New Year, New Home Design Trends for 2019
New year, new view. Here are a few of our favorite interior design trends for 2019 and the the perfect window treatments to pair with them.
The new year is a great time to declutter, re-prioritize, and reinvigorate your interior. While lots of new interior design trends are sure to spring up in 2019, here are a few of our picks for the new year.
According to Houzz’s 2018 Bathroom Trends Study, 80 percent of home remodelers were planning to upgrade their bathtubs. “Bubble bath fans, rejoice,” says Megan McDonough, The Washington Post. Bathrooms are expanding and more and more homeowners are looking to add soaking tubs in 2019.
“As bathrooms shift from private, utilitarian spaces to open, spalike environments, homeowners are focused on the accoutrements, including free-standing tubs,” says McDonough.
Window Treatment Pairing: In order to achieve the perfect spa experience, it is important to allow natural light to flood your space, while still maintaining your privacy of course. To achieve this, we have a few different window treatment options. 1) Custom Vinyl Shutters made specifically for your bathroom windows allow light to enter through the top of your window while still covering the bottom and protecting your privacy. The end result is a stunning window that truly feels like a high-end spa. 2) Another option is the Top Down/Bottom Up Shades. These window treatments allow you to open your shades from the bottom up, like a traditional shade, or from the top down, ensuring privacy, while still allowing natural light in.
Tuxedo (Black & White) Kitchens
The all-white kitchen is out. 2019 is all about the black and white kitchen, combing the best of both worlds for a stunning new look. “Expect to see a lot more ‘tuxedo’ kitchens contrasting black with white walls, backsplashes and marble countertops,” says McDonough. “Professionals are seeing a return to black in kitchen cabinets, range hoods and island accents.”
Window Treatment Pairing: We recommend Sheer Honeycomb Shades. These stunning window treatments not only come in black, but also allow filtered light to illuminate your kitchen, which is perfect for those who love to cook. You can never have too much light! Black or white Shutters are another great option that pairs well with this trend.
“The walls will make the room,” says Aurore Martial, Domus Venus.
2019 is all about making a statement, which is just what our next trend will do. It’s time to ditch those boring flat walls for something with a bit more substance. And you have a few different options.
- Textured Walls: “They add more contrast, and having two different materials is a lot more appealing, even if you stay in the same tones,” says Martial.
- Wallpaper: “Wallpaper is a (relatively) simple and inexpensive update, and today’s patterns are a far cry from the ’80s florals and farm animal borders of the past,” says Liz Gray, HGTV.
- Terrazzo: Made from a mix of glass, granite, marble, or quartz chips suspended in a polished cement or resin, “terrazzo is going to be huge,” says John Linden, MirrorCoop . “I guarantee more people will look to include it in their projects.”
- Paint Shapes: “If you really want to stick to paint, try different shapes, in Neo Memphis style,” says Martial. “Paint is also a budget-friendly option. You really get a wow effect at a fraction of the cost of a statement piece, and it fills the whole room, so the rest can be more neutral.”
Window Treatment Pairing: With the walls doing all of the work, it is important to choose a window treatment that looks great, but also doesn’t make a lot of noise. This is why we recommend our Wood Blinds. “They are equally at home in traditional paneled or rustic-style homes and more modern spaces,” adds Leslie Plummer Clagett, This Old House.
No, we aren’t talking about using more renewable materials (that was one of our 2018 trends), but rather using the color green in your interior home design. “Green will be everywhere in 2019,” says Amanda Lauren, Forbes. From grass green to mixed teals, green is one of the it colors of the new year.
Window Treatment Pairing: Our Honeycomb Shades are the perfect way to bring green into your interior without much effort. “They suit nearly all home décor designs because they afford choices that can be based on opacity, energy efficiency and color,” says Stefan Lucian Gheorghe, owner and CEO of Homedit.com.
Art Deco Furniture
“What goes around comes around, especially when it comes to design periods,” says Jessica McCarthy, designer and creative director at Decorist. The Art Deco period was first popular in America and Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. Key elements of the art deco style include geometric forms, elaborate furniture, exotic materials, and bold colors with lots of contrast.
The style is all about “making a big statement,” says Lauren Flanagan, The Spruce.
Window Treatment Pairing: Custom Painted Hardwood Shutters are the ultimate blank canvas for interior designers looking for big, bold colors. “There’s almost an infinite number of possibilities for sizes, shapes, and colors,” says Steve Freishtat, Next Day Blinds CEO and Founder. Another great option are the versatile Roller Shades, which come in numerous patterns, as well as lots of colors.
Kitchen That Open to the Outdoors
“Fans of entertaining and cooking may want to consider expanding their kitchen area to the outdoors,” says Megan McDonough, The Washington Post. “Homeowners in warmer climates are transforming patios into extra seating areas, with durable rugs, cushions and fabrics.”
Whether you have a deck or a patio off of your kitchen, odds are you have a sliding glass door, which poses one big design hurdle – covering.
Window Treatment Pairing: When it comes to sliding glass doors, the best window treatment option is Vertical Blinds. “Not only can you move the blinds completely out of the way, but you can also simply tilt the vanes open and close to allow as much light or view as you wish,” says Teri Larsen, interior designer. Stained Hardwood Shutters or Wood Blinds are a great options for bringing warmer tones into a room and controlling exterior light.
“The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use.” — Erin Gates, Erin Gates Design. But incorporating the right floral patterns into your decor is not always easy. “So many designers and homeowners love floral patterns, although it is a little difficult to implement,” says Patricia Davis Brown, Dig This Design. “It is important to use the florals in an appropriate way.”
Window Treatment Pairing: Our Light Filtering Roller Shades are a great way to subtly add floral patterns to your decor. Our Blossom and Fusion collections feature floral patterns that are eye-catching enough to complement your interior, but subtle enough not to overwhelm.
“The boho vibe is back but with a vintage modern twist and curved lines,” says Dolores Suarez, Dekar Design.
No two Bohemian interiors are alike, with an unconventional use and mix of accessories. These rooms “boast a collected look, with furniture and decor acquired over time from thrift stores, antique shops and world travels,” says Erinn Valencich, HGTV. Key elements of Bohemian design include ayers of color, pattern and texture.
Window Treatment Pairing: Woven Wood Shades work well in Bohemian interiors. These window treatments “enhance and warm almost any decor,” says interior designer Becky Dietrich, bringing “a distinctly organic texture to a room.” Another option is Soft Roman Shades. The flowing style of these shades plays well with the flowing nature of Bohemian interiors.
Bolder Jewel Tones & Color Saturation
“As much as I love an all-white interior, rich jewel tones are making their way onto our walls and moldings in a big way,” says Arlene Lord, interior designer. 2019 is all about bold colors! “Dipping a room in a dramatic shade like midnight navy, eggplant, or charcoal is a fun way to embrace a deep, rich color, and the result is deliciously inviting,” adds Elissa Morgante, co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects in Illinois.
Window Treatment Pairing: It’s important to pair bold colors with lighter shades for a dramatic, high contrast look that will really make a space pop. Our Roller Shades offer a world of possibilities. “They are modern, sleek, afford privacy, and filter some light,” says Steve Corbeille, interior designer. And roller shades come in a wide variety of color options sure to pair well with whatever bold interior you choose. Custom Painted Shutters are another great way to bring bold and rich colors in a home.