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Top tips for choosing kitchen furnishings

New year, new home, new sofa? When your home is a blank canvas, you have the freedom to try out a new style, shape, shade or fabric. With that in mind, we’ve sourced the top furniture trends for 2019.

Winter interior design trends

This season is all about getting back to nature. Think forest themes, with furniture cloaked in rich greens and blues, dark wooden tables and your favourite woodland animals illustrated on cushions. Add a tartan throw to snuggle up under, and your home will feel like a relaxing hideaway, even once the Christmas decorations have returned to the attic.

 

Woodland animals aplenty feature within this trend. Moreover, the hero for this season is the handsome hare. From lighting to decorative bedding to dinnerware, they’re a key motif, outshining all other countryside creatures this year.”

Ideal Home

Vibrant velvet

Velvet was big news in 2018. It strutted down the catwalks at New York Fashion Week and now it’s making its way into living rooms, dining rooms and even bedrooms. We’re talking sumptuous sofas, luxurious lampshades and extravagant bed frames. While deep colours, such as rich greens and blues will be popular, 2019 is also the year to experiment with striking purples, teals and reds.

Geometric shapes

The living room is the hub of your home, where your guests will sit, relax and enjoy your company – so your lounge furniture is the most important to get right.

 

As we move into this century’s version of the 20s, we’re likely to see a continuation of the Art Deco style, with the striking geometric shapes of the era – circles and shells – re-imagined in sofa-backs, bucket seats and wall mirrors.

 

“As one of the most inspiring, opulent and glamorous periods in design history, hints of Art Deco are popping up in detailing on tables, chairs, lighting and the mixed metals trend also give a nod to the style.”

Trendesignbook.com

50 shades of pink

Ever since Pantone revealed 2017’s hottest colour – Millennial Pink – it’s been spotted absolutely everywhere. One London restaurant even created an entire gallery room in this hue.

 

While this Instagram-friendly shade works wonders in the catalogues, you may want to consider a more subdued hue for your living room. The 2019 colour of the year from Dulux, Spiced Honey, is described as a ‘warm, amber tone’ and it partners elegantly with greys, metals and woods. This closer-to-neutral shade will still enable you to embrace the geometric shapes of the Art Deco era, while mixing in on-trend materials, such as natural stone and concrete.

Mixed metals

Whether it’s a striking coffee table, the legs of an elegant dining chair or the gold trim of a mirror, metals will continue to shine in 2019. However, this year, it’s less about rose gold and copper and more about effectively mixing your metals. Just look to the Palazzo Collection by John Lewis to see how a few bright metals can sit comfortably alongside the velvets, pastel shades and Art Deco-inspired designs of the moment.

 

“An ensemble of metal accents (no more than a mix of two to three different metal accents) used throughout a room is in, and will always be a timeless and tasteful way to create balance and definition in an environment.”

Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design, in Elle Décor.

 
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