Are you in need of a home makeover? Whether you’re looking to purchase one new piece of furniture or overhaul an entire room, a summary of what’s trending can help guide your decisions and your design.
Below we’re giving you a glimpse of what looks are stealing the show in furniture this year, and it’s good news: From bold colors to bold patterns and timeless classics, there’s a little something for everyone.
Art Deco design became popular in the 1920s and 30s across Europe and the U.S. and is inherently very glamorous. Its signature elements include clean shapes with curvy silhouettes, geometric accents and symmetrical pattern work, luxurious materials and rich colors. Art Deco furniture is back with a bang, with decorative arts inspiring plenty of new introductions. These beautiful pieces are detailed and decadent, working alone in a modern setting or playing well with each other for a grand statement.
Not to say that minimalism has gone by the wayside, but its exact opposite — maximalism — is stealing the show nowadays. Maximalism is the artful blend of color, pattern, texture and material that turns a space into a feast for the eyes. By maintaining a throughline in the design — say with one color — the layers work together to create a luscious, livable environment. Design has been moving in this direction for the past few seasons with neutrals running their course for the time being, and it’s safe to say the trend is officially here.
Traditional silhouettes and patterns with updated details make old new again. Believe it or not, there are younger consumers who prefer traditional looks over modern. This revival speaks to them, streamlining grandma’s casegoods and upholstery while maintaining the traditional “bones.” This is often seen with fresher colors, say a wingback chair in a chic teal instead of brown leather, and simplified silhouettes, like a rich wood dining table with pared-down details like the one above.
Light, dark, forest, emerald, lime and sage — no matter the shade, green is in in 2019. A wonderful color for upholstery, or even less permanent pieces like throw pillows or curtains, green melds beautifully with on-trend warm metallics, safer neutrals or even other popular bold colors, like pink.
Your bed deserves royal treatment, and what better way to express that than with a statement headboard? Statement headboards function as a piece of art, elevating a normally understated piece of bedroom furniture to bold territory. Whether upholstered, carved of wood or metal or something even more adventurous, eye-catching headboards are in This trend also plays into maximalism — more is more!
Marble and wood, rattan and metal, leather and velvet — mixing materials is so cool and so 2019. Not only do they provide visual interest, these combinations provide textural interest as well, elevating your room’s look and feel. Too many mixed-material pieces could go overboard, so pick and choose those that speak to you and start there.
What are you favorite 2019 trends to watch?