We are approaching the end of the year and some interior design trends are better left in 2019. Style constantly changes, so there is no reason why your home should stay stagnant in the design trends of yesteryears. If you feel that your home is starting to look drab, here are the top 5 designer furniture trends that you should leave behind in 2019 and what you should be replacing them with.
#1 Leave behind: Hygge
Hygge is a Danish design principle that means creating a zen and cosy environment, free from clutter, to give a peaceful state of mind. While this trend has been beaten to death over the past couple of years, it is never meant to be a fad. People have different preferences as to what they think is a serene and comfortable space and this Danish design may not always be it.
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Follow instead: Loud geometric patterns and silhouettes reminiscent of the ‘70s
The me-centric generation of the ‘70s is expected to make a comeback next year. Don’t go overboard though. Keep the groovy designs contained to a few token pieces.
#2 Leave behind: TV-centric living room setup
It is gauche to decorate living room ideas around your TV. These days, the living room is no longer just for binge-watching your favourite series. It is meant to make your guests feel at ease when they are over. It is where some of the most meaningful conversations are had. So how do you make it more conducive to socialisation?
Follow instead: Curved sofas
Curved sofas are both a conversational piece and a socialisation tool. They are designed to bring people closer while still being unconventional enough to pique your guests’ interests and get them talking.
Visualizer: Luxury Montecarlo Curved Sofa
#3 Leave behind: Gallery Walls
It used to be that gallery walls are all the rage wherever you go. This collection of images has become so common that people hardly ever pay attention to it anymore. They end up looking cluttered and insignificant on your wall.
Follow instead: A single designer wall art Huge wall artworks such as a loud painting, wall mirror, or light fixture do a better job of standing out. After all, art is supposed to be seen and not just gather dust on your wall. Eichholtz accessories such as their Astaire Nickel Mirror features both a wall sconce and a mirror, guaranteed to be the center of attraction in your next house party.
#4 Leave behind: Monochromatic luxury hotel-style bedrooms
There is nothing homely about luxury hotel room aesthetics. Sure, it looks cool with its stylish monochromatic hues and clean lines. However, it offers a desensitised version of bedrooms, completely impersonal and devoid of character. It is for that reason that people rarely stay long at hotels regardless of how luxurious they are.
Follow instead: Cosy bedroom ideas with a hint of colour and plenty of plush materials
At the end of a long tiring day, comfort is what we’re all after. Designing a bedroom with plush texturing in the luxury headboard and frame makes it easier for us to relax and have a good night’s sleep.
Visualizer: Instagram @tulipinterior Feature Product Luxury Italian Ziggy Upholstered Bed.
Visualizer: Instagram @tulipinteriors Feature Product Silouette Bed
#5 Leave behind: Minimalist accessories
Gone are the days of understated decors. Now, it is all about shocking hues, extravagant details, and excessive patterns. Don’t conform to rudimentary decorations especially if they don’t match your personality. Let your vibrant personality shine through when you decorate living room ideas.
Follow instead: Loud and bold accessories
Don’t be afraid to go bold with your decor choices. Get a floor-to-ceiling painting (or several!) with the most outrageous designs. Dare to mix patterns, colours, and textures. For instance, the Eichholtz Cirrus cushion has ‘70s geometric patterns that is perfect for adding distinctness into an otherwise plain room.
Time to Kick the Dated Luxury Furniture Trends to the Curb
Your home is an extension of yourself. If you find that you have outgrown your interiors, it could be time for an upgrade. Trendy elements can make a huge difference to your home. If you need a complete design overhaul, you can get in touch with us for an interior design appointment. You can call us at +44 (0) 203 904 6888 or email us at [email protected]