From a zesty accent colour to wellness-focused swimming pools, 2019's trends will have you feeling cheery and healthy.
Wondering what’s hot in design for 2019? Pinterest's recently released report, The Pinterest 100, reveals the home design trends that are leading the way for the year. From easy weekend DIYs to large-scale remodelling projects, here are the top ones.
1. Hello, yellow!
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Yellow emerged as a hot colour trend when Gen Z Yellow overtook Millennial Pink as the shade du jour, and it’s not going anywhere. This happy hue is here to stay, so look for ways to incorporate yellow into your home, whether in bold or subtle ways.
2. Textile art
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Looking for new and interesting ways to dress up your walls? According to Pinterest, the latest trend is textile art, using fabric and various textiles to create visual masterpieces that are sure to double as conversation pieces.
3. Geometric shapes
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To add a modern, artsy feel to a room, geometric shapes — in the form of artwork, tiles or accent pieces — are the way to go. Want to go bolder? Consider painting a small feature wall featuring geometric shapes, or if you dare, paint walls with colourful, geometric shapes.
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Tin is a wonderful but underutilized resource in home design, but 2019 is its year to shine. Consider using tin on your kitchen backsplash, walls or ceiling for a modern take on a vintage favourite. For a similar but less permanent option, metal furniture like galvanized steel counter stools will give you the industrial look you crave.
5. Decorate with succulents
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When it comes to adding fresh flora to your home, cacti and other succulents are edging ahead of voluminous blooms. These low-maintenance stars are simple, subtle and chic and make a statement around the house or as part of a fuss-free tablescape.
6. Vertical gardens
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Traditional artwork isn’t the only way to add visual interest to your home’s walls. Vertical gardens are a new trend that allow you to add gorgeous greenery to your home, from floor to ceiling. Besides vines, begonias, hostas, succulents and ferns are good options to include in a vertical garden — or, layer potted plants on a shelf for a similar feel.
7. Painted floor tiles
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Not happy with the flooring in your home? You can save a lot of money by painting existing tiles or parquet floors for your own preferred look. Ready to roll up your sleeves and try this creative DIY? Opt for bold colours and mosaic patterns to really make a statement.
8. Bold print wallpaper
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Let 2019 be the year you try something bright and bold in your home. Bold printed wallpaper is a hot trend that allows you to both personalize your home and express your personality within it. Don't want to make a huge commitment? Try large-scale wall decals.
9. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
Who doesn’t love cozying up in front of a roaring fire, whether in the dead of winter or outdoors on a chilly summer evening? Indoor and outdoor fireplaces are a hot trend this year, especially contemporary fireplaces, so think modern and minimalist. Live in a new condo? To get the look, make a faux version — it can look just as chic as a real one with the right design and accessories.
10. Natural swimming pools
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If you have the luxury of a backyard large enough for a pool, consider adding a natural swimming pool, which will offer all the fun and wellness perks of a conventional pool without all that chlorine. The other benefit of a natural pool? Besides the lack of chemicals, natural pools have lower maintenance costs than regular swimming pools.