The arrival of a new year often brings with it a desire for change within our homes. While, of course, we can make these at any time of the year, this new beginning marks a timely opportunity to do so. We are intent on beating the January blues and having a project to focus on during the cold winter weekends until the lighter days of spring appear.
Whether you’ve just moved house, are in the throes of a long renovation project or fancy a refresh for the new year, we’ve chosen three popular interior trends which will be making waves in 2019. The beauty of each of them is not only that they can be introduced into both traditional or more modern homes, but that they allow you to simply update an existing look, rather than overhaul your entire home. You can dip your toes in, update one corner or just go ahead and revamp your whole kitchen.
#1 The Green Kitchen
L-R Laverton Green Kitchen Larder, Solaris Pendant, Vintage Storage Box, Laverton Green Kitchen Island, Hammered Copper Lamp, Ledbury Painted Sideboard, Osseus Antique Clock, Grocery Box, Green Marble Shelf
Over the last few years, we have seen an exponential rise in the ‘navy kitchen’. Cabinetry and feature walls have been adorned with rich, tonal blues and paired with brass or chrome accessories for a classic and contemporary style. While the popularity of this colour palette shows no signs of wavering as we venture into 2019, it’s predicted our tastes may be moving across to the green colour spectrum too – choosing rich emeralds and forest greens for this most sociable of rooms.
Our beautiful Laverton Green Kitchen range advocates this 2019 trend perfectly – so you needn’t dig out your paintbrush or don your decorating overalls. If you’re an advocate for a neutral country kitchen, our Ledbury Painted collection brings the same elegance and opulence with chrome details and marble tops, and would happily complement a green feature wall. For a gentle nod to the trend, our Green Marble Shelf makes a perfect addition while brass and copper accessories – like our Osseus Antique Clock, Hammered Copper Lamp and Solaris Pendant – will all pair beautifully if you decide to take the plunge and paint your cabinets. Open shelving will continue to prove popular too, so to avoid cluttered displays, our range of baskets and boxes will add a rustic yet wholly useful storage solution.
#2 Rich Jewel Tones
L-R Velvet Cushions, Westcote Blue Butchers Block, Westcote Blue Chest, Heather Navy Linen Dining Chair, Primrose Upholstered Plum Purple Dining Chair, Westcote Blue Bureau, Laverton Green Kitchen Larder, Ushma Sherpa Throw, Mandela Green Velvet Dining Chair
From emerald to ruby, sapphire, and amethyst, 2019 is set to be a colourful year. Jewel tones and the continuation of luxurious fabrics, like velvet, are already seeing a steady rise in popularity following a report that internet searches for velvet increased four-fold in 2018. From velvet armchairs to colourful velvet cushions, this tactile trend has been reinvented for the modern day home.
Whether your home is mostly neutral or a big burst of colour, this trend can work for everyone, either by way of small finishing touches or entire room renovations. Our perennially popular Westcote Blue range is ideal for injecting a pop of colour – why not revamp the spare bedroom using our Westcote Bedroom collection? It’s not a room you’ll be seeing and sitting in every day but will be a welcoming retreat for guests when they come to visit. Or, for a quick and easy update, we have a range of colourful dining chairs in a variety of luxurious hues too. You could mix and match or opt for one beautifully rich shade to seat the family and make mealtimes that little more special.
#3 Artisan Additions
L-R Abington Pine Storage Unit, Natural Oak Extra Large Sideboard, Paxford Pine Sideboard, Large Storage Basket, White Wash Large Hamper, Round Rattan Rug, Vintage Flower Box, Paxford Pine Console Table, Vintage Market Box, Clemento Wool-Blend Rug
Now, this is a trend that we’re all for. One that celebrates the beauty of craftsmanship and natural materials. Seeing the perfect in the imperfect. Wood, wicker and rattan all mark the epitome of a rustic, country home for us. Our Paxford Pine range, made from 100% reclaimed pine, is a perfect advocate for this trend, together with our Abington Pine collection for a darker, more contemporary alternative. We love our Natural Oak Sideboard for its character too, and for providing an abundance of storage.
If you’re looking to refresh a whole room or just fancy dipping into this artisan-led trend, our range of baskets will add a subtle nod, whilst proving wonderfully useful too. Similarly, our Round Rattan Rug or Clemento Wool-Blend Rug will instantly transform a living area or bedroom into a stylish and cosy space.
Whether you favour a home filled with country charm or one a little more contemporary, each of these three interior trends can be adopted and reinvented for a fresh, individual and unique home in 2019.