Vintage aesthetics making updated comebacks along with new interior design trends taking shape. To discover favorite takes on notable interior design trends 2019, read on to find out what interior designers had to say on what’s in and what’s out for 2019 and beyond.
Maximalism. When looking to bring in transitional and eclectic design styles into your home, a maximal spirit will afford you so much more freedom when considering interesting decorative objects that anything but standard and streamlined in appeal. With maximalism, you’ll have much more freedom to follow your instinct which in turn, will make the design process so much easier. The key to getting warm maximalism right is to keep a well-judged edit and visual consistency so your efforts don’t appear as heavy-handed or over stimulating. Instead, stick to no more than three contrasting colors, patterns, and finishes for a more timeless take on maximalism that won’t feel dated or tiring anytime soon.
Contemporary. People also continuing to ask for thoroughly modern updates to their fireplaces and interior designers often find themselves suggesting elevated ribbon and strikingly minimal fireplaces that leave a subtle design note in their homes. A contemporary fireplace will always appear timeless while adding defining value to your property.
Yin and yang. Yin/Yang is at the foundation of Feng Shui philosophy and hence has a number of critical applications to the practice of balanced, harmonious interior design: YIN ENERGY: Yin energy represents quiet, non-active areas of the home (such as the bedroom). Yin is a feminine concept which is dark, passive, and yielding.
The Yin/Yang concept explains and demonstrates the ways in which our world is interconnected and delicately balanced. It has to do with the recognition that the universe is made up of opposite forces of energy that need to be offset and kept in balance by the pressures exerted by the other.
YIN ENERGY: Yin energy represents quiet, non-active areas of the home (such as the bedroom). Yin is a feminine concept which is dark, passive, and yielding. Yin design characteristics include: circular shapes, rounded edges, darker more muted colors, low level furniture, upholstered furniture, velvet and corduroy fabrics/textures, carpeting and area rugs, smaller, detailed prints, soft window coverings.
YANG ENERGY: Yang energy represents places for gathering and active areas of the home (such as the living room, kitchen, and dining room). Yang is a masculine concept which is bright, hard, active, and extroverted. Yang design characteristics include: bright lighting, whites and bright colors, angular furniture and accessories, squared corners, bold feature walls, large patterns, and striking objects.