With so many options available when it comes to furnishing your home, it makes sense that you might want some guidance or suggestions in this regard, especially if you’re going for a décor that’s in line with current design trends. Last year, we saw the emergence of the vibrant red and millennial pink craze, so what will this year hold in terms of unique furnishing trends? Well, for starters here are five of the most notably apparent furniture design trends that seem to be developing in 2019:
1. Real Plants
Fake indoor plants are considered very tacky nowadays because so many homeowners are using real indoor house plants to add organic flare to their living areas. Online furniture retailers like Luluna have even noted a considerable sales increase for planters, hangers, watering accessories, and other household items that are used to mount and care for potted plants.
2. Velvet Furniture
Velvet is really making a coming back this year, with many home décor magazines showcasing designer pieces covered in velvety materials. For a while there, firm leather pieces became a trend, but now it seems consumers are shifting towards the desire for surface comfort rather than luxury. Suede is also enjoying a bit of a popularity boost at the moment as a somewhat similar alternative to velvet.
3. Diverse Colour Schemes
The tendency to play it safe with matching colours that fit within common schemes is quickly fading away as many homeowners are following today’s fashion trends with diverse and exotic colour combinations. Mixing and matching vibrant hues with neutral tones can achieve some interesting aesthetic results and is arguably the next big wave in furnishing style. As the future continues to become even more odd than most of us could have envisioned, perfectly matching colour schemes are quickly being left behind and filed under the boring category. Another trend that seems to be popping right now is blending two contrasting colour schemes in one room for a half-and-half, ying-yang look.
4. Brass & Copper Accents
If you follow design and architecture shows on TV or social media, you might have already seen several examples of brass and copper being used in creative ways to accent fixtures and furniture. This sort of rustic-modern look definitely exudes elegance and class despite having a very natural and humble basis in two of the less luxurious decorative metals.
5. Vintage and Antique Lighting Fixtures
With fancy chandeliers seeming a bit overdone in many rooms, a lot of designers and homeowners are opting for more humble vintage alternatives. Everyone has seen the classical shiny style reminiscent of the famous chandelier from The Beauty and the Beast. That kind still has its place, but opting for an exotic chandelier style from an entirely different era is a much more exciting approach for 2019.
Is It Time for a Home Makeover?
When is the last time you even thought about what the current furnishing trends were? If reading this is making you realise that your interior design game is outdated or completely non-existent, it might be time to heed some of the tips above and get started on a full interior design overhaul.