2019 is a great year for interiors! Whilst a lot of the big trends of 2018 are continuing like gold and brass accents, with touches of marble here and there, we cannot deny our love for nature with the increase of plants appearing in our homes. As I’ve got older, I think I’m mastering how to look after house plants – to me they are a part of my family and need nurturing and love which I am happy to give as plants brings such a calming effect to my home. I bought some of my house plants at Patch Plants
My recent purchases have been plants which are hard to find in shops and garden centres and the great thing about Patch Plants is not only do they deliver to your door – which is so handy for bigger, more awkward plants but they also give you a little booklet explaining how to look after your new green family member!
Sticking with the green theme – how amazing is the growth in popularity in green sofas –particularly green, velvet sofas. I’m on the look out for new sofas in my own home but can’t quite decide on which one. There a few amazing options out there but here are some beautiful examples found over on pinterest to make you swoon
We are also seeing a great deal or warmer earthy tones for your home and accessories will be the easiest way to incorporate these earthy tones. For a straightforward yet dramatic update, consider a move away from the monochrome style rugs that were so on trend for the past couple of years and replace with warmer shades like seen in these vintage inspired looks. I promise it will absolutely change the whole feel of a room!
Sustainability awareness is everywhere – and rightly so. Thankfully we are also seeing influences in choices we make in our home. We are being more thoughtful when we purchase pieces. Where they come from and the materials used are ever important in our personal environment. These brands are perfect examples of bringing quality and sustainability to the forefront.
Konk Furniture is a bristol based design studio and workshop. “We don’t believe in a throwaway culture. Our furniture is made for life – it’s solid, hardwearing and ages with character. ” Working in partnership with One Tree Planted, they donate to plant a tree for every single order they receive!
Peter Lanyon is a Devon based furniture maker, Peter’s work is a reflection of his love and deep understanding of his chosen material and addresses the need for a sustainable methodology. Finding relevance in the low energy, simple technology of green woodworking, Peter passes his passion and skills through his courses and community projects.
Off course we continue our love for the perfectly imperfect pieces from years gone by, which can add character and history to any space. Vintage pieces which have faded, or shows evidence of knocks here and there from the many years of use are to be celebrated and can really add a layer of depth to your home design. One of my favourite places to find unique one off pieces is Home Barn. Every time I have visited I have left inspired with an appreciation for well made items that have stood the test of time.
There are many similar barns around the UK but here are some other favourites and equally beautiful looking spaces to explore.
Last but not least – Scandinavian inspired interiors and homeware shows absolutely no sign of going anywhere. I personally love it and naturally gravitate towards scandi designed pieces and interiors. Muted tones with a warm and cosy aesthetic is what springs to mind when I think of Scandinavian home design – check out some favourite designs found on Pinterest.
What’s your favourite trend of the year? Or maybe you have your own unique style?! Either way, it’s so much fun finding out what works in your home and for your family!