Design Trends for 2019 by Pfeiffer Design | Designer Focus
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With the arrival of the new year comes the inevitable trend forecast, and 2019 is no exception. As professional interior designers, it’s our responsibility to stay on top of every new trend that hits the interior design world, whilst retaining our integrity and ability to discern whether they’re here to stay or just a flash in the pan. Our clients rely on our expert knowledge when it comes to incorporating trend-let styles into their home, restaurant, hotel, office or retail space. Most people don’t want to have to update their space every couple of years (though, of course, some do – no judgement here!) so it’s important for us to advise clients on whether a trend is here to stay, or something that will need updating in the not-too-distant future.
When it comes to interior design, it’s usually advisable to keep the basics timeless, incorporating seasonal trends in small, inexpensive ways. Paint colour, cushions, bed linen and table lighting are all things that can be switched up relatively easily. Whereas furniture, joinery, pendant lighting and ironmongery are often more complicated and costly to change up every time a new trend hits.
It’s always advisable to take all published trend lists with a pinch of salt, incorporating only those that really excite you. By keeping the more permanent aspects of your project timeless and classic, incorporating selected trends in small, manageable ways, you’ll end up with a final design that not only stands the test of time, but always feels fresh and on-trend as well. That being said, here’s the Pfeiffer Design edit of the hottest interior design trends for 2019.
Night Watch Green
According to PPG Paints, the colour of 2019 is a nature-inspired deep shade of green, known as Night Watch; described as a ‘rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green that reflects consumers’ urge to reconnect with nature in today’s tumultuous society,’ The interior design world has been obsessing over green ever since we started bringing nature back into our homes in the form of houseplants, and 2019 is no exception. Go easy, this beautiful moody green is best utilised in smaller spaces – a ground floor cloakroom or dining room would be ideas, especially accessorised with some dramatic gold-toned pendant lighting. Not convinced? Why not incorporate this cool, calming and restful green in the form of the Jalousi sideboard by Normann Copenhagen.
Large-Scale Floral Prints
Who’d have thought? Your grandma’s curtains are finally on trend! 2019 sees the return of large, brightly coloured floral prints, on everything from cushions to lampshades to sofas and wallpaper. As interior designers, we love the return of this unapologetically loud, maximalist trend. It’s go big or go home when it comes to floral prints this season, so make sure to stay clear or subtle or small print florals and go large!
Sustainable, Handmade Pieces
With sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds, look to natural fibres like sea grass, jute, bamboo and rice paper this year. Ibiza Bohemia is still huge in terms of design, so don’t be afraid to fully embrace natural materials and incorporate eco-friendly aspects into your space. Organic materials like clay, timber, cork and natural stone bring the outside world in and can be hugely effective in creating a sustainable, eco-centric space. In 2019, look for furniture pieces with purpose: furniture made from recycled, renewable resources and environmentally-friendly materials. Royal College of Art graduate, Tori Murphy’s Cove Cushions are hand-woven in Lancashire from 100% Merino lambswool and backed by heavy calico in Nottingham. Utilising these in your space is a wonderful way to bring in handmade, sustainable element to your home.
Boho / Nomadic
The boho look is set to explode this year, particularly come the warmer months. We’re no longer just talking macramé and jute rugs; this year boho will extend to every aspect of our homes. From colourful wall hangings and cacti, hand-woven pouffes with mirrors and pops of brightest orange to native motifs and shells. Animal print and hides continues to reign supreme; look for a natural tanned leather, like this Fredericia Select 22333 Three Seat Sofa, and accessorise with a sheepskin throw for a true nomadic feel.
So there you have it, the Pfeiffer Design roundup of the biggest 2019 interior design trends. If you take away anything, let it be that, this year, more is more. As commercial interior designers, we are fully embracing 2019 as the year of the maximalist – a chance to make bold choices instead of playing it safe. If you like the sound of embracing a braver interior theme within your home or workspace, why not drop us an email to see how Pfeiffer Design can help bring your vision to life.