Years of preparation and research go into curating our window blind collections. And ensuring that each new collection encompasses the latest interior trends is a guiding principle when we select our fabrics. Not only does this mean we’ve always got one eye on what’s the ‘next big thing’ within interiors – it also means you’re certain to find stunning, on-trend fabrics when you visit our website or stockists nationwide.
So, what are the home décor trends that will dominate this year? With florals aplenty (all year round), eco-living, and oriental influences all featuring heavily, 2019 is set to be an exciting year when it comes to decorating our homes. Our interiors expert Lorna McAleer explains more, outlining four of the biggest trends for 2019.
TREND #1. SUSTAINABILITY
The upsurge in sales of recycled/ethical home wares, as well as Meghan Markle’s preference for vegan paint are indications that interior design with a conscience is gaining traction in 2019.
Armed with more knowledge about how their actions impact the environment, customers are demanding more from companies when it comes to sustainability within the home.
And the launch of Greenscreen Sea-Tex, the first window blind fabric in the UK to be manufactured from recovered ocean plastic waste, is testament to Style Studio’s commitment to tackling environmental issues.
TREND #2. YEAR-ROUND FLORALS
“As a ‘go to’ design, floral prints are set to replace the tribal and global travel inspired patterns we’ve seen dominate in recent years. And 2019’s florals certainly have impact, whether dark and decadent, painterly and abstract or oversized and blousy. They’re not just for spring/summer updates either – bold use of colour gives floral prints a perennial feel in the home.”
TREND #3. MODERN ORIENTAL
There was a move towards oriental influences last year, which looks set to continue well into 2019.
Oriental floral designs are key elements to encompass this look alongside silky textures, metallics and matt black.
Decluttering is a must for a clear, clean and peaceful space. Yet rooms needn’t be overly curated or finished, especially when following the rules of ancient art of Wabi-Sabi – great news for those who struggle to make the bed in the morning.
TREND #4. SLOW LIVING
“The latest lifestyle concept to permeate the world of interior design is SLOW LIVING. Promoting mental wellbeing and mindfulness by consciously reducing the pace of hectic modern life, this trend will see homeowners curating spaces where they can relax and enjoy living in the moment. Calming colourways (including warm neutrals), blues for serenity and concentration and easy-to-live-with pastels feature heavily, as will reading nooks and relaxed tech free spaces.”
“As the movement is rooted in the slow food revolution, the dining area is particularly important; a sociable space is required for homeowners to enjoy one another’s company whilst they eat. Dining rooms set away from the busy hustle of the kitchen area (so often a redundant/wasted space within homes until recently) are becoming a priority once more.
Want to try out the latest on-trend fabrics to see how they’ll appear at the windows? Why not visit our DesignSpace interior design planning tool.