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Trend Analysis for 2019

01 Dec 2018 | Latest ArticlesIndustry Trends

Sofa Source International Trend Analysis for 2019

With January just weeks away, it's not unusual for designers and furniture lovers to be talking about furniture trends for 2019.

So if you are also searching for the next big trends, this article will give you the perfect head start on what trends would be on the home front in the coming year.


Here are the top 10 furniture and design trends you should expect in 2019.


#1. A Spike of Natural Fabrics

Next year would see a move towards warm and more natural fabrics materials. These materials would be used across homes on cushions, upholstery furniture etc.; signifying a step away from flashy and crazy modern designs towards more natural and warm decors. The fascination for natural materials is already evident with an increase in the demand for natural texture such as stones, terrazzo and others.

The surprising fact is that these natural textiles can complement diverse styles from boho to Scandi, French country and every other style you can think of. Look ahead towards more natural elements.


#2. Mid-Century Modernism

The trendy Mid-century modernism style isn’t going anywhere. It’s one interior trend that never goes out of style and in 2019; we will see more of the mid-century modern vibes. The classic chairs and cocktail cabinet are a masterpiece, influencing modern interior design trends. Its widespread usage across homes and luxury hotels and bars is as a result of its fitting across various environments. As you plan your home décor for the new year, have it at the back of your mind that the Mid-century never goes out of style.



#3. More Velvet

Velvet has never really faded away; although it had featured less in the past few years, it had made a significant impact on various designs from upholsteries to bed. And the increased demand for the fabric in the past few months shows a craving for the luxurious and fancy velvet.
Who wouldn’t want a dynamic velvet bed and sofa? Its rich material composition and sensational feel make it the ideal fabric to adorn the luxurious décor in every home. Its comfort and fancy provide a quality that facilitates some of the most alluring pieces of furniture.



#4. Curvy designs

Just like the mid-century modern trend, 2019 will see continuous gravitation towards curvy design aesthetic. It wasn’t surprising when we noticed it as a potential trend in all the lists from top designers. The amazing vibe, unique colors and shapes will translate into a dynamic interior masterpiece, a shift away from common design trends. As for colors, we expect an influx of bold colors like the navy blue, citrine, forest green etc. It adds the missing sense of whimsical in the design scene.



#5. More Green

Just as outdoor plants can’t go out of style, indoor green plants will continue to trend, as we move away from tech-obsessed designs. We will see more of the Chinese money plant and several other green plants with patterned leaves.
You can lighten your home with a high-quality artificial plant if you aren’t comfortable with the real thing. It all boils down to your green confidence. The green trend will bring about a more natural and serene ambience, reflecting the real world in your urban abode. They perfectly highlight the splendor of the interior in your home.


#6. Art Deco

With several newer styles about to dominate the interior and design space, Art deco seem like the next big thing. Design experts had hinted of the potential of Art Deco style becoming a major trend.

We expect to see It become influencing design and furniture trends in 2019. Not just random designs, but were evident in the detailing of variety of furniture from chairs, table and others. After all, everyone wants a touch of glamour, and that’s precisely what the Art deco style provides.

#7. Multifunctional Furnishings

As the trend towards smart and adaptable designs continues to blaze through the interior world, we expect the emergence of diverse choices of fascinating multi-purpose furnishings.
Say hello to furnishings that can adapt to different interior settings, and has diverse styles to fit in your most demanding spaces.  Compact and Multipurpose furnishing will make a major splash in 2019, as more people begin to appreciate the concept.



#8. Boho Reemerges

While many interior design trends have a sellout date, Boho never fades. Its influence in the interior design world has been a reference for several modern designs. Its limited use was due to the rush away from more relaxing and fresher decors towards expressive designs trends. Feelers of its reemergence didn’t come to us as a surprise.
It brings a bold and confident vibe inspired by the Boho chic of the seventies; an era-defining décor characterized with a touch of bigness and unique shapes.


#9. Retro trend

The retro inspiration is visible in many trendy designs today. Many designs remain focused and motivated by the warm and cosy retro feel. And with more and more people moving towards urban city dwelling, it’s only a matter of time before the retro style takes center stage in the design trend. We have seen instances of renowned brands and designers that utilizes the dynamic retro style to create unique artistic features. We will see more elegant movable furniture settings in modern urban homes.


#10. Homemade, Custom Pieces

The past few years have seen a change in the way people shop for home décor. People are no longer satisfied with mass-produced items; they want to know the stories of how the piece was made and where it came from. This resurgence is expected to continue in the New Year, as more people turn to homemade and crafted pieces. The trend is evident in the surging popularity of platforms that promote handmade products like Etsy.

Knitted textures are trendy presently and can be found in pillows, rugs and throws. Pleats, embroidery, raw fabric edges also bring the cosy, homelike feel.

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