Design trends to watch in 2019

Well helloooo 2019!   It’s so good to see you!

If you’re anything like me you’ll be super excited about the freshness, the energy and the anticipation that a new year brings. This is a time that lots of us often start to think about projects around the home... whether that’s planning for a move, a renovation, or just a bit of a refresh to your current space. So what better time to take a quick look at what I think are the key interior design trends we can expect to see this year.

All things black

Bathroom joinery solutions
Bathroom renovation

This trend has been building for a while now and we will see it continue to gain momentum. Whether it be flooring, kitchen cabinetry, furniture, light fittings or tapware, matt black will give any space an edgy, dramatic vibe and is a trend that’s sure to grow.

Natural and sustainable

Coastal decor

As we look to care more for ourselves (and our planet) natural, sustainable textiles and finishes are being sought out more and more. Textural elements such as wood, linen, rattan, and concrete all create a sense of calm and harmony, particularly when combined to add layers of interest and warmth.


Bathroom joinery solutions
Hexagon tiles, bathroom renovation
Stylish bathroom renovation

This is another trend that’s been building for a while and shows no sign of going anywhere soon.  Expect to see gold, brass, copper in all tones from bright and brassy, to soft and antiqued.  With so many options available it’s a great way to update your look without over-committing or breaking the bank.

Plant love

Fresh relaxed bedroom design
Sydney interior designer

Who doesn’t love an indoor plant…or three?  An instant way to ground a space and bring a sense of calm, plants are great for our mental and physical well-being.  And even if you don’t have a green thumb, there’s no excuse not to embrace this trend, with an amazing range of high-quality artificial plants available these days.

Statement walls

Bathroom renovation
Fresh relaxed home
Bathroom renovation

Bold and strong wall coverings are the new kid on the block.  Expect to see bold colours and patterns being used across walls (and even ceilings!)  It’s a great way to add personality and life to a space so why not give it a shot?  And if you’re renting there are some great removable wall coverings available, so you too can embrace this trend.

Colours to calm and soothe

Fresh relaxed home
Fresh relaxed home

As we continue to look to escape our busy world and seek to nurture and rejuvenate ourselves, we see more calm, soothing colour schemes developing.  We’ll see pinks moving from the millennial pink we’ve seen over the last couple of years, into more warm, soft peachy tones.  Fear not if this brings back horror memories from the 80’s, this palette will be contemporary and fresh as we embrace soft and chalky tones such as peach, terracotta, along with mint and sage green.


There is so much to love about these trends and the idea of bringing more warmth and calm to our interiors. So, which trends will you be embracing in your home this year?


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