Top Interior Design Tips for 2019!

May 23, 2019 Off By Michelle Costello

Being creative and adding your own stamp is the main goal when updating your home’s interior. If you have no idea where to start, then it might be best to think about which room will be used the most, or, tackle your home from the top down. Whether you want to go down the vintage route or make it modern, in this blog post you can find 10 interior design tips that will help you decide the best for your home, office or whatever you started.

Vivid Entrance


While the majority of people concentrate on upgrading the main rooms in their house, it’s important that you don’t forget about hallways but mostly the entrance. After all, it is the first thing you see on your way in and the last thing you see on your way out – so you want a hallway that makes you feel good about your home.

It’s a classic tip, but one that is still just as valid in 2019. The use of mirrors in an entranceway will allow natural light to reflect and fill the room making space look bigger and brighter.

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Architectural features are set to be big in 2019. Think wood paneling, coving and wainscoting. To finish, accessorize with houseplants to create a calming and therapeutic atmosphere.

Stellar Lighting

The most important tip for lighting in your home uses natural light to its full potential. Try not to have anything obstructing windows and doors so the light can flood your home, creating a brighter atmosphere. If you don’t have that much natural light coming in, then get creative with your lighting choices. A stand-alone floor lamp, desk lamp, chandelier, and spot-lights are all great options when choosing to light for your home, but make sure you use more than one light source to make space feel homely.

If you’re really looking to ramp up your home’s lighting in 2019 then suspended and pendulum lights are still set to be popular this year. Better still, get creative with outdoor lighting. This is where you have the most room to get creative and, with an increasing number of amazing solar lights to choose from, there’s now no excuse to leave your garden in the dark.

Wall Art

feature wall can transform any room making it feel like a much bigger space. Using a neutral color, such as white, cream or grey for the rest of the room and choosing something more vibrant for the feature can create the illusion of a bigger space as the decor is broken up a little.

Remember, there’s no need to limit yourself to paints when it comes to the feature wall. Wallpaper, paneling, shelves, art and a collage of photos can all be used to add your own stamp.

Pick your favorite Colour

Don’t be scared to use color throughout your house and don’t feel like you have to stick to one set colour scheme throughout your entire home. When it comes to interior design ideas, be mindful of which colours you choose. A pop of colour can brighten up a room but you can get creative by combining several complimentary bold colours. If you prefer a neutral colour scheme, then why not try adding some chrome or metallics to break up those softer tones.

Make place for your storage

When it comes to designing a home you often forget about all the little trinkets you’ve collected over the years so it’s good to bear in mind where these items should be displayed.

If you have too many to display, then storage is an important design feature to include in every room in some way or another. Whether its a side table in the living area or built in wardrobes in the bedroom, having the right amount of storage can make a house go from cluttered home to show home.

Make it your own

Take these tips as a helping hand to spark some inspiration, but the main thing for designing your house is to remember this is your home, and only you can decide which is the right way. Add your own personality and little quirks from floor to ceiling and make it your own little escape. Once you realize the sky’s the limit and remember that you can always re-decorate, the world is your oyster.

Multi-functional spaces

“With more and more people adopting the ‘Less is more’ attitude, we are seeing a shift in interior design. For 2019, I predict we will be seeing more multi-functional spaces. The murphy bed has been making a comeback and I think we’ll see even more modernized versions.”

Mission-style details

“Recently, I’ve seen a lot of the modern looks that photograph well, but feel very cold and clinical in-person. 2019 will be about adding warmth to modern spaces through mission-style details. You’ll see things like patterned tile in a kitchen backsplash, texture on walls or terra cotta colors. It’s all about finding ways to inject more character into the room.”

Painted ceilings

“In 2019, we’ll start to see people taking advantage of the fifth wall – the ceiling has been ignored for too long! From wallpaper to molding and daring paint colors, the ceiling will be the place that people start taking chances and creating a ‘wow moment’ in their spaces.”

Big, bold plants

“One trend that will be at the forefront of home interior design in 2019 is big, bold plants. A dragon tree, a rubber tree or any kind of palm tree make eye-catching statements anywhere in a home.  You can flank your sofa with one on each side or situate one in any corner.  The bigger, the better here.”

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