Terrazzo, a mosaic-like mix of marble, glass and granite, has been gaining traction again in the design world for a few months now. But we expect this high-impact look go big in 2019. Though commonly thought of as a material for flooring, designers are embracing it in countertops, showers, furniture and even wallpaper and accent pieces. Hence, this stunning rendering from Evgenia Belkina highlights terrazzo’s unique ability to take center stage in a room without overpowering the rest of the space.
We’ve already seen that many 2019 interior design trends embrace velvet. From art deco to maximalism, velvet tends to creep its way into many different styles. Liz Toombs, a certified interior decorator and the president and owner of PDR Interiors, says we should expect to see even more velvet in the next few months. This cozy living room from eclectic_interior proves that modern pieces, like the brown couch pictured here, can embrace velvet and lend an inviting warmth to any space.
For the past few years, we’ve been inundated with crisp, streamlined furniture and straight lines in home decor. In 2019, though, curves are where it’s at. Hence, like this stunning blue sitting chair from Maggie Boucher Interior Design (photo by Tomek Kmiecik), curved furniture makes your space feel more expansive. Look for pieces that are rounded on the bottom and curved on the top.
This cozy bedroom from theclassiccottage is another great way to adopt the sustainable decor trend this year. Space utilizes materials such as jute and rope—and is all about reusing and recycling. The “headboard” is actually a rug hung on the wall, which adds a beautiful finishing touch to the bedroom. This year, think outside the box and consider how to upcycle pieces in your house from one room to the next.
This year is going to be all about sustainable pieces and recycled decor. According to Tracy Lynn, “items made by hand using sustainable materials are a great way for people to feel grounded in their homes and feel more in touch with the earth and their roots.”
In this photo by Zack Benson, we see how art can come alive—literally. Instead of investing in a new piece of artwork, consider living plants. This shadow box filled with succulents is a unique way to bring the outdoors inside and add a pop of color to any room.
This living room from Swoon Worthy Blog is another gorgeous example of how to embrace art deco without completely redesigning a space. The gold starburst mirror above the mantle and the velvet mustard yellow chair channel the roaring twenties while still feeling modern and new.
Art deco design is all about embracing geometric designs, manmade materials (like metals) and bold colors. Though art deco reached its peak in the 1920s and 30s, we expect to see a big resurgence in 2019. As we leave behind minimalism, art deco is the perfect way to add more textures and visual interest to your space.
These laser-cut and handpainted panels designed by Jamie Reynolds are a great way to accent the top of a buffet or replace a conventional headboard in a deco-inspired space. Search for geometric accessories, and don’t be afraid to embrace brass and gold in your design scheme.
Black is timeless and traditional, but one of 2019’s interior design trends will definitely involve more navy elements at home. Danielle Walish, interior and furniture designer for The Inside, expects to see “navy used in fresh and modern ways—or in other words, not your grandma’s navy. Of course, navy always shines in a classic cabana stripe, but I’m excited to pair it with mint green and pinks.”
Boho is one of those design trends that comes and goes—but in 2019 we expect it to come back with a bang. Designers Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design say that “the boho vibe is back, but with a vintage modern twist and curved lines. Layering and patterned fabrics are something you will see again, but this time around a bit cleaner and brighter.”
This space by Dan Rak Design features a daring geometric backsplash that transforms the space and gives it a unique personality. This year, don’t be afraid to try a bold backsplash in your kitchen. If you’re scared of commitment, try a stick-on version that you can easily remove and swap.