2019 Design Trends That Will Update Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new. Let the latest trends guide you in redecorating your space. By Katherine Lopez-Hernandez

2019 Design Trends
From floors to countertops, on-trend ideas for your space this new year

The new year is all about starting fresh and making sweeping changes. Can you imagine a better way to live up to 2019’s promise than by redecorating and sprucing up your own space?

Sure, spring cleaning and re-organizing should be part of your January to-do list, but let’s kick it up a notch and give your home a makeover. It doesn’t have to be big; a few updates here and there will help you feel like you’re waking up to a new place entirely.

Ready to redecorate? Here are a few 2019 design trends that should guide you on remaking your space for the brand new year ahead.

1. Colorful pieces in a white space

Stark white interiors are out this year. It’s time to introduce color to your space.

You can keep your walls white, using neutral colors for your basic furniture pieces like the sofa and dining table. Then, go crazy with yellows, bright blues, oranges, or vibrant greens in your accessories – jazzing up throw pillows, curtains, ottomans, and even tchotchkes displayed on that shelf in the corner. Just keep your bright colors to a maximum of three different ones, so your space won’t look like a clown just exploded in there.

Colorful pieces in a white space

Get colorful pieces off-the-floor or custom-made at Heima, No.103 Three Brixton Bldg., Brixton St, Pasig.

2. Floral wallpaper

In the process of introducing color to your space, inject patterns as well. Floral wallpaper is in this year, so feel free to evoke that English garden vibe. Choose a wallpaper that complements the existing colors in your space, so your room won’t look too cloying.

Floral wall paper

You can buy floral wallpapers at Studio Eleven Modern Fabrics, MG Building, 150 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati,

3. Vibrant backsplashes

Bring color to your kitchen as well. A bold backsplash can give life to an otherwise plain and boring kitchen. It can even inject a distinct personality into this utilitarian area.

Vibrant Backsplashes

Start scouting for colorful backsplash tiles at Mozzaico in Quezon City.

4. Warm or dark countertops

Since you’re already in the kitchen, you might want to pay extra attention to your countertop. White ones are out, so you might want to replace yours with a solid wood surface to add warmth and texture. You can also go for granite in black or dark gray–a stylish and practical choice for a kitchen countertop.Warm or dark countertops

Check out Ashton Technologies for your countertop needs.

5. Handmade pieces

Now is the time to give artisans and crafters the recognition they deserve. Handmade home pieces made of natural materials are going to be a hit this year, so make sure to accessorize your home with these. Don’t just think of native materials like abaca or jute–even upcycled materials should make their way to your home.

Handmade pieces

Check out Junk Not Eco Creatives and Common Room PH in Katipunan, Quezon City to find handmade pieces created with love.

6. Mixed metals

Say goodbye to all gold or all silver accents. This 2019, learn to mix them up. You can set a gold-coated decorative tray on a glass coffee table with powder-coated metal legs, or furnish your kitchen nook with wrought iron bar stools and silver pendant lights.

Mixed metals

Metal pieces abound at Industria Edition; you might find what suits your space in this store.

7. Light wood flooring

The bright and airy aesthetic never gets old, and you’ll achieve that in your space with light wood floors. Solid wood flooring may be pricey and rare nowadays, so you can go for laminates in beech or oak finish.

Light wood flooring

You can find these at Wilcon Depot’s several branches nationwide. With these materials, you’ll feel like you’re building a summer cottage, even if you live in a condo in the heart of the city.

8. Rich jewel hues

Add a touch of luxe to your home by incorporating jewel tones such as emerald green, ruby red, and rich blues and purples. You can inject these colors through accessories like satin throw pillows and ottomans or Moroccan-inspired lamps. The key here is adding them in small doses, so your space won’t look dated and overwhelming.

Rich jewel hues

You can check out your favorite department stores or Dapitan Arcade in Quezon City for these pieces.

Trends come and go, and it’s definitely cool to follow what’s in for the year. But remember, at the end of the day, it’s all about you and how you use the space; choose pieces that speak to you, whether they are trendy or not.

Ready to apply these trends into your own space? Visit avidaland.com for more info.