2019 Interior Design Trends

With 2018 out the door and the new year here, everyone is revamping their lives with resolutions and are determined to make changes. The design industry is showing some changes, too, with new trends arising, plus some trends are carrying over from the previous year. Here are our top ten 2019 design trends!

Quartz

Quartz countertops are a relatively new concept. Most clients want granite, but that requires high maintenance and isn’t as durable as quartz. With quartz you can get the look of granite while still maintaining a higher level of functionality and durability. It conveniently comes in a plethora of colors and styles to match your preference.

Keep your kitchen renovation expenses down by opting for quartz countertops.

Maximalism

As opposed to minimalism, maximalism is taking its stand in the new year with its bold presence of personality. While being stylishly crowded is tricky, the lived in look can make an area feel more welcoming and keep the eye interested. Some tried ways of doing this include using lots of different textures, sizes, and keeping colors bold but still within the same spectrum. We have been saying “more is more,” around the studio.

The mood board features lots of textures but sticks to similar hues.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been making a huge comeback this past year, and will continue to be used in many ways.  A subtle, textured wallpaper used throughout the space keeps a cohesiveness that’s not overbearing. A bold accent wall filled with pattern catches the eyes and is an effective way for adding personality into a room. In addition to plastering it up on walls, wallpaper can wrap accessories or be framed to mock art. This decor technique will incorporate unique characteristics while still being easily removable.

The agate-patterned wallpaper in this nook draws attention to the special liquor corner.

Green Trend

Not only is green in as a color but also as a lifestyle. Green products are a better alternative in 2019; we can embrace a cleaner and more eco-friendly way of living. The hue softens any space when incorporated as a toned-down, earthy color. To achieve this, bring house plants into your rooms. It can also energize when used in the workplace when used in a bright manner.

The large painting in the back sets the natural color scheme to for the rest of the space.

Sustainable and Natural Fabrics

In 2019 animal-free leathers and worm-free silks will provide us our favorite luxurious fabrics and textures guilt free. These synthetic textiles are often more durable and affordable than the real thing, making it even more tempting to incorporate.

This leather will stay in great shape over the years in this living room due to synthetic modifying.

Rose Gold

Whether it’s on the faucets or accented with lighting fixtures or accessories, rose gold is another hit color for 2019 with its sleek and glamorous demeanor. But not in the same ways as it was in 2018; this year you will find mixed with a brassy tone to modernize it. Small pops of the color add elegance to any space. For easy inclusion, Kohler just came out with a line of rose gold plumbing fixtures.

A trendy room example with rose gold fixtures.

Decorative Ceilings

When designing your space don’t forget your ceilings; not often are ceiling seen as a fifth wall. Paint, wallpaper, and beams all act as ways to add some interests to your ceilings. This will furnish the room as a whole and can be used in many settings.

This ceiling adds extra glam to the luxurious master suite.

Multifunctional and Compact furniture

Perfect for the urban dwelling, 2019 will show more stylish options of compact, multipurpose furniture pieces. These will be smaller in scale and adaptable to different spaces. With growing families and smaller spaces in popular cities, functional furniture is key to invest in.

Curvilinear Furniture

2019 is bringing back a sense of sensuality! Curved furnishings soften and invite conversation into your space. This variation of form gives the room interest and breaks the mundane flow of corners. It’s easy to draw a large room in by focusing the circle in the center, or if you’re tight on space, use the circular form in furniture to allow for more walk-space.

This softly curved seating area with blue hues invites guests to sit down and have a heartfelt conversation.

Art Deco

Mid-Century Modern was truly loved, but it is on the way out and Art Deco will be making a comeback. Find it this year with its more lavish details being found in sofas, case goods, lighting and accessories. These flairs will easily upgrade any space.

Art decor can really personalize a space.

 

Interior Designs by A.Clore Interiors

Thank you to our amazing photographer Abby Liga! Interior Photography Credit: https://www.abbyliga.com/

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Paint Your Furniture! (No Matter The Surface)

A lot of people think they can transform the look of their dresser with just a layer of paint (which is typically a great idea), but be very careful! Sometimes, painting your furniture can do more harm than good because of the surface, the material, or the specific kind of paint. So, how do you know when it’s ok to paint and it’s not? Today, we’re going to use a dresser as an example to give a few helping hints for when you’re painting your home furnishings.

Starting the Process

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To begin, you’ll need to look at your dresser and ask yourself a few questions. How is the dresser structure? Do the drawers slide smoothly? Is it sturdy? How solid are the legs? We’re pretty much saying, don’t try to save a piece of furniture that isn’t worth it. (A.Clore hint: If it’s been in your family or an antique with sentimental value, we suggest not painting it unless you’re trying to completely restore it.)

Will the value increase as a restored antique?  There are some dressers that are so old (80+ years) they would really be better off restored to their original finish, but it depends on your own personal taste. Even if you don’t like the natural wood look, restoring one dresser to its original finish might allow you to sell it for enough to buy yourself a new dresser. Just something to keep in mind!

The Surface

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Consider the surface of the dresser. Is the dresser veneer, laminate or wood? For those who don’t know, veneer is a decorative covering of fine wood layered on top of a coarser wood or another material, like press board or something similar. Laminate is a layer of plastic over press board or something similar, and then there’s real wood, which is actually best for painting.

Prepare & Paint: Veneer

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To prepare veneer, start by making sure there isn’t any cracking or peeling. If there is, repair it with wood glue or another piece of veneer before painting. Clean the surface. (A.Clore hint: Wipe it down with dishwashing soap and warm water using a washcloth, but wring out the towel first. Make sure it doesn’t soak the surface, because it can cause damage to the wood underneath.) Sand it lightly, clean off the dust particles, and then apply primer. Now you’re ready to paint! Make sure you use at least two coats of whichever paint you choose to really make it last.

Prepare & Paint: Laminate

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Laminate is surprisingly easy. Many people will tell you to sand laminate before painting, but that can actually ruin the laminate. All you need to do is apply two coats of primer and then paint. Quick, fast, and easy!

Prepare & Paint: Real Wood

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If it’s real wood, just clean the surface and go to work. (A.Clore hint: we always choose Sherwin-Williams.)

So, there you have it. These are the three most common materials, so if you come across one that stumps you, just let us know! Have fun creating beautiful “new” home furnishings!

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