Every design lover knows that furniture can make or destroy an interior design, so picking the right pieces is the key. To help you make sense of the top furniture trends to watch in 2019 (and settle on a decorating plan for January), we asked at top designers and industry tastemakers for some guidance. From blush-colored upholstered designs to unique styles, these are the home decor trends to keep an eye on in 2019.
“Next year, embrace a curvy design aesthetic. 1970’s-inspired rounded furniture will continue to take over. Round sofas are a chic way to bring the curvy trend into your home.” — Anne Hepfer, interior designer.
“Blush is the new neutral. It pairs with greys and naturals for a calming palette. It can be combined with bold colors like navy, forest green, or citrine, and it allows the bold color to be the hero.” — Rob Royer, CEO of Interior Define.
“Ubiquitous design is now a thing of the past while antiques are an exciting nod to the design future. People want their rooms to have soul, a personality, and tell a story. With wonderful sites like Viyet, Chairish and 1st Dibs, antiques are having a major comeback.” — CeCe Barfield, interior designer.
“Small details in upholstery have a big impact on design. Seams can pack a punch. Contrast piping, contrast stitching, and flanged seams used individually create uniqueness and a level of perceived value.” — Rob Royer, CEO of Interior Define.
NATURAL STONE WITH MODERN LINES
“I am currently coveting anything in natural stone with a modern line. I love the idea of an all-Calacatta marble dining table mixed with a lighter weight dining chair to juxtapose visual weight in a dining space. Make that chair a vintage lightweight rattan piece, and you have a combination that feels refined, but still casual and cool.” — Justine Macfee, interior designer.
“I’m currently being inundated with geometric patterns. We’re moving away from tight tribal repeats and more into loose, overscaled and asymmetrical shapes. Perfectly imperfect.” — Michel Smith Boyd, interior designer.
“Our fascination with natural materials and the visual texture they add to our interiors will continue. Natural stones, quartzite, and, even terrazzo, used in unexpected categories, merge luxury and practicality in a way that makes indulgence a little more palatable.” – Michel Smith Boyd, interior designer.
“Beds are going to be more womb-like. There are so many things going on in the world, and we desire to feel nurtured and protected when we are sleeping and/or relaxing. Lots of upholstered headboards and footboards will be sheathed in comfortable textiles that feel like a warm hug.” — Joy Moyler, interior designer.
INNOVATIVE USES OF METAL
“Metals will be used in more interesting ways and will be more popular than ever, but no more rose gold. Whether’s it is gold, brass or blackened metals, they will be used in a lacy or massed ways. They will definitely be more interesting and designed in a more sculptural-based manner than in the past. There’s a strong push towards art as function.” — Joy Moyler, interior designer.
Source: Elle Decor