Home is where you spend most of your time, so it’s important that you put your mark on the space. From attic to the kitchen to the basement, how you decorate says a lot about your style and personality that are always evolving. This change means that you have to make room (no pun intended) for upgrades and remodels so your casa is au courant.
Whether you have a house in the country or a New York City luxury condo, keeping up with what’s on trend in the design world will keep your home from looking like a time capsule. Hesitant about trying something new? Don’t worry. Start with the small things, serving ware for example, and test the waters.
Adding just a single item can completely change the look of your space. So whether you want to dip your toe in or make your home a monument to modernity, here are the top design trends you need to look out for in the new year.
The operative word in interiors for 2019 is contrast. Juxtaposing elements that are opposite of each other — incongruous even — has been trending for a while in the design world, but this year it’s set to be at the forefront for many designers. We think that while the cult of all things Mid-Century is slowly waning, many want to keep some of those gorgeous and important pieces but updating them by mixing and matching them with newer ones so they balance and compliment each other.
Say goodbye to rose gold and hello to its decidedly more useful cousin: plain, old cooper. Yes, copper is a big component in a lot of rose gold, but now it’s taking over and not looking back. Expect not just the standard copper pots and pans, but a bevy of the useful metal in subtle items like sinks, exposed copper piping, and roofs. We love the way copper patinas.
Can’t find the right furniture for your abode? You can either look online at all of the ubiquitous sellers that virtually everyone in the world has access too — or you could seek out something unique. And that’s important just think of how long you can have custom-built furniture that achieves this balance in workshops like UK-based bespoke furniture company Barton Bespoke always has the perfect balance of old-school (this shop has been in operation for over 100 years) and modern materials.
You read that correctly: concrete. This utilitarian building substance that’s been around since the Roman Empire is not just for sidewalks and municipal structures. Designers are now adding versatile concrete to home interiors where this practical product adds texture to any room. It’s easy-to-use and relatively economical for homeowners. Think of concrete countertops, concrete tiles, and polished concrete floors. It’s also a great material to use outside for lawn furniture there’s almost no cleanup time for this type of medium. Find concrete furniture at the hippest of interior design stores, like Oso Industries in Brooklyn, NY. But you might want to have your purchases delivered — concrete is very heavy.