With the new year comes new home renovation trends. From new decorating ideas to fresh takes on old styles it’s always fun to see how home décor and design continues to evolve. We’re excited about the new home design trends coming in 2019. Here are a few of our favourites to look out for:
Matte is in, in so many areas. From beauty products to technology like phones and laptops – matte is the most popular finish. Compared to the dramatic effect that high-shine finishes create, matte finishes lend a more relaxed yet futuristic feel.
Warm Paint Colours
In 2018, grey-coloured walls reigned supreme in kitchen renovations, basement renovations and everything in between. In the year to come, we are seeing a trend toward warmer, spicier colours. One paint colour that continues to rise above the rest is yellow. While it is definitely a statement, we love it because it adds both warmth and light to a room.
Along with the ongoing trend of open-concept floorplans, is the move towards much larger windows to complement the airy space. When homes have beautiful views or nice yards, large windows help eliminate as many barriers as possible between the indoors and outdoors. In any home, this creates an even more open and grand-feeling space.
Light Wood Floors
Along with bright and light rooms is the trend of lighter floors. Similar to the move towards more warmth in paint and countertops, flooring is moving towards warmer colours rather than cooler tones.
The last few years have been dominated by brick fireplaces with reclaimed wood mantlepieces. In 2019, we’re seeing a re-emergence of sleek and modern fireplaces in varying designs.
Warm Quartz Countertops
While marble-looking countertops are classic, change is brewing. In 2019, quartz counters in warm neutrals are in high demand. The warmness leans away from the sterile, cool looks that have been trendy in the past and makes kitchen renovations feel homey again.
For those lucky enough to have large, spacious kitchens, double islands are a great up-and-coming kitchen renovation trend. A kitchen island is the most practical and multifunctional piece of furniture to make food prep that much easier.
Wallpaper is a great way to add character to your home. But since a return on investment is still an essential factor in your design decisions, choosing from the removable varieties is the way to go. There are more wallpaper options than ever before, and the quality is also excellent. Don’t be afraid to try something wild – it is a unique opportunity to make your home your own.
Contrasting Kitchen Islands
A kitchen renovation trend we’re seeing rise in 2019 are kitchen islands painted a different colour from the rest of the cabinets. This trend is an easy way to add a pop of colour to your kitchen, without having to commit to the colour completely. Whether you have a lot of cabinetry or a little, dark wood or white, an island in a contrasting colour adds interest to any kitchen!
Gone are the days of choosing copper or brass, silver or gold, now you can have it all by mixing metals in your accent pieces. Combining silver, gold, brass, or iron (just to name a few), is an excellent strategy for adding visual interest and depth to the space. Mixing metals is an effortless way to make the pieces in your home look like they’ve been collected over the years.