Expert Interior Design trends for 2019

Home Improvements 2019-1-31
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If you fancy freshening up your home this year, then check out our top 4 latest trends for 2019.

We caught up with Tessa Critchlow – Owner of Monkey & Pickle Interior Design to find out what’s hot and what’s not for 2019.


Add a splash of colour

This is the year to inject some colour into your home. Make those walls really pop with a deep blue, rich red or burnt orange. If this is a little too adventurous, opt for coral - Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019.

If you feel that painting a whole room in such a bold colour really isn’t to your taste, why not try just painting one wall to create an interesting focal point or adding accessories of your chosen colour to a neutral setting?  That way, you can inject a bit of colour without it being overwhelming.

Our expert says:

  • “[Colour is often] something that people are afraid of - they fear getting it wrong, so end up going neutral.  Using an interior designer, in this case, can really pay off - take the risk out of your choices and make sure the colour balance is achieved effectively.” - Tessa Critchlow of Monkey & Pickle Interior Design.

Paper up

Wallpaper is a great way of adding a bit of fun into a room. Gone are the days of tacky floral prints and with some very elegant and captivating designs now available, it’s an easy way to make a feature from it.

Companies such as wallsauce.com produce custom-made wall murals that can be applied in a wallpaper fashion leaving the design well and truly up to you.

Our expert says: 

  • “From wallpapers that just add depth of texture, to bold prints and graceful themes there are so many to choose from.  Choose a wall behind where you face (behind the bed or the sofa) or create a talking point in your downstairs loo with a bold, out there choice.”


Go Botanical

The botanical craze was big in 2018, but it’s showing no signs of shrinking this year. From bold prints to the real thing, anything that makes your home feel more like the outdoors is bang on trend.

Our expert says:

  • “Faux foliage is [a great way] to bring that botanical feel to your home,[and the high street stores have a much bigger, better range than ever before. New to the trend?]Eucalyptus and succulents are great choices [to get you started.]”


One of a kind

With platforms such as Etsy, the trend for handmade items has peaked.

So instead of decorating your room like everyone else, you can now have more individuality and style from one-off and bespoke pieces (wallpaper, tapestries, tables etc) that no one else has.

Our expert says:

  • “Supporting local traders and independents nationwide has never been easier[]. From your local interiors shops to brilliant finds on Instagram and Etsy, this is a growing and fantastic trend.  Accessing these finds for my clients makes my offer and end results so much more personal and individual, and it’s a pleasure to work with all the talented individuals out there perfecting their crafts in upholstery, wallpaper design, upcycling and light shades.”

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Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.

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