New Year, New Living Room: 2019 Trends
A new year brings new interior design and décor trends. Take a look at some of the hottest ways to decorate your living room and update your design space for 2019.
Boho Is Back
Boho, or Bohemian style, never truly went away, but it’s certainly coming back full force in 2019. This décor style incorporates elements that are particularly interesting, full of life, or from different cultures. It embraces the unusual, the carefree, and the relaxed, inspired by those who lead unconventional lives, such as writers, travelers, and actors. If you’re interested in incorporating Boho style into your living room, start by combining patterns, colors, and objects from many parts of the world and walks of life.
No two Boho-style rooms are exactly the same, although they may share some design elements and cues. You’ll often see a lot of warm and earthy tones, including deep browns and greens, along with metallic and jewel tone accents. Layering different patterns and colors helps to make this decorating style stand out and look one-of-a-kind. You won’t really find furniture in a traditional store that’s labeled Boho. Instead, you’ll have to spend some time shopping for vintage pieces and antiques to complete your look. Each piece of furniture you place in your living room should tell a story about where it’s been before.
In many cases, Boho styling includes a slightly worn appearance when it comes to texture and materials. Adding a canopy over your living area is a signature Bohemian look, while overstuffed pillows and colorful floor rugs will look right at home. Stick with understated ambient lighting, rather than a lot of overhead or unnatural lights in the living area. Finally, you can bring the room to life with hanging plants and ferns.
Soft, curved furnishings had their time in the 1960s, and they’re making a comeback in 2019. Rigid lines have been in the spotlight among modern design enthusiasts for several decades, but they’re being pushed aside for softer lines and plush cushions. You’ll even see this décor trend manifest in tables and rugs with curved edges, rather than straight square and rectangular shapes. When you add a soft, plush piece to your living room, it brings a touch of warmth that can make the space feel more inviting.
Many people stick to traditional, neutral furniture pieces, but the unintended consequence of this choice is a more masculine feel. Bring in a brightly colored sofa or chair with soft edges to add a touch of femininity to the area.
Economically Friendly Pieces
If you’re on a budget, you don’t have to shy away from jumping on board with the 2019 interior design trends. Take a look at some of the cost-effective pieces from a number of designers that can fit into any budget. If you’re going with the Boho chic trend, you can also shop at vintage and antique stores to find affordable pieces that complement the style.
Another aspect of this trend is opting for furniture, textiles, and other home furnishings that are environmentally friendly. Companies all over the globe produce eco-friendly options made from sustainable materials or recycled components. For example, you could find an appliance that incorporates recycled marble. Sustainable couches, rugs, and floors come in materials like bamboo, cork, or economically sourced hardwoods.
Round Oak Tables
Oak is a popular material for home furnishings and has been for years, thanks to its durability and beautiful, rich color. Round oak tables are on the rise in 2019, so consider adding one to your living space. You can keep it simple with a small side table in this style or take it to the next level with a larger oak coffee table that serves as the focal point of the space.
Now is the time to retire your metal side tables and welcome a simple slab-style table to your home. Keep an eye out for one made of white oak with a thick, round top and simple column legs or an X-base. A matte finish completes the look of this stylish home décor option.
Color of the Year
For the last two decades, Pantone has released a color of the year. The 2019 color of the year is Pantone 16-1546, Living Coral, which helps to provide nourishment and warmth for buoyancy in a continually shifting environment.
If you want to add a splash of bold color to your living space, use this color of the year to bring a new hue. It has a life-affirming and animating coral hue with a golden undertone that provides its softer edge. The vivacious shade also emits the familiar and energizing aspects of colors found in nature, giving you a feel of how coral reefs add to the colors beneath the sea.
With these additions to your living room, you can stay in line with the latest décor trends for 2019. Each offers a unique way to add a bit more to your space while maintaining your own personal style.