2018 brought us a shift from light and bright interiors to deeper tones and bolder choices. This year, expect the boldness to continue with five solid design trends that are sticking around and can’t be ignored.
1. Floral wallpaper
Big bold wallpaper is back- and (some) folks have lost the fear! Gone are the days of gray paint and gallery walls to fill up a space. Rooms with colorful wallpapers in botanical themes are really setting the stage for high contrast and cheerful design. Not to mention that the wow factor is amplified, especially when paired with thoughtful trim molding, or used in smaller spaces.
2. Jewel Tone Furniture
Piggy backing on the deep, moody color trend, furnishings have stepped onto the color wheel and are now being offered in rich emeralds, violets and glorious teals. Pair these vivid tones with leather and natural woods and you have a cozy and dynamic environment that just envelops you in comfort.
3. Patterned Tiles
Patterned encaustic tiles are having a serious moment and are possibly here to stay. From colorful backsplashes to monochrome floor tiles, these pattern-rich squares tell a story and can work in a variety of styles from farmhouse to modern. Keep it simple when the surroundings are bold, or really play it up in a tamer room.
4. Natural Materials
Leather and linen are king in my book, and it looks like most designers agree. While I prefer a great performance fabric for kid and doggy friendly sofas, there’s great opportunity to bring these natural materials in to a space through window treatments, ottomans, and accessories. In addition to that, there’s an increased interest in being natural wood, and earthy furniture and decor peices into the home. A great way to bring the outdoors in, I say, and I’m all in.
5. Curved Furniture
This bold ‘70’s inspired style started popping up in 2018 and it looks like we’re embracing it. Moving away from straight lines and boxy furniture, this natural and organic shape can really dress up a room and give it an elegant feel without being stuffy or uncomfortable.
So there you have it! I’d love to know what you think- do you see yourself implementing any of these design styles in your home? Let me know in the comments section below!