As with all things style related, there are many predictions as we approach a new calendar year in the interior design world; some of which stick and some that don’t quite materialise. Now that we are almost into 2020, it’s time for a round up of the 2019 trends that had enough staying power.
This year, the growing public consciousness has switched the focus for many to helping the planet. As a result, sustainability has been a lasting trend for 2019. More and more new and previously established brands have been offering sustainable products and sustainable ways of doing business. It’s almost impossible to overhaul your lifestyle completely all in one go – but by making small swaps here and there, you can being lowering your carbon footprint.
This brings us on to the lesser known interest in ‘biophilia’, which emphasises the relationship between humankind and nature. The use of natural, more sustainable materials like wood, stone and plant life remind us to bring the outside, in.
Velvet has been making a comeback for a little while now, yet it seems you people still can’t get enough! Tactile, durable and with a hint of luxurious decadence – the texture can turn a room from drab to fab in an instant. Found in every colour imaginable, and with more practical properties thanks to modern technology, velvet is here to stay.
Florals have always been popular, however this years look has taken on more of a leafy feel. From the lush tropical foliage to some subtle and soft English garden prints – things are going green in 2019. Suitable for all seasons, this trend encourages the addition of plants to the home; whether the real deal or some faux beauties.
Beige is back
Grey has been a staple neutral for many for over a decade now, but let us tell you, beige is back! Ignited with last years Dulux Colour of the Year, Spiced Honey, warm neutrals are the perfect base for earthy palettes. Be prepared to see plenty more beige in 2020!
Art Deco decadence
Everyone seems to be ramping up for the reappearance of the roaring twenties; the ultimate period for glamour and ‘over the top’ decadence. It might have been a hundred years ago, but people are still utterly obsessed; the sumptuous materials like marble and precious metallics to dramatic geometric prints and rich colour shades have been huge over the last year.