Interior Design Trends You Need to Know About for 2019

Interior Design Trends You Need to Know About for 2019

We know, we know, you don’t want your lounge to look like your neighbour’s and heaven forbid, your kitchen looks like your sister’s. In saying that, it can be very helpful to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest interior design trends, picking and choosing what you like and what suits your style to keep your space fresh and interesting. We share our top 10 interior design trends for 2019 in the article below.
1. Go floral

Floral patterns have made a great comeback over the last few years, and now even more so.  Whether finding a beautiful wallpaper in bright florals, or using a floral fabrics for your custom-made curtains or soft furnishings, don’t think your grandmother florals – there are some beautiful new patterns and designs in exaggerated proportions and contrasting colours which ensure that your room stays modern.

2. Use copper in your finishings and décor accessories

Rose gold is out, copper is in. Interior design trends are moving more towards natural, rustic accents to create contrasts and a fresh new look to interior spaces. Copper is a beautiful, warm material with rich red and orange tones which works well in both sleek, modern spaces and more rustic living areas, depending on your individual style.

3. Mixing neutral and rich colour palettes

Using a neutral base, it’s easy to create a striking space by incorporating rich, vibrant elements, whether in your larger furniture pieces, or smaller accessories such as cushions, throws and lamp shades. Lookout for dramatic reds, deep blues, bold yellows and organic greens to really make your spaces special. Re-upholstering older furniture in new, bold fabrics can be a great way to achieve this look.

4. Brass it up

Where copper is a more rustic material, brass is an option when you are still looking for a smoother, sleeker finish but are still after warmer tones than stainless steel or polished nickel. Using brass for your kitchen and bathroom fittings is a great way to incorporate this interior design trend in a subtle but modern way which will enhance your space.

5. Contrast, contrast, contrast

A timeless design trend, but one which is being seen more and more is using black and white décor to create beautiful contrast in a striking way. What’s great about this décor style is that when you want to spice it up a bit, you can just add a few coloured accessories and soft furnishings which will completely transform the space without the expensive of a full redesign.

6. Go abstract

In another article about our top interior design tips, we mention the use of geometric patterns to add a different dimension to your interior décor. Whether in your curtains or blinds, wall art or even your tiling, using sharp angles and bold lines can really breathe new life into your space as focal features, creating contrasts which can be exceptional.

7. Concrete is not just for the floor

Concrete has been gaining in popularity for hard-wearing, beautiful flooring over the last few years, but more recently has been seen being used for indoor counter tops in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as interior cladding. The beautiful, natural tones of concrete add a stunning crisp, clean look that is easy to accessorise and enhance with simple décor items. Have a look here for the benefits of using natural materials in your home décor.

8. Go old-school with your lighting

Vintage trends pop up regularly and the one to watch for 2019 is using vintage light fittings in modern spaces. The best thing about this trend is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on new light fixtures – just spend some time at thrift stores, weekend markets and second-hand shops to find some truly unique pieces for next to nothing that just need a bit of a clean and polish.

9. Design your own custom wallpaper

Wallpapers are a great way to quickly add feature walls and striking patterns and textures to your living spaces. Add in your own style by designing your own custom wallpaper to use in your home, ensuring your space is truly yours alone. Contact us and we can help point you in the right direction to someone who can help you design your own for whatever application you require.

10. Paint the town matt

Refurbishing old furniture is an inexpensive (and fun) way to breathe new life into old pieces without breaking the bank (especially if you have a few pieces to do). Where high-shine, glossy items have been popular in the past, using a matt paint for sideboards, kitchen cupboards and even plasma units can add a subtle finish to furniture while still creating impact.

As with everything in life, trends come and go and while the above are guidelines to what is currently going on in the interior design industry, we always advise our clients to keep their interior’s integrity and just bring in a few relatively inexpensive décor elements which are inline with current interior design trends.  If you would like to chat to us about how to achieve this, contact us on, call us on +27 (0)11 026 9600, or have a look in the sidebar on the right for our short enquiry form.

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