Each year brings new trends: tastes change, decorators reinvent themselves, creators offer new pieces, and long-forgotten classics return in strength. It is a constant renewal, a well-oiled business that each year delights collectors of design and art, as well as enthusiasts and curious-minded individuals. But before discovering what's new in 2019, let's keep in mind that sustainable consumption, too, is more trendy than ever. So be sure to renew your interior responsibly, by offering your old pieces on the secondary market!

The return of the 1970s ... and velvet!

Interior of the 1970s. Photo: ahtapot Interior of the 1970s. Photo: ahtapot

With the huge success of IKEA campaigns to revive their most popular pieces of the last five decades (the collection dedicated to the 1970s was released in October), there is reason to believe that the graphic and colourful style of the 1970s will take place in our interiors. Woody tones, punchy colours and geometric patterns will be particularly fashionable, but the flagship material of 2019 will undoubtedly be velvet!

Velvet terracotta Sofa. Photo: Marie Claire Velvet terracotta Sofa. Photo: Marie Claire

Adored in the 1970s, velvet (and corduroy) has this pleasantly retro side without being old, coming in a multitude of shades and when it covers the seating, the interior couldn’t be more cozy. Let the 1970s make their comeback and succumb to the influence of the most mystical nightclub of the 1970s, Studio 54.

The dance of warm colours

Terracotta Interior. Photo: shakemyblog Terracotta Interior. Photo: shakemyblog

The 2019 palette will leave pastel shades in the closet and lean towards warm shades, such as terracotta, ochre and rust, drawn from the natural pigments used since the dawn of time. In discrete touches or in total look, these earthy hues are perfect to energise a soft interior.

The Scandicraft trend

Trend Scandicraft. Photo: Picdove.com Trend Scandicraft. Photo: Picdove.com

This natural colour palette aligns perfectly with one of the key trends of this new year, the Scandicraft trend. It’s difficult to talk about interior design without mentioning the influence of Scandinavian design, which, this year, operates as a return to the sources and nature, while abandoning the rigorous and pure lines that we know so well. The Scandicraft look is simple and uncluttered, it uses raw materials such as linen or wood, and soothes interiors with its rounder curves.

The colour of the year and the colour of the heart

Photo: Pantone Photo: Pantone

As every year, the company Pantone announced the colour of the year, the successor to the Ultra Violet of 2018. It is the colour ‘Living Coral 16-1546’ that will be imposed this year. Located between the pink and the orange, it expresses power, and suggests joy and the gaiety. It's a vibrant hue that symbolises summer and succeeds brilliantly to the neon trend of last year.

Image via Creative House Image via Creative House

The colour of the heart, or rather of the season, is none other than fir green. It is a rich and deep colour too long shunned for its ‘extravagance’, but by choosing the right piece, it has the power to bring a lot of softness and elegance to any decor. The shade blends perfectly with marble and terrazzo, sober and cold materials.

Rattan for a bohemian spirit

Photo: archzine.fr Photo: archzine.fr

Rattan, like last year, will be one of the main furniture trends of 2019, but will present some variations. The lightweight, solid and flexible material has been the foundation of furniture since ancient times, it is both modern and classic and will be twisted by tribal prints reminiscent of ethnic ornaments. Not to mention that natural materials are sustainable and environmentally friendly, a concern that is beginning to be heard in the world of design.

Sculptural objects

Photo: kristinadamstudio Photo: kristinadamstudio

Last year, sculpture made a comeback in Swedish and European homes. Art is now more accessible and the fusion of disciplines brings out a new trend: that of sculptural objects. Forms, volumes and textures are reinvented in rooms with a traditional look. So let's focus on ceramics, which will offer vases and pots at the border of the artwork, which are often more affordable than real creations.

Furniture recap

Reclaimed furniture with Singer sewing machine. Photo: Women's Journal Reclaimed furniture with Singer sewing machine. Photo: Women's Journal

And as 'nothing is created, everything is transformed’, the trend of recovery will also be honoured. The secondary market offers a multitude of pieces just waiting to be reinvented. Furnished and restored furniture, even downright diverted from their first use, will have the wind in their sails and create a 100% personal interior.

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