Throughout the entirety of the home, natural, recycled and materials obtained from sustainable sources will be big in 2019. Options like cork, bamboo, reclaimed wood and engineered wood are proving to be popular choices. Cork, for instance, is non-toxic and taken from the bark of the cork oak tree. “These trees grow along the border of the Mediterranean Sea and can regenerate after every harvest. In fact, cork trees can live up to two centuries,” say the experts from Floor Critics. “The first harvest takes place when the tree is approximately 20 years old. Subsequent bark removal occurs every 9 years—up to 15 times per lifetime. Farmers take great care not to damage the tree by using a specially designed hatchet to strip the bark without disturbing the inner layer.”
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White mosaics, as well as black and white patterned ones, are very on-trend right now. In 2019, a variety of shapes including subway tiles, small squares, herringbone, chevron and more will be seen everywhere.
“Many are opting for using the same white marble tile throughout the bathroom, but mixing up the shapes on the floors, walls and shower area,” notes flooring expert Debbie Gartner. “This keeps the space light and bright while providing visual intrigue by mixing up the shapes and textures.” Here’s how to remodel a bathroom with marble mosaic and limestone tile.
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In 2019, curved furniture will take over the trending straight lines and angular pieces. From sofas and love seats to mirrors and frames, expect rounder, softer shapes. Check out this collection of 100 cheap decor ideas that look expensive.
Expect earthy colors to reign supreme in 2019. Beige shades, sage green hues, natural wood tones and more will make for a cozy, soft, peaceful vibe. Add elegance to your favorite room with easy-to-build wood panels.
This trend is a new play on the effortless Scandi look. Expect rooms offering gentle, muted color palettes, from furniture to accessories. A combination of buff leather and earthenware, and ash/bleached wood in colors like canvas white and sage will be big. You should also check out these stylish ways to add hygge to your home.
Sherwin-Williams broke down its 2019 Colormix Forecast into six categories: Shapeshifter, which includes shades of blue from light to dark, mixed in with a blue sky color that has a strong mix of green. The mix also has an extra white color, a dark beige and a strong yellow color called nugget, which is similar to a yellow mustard color of a year ago.
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Interior designers are pointing to the return of black bathrooms as something to watch in 2019. The darkness is thought to capture a spa-like feel and a lavish experience. Seems like a dreary way to start your day but that’s what’s in. See where else black is trending in the home.
Artisanal fixtures are a good way to personalize a home without being a dramatic statement and interior designers are betting to see more of them in homes.