We Didn't Expect This—The Top 5 Trends of 2019 Have Put an End to Minimalism
When I started at MyDomaine four years ago, the minimal, Scandinavian look reigned supreme. It was simple, neutral, and highly curated. But oh, how things have changed. We started seeing bright jewel tones emerge in 2016. Then at the beginning of 2017, the pendulum began to shift and traditionalist interiors were popping up everywhere. Emily Henderson coined it "updated traditional" when she revealed the stunning kitchen from her Portland project.
Last year, velvet chairs and sofas in poppy hues became popular and people were moving towards a more eclectic, maximalist approach—paint colours took another bold turn. Now, Overstock predicts design trends to go in an even more dramatic direction with bold colours, curvy shapes, geometric themes, playful patterns, and matte black taking center stage.
Yes, the stripped-back, clean and minimal aesthetic will always be classic, but it's exciting to see us break away from the tried and tested towards a rule-breaking, personalised, and authentic attitude to interior design. This year it's all about having fun and creating a space that is uniquely you. But, of course, playing with pattern and colour can be daunting, so to help you along, I chose some products within each trend that feature the fresh, new colours and patterns but remain timeless in their shapes and designs. Happy decorating!
Moving away from neutrals can be intimidating, but the key to decorating with color is to experiment. Throws and pillows are an easy place to start. Add them to your neutral sofa for a quick fix or if you're ready to be daring, then choose a bold paint color and try it out on an accent wall. The key is to choose furniture in a classic design and shape so the color doesn't feel overpowering or trendy.
Overstock Green Velvet Feather and Down Filled Throw Pillows, Set of 2 ($55)
Safavieh Mid-Century Modern Caiden Velvet Navy Chaise With Pillow ($454)
Pattern is something many of us shy away from because we're scared they'll clash but it doesn't need to be daunting. You can put a few throw pillows together with varying stripes, zig zags, and geometric shapes and they'll look fresh and cool, just as long as they're in similar colors that complement each other.
The Pillow Collection Najinca Graphic Down Filled Throw Pillow in Indigo ($63)