Home design trends always fluctuate from year to year. Some trends have staying power for years to come and others are much shorter lived, and 2019 is no exception. Here is a look at popular predictions in home design trends for 2019.
What You’re Going To Find
In short –natural elements, bold colors, textures and geometric patterns, and artisan and vintage styles sum up the home design trends expected in 2019.
And they aren’t limited to one particular part of your interior. Furniture, fixtures, walls, flooring and carpet…anywhere you can apply the trends is fair game, so let your imagination have free reign.
If 2019 is the year for a home makeover or update and need a little help and inspiration, we’ve got you covered!
Keep reading for a rundown of the predicted home design trends for 2019.
4 Trend Groupings
We’ve broken the trends into these four main groupings:
- Natural Elements
- Colors & Textures
- Artisan & Vintage
Although we’ve organized these trends into like-minded segments, you are sure to notice some crossover between them.
1. NATURAL ELEMENTS
2019 is about bringing an organic, soothing feel into your home with fresh, natural elements such as concrete, copper, granite and stone.
These natural elements are predicted to be used in a variety of ways, and can reflect both earth tone and vibrant colors. This is a big change from the technology feel of 2018.
Expect to see a variety of natural elements ranging from copper and other metal accents, to the crisp, clean look of concrete geometric tiles, and the warm, subtle colors of brass over polished nickel.
Don’t be surprised to see boldly colored geometric patterns with oversized patterns – like floral patterns, combined with brass furnishing and accent pieces.
2. COLORS & TEXTURES
Color is not just limited to paint on the walls. Furniture, fabrics and carpet, accent pieces, and even fixture colors (especially lighting fixtures) are all fair game for color. Matte (aka flat) finishes are the trend for 2019 wherever paint is used, especially furniture.
Wallpaper’s popularity from 2018 continues into 2019. The look for 2019 is a bold and natural combination in one place. Prints and floral patterns are favored over solid colors.
Expect to see some really bold wallpaper combinations, such as floral patterns with exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors. Agate wallpaper is another home design trend for 2019, offering the natural element feel with a pop of color.
The overall vibe in paint colors for 2019 is a rich, vibrant, boldness that is also calming, relaxing and generally not overwhelming.
Pinks/Oranges –Ranges are from pinky salmon-ish colors, to a warm terra cotta, and even a darker, nutmeg color. These darker colors are reminiscent of the American southwest desert and carry on the natural elements theme noted above. Think of these colors as vibrant yet relaxing at the same time.
Blues – A medium dark blue, between denim and navy. Again a rich, bold color without being overwhelming. Conveys a soothing atmosphere.
Gray – This pale, calming blue-based hue is the 2019 alternative to the more common neutrals: white, brown- based or yellow-based whites. This color naturally pairs well with the pinks/oranges and the blue tones, particularly as the gray and blues are both blue based colors.
Fabrics & Carpet Colors
The muted color palette days are giving way to fabrics and carpet that have bolder colors and richer hues for pops of color. In 2019, look for dramatic, statement, bold colors like tonal reds, and dusty pinks with orange undertones, burnt yellows and organic greens.
Velvet fabric texture is making a comeback and is viewed as luxurious and funky at the same time. Before this newfound trendiness, velvet was considered old fashioned and stuffy.
Dusty pink fabrics are not new, but will continue in popularity for 2019. This color pairs great with copper and brass and other warm, natural elements and accents.
Rich, dark, tonal reds make spaces feel warm, and inviting
Use burnt yellow in accents and statement pieces. This bold color exudes happiness, confidence and cheer in any room.
3. ARTISAN & VINTAGE
Just to anchor the time frame of these trends and give you some perspective, let’s clarify the meanings. Handcrafted generally means handmade by skilled artists, using techniques from generations past. In other words, not mass produced.
Vintage is a little more vague in its meaning. Think older than 20 years, but not yet an antique (100 years).
So what are the artisan and vintage home design trends for 2019?
Artisan fixtures from local artist and small businesses, especially lighting. Artisan style plumbing fixtures also fit into this group.
Vintage lights with brass and copper accents or finishes.
Old fashioned bucket sinks, or trough sinks. This is a ceramic sink reminiscent of a claw bath tub, and back in the day, it was probably the partner fixture to the claw tub. This farmhouse-inspired design trend adds a touch of nostalgia to kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
70’s chic. Along with vintage geometric patterns and velvet, 70”s chic is in for 2019. Warm palettes, funky textures abstract silhouettes. Personality!!
Canopy beds – not the big, bulky beds of old. The new canopy beds have an updated, minimalist silhouette to fit any size room.
Black and white – A classic décor color combination, these colors offer balance and boldness.
Flooring really breaks down into two distinct types:
- hard surface (such as wood, tile, vinyl and laminate)
Flooring trends are much more stable than other types of home trends.
We see that in 2019 as well, since many of the flooring trends for 2018 are still going strong for 2019.
The primary flooring features are high performance (translating to easy care), eco-friendly, visually interesting options that fit lifestyles and living spaces.
Here is a summary of the hottest flooring trends for 2019:
Visually Realistic Solid Hardwood-Look. The natural wood look is still very popular, with the trend moving towards higher performing, easy care than natural wood. This carries over to laminate, vinyl, and ceramic tile flooring options.
Waterproof Capabilities. This feature is not only in tile anymore. Waterproof vinyl, laminate and even indoor carpets are now options for those with busy lifestyles, families and pets.
Textured Look and Feel. Choose from three rustic, aged wood-looking features to give your floor an individual, unique, handcrafted quality:
- handscraped – long, ingrained scrapes
- distressed – antiqued, well worn marks
- wirebrushed – subtle, softer, weathered, wire scratched imperfections
Environmentally Responsible and Eco-Friendly. Just like we’re seeing in a lot of other areas, homeowners want to know where their flooring comes from. The preference is for flooring products from natural, renewable, recyclable, home-grown and American manufactured materials. The carpet industry has led in this area, but the hard flooring industry is catching up.
Lighter Flooring Colors. Particularly wood styles, such as blonde, gray and white. Warmer tones (but not as much of the dark espresso colors) and high color variation floors are also big trends.
Layouts and Patterns. This applies to carpet as well as hard surface flooring. Wider flooring planks or the mixing of widths to add visual character is also popular. Layouts may also include diagonal, herringbone and chevron patterns.
Area Rugs. These will be complimenting the hard surface, wood and tile looks. Expect to see thick, soft, cozy handmade area rugs.
Textures. Like ribbed carpet, that adds fun, interest and feel. DIY carpet tiles offer the versatility to create geometric designs that become conversation pieces.
Colors. Flooring colors may be getting lighter, but carpet colors are standing out. Modern colors, multi-colors, bold colors combined with accenting neutral grays, and other calming blue hues are in for 2019.
Come Check Out What’s New at Art’s Furniture & Carpet
Are you feeling inspired to update or makeover your home for 2019? We invite you to come check out what’s new at Art’s Furniture & Carpet.
We have high-performing, waterproof vinyl flooring, natural element accent pieces (including the copper stool pictured), and Graber natural shades, to name a few.