With a new season comes a new set of interior design trends for you to navigate, whether that be the simple update of a new piece of furniture, or a complete room renovation.
Today we’re sharing five interior design trends set to dominate this winter, moving into the start of 2019 in style.
From tone-on-tone rooms, to cosy log cabins, here’s what you can expect.
A big trend on the catwalk, tonal dressing is seen as chic and stylish, which is why it translates to interiors so well. Far from being bland, tonal rooms can be super versatile. The key to this interior design trend is to layer varying shades, using texture and print to add depth, and let the room organically come together. Although neutrals look incredible styled together, tone on tone decorating really comes into its own when vibrant colours are used. Just look below at how painting the fire surround and mirror to the rich teal green of the walls is so effective in creating a stylish, but relaxed end result.
Mix & Match Kitchens
Moving away from matching cupboards, island and complementing splashback, kitchens are breaking the rules to take a more eclectic approach to design in 2019. Think contrasting textures, a statement island, pops of colour in your cabinetry, and character throughout. Open shelving will move aside for glass fronted cupboards – a joy for those who like to see their worldly goods, without the need to dust daily. For more traditional spaces, consider a Shaker style in two shades across top and bottom cabinetry, and for a contemporary take, combine textures such as marble with wood inserts.
Although this isn’t the first season to embrace the artisan touch, this year more than ever we’ve seen a shift in consumer shopping habits towards more natural, sustainable products. We’re looking for the story behind our products, to know the people that are crafting them are being fairly treated, and that our products are made from materials that aren’t harmful to the environment. Think rattan lampshades, woven baskets, kilim rugs, handcrafted ceramics, and textures that create a cosy, warm retreat away from the world outside.
INTO THE WOODS
From woodland creature motifs – rabbits, foxes and deer are the new pineapple when it comes to print design – to faux furs and hides, Into the Woods is a log cabin interior trend which takes its design inspiration from the Nordic regions. The buzzword here is tactile, as this trend focuses on delicious textures such as velvet, chunky knits, mohair, and sheepskin, combined with shades of rust, plum, cranberry, deep forest green and brown.
From bold colour choices to clashing prints, maximalism is without doubt one of the biggest trends of 2018 and it shows no signs of slowing down. This trend is about having fun with décor, clashing prints, using luxe textures and rich fabrics, and picking colours that make you smile the second you walk through the door. One way of incorporating this trend is by using statement wallpaper – whether that be a mural on one wall to start your maximalism journey off, or papering one full room. Consider oversized florals (another trend of 2018), in dark jewel tones, and for maximum effect paint the ceiling in a similar tone to create a cocoon effect.
If you're still trying to find your interior design style, we have some helpful tips from Victoria which you can read here.
Will you be working any of these trends into your current scheme? Or are you already ahead of the pack, with your mix and match kitchen and maximalist living room?