“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
While it doesn’t physically remove you from your surroundings, needlepoint shifts your consciousness elsewhere.
“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
“One trend that will be at the forefront of home interior design in 2019 is big, bold plants. A dragon tree, a rubber tree or any kind of palm tree make eye-catching statements anywhere in a home. You can flank your sofa with one on each side or situate one in any corner. The bigger, the better here.”
“In 2019, we’ll start to see people taking advantage of the fifth wall – the ceiling has been ignored for too long! From wallpaper to molding and daring paint colors, the ceiling will be the place that people start taking chances and creating a ‘wow moment’ in their spaces.”
“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
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Big, bold plants are in this year. Image: A.Jennison Interiors
“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
Bringing bold colors into a room is all about creating balance. Make sure to pair your bold shade with calmer, neutral hues like white or gray. Use your bold color sparingly, either as a statement piece or an accent.
“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
“The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use.” — Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design
“The reproduced to death geometric trellis patterns and ikats will make your room look dated.” — Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design
Don’t hesitate to give your ceiling a pop of color. Image: Elena Calabrese Design & Decor
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“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
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“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
“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 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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“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
“With more and more people adopting the ‘Less is more’ attitude, we are seeing a shift in interior design. For 2019, I predict we will be seeing more multi-functional spaces. The murphy bed has been making a comeback and I think we’ll see even more modernized versions.”
“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
“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
“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
“Recently, I’ve seen a lot of the modern looks that photograph well, but feel very cold and clinical in-person. 2019 will be about adding warmth to modern spaces through mission-style details. You’ll see things like patterned tile in a kitchen backsplash, texture on walls or terra cotta colors. It’s all about finding ways to inject more character into the room.”
“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
Look out for mission-style details like patterned tile. Image: Mark Green Home Design
Successfully paying homage to a certain style is about incorporating small touches of it into a room, rather than trying to copy the look in its entirety. Take Anna’s advice here and stick to adding mission-style touches into your existing design.
“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
Multi-functional furniture doesn’t just have to be for small apartments anymore. Think about incorporating it into any multi-use spaces, such as an office that pulls double-duty as a guest room. On a smaller scale, you could also think about incorporating an ottoman that doubles as added storage. The key here is to start thinking outside the box when it comes to functionality.
“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
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“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
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When it comes to furniture, make it multi-functional. Image: Antonio Aurigemma
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“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
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“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
“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
Incorporating plant life into your decor is a bit different than taking on other 2019 interior design trends. Here, instead of relying purely on aesthetics, you’ll want to allow the plant’s care-and-keeping instructions to dictate its placement in your home. Be sure to check how much sunlight and water a plant needs before purchasing it to ensure that whichever plants you end up using will flourish in their ideal environment.
Consider this look for spaces that you want to feel intimate, especially bedrooms and formal dining spaces. Here, you’ll want to keep the 10-30-60 rule in the forefront of your mind. Either continue to the ceiling with your base color, which covers 60 percent of the room, or make a strong statement by using your accent color – the last 10 percent – to add a pop of visual interest.
“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
“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
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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.
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“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
“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
“In 2019, bold colors are going to explode even more than they already have. Think navy blue, deep red, and burnt orange to really bring some excitement into the room.”
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“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
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“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
“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
“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
Keep reading to learn their picks for the biggest 2019 interior design trends, as well as some tips on how to incorporate these looks in your own home. By the end of this post, you should feel ready to tackle 2019 in style.
Believe it or not, the new year is right around the corner and with it will come some eye-catching new design trends. With that in mind, we went straight to the source and asked some top interior designers to share what styles they think will capture our interest in the coming year.