With summer coming to an end, we are reflecting on trends we’ve seen so far in 2019. Find out below what we love and what we feel could be on the way out!
Biophilia : In
‘The biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life’ – Edward O. Wilson
Designing using materials that allow us to connect to the planet may sound airy-fairy, but these spaces can actually help us feel at our most relaxed and grounded. Try introducing materials like jute, clay and concrete into your space to give it an earthy feel. Remember all the benefits that the addition of plants to spaces have? Add some plants in too.
Succulents : Out
They may be pretty and low maintenance greenery, but they are everywhere! We think they should move over and let other fancy plants like fiddle leaf figs, monsteras and eucalyptus have their time in the lime light/sun light.
Bold Colour Backdrops : In
Let the furniture and decor do the talking and remove the patterned wall paper. Try making a statement with a single colour instead and paint your walls a deep green, navy or teal.
Accent Walls : Out
Light Wood Floors : In
Dark woods instantly date a space and absorb lots of light. Consider installing a pale wood floor to reflect light and make the days seem brighter and longer, there’s a reason those trendy Scandinavians do it! Use woods like light oak or birch for a smart finish that will last for years.
Dark Wood: Out
Blush Tones : In
Add warmth to a room using tones of blush and bronze. Soft pinks and peaches can make a room feel cosy and comforting while still on trend. Try adding tonal cushions or prints for a simple take on this trend if you can’t commit to painting a full wall pink.
Rose Gold: Out
We feel like rose gold has overstayed its welcome and doesn’t deserve a place amongst our trusty brass, copper and nickel finishes. Avoid going out of style and stick to the classics.