Refresh your home
Revive your surroundings with these 2019 home decor trends
Now that spring is (finally) in the air, many of us are cleaning and getting our homes together for the busy summer ahead. The changing of the seasons can inspire one to change up their surroundings, but many of us don’t know where to begin when it comes to interior design.
That’s why Wendy Arens, designer at DeWaard Interiors in Holland, talked with our Executive Editor Kelsey Smith and shared the most popular home decor trends for 2019.
Hardwood and luxury vinyl planks are still strong. Light, natural wood tones are on the rise. Homeowners are looking for an airier, more open look and feel. Shades of birch, beachy white and light oak are trending; these can transition from casual to formal.
In addition to hardwood and luxury vinyl plank, large custom-sized area rugs are one of the top trends this year. Since all rooms are not created equal, standard sizes don’t always fit — people are going to customize. You’ll see custom-sized area rugs that truly fit. Consumers also are still choosing carpet for the bedroom and living room for its plush feel and its ability to add warmth to the space. Low pile heights will still be popular.
Layering window treatments is on trend for 2019. Blinds and shades complemented with stationary panels continue to be a popular choice for dressing the window. This can add depth, dimension and visual interest to a room. Jewel tones like emerald green, ruby red and sapphire blue are colors you will see used for draperies.
Metallics is the other trend for window treatments. Metallic shimmer can add depth and texture to your room, but if it feels like a little too much shine and sparkle for your taste, consider using the metallic trend through the addition of brilliant, metal hardware such as curtain rods and rings.
The open concept floor plan is still strong for 2019.
New devices and technology designed to make your home smarter, safer and more convenient continue to trend. Adding a power operating system to blinds and shades is one of the smart options available for homeowners.
Black is the newest white. From bold, black-painted walls to window trim, black adds contrast to neutrals.
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