It’s 2019 and we are all brimming with hope and excitement. We have new resolutions to keep, the latest diets to follow and, fabulous outfits to flaunt. We could go on but what about the place that you call home. Doesn’t it deserve some TLC too in the New Year? We are firm believers in reinventing ourselves and our surroundings and what better time to do it than in the New Year. And sometimes small changes go a long way. So here’s the inside information on the hottest trends in home decor for the year 2019. Go ahead, folks. It’s time to (re)decorate!
- BOLD is BEAUTIFUL - Neutrals have had their moment in the spotlight. It’s time for some drama now. Richer color palettes and rich jewel tones will be the preferred choices for interior designers and homeowners alike. Not feeling brave enough to paint a wall in a deep blue or invest in a sofa in ravishing red? Fear not. Make bold colors part of your decor in small doses - a jewel-toned lamp or an urn in a color that grabs your attention as soon as you walk in. It’s all about baby steps, you see. But in the right direction!2. Going back to nature - Life imitates art and art imitates life. Funny how that happens, right? World over, there has been a conscious movement away from plastics and towards a more organic way of living. In the interior design world, this has reflected itself in designers and home lovers wholeheartedly embracing decor accents that are sustainable, natural and handmade. Which is why we are in love with these raw and crafted-by-nature driftwood tea light stands and lamps. Just the thing to add a bit of earthiness to your home.3. Green is the ‘breakout’ colour of the year - Never before has there been so much interest in “Going Green.” And we aren’t just talking about being eco-friendly though we suspect that the interest in this rich shade is related to consumers becoming more environmentally conscious. Green is trending as one of the hottest, or should we say coolest, colours of the year. It’s rich, it’s classy, it’s sophisticated and it brings the outdoors in. Check out the Cross Currents range of ‘gorgeous green’ home decor accents.4. Breaking through the cookie c(l)utter- Discerning customers are shying away from mass-produced home decor accents and choosing artisanal, one-of-a-kind artifacts. Well traveled and well read, these customers are looking for character and even a story in the pieces they display at home. An intricately carved console table, a statement mirror with shutters and exquisite artwork done on it or a beautiful handcrafted Buddha, each with a unique symbolism, all make for interesting conversation starters, don’t they?A home is a direct reflection of the lifestyle and aesthetic choices of the people who live and love in it. While we hope these trends provide the spark needed to give your home a facelift, we would like to see how you go about giving these trends your own unique interpretation! Happy 2019, everyone! Here’s to a creative and exciting year decorating your home!