden. Source: http://bit.ly/2MOpHVs
Last year the metallic trend started to filter through into paints and metal finishes, this year gold is the key colour. Softer than silver, it brings its own elegance together with a sense of decadence. You’ll see gold detailing like door knobs and handles, gold lamp bases and picture frames. We love this sideboard, mirror and pendant, the dramatic dark walls show them off to perfection and the bold electric blue chair adds a classy pop of colour. Sam Baldry, head of design at Swoon Editions, says: ‘Mango wood furnishings with brass and gold leaf accents are an increasingly popular choice for the style-savvy customer. For a more subtle take, gold accessories are a sophisticated yet understated addition.’