10 Interior Trends To Try In 2019

10 Interior Trends To Try In 2019

When the January blues strike, where do you turn to for a pick-me-up? At Chaplins, we tend to immerse ourselves in everything that’s new and exciting in the world of interiors. A bold and vivacious offering, our Top 10 Interior Trends to Try in 2019 reveals the latest metals, textures and styles that will be shaping our homes over the coming year. You don’t have to try them all, but feel free to mix and match, picking the ones that feel right for your home.

Stay Cool With Chrome

For the last three years, modern homes have experienced the ‘Midas Touch’ with gold and warm metallics acting as the go-to accent. However, in 2019, chrome will be taking over, imbuing homes with a mirror shine and contemporary touch. Whereas gold is traditional and opulent, chrome is forever cool and can be as subtle or all-encompassing as you like.

Styling tip: Start small by choosing a beautiful chrome pendant or a mid-century icon with a classic chrome frame. For the more adventurous, Ligne Roset’s new Alleluia Coffee Table lends an undeniably contemporary edge.

Unusual Glass Effects

In keeping with the desire for a warm and welcoming home, we’re starting to see a shift in how one of design’s most ancient materials is being used. Leading the fore are brands like Fiam and Glas Italia, whose daring experiments with glass have transformed it into a soft and tactile element. From the lava-like ripples of the Magma Dining Table through to the billowing forms of Bocci’s 73 pendant, glass in 2019 is astonishingly full of life.

Styling tip: Make the most of this dazzling decor by positioning it in rooms that benefit from lots of natural light.

Oversized Loungers

The pursuit of comfort is an active obsession in the world of contemporary design. In 2019, it will be expressed in the form of oversized armchairs and sofas, with sumptuous cushions and impressive padding. Key to all of these designs is a contrast in materials – think bulbous cushions restrained by Italian leather straps– all of which serves to give the impression of barely contained softness.

Styling Tip: Offset bulbous silhouettes with linear bookshelves and barely-there floor lamps.

Wicker, Cane & Weaves

One of the physical symptoms of a tech-driven society is a heightened awareness of tactility. When so much is consumed via a 2D screen, it’s refreshing to be able to indulge in real-world textures. It’s perhaps not surprising then that materials like wicker and French cane are increasingly being found in contemporary homes. Designers like Gubi have been quick to satisfy this desire with new releases like the 9602 Floor Lamp.

Styling Tip: While texture promises to improve the feel of any room, we recommend a palette of earthy greens, spiced browns, and soft neutrals for a cosy yet modern look.


Fabulously Fitted

More necessity than trend, the vogue for fitted furniture isn’t hard to understand. As the need for storage space increases, fashionistas are doing away with traditional units and turning to built-in solutions to control the clutter. When it comes to the whole linear vs boxy debate, we tend to prefer wall units that add architectural intrigue to your space (see Mogg’s Cell Wall Unit).

Styling Tip: Fitted furniture is a must-have for modern bedrooms that are short on space. When it comes to bespoke wardrobes, opt for sliding doors and glass windows.

Optical Illusions

Great design should take you on a journey, expanding horizons and challenging perspectives. This season’s selection of statement rugs do just that, serving up optical illusions with hypnotic hues.  The patterns are bigger and more geometric than last year, with many clashing colours for maximum impact.

Styling tip: Depending on the size of your living room, your statement rug will be one of the main focal points. Give it space to breathe and don’t go overboard with the surrounding colour scheme. 

Glossy Finishes

Design is made up of reactions and counter-reactions. Those who pay attention to this shifting landscape will have noticed that the pendulum has swung away from the monopoly of matt and into more lustrous territories. Comprising high-shine lacquers, this trend champions all that is polished, in a direct reference to the glossy interiors of the 1990s.

Styling tip: Pair with dark wood furniture as a colourful accent or go all out with a high shine lacquered sideboard or dining table.

Vintage Glamour

2018 heralded the return of scalloped edges, velvet loungers and art deco influences. Such nostalgic flourishes are symptomatic of a wider trend of retro-glamour, which continues to provide ample inspiration for contemporary homes. In 2019, such influences will encourage the swapping of geometric lines for curved silhouettes and plenty of monochrome accessories.

Stylish tip: Pair sweeping velvet sofas with sunburst clocks and stylishly grouped wall mirrors.

Bauhaus Revival

2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the influential Bauhaus art school. The gatekeepers of modernism, they nurtured some of the finest designers of the 20th century, establishing a pure, rational design ethos. In celebration of this seismic legacy, we’re predicting the return of iconic tubular chairs and striking storage in simple primary colours — just some of the tenets of their iconic style.

Styling tip: Pair Bauhaus furniture with similarly iconic details — cowhide rugs, Mondrian Lines and strong splashes of colour. For more inspiration, check out Jean Le Corbusier’s Paris apartment, which, after two years of restoration, is now open to the public. 

Statement Headboards

The era of the bed in a box era is over. The reason for their demise (other than the fact you have to perform a full squat to sit down) is that statement headboards are once again emerging as the ultimate bedroom power play. The focus this year? Glamorous fabric headboards with ribbed or scalloped detailing.

Styling Tip: Pair statement headboards with subtle wall lights and pretty pendants for a gentle wash of illumination. 


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