Happy hump day! I hope your week so far is going well. I’ve mentioned here before that I often attend markets that feature the latest in furniture and décor. As an interior designer, I attend markets to gain valuable information about products so that I can source for my clients with confidence. While at market I’ll also take note of common trends that I notice from showroom to showroom. Today, I am going to share with you some of the furniture and décor trends I spotted at market that I’m sure you’ll see more of in 2019.
Before I move on, let me pause here and say that not every trend is for everybody. You shouldn’t be designing or decorating your home with the sole purpose of following a trend. Lifestyle and how you live should always be priority when designing your home. That’s not to say that you can’t or shouldn’t mix in trendy pieces. I’m just saying don’t let a trend drive your design choices.
Sometimes people will purchase something for their home that they know isn’t right for them just because “they” say it’s trending. Don’t do that! Your home should be a reflection of who you are, how you live and be filled with things you love. If gray walls aren’t your jam, by all means, don’t paint your walls gray just because everyone on Pinterest is. Do you!
OK rant over, now time for me to share the design trends I spotted at market that I predict will be big in 2019. Remember if what I’m sharing today wouldn’t work for you, that is perfectly alright.
Furniture Upholstered in Velvet
When it came to media pieces, consoles, credenzas, and chest wood tones are still supreme. The primary players were both lighter and medium wood tones and you will definitely see this trend in 2019. I am so glad that we have moved away from painting wood furniture and are getting back to appreciating the beauty of natural wood.
I loved this bookshelf. The light wood, clean lines, and black metal make it versatile enough to use with several different design styles. I could see using this in a modern farmhouse style home.
I never get tired of a tulip table. In fact, this one would work perfectly in my kitchen. The classic base allows for chairs to easily be arranged around this table, no bumping your knees on the table.
Furniture With Marble Tops
Another trend that I noticed in many of the showrooms were pieces, such as this desk above, where the tops were made out of marble. Marble has been a huge trend in kitchen and bath design and it has slowly been making it’s way to furniture and even accessories. I predict that this trend will remain popular in 2019.
The bottom shelf of this bar cart is made of marble.
Love the natural wood on this sideboard and the marble top is the icing on the cake.
You may notice another trend in the furniture pieces above, those that have metal bases are either gold or black. Black and gold finishes will remain popular in 2019 and this will also be the case in lighting finishes. See below.
Lighting With Gold or Black Finishes
These gold and black pendants have modern farmhouse written all over them. Of course, they would also work in a contemporary or traditional interior setting.
These wall sconces are to die for.
Love these modern picture lights.
This linear fixture would be perfect over an island instead of individual pendant lights.
Gotta love these pendants by rock star designer Kelly Wearstler.
Upholstered & Canopy Beds
When it comes to beds, you’re still going to see upholstered head & footboards as well as canopy beds in 2019.
Bold & Whimsical Wall Art
One of the easiest ways to add color to your space is with wall art. Be on the lookout for bold paintings and abstract prints.
Fun animal prints will remain a popular favorite for kids spaces.
Have you been swooning over the floral wallpaper trend? I’ve seen it used in bedrooms, dining rooms, and bathrooms. Do you love the look but are too afraid to commit to such a bold choice? Now you can create the look in a smaller scale with floral wall art.
These two whimsical pieces would be perfect for a teens bedroom.
There you have it, these are some of my trend predictions for 2019 as spotted at market.