Big Changes in Small Details: Interior Design Trends for 2019

Big Changes in Small Details: Interior Design Trends for 2019

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In less than three months we’re going to enter 2019, which means it’s time to leave the old behind and embrace the new. If you’re a decor lover and you’re looking for ways to give your space a brand new look in the new year, check out these simple yet impactful trends that will spruce up your interior.

Embrace the contrast

One of the boldest moves in interior design is the contrast of dark and light colors. Of course we all know the classic combo of black and white, but have you ever thought of how light beige and deep chestnut brown complement each other? If you’re thinking about repainting your walls, or adding an attention-grabbing carpet, keep contrast in mind, as it can really add a wow-factor to your space. Other interesting light & dark pairs for 2019 include deep green and light teal, faded cerise and siena, and taupe and off-white. And remember, this doesn’t only apply to walls, but carpets, drapes and even furniture.

Texture matters

While color is a crucial aspect, don’t overlook the importance of texture, because texture is really the secret when it comes to the depth of a room. In other words, don't think that wallpapers or wood pallets for walls are outdated. On the contrary; these are simple yet important touches that can make the room feel extra cosy, elegant and inviting at the same time. One of next year’s all-time favorites is the soft-to-the-touch wallpaper, which often includes fabrics like velvet or silk. With wallpapers you also have the freedom to pick a pattern and create an accent wall in the room. That’s right, you don’t have to over do it - sometimes less is more, and one wall will be enough to freshen up the space.

Eco-friendly aesthetic additions

Being environmentally conscious will continue to be a high trend in 2019, which is great news! For this reason, interior designers, like Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent encourage decor lovers to embrace eco-friendly additions when redesigning their space. Basically, what this means is that you shouldn’t be afraid to opt for natural materials like wood or stone over synthetic products like plastic. This goes for chairs, settees, shelves, floors, and even smaller table decorations like bowls, vases and picture frames. Using materials that come from nature will also add a sense of freshness to the room, and make the space feel more organic and familiar.

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

Most people like a mirror or two, perhaps in their foyer or bedroom, but most would never think to add one in the kitchen or home office. However, a mirror can be the perfect aesthetic addition, which not only embellishes the room, but adds more light, especially in smaller spaces. So, if you have a small kitchen for instance, and were thinking about re-doing your walls, try to make space for a wall mirror which will add more light and make the room feel bigger. 

Sometimes, less is more; and this this case, it means that small details can really bring out big changes in a space. What’s great is that you don’t need to do a major interior overhaul to freshen up a room, as a simple accent wall with the right colors will do the trick. Here’s to making big changes!

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These are some great ideas! Have you ever thought about introducing a rug into the space as a decorative element? See what I mean here…

Lorraine Ball

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Hi I am Joanne Litz Cofounder of Steel Pony.
I graduated in Textile Design from, the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Worked in the "Industry" as a design director before starting Steel Pony. A company focused on slow sustainable fashion over 30 years ago
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