Want to amp up your home’s style quotient this new year? Look to the future with this round-up of decor inspiration.
Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep up with the constant churn of interior design trends. One day it’s in, the next, it’s in the bin. At least according to some designers. But whichever way you look at it, there are some home interior design trends that are made to dominate. This list of trends, about to heat up in 2019, is proof. Read on.
Statement floors and ceilings
Look away from your walls and up at your ceiling. Gone are the days when walls were the only way to transform a room with paint or wallpaper. More and more, design enthusiasts are leaving their walls alone and turning to wallpaper, tile and paint to turn their ceiling into the focal point of their room. From bold block tones to quirky geometric patterns, and anything in between, there are hundreds of designs you can consider. Likewise, for your floor, think beyond classic tiles. Look at inlays, geometric or patterned tiles and contrasting grout (black grout against white tiles, or vice versa, can be a sight to behold) as options to highlight the bottom half of your room.
Black seldom disappoints and can add instant oomph and drama to a characterless room. Granted, black can be an intimidating choice if you’re afraid of having your room swallowed in moody darkness. But in the right dose, you’ll be surprised with what you get. Pair black with neutrals to create a contrast and to help inject light into your room. Charcoal kitchens are poised to be all the rage in home trends 2019. Consider black counters, black cabinets, black lighting fixtures and black accents to conjure black magic in your cooking area.
Remember the chip-flecked polished tiles from the good old days (possibly in your grandparents’ home)? That was terrazzo – a kind of midcentury tile most Indians favoured before it was cool (and edgy). Terrazzo was a defacto floor fixture in old-style Indian homes, but it’s set to make a comeback and how! Crafted from a combination of glass, granite, marble and quartz chips pressed and polished into smooth cement or resin; terrazzo is now considered an uber-luxe alternative to typical floor choices like vitrified, porcelain and ceramic. With new-age designs on the market, there’s a slew of options to choose from.
Warm and earthy neutrals
Get ready to bid adieu to frosty greys and cool whites, and embrace warm and inviting beiges, taupes and browns. Warm colours with fleshier, pinker undertones are set to see a revival this coming year. Perfect, we think, to turn your home interiors into a warm and welcoming haven.
What’s in a door? Well, it turns out, quite a lot. Doors are increasingly being turned into wall statements, with neon colours, creative doormats and whimsical designs becoming popular options. The only downside? You might never want to open one.
Yep, 2019 is about to pop with metallic designs for accents and accessories. And you’ll be surprised with the finishes you find. While rose and yellow gold are already popular choices, copper and metals with red and orange undertones will emerge as frontrunners in decor. Copper vessels have long been favoured for their health-promoting properties in Indian kitchens, so you have more reason than one to make the switch.
Sinewy curves and tapered flourishes are about to be one of 2019’s hottest trends – in furniture. Big, bulky sofas are increasingly being replaced by curvy, characterful divans, daybeds, chaise lounges and other designs. No longer are these reserved for formal seating arrangements; they are slowly becoming mainstays even in informal lounges, lending understated elegance and glam.
If you’re contemplating a decor overhaul, set yourself up for success with these top interior design trends. With a look into the new year, you can prime your home for the years to come and give it a fabulous, futuristic flourish.