Trends within the interior industry don’t tend to flux as much as the fashion industry, after all, it takes a lot more work to decorate a room than it does to buy a new coat. However, we still see definite trends that come and go throughout the years. 2018 brought us a plethora of big interior trends including bold tropical prints and clean cut geometric patterns. There are a number of trends that have literally been everywhere in 2018 and we think they are here to stay for the next year too. Check out our predictions below on the 5 major trends we don’t think are going anywhere.
Velvet fabric is just everywhere! It has been popular for a number of years now and it looks like there is nothing to stop it continuing to be just as popular as ever. It is a versatile fabric and can be used for curtains, upholstery, cushions, headboards or even clothes like coats, shirts and trousers. Plain velvet is popular on Art Deco style furniture which we also predict will be big in 2019. Crushed velvet is increasingly popular and can be seen on a plethora of celebrity social media sites and television shows.
Open style 1950’s bar carts in living rooms were everywhere in 2018 and we think they are here to stay for the New Year. They allow you to elegantly display your bottles of gin, fancy cocktail books and funky glasses to create a statement pieces in a room.
Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Think big knitted blankets, natural colours and warm fires. You can create this look with white and natural colours, chunky warm blankets, candles and Scandi style furniture. In the past year we have seen a rise in large knitting classes making cosy blankets, which is in keeping with this interior trend that we think is here to stay.
In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. Over the past few years, along with cacti, they have become increasingly popular in homes. One of the reasons they may be so popular is that they are some of the easiest house plants to look after and take little care. Houseplants have both mental and physical benefits. Studies have shown they help purify the air, give an assist in breathing, help deter illness, boost healing and help you work better. With all that in mind, it’s time to fill your house with succulents in 2019.
Grey is everywhere. Its popular on walls, furniture, curtains and floors. It creates a sumptuous muted backdrop which fits in perfectly with both old and modern interiors and allows you to accessorise as much and as little as you like with other colours.