In 2018 we saw client requests go up for rose gold, exposed lighting, and subway tiles in Dubai. But as we approached the end of the year, consumers seemed to get bored with the usual sterile minimalist spaces, eclectic clutter and terrazzo tiles (which is not something that is easy to fix) among others. Come 2019, fresh takes on classic styles, which remain timeless, are so far on the rise.
Below we have shared the interior design trends that you are most likely to see until the end of the year.
Biophilia emphasizes the relationship between nature and humankind. Wooden floors, stone, and plant life are natural, organic materials which when brought in remind us of nature. 2018 saw tech-obsessed décor trends dominate but 2019 is seeing commercial establishments, especially restaurants, move more towards natural elements because they help in bringing an organic and peaceful ambience to any space.
It’s a trendy hue that got a lot of attention in 2018, and it is still a big hit in 2019 largely due to its sweet modern feel. This shade of pink can be easily incorporated into any space to update it; from wall coverings, fabrications and decorative accents.
Mixed Metal Accents
Metal accents ensembles are always timeless and tasteful when they are no more a mix of two to three different metals. They have a way of creating harmony and definition in an environment. Metals such as pewter and silver mix well with bronze and black brown metals. When it comes to mixed metal accents it’s all about keeping it to the minimal.
Matte finishes have been around, from runway decors to customized cars, thanks to their alluring and viable nature. Furnishings with matte finishes tend to be more relaxed with a futuristic appeal as well as a quiet sense of dignity and grace, as compared to furnishings with a high-gloss effect. The matte technique gives a timeless and classic appeal to any furnishing.
When it comes to hospitality fit-outs, four-poster beds are becoming the ultimate comforting oasis and numbers don’t lie as there has been a steady rise with clients requesting them. They are usually readily available, come in a slim but steady silhouette, and there are different options to choose from.
Black and White Décor
Black and white is a timeless design trend, which nobody argues with. Black and white furnishings provide a sense of boldness and balance to any space, be it office or your home. That is why you should probably consider incorporating it into your 2019 décor checklist.
Still on black, the bold black bathroom trend is on the rise again. Why? My guess is that bold, black, and sultry bathroom designs evoke a feeling of indulgent high-end experience, which is synonymous with the high-end spectrum of the region.
Floral patterns and wallpapers
Floral patterns hold a form of traditional beauty to them, and they’ve been around since the beginning of time. They have been modernized and refreshed to playful scales, exaggerated proportions and contrasting colour. Think a café that serves afternoon tea somewhere in Downtown Dubai; or a Parisian-themed coffee and pastry café.
Wallpapers on the other hand are being used in more homes and it is all in the print, colour and natural lines. The most popular wallpaper trend of 2019 is bold and natural.
Many old design trends are making their way back in style in 2019 like the floral patterns and wallpapers mentioned above. Expect to continue seeing nods from the 70’s era whose décor consists of funky textures, warm palettes and abstract silhouettes. This trend brings out an amazing personality to any space.
Velvet furnishings were previously seen as stuffy and old fashioned but this year they are being viewed as a comforting and luxurious fabric. The multi-dimensional material is starting to gain attention from scores of leading interior designers. Actually, it is one 2019’s most sought after interior design trend.