We’re half way through the year – time to look ahead to what’s coming in 2019.
Decorating inspiration is never far from home and we’re always interested in a focus on the global trends that we can embrace for our own interiors spaces.
With the country’s biggest interiors trade exhibition, Life Instyle just around the corner, exhibition manager Flyn Roberts has shared some of the key trends that we can expect to see coming into the new season.
“My personal style leans towards clean and minimalist, so it’s been great for me to see that interior design has largely been moving in that direction for a while now, and minimalism is certainly still going to be seen in 2019,” says Flyn.
"Far from being white and stark, the interior design trends that are being predicted for the new year are incredibly varied - and exciting!"Flyn Roberts
Here are Flyn’s top three picks for interior trends going into 2019:
“A distinct shift towards sustainability is being felt across the industry and that’s filtering down to styling and pieces alike,” says Flyn.
“Sustainable fabrics and alternatives such as animal-free leather and worm-free silk are gaining popularity. Even without these examples, people are becoming increasingly concerned with how and where and by whom interior products are made so sustainability and ethical product are topping the list for me,” says Flyn.
"Making a shift towards products that are either recycled, or able to be recycled is a responsibility as much as it is a preference."
“There is always a colour d’jour when it comes to interiors, but don’t be surprised to see a shift back towards black for homes and interiors,” Flyn advises.
"Matte black is popping up across exteriors and interiors alike, and also across a lot of homewares."
“Black is exciting because it creates a lot of drama and allows bold statements without being so trendy that you’ll want to change everything in 12 months. (Think Millennial pink!) To complement the black, browns, beiges, golds, and warm neutrals will see a resurgence.”
“Wallpaper and window dressings will continue to be very on-trend,” says Flyn. “Bold styles will feature heavily, and pattern and texture are where this trend really comes to life,” she enthuses. “From faux leathers to embossed baroque styles, homes and businesses are increasingly choosing wallpaper to make a statement.”
"Wallpaper is incredible as the limit is literally your imagination."
“Window treatments are also enjoying a lasting comeback, with everything from layered drapes to crisp clean shades expected to continue to remain popular into 2019. To my delight, simple lines are key here also.”
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