Keep your home at the cutting edge of style with these tips from designers and brands in the know...

Brilliant Brights

Jewel tones were very much a staple in the second half of 2018 and it seems like rich colours aren’t going anywhere. However, with the reveal of Pantone’s 2019 colour palette we see a shift towards more primary colours. Think royal blues, sunshine yellows and cheerful cherry reds.

Creative Cacti

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Favoured inspiration site of home lovers, Pinterest, has published its 2019 trends forecasts based on what its users have been pinning and saving in 2018. While leafy succulents have been a go-to choice for low-effort greens of late, their spikier cousins, Cacti, are set to be big for the coming year, with searches for cactus arrangements rising by 235% on the social media site. 

Natural Flair

Products with an organic source have gone from strength to strength in interiors. Johan Kriel-Jones, Concept Manager for UAE-based luxury furnishings brand, Marina Home Interiors, says: “One trend that has continued well into 2018 is a love and fascination with natural materials and how we interact with them. The visual impact and texture they add to surfaces and spaces is incredible. Natural stones and marbles are used in unexpected categories to create a sense of exquisite luxury for everyday indulgence. Pair your natural materials with soft tactile fabrics to bring nature into your home.”

Sustainable Style

Plastic waste and eco-friendly solutions have been hot button topics in the last year and homewares design is rising to the challenge. According to a report by The Financial Times, as eco-conscious millennials come of age there’s been a shift in the demand for home products that boast sustainable credentials without compromising on aesthetic, so keep an eye out for ethically sourced, recycled and re-purposed materials in your shops in 2019.

Vintage Chic

Seen everywhere at the Salone del Mobile 2018, an Art Deco revival that’s made it big in restaurant design recently is finally seeping into home interiors. The Mad Men-influenced craze for mid-century modern is ebbing, to be replaced with scalloped chairs and extravagant stylised detailing with dashes of glamorous gold.

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