From fashion to design, architecture, color, and more, today’s trends evolve and rotate faster than ever before, leaving little room to enjoy them at their peak popularity. 2019 was no exception. This year was full of home design surprises that were equal parts futuristic and traditional. Each home style fad carved out space for all interior decor lovers, giving a bit of something to love for every minimalist and maximalist out there.
With a new year approaching comes a slew of new decorating trends that are sure to surprise and excite. However, before you get your New Year’s resolutions in order, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit all of 2019’s best home design trends.
Over the course of the past few years, interior designers have gravitated towards cooler tones and hues, however, 2019 brought forth the revival of color. Rich, saturated reds, blues, greens, and yellows took over the furniture and art scene, filling homes with warmth and visual allure. Whether used as accents or statement pieces, rich colors were 2019’s crowning method of sprucing up a space with minimal effort. From eye-catching bedding coverlets to charming patterned curtains, vibrant colors took center stage in a number of clever forms.
Shopping sustainably has become one of the most fascinating home design trends to date. With aims to incorporate elements of the natural world into the home and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing, this trend is one that bears a pointed eco-consciousness.
Natural, sustainable materials like stone, copper, granite, and bamboo appeared in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and more. These materials were adored for their healthy-looking, cleanable, and breathable appeal. On top of all of that, these gorgeous sustainable materials tend to age beautifully, leaving you with a home that’s both stylish and timeless.
Though the vast majority of dominant modern trends are characterized by sharp angles and rigid architecture, 2019 design trends surprised us with smooth, curved architecture that is sweetly reminiscent of 70s and 80s trends. Curved sofas made a monumental comeback, from curved chaises to curved sectionals—these rounded beauties took up plenty of page-space in 2019 design magazines.
2019 marked the year where we said our goodbyes to stainless steel and said hello to brass accents. Serving as warmer, more enticing alternatives to silvers and steel, brass became the hot-topic finish that decorated every knob and fixture.
There was a time when velvet furniture was deemed too aged and stuffy to have a space in modern homes. Those times are long gone with the sudden revival of velvet furnishing appearing everywhere from celebrity homes to bougie storefronts. Now seen gorgeous statement pieces that exude luxury and refined tastes, velvet furniture is back in a big way. Not only is this multi-dimensional fabric easy on the eyes, but it’s also incredibly easy to maintain.
Decorating with big, beautiful potted trees, hanging plants, and windowsill succulents became one of the easiest ways for interior designers to add color to any space in 2019. Living in a time that seems to prove more dependent on technology with each passing day, reconnecting to the natural elements of earth can feel next to impossible.
The inundation of modern technology has made itself apparent in the interior decor community, making smart homes a shining reality. However, the evolving state of smart homes has many looking to indoor greenery to ground the home in mother nature’s delights.
Even though vintage accents have never really gone out of style, 2019 was a huge year for the vintage scene. Modern designers seem to be completely infatuated with relics of the past. Incorporating those pieces that remind us of simpler times add a splash of personality to any room. From old movie posters, antique armoires, and vintage sofas, there is plenty of fun to be had with vintage art.
2019 was a huge year for interior decor, full of trends that kept our home looking aesthetically sound all year long. Which trends will you be leaving in 2019? Which design trends will stand the test of time in your home? Let us know in the comments below.