I love to follow the trends. It’s fun to see what “the experts” say is in and out for the year. I love to see what might be showing up in blogs, magazines and in stores for the coming year. Some decor I like and some I think are train wrecks! So, here’s what those in the know are saying about
I love to bring new trends to you every January! It’s sort of like my state of the decorating world report! Let’s have fun with today’s post!
Before we get into the trends I must say AGAIN…
- we should never change what we love to agree with the trends unless we love them more
- trendy home furnishing are best used as accents
- what might be in this year might be out the next
- trends are fun but only a good guess at what will be in the stores etc
- classics are always in style!
- have fun with trends but know your decorating style
Because something is trending means that right now it is the hot item. What it does not mean is that home decor not trending is out of style. There are many recent trends like marble, neutral color palettes, real brass, white kitchens, greige, etc that will remain relevant and always beautiful. They have become classics.
Now let’s look at what is in and I’ll add my two cents…
These have been in and out and now back in. There is a trend for more luxury, more layers, more… well more this year! Beautiful, sumptuous headboards are a classic in my book!
My opinion… Yea!!!! I think bedrooms should be sanctuaries!
And a padded headboard goes a long way to make a bedroom looks plush! I have two padded headboards in my home. It took me awhile to get on the bandwagon but I LOVE them!
FOUR POSTER BEDS
Let’s all give a cheer for the beauty of
My opinion… yes, yes, yes! If you have the room in a bedroom opt for a
RICH COLOR TONES
Every year I see this on the list of new hot trends. I think this is wishful thinking on the part of the decorating industry! However, I am seeing gorgeous rich colors like navy and organic greens and spicy paprika seeping into
My opinion… I’d LOVE a navy velvet sofa in my living or family room but I’m not that daring and would probably get bored of it. If I am using rich colors this year I’ll use them in pillows. A navy velvet pillow sounds divine!
I’m seeing the influence of this almost everywhere. Florals are on the horizon. We really have not seen a resurgence like this since the days of cabbage roses and big floral wallpaper. Look for florals done in interesting new and stylized ways!
My opinion… Floral wallpaper will be big in magazines and in the designer world. However, I don’t see this trend making its way to the everyday home decorator. We are still recovering from all the scraping and steaming to get our old floral wallpaper off our walls! Many of us have vowed never to put up flowered wallpaper again!
Floral accents are the way to go if you want a bit of flowery design in your home! I love the idea of floral bedding!
I have a stylized floral chair and love it! See it here.
Since we are talking about it, wallpaper is still on trend! If you love wallpaper you might want to try repositional or peel and stick wallpaper. It is easy to put up and comes down easily too!
My opinion… yes we might be ready for a little wallpaper. The trend is not an accent wall, that is so last decade (LOL!) but wallpapering a whole room. I’ve done the floral room before and probably won’t do it again! I adore repositional wallpaper and will use it on a long wall in the upstairs hallways this winter, ignoring the trend. The wallpaper above is peel and stick and I would certainly do a room in it! It makes me weak in the knees!
LOTS OF WHITE DECOR WITH A POP OF COLOR
I don’t feel this is a new trend but I’m still seeing lots of white or neutral decor. Personally, I love this style because I love white and neutrals. A pop of color can be a breath of fresh air to decor! Choose to use color by adding colorful accents to your decor.
My opinion… I am seeing one big statement piece in a bold color (like a navy velvet sofa, sigh) and then lots of whites and neutrals. I love this look but it is quite a gamble to invest in a statement piece that you might get tired of after a year or two.
WHITE AND BLACK DECOR
This is really a classic combination done in a fresh way. Lots of white with a little bit of black mixed in. This timeless look is a balancing act! Get it right and it will work for years and years! Get the contrast wrong and it will look contrived!
My opinion…Black and white decor will be around for a long time! It is a classic! For this look, you must totally embrace it! Be willing to be bold or leave this look alone!
Brass is always a classic but what makes it hot again in 2019 is brass is showing up in its warm unlacquered state so over time it obtains a gorgeous patina that is
There is a big, big movement away from stainless steel accents to the warmth of brass and gold.
Gold accents are brushed and have a muted down elegance.
But don’t overdo it! Too much of a good thing is not good. Mixing metals is will always be in style and the right way to decorate!
My opinion… I love brass and goldtone metal but I mix them with other metals. Brass is a very bold metal and too much brass can be overpowering. I’m opting to add brass and mix it with other metals.
WARMER COLOR PALETTE
Cool tones and gray have dominated the decor scene for awhile now. Move over gray you are being edged out by warm neutrals and cozier colors in warmer tones.
My opinion…Personally I am thrilled to see this trend. For me, too much gray comes across flat and sad! I saw neutrals coming on stron last year but this year warm neutrals are huge! Can you see me doing the “happy dance of joy”? Saying that, I love a little mix of gray with my neutrals.
See my neutral color bar stools here. And my guest room bedding here and here. See the barrel chair in my bedroom here. See the rug in my family room here. Just sayin’ I LOVE the new rug in my family room!
There will always be a market for vintage items and antiques but over the last few
My opinion… I’m not much of a vintage or antique girl but I love the idea of adding something antique for a curated look. I’ll be adding this trend to StoneGable in 2019.
Animal prints were out in 2018 and now they are back in. Especially when it comes to rugs. Not only animal prints but animal shapes.
My opinion… I think animal prints have stood the test of time and are an all-star classic! You will be seeing an animal print rug (not just the zebra pelt) on my floor in 2019! Very bold, but I love this look!
Also, keep your animal print pillows etc. A bit of the wild in a room makes it look fun and exciting.
Today we are much more eco-friendly and aware of what is good and harmful to our planet. Sustainability in home decor means knowing what materials are in the things put in our homes and how they e
Think about using and updating furniture that is already around. Too many nice home decor items are filling up our landfills! The home furnishing industry is moving to more sustainable materials. Good for them and us too!
My opinion… this is certainly a good thing!
OTHER TRENDS FOR 2019
- concrete on tabletops is still going strong
- geometrics in bolder more asymmetrical patterns
- copper, although this might be the last hot year for it
- tonal reds,
- furniture sets have been out for almost a decade
- burnt yellow
- trough sinks
- layered tablescapes (
- comfortable furniture
WHAT IS OUT…
Say it ain’t so! Just because the decor industry says these are not hot and trendy does not mean you still can’t love them and decorate with them! Or like the decor industry, you might be tired of them too! Here’s the great news, YOU get to decide! Just don’t shoot the messenger, please!
- stark white walls
- accent walls
- gallery walls
- industrial looking kitchens
- macrame art
- trite, kitschy farmhouse decor
- word art
- ikat patterns
- cherry cabinetry
- rose gold
- mid-century (on the slow train out)
So now you know! Enjoy decor trends but use what you love!