There’s good reason why we say, “there’s no place like home”. Our homes are where we spend most of our time and make some of our fondest memories. Part of making a home your own means showing your personality in each room and creating a space that you put your own stamp on.
We spoke to colour and design consultant Adele Roche about the top interior trends of 2019. The best part? They’re affordable and don’t require a DIY expert or interior designer to bring them to life!
You don’t need a big budget to create amazing interiors in your home. What you really need is ideas you love, and to be bold and creative. To get you started, why not save on your home insurance? Did you know, that by simply buying your Aviva home insurance online, you get a 15% discount*?
Take a look at Adele’s top five trends below:
Living Room Trends
Mid-century style is making a huge comeback. It’s understated and decluttered, with sleek lines that give a more open feel to spaces. Try adding some contrasting textures and materials to make it your own. The focus of mid-century style is functionality, so less of the ornaments that serve no real purpose!
Leafy plants are being used for decoration, and also to add rich shades of green into neutral-colour spaces. Neutral and pastel colours will be making a comeback in living rooms this year. A contrast of heights works beautifully in a living room, so alter the heights of tables, shelves, lamps, plants, sofas and chairs.
Two-tone kitchens are becoming popular and help you achieve a really clean look. Paint your wall units the same colour as the kitchen walls to give the illusion of more space. Paint the under-counter or kitchen island with a pop colour or deeper shade to add gorgeous depth to your kitchen.
Single-colour paint used throughout a bedroom gives a calming feel (something we all need these days!) Paint your walls, ceiling and woodwork or wardrobes either the same or in a similar tone. This will also give the illusion of more space in your bedroom.
Layering fabrics, bed linens, cushions and throws is a great way to add colour and texture for warmth and cosiness should you choose to paint your bedroom all the one colour.
Decals can be designed to any specification you choose and can be printed on textured finishes. These are becoming popular in both bedrooms and living spaces.
Blending floor and wall colour is becoming popular, giving an open flow to your bathroom. Bold or patterned feature tiles work great around bathtubs, sinks and shower walls to create a pop of colour.
Big, bold feature lights are now being used in bathrooms, adding brightness and style to the room that was once deemed just a functional space!
Again, greenery is becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms, no matter the size, to give a pop of life to the space. Think tropical, day spa!
Paint is always a great way to change up any space, and best of all it is great on a budget. Although we are still seeing lots of grey for 2019, it is being used as a base colour now where cream was once used. Pastel colours are set to be big in 2019, especially pinks, lilacs, greens and browns.
Bolder, brighter colours such as mustards, greens, oranges, corals and soothing pinks are pushing forward for use in feature walls, stripes and colour blocking.
For expert tips on painting your home like a pro, click here.
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