Interior designers and magazine editors typically take the last few months out of the year to predict what direction décor is heading in the new year to come. Every designer knows that furniture plays a vital role in making or breaking a living space. Choosing the right pieces can elevate the aesthetic of your entire home. In 2019, expect to see blush-colored upholstery, midcentury Italian curves, handmade pieces, art deco, and bold primary hues. Here are the top designer and industry tastemakers’ tips you should keep on your radar this year.
Reclaimed wood is timeless, rustic, and chic. Many people make the mistake of thinking that furniture made from reclaimed wood will make their home look like an old barn. Mixing materials with rustic pieces can help you create a stylish and unique look. You can expect to see reclaimed wood furniture in design magazines and displays soon if you haven’t already. The natural patterns and variety of finishes reclaimed lumber offers adds character to your home compared to other furniture that’s mass-produced. It’s also environmentally friendly and ideal for those who care about their carbon footprint. Reclaimed wood is defined as lumber that was once used for another purpose and is now used to create new furniture. You can find it in factories, barns, timber plants, or other structures that were refinished or demolished. The lumber is perfectly usable as long as it’s been appropriately cleaned and harvested. One of the best ways to update your home is creating or purchasing a dining table made from reclaimed wood. A dining table is the centerpiece of a room and reclaimed wood adds a rustic appeal that pairs well with plants and flowers.
Designers are insisting that the mid-century Italian movement will be significant in 2019. The term refers to a period in the history of architecture between 1947 and 1958. It features an understated look that’s classic and clean with minimal fuss. The mid-century Italian style is uncluttered and uses sleek lines with geometric form. The balance of the warmth and intricate design comes from handmade quality. This style uses traditional and non-traditional materials that allow functionality.
Art Deco furniture will likely stay a trend for decades to come. This style is an eclectic combination of shapes, materials, and influences from all over the world. Art Deco responds well to the requirements of mass production and is widely-used in the field of product, industrial, and fashion design. When it comes to furniture, you’ll see high-shine metallic paired with vibrant jewel tones and geometric designs. You can easily add Art Deco glam to your home with elegant mirrors, glass, chrome, and large bold prints.
Not only do upholstered headboards make your bedroom look cozy, but they also add a chic flair to your overall sleep space. No matter what your style, you can choose from sumptuous leather, velvet, or classic linen materials. Velvet, in particular, has made a huge comeback and is predicted to stand the test of time. The plush fabric is dramatic and will elevate your room and make it feel more sophisticated. The key is to find headboards with modern silhouettes to prevent it from looking too retro-inspired.