The new year is upon us, meaning that people have already begun disparaging certain interior design elements as looking "so 2018."
While it's important for contractors to know the major home improvement trends that homeowners are going to be clamoring for throughout 2019, it's also helpful for them to know the small, individual design choices that experts also forecast as growing in popularity on into the new year.
One element already being singled out as out of style? According to House Beautiful, accent walls are no longer the preferred way to add character to your bedroom. Instead, designers are opting to elevate the entire space by covering all the walls in a subtle textured wallpaper. Though it is important not to go with a wallpaper that is too busy or loud, the right design can prove more effective than an accent wall when it comes to making a space pop.
While accent walls are on their way to passe, trendy designers are finding a new place to use color to make an impression: the ceiling.
Statement ceilings are painted with bold, vibrant colors that make rooms look brighter and feel bigger. According to The Mortgage Reports, splashing some color on the ceiling doesn't require a lot of time or effort, but can give a room a dramatic effect. Additionally, using wallpaper can allow for the incorporation of patterns, which can provide a romantic, elegant feel, which is especially effective when framed by crown molding.
In 2019, designers will witness the continued decline of simplistic, minimal styles, and the rise of more ornate, handcrafted materials, according to Jessica McCarthy, a designer and creative director at Decorist.
McCarthy tells House Beautiful that this trend will be especially prominent in the kitchen space, meaning less subway tile and more painted backsplashes. Similarly, many of the sleek and simple chrome, brass and rose gold knobs used for kitchen cabinets will be upgraded with more distinctive leather pulls of varying shapes and sizes.
In keeping with the trend towards making kitchens less minimalist and more expressive, House Beautiful predicts a move away from one color palettes and towards more eclectic collections that create the impression of a more closely curated collection.
Celebrity designer Tamara Honey cites vintage rugs, open or glass cabinets filled with cookbooks and a diverse array of unique dish wares and other souvenir pieces as examples.
One of the biggest and most interesting interior design trends that The Mortgage Reports anticipates continuing to grow in 2019 is one that has its roots less in the world of interior design and more in the world as a whole: a move towards increasingly eco-friendly accents.
Many homeowners want to know that any additions or remodels they decide to pursue won't have a negative effect on the environment. There's also an undeniable appeal to the look and feel of natural elements.
That increased eco-consciousness is influencing many designers and homeowners to opt for building and decorating materials. Jute, rice paper and clay are just some of the materials being increasingly incorporated into homes, alongside energy efficient appliances, upcycled marble scraps and even living plant walls.
While not every homeowner is going to be interested in the latest craze, it's helpful to stay up to date on what's en vogue and what's old news. It's also helpful to work with a finance company that can make it easier for your customers to obtain funds for their renovations and make payments online. Learn more about those advantages and the many other benefits of working with Aqua Finance by contacting us today.