Whether you live by the mantra new year, new home, or simply want to freshen up your existing space with some contemporary updates, now is the time of year when most of us seek inspiration from the predicted interior trends for the year ahead.
Fortunately for us, the experts at Pinterest – the holy grail of gorgeous home inspo – have shed some light on the looks that are set to take the world of decor by storm for 2019.
Here are the top nine that you need to know:
Searches for mustard yellow +45 per cent
We’ll be embracing all things bright and beautiful in 2018 if Pinterest trends are anything to go by, with searches for mustard yellow soaring by almost 50 per cent. Whether you incorporate it with fabric, paint or accessories, it can give any room a fresh contrasting pop.
Fire it up
Searches for contemporary fireplace +763%
Erase any thoughts of a fireplace as a traditional ‘character’ piece – indoor and outdoor fireplaces are going much more modern for the year ahead. Think sleek, chic and simple.
Searches for textile art +1718%
Move over, posters and portraits – this year it’s threads and yarns taking centre stage when it comes to artwork. We’re snapping up everything from woven wall hangings to macrame plant pot holders (remember those from the first time around?)
Switching to ’metric
Searches for geometric paint +225%
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a pattern that really makes a statement, try a geometric paint mural. Play with pastels or go bright and bold – either way, it’ll make for an eye-catching centrepiece (and with a bit of forward planning, it’s not as tricky to pull off as it looks).
A little tinspiration
Searches for tin interiors +563%
Pinterest suggests that pressed tin tiles are ‘just the thing to add a little texture — and a little classic style — to your home.’
Searches for cactus arrangements +235%
It’s a surprise to no one that cacti – and their less prickly friends, succulents, are here to stay for another year. Their easy-to-care-for nature and widespread visual appeal have them popping up everything – for a new twist, try making a larger arrangement rather than putting yours in separate pots.
Searches for vertical gardens up +287%
Our lust for greenery doesn’t stop there – vertical gardens are the new feature du jour, both because of the space they save and the lower back-friendly maintenance.
Searches for bold print wallpaper +401%
2019’s wall trends all seem to shout rather than whisper – including the slant towards sizeable prints on wallpaper. Draw inspiration from nature with palm prints, floral designs or animal iconography.
Consider us floored
Searches for painted floor tiles +1276%
Don’t ignore your floor! Patterned and painted floor tiles are having a moment, with many favouring a mosaic-style finish. The kitchen and bathroom are the most obvious places to start, but ultimately, the possibilities are endless.