As the new year is here, plenty of homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces to keep them feeling interesting and updated. If you’re preparing to put a home on the market, keeping up with trends is key because unless your prospective buyers are flippers, stagers, or redecorating fiends, nothing can make would-be buyers turn tail faster than some outdated decor.
Check out these once-popular home decor trends that are being shown the door, and find out what’s replacing them in the months ahead.
1. Rose gold Decor loses its luster
Sorry, rose gold. You were lovely, but it’s over. This mauve metallic is out, and straight-up gold and brushed gold are back.
2. Goodbye, granite counters
Granite had a great run in the 1990s and 2000s, but this kitchen staple is being replaced by quartz, which is considered virtually indestructible. So, go ahead, set those hot plates down and don’t worry about a thing. Since granite is porous, it has the potential to trap bacteria if not cared for correctly. Removing that concern is a welcome relief in arguably the busiest room in the house.
3. Sunsetting nautical motifs
You’d think something as classic as navy and white could never go out of style, but when it comes to nautical-themed decor, that ship is sinking. Fast. Even when designing a beach house, experts are putting those sailboats, shells, and starfish out to sea and letting a mix of bold blues blend for a less-is-more aesthetic.
4. Bye-bye, Edison bulbs
Edison bulbs were a bright light on the decor scene from 2015 on, but their popularity is definitely dimming. Is it any wonder? It’s only so long you can stand to look at an exposed bulb. (Sorry, Edison.) Also, the trend was most often incorporated in industrial motifs, which are also on the way out, by the way.
5. See ya later, statement range hoods
Though some boast beautiful detail, many statement range hoods were swallowing up the room. Skinny hoods are on trend and slimming down the look of stovetops.
6. So long, all-white kitchens
All-white kitchens were all the rage. If there’s a room in the home that should appear as clean as can be, it’s definitely the kitchen. But as people spend more and more time in this space, often dubbed “the heart of the home,” they’re longing for a look that’s warmer and more reflective of their personalities. Prepare to see bright, bold kitchens, complete with colorful appliances, to be in vogue for the next few years.
7. Questioning the wisdom of word art
Designers suggest homeowners look beyond their walls for inspiration and motivation. If you want your walls to make a statement, decorators suggest the use of wallpaper or hand-painted murals.
8. Barn doors, you’re back out in the cold
There’s no debating it, barn doors had a moment. Adding them to bathrooms or closets brought the rustic charm of the country indoors, no matter your locale. But, as farmhouse-chic style wanes, barn doors are being put out to pasture in today’s decor.
9. Chevron prints are no longer on point
Chevron prints were all the rage for a while there, appearing on everything from clothing to wallpaper. But this pattern has been overdone. Replacing it are geometric shapes and tropical prints in decor.
10. Shiplap gets docked
Wood on the walls peaked for a few years. It’s time to pack up that paneling and move on. As farmhouse decor loses its appeal, it’s no surprise this trend is starting to feel outdated.
If you’re hoping to make a home feel as current as possible, considering removing these decor duds and replacing them with on-trend alternatives.
Each fall, decorators begin to share the interior design trends we can expect to see in the new year. Looking ahead to 2019, bold colors, metallics, and statement ceilings take center stage.
If you’re planning to put your place on the market and want it to appear like the freshest spot on the block, you need to know what’s hot and what’s not in design trends.
1. Wallpaper stages a comeback
Put down that paint brush! If you’re looking to add a splash of color or geometric flair to your rooms, wallpaper is a fashionable alternative that adds instant personality to any area. But if you’re picturing your Great Aunt Polly’s overwhelming floral patterns or you’ve heard horror stories about wallpaper removal, those days are over. Easy-to-remove papers come in an array of colors and designs that range from subtle to seriously jaw-dropping. Prepare to see plenty of wallpaper in 2019 home trends.
2. Making the most of the ceiling
Ceilings are often considered a room’s fifth wall in the home, so why not capitalize on that blank canvas? Whether you choose to add an accent paint color, wallpaper, or decorative beams, enhancing the ceiling draws the eye upward and can make a room appear larger — not to mention more interesting.
3. The color of the year…
If you still can’t get behind the idea of papering your walls, give them a bold, up-to-date look with a fresh coat of paint. Which hue is a modern standout? Behr’s 2019 color trends of the year is Blueprint (S470-5). Pair it with gray or other neutral tones and you’ve got a vibrant new feel.
4. Kitchen hoods slim down
For a while, kitchen hoods have been working overtime. Not only do they ventilate the room, removing odors and smoke, they also add a decorative flourish. From copper to brick and beyond, some nearly swallowed the space with their oversized appeal. Well, in the 2019 design trends, hoods are going on a diet. Expect to see rounded, more slimmed-down designs.
5. Colorful kitchens are on the menu
Neutral, all-white kitchens are out as darker, more dramatic designs are finding favor with homeowners who are looking to spice up the heart of the home. Expect to see islands, cabinetry, and fixtures get an exciting, decidedly darker makeover in the new year trends.
6. Appliances go for gold
Remember when rose gold was having a moment? Well, it’s over, and plain old gold is reclaiming the top spot in coming trends. From faucets to fridges, decorators are imploring homeowners to go for the gold and give stainless steel the year off.
7. Metallic sinks make splash
Hammered metallics are the hottest thing in sinks according to designers and trends setters. These fun and funky alternatives to your white farmhouse sinks often have a vintage vibe. Popular in kitchens, they’re expected to make a big impact in the powder room as well.
8. Keeping it interesting with colored tile
Kitchens aren’t the only rooms that are saying goodbye to neutral tones. Bathrooms are striving to be just as eye-catching thanks to bold tile colors. This trend might not appeal to everyone, but it definitely makes a trip to the loo more memorable.
9. Curvy furniture exudes comfort
Furniture with rounded edges beckons you to sit a while. Warmer and more inviting than couches and chairs with sharp lines, these comfy seating designs feel like a welcome throwback to a more casual time in homes furnishing trends of the past. Rectangular tables are out, and ovals are in. They’re safer for households with young children, making them a popular pick for a families home.
10. Invite the outdoors in
Some say plants are like tattoos: You get one and you’ll just end up wanting another. Greens give off oxygen at the same time that they add a nice pop of color, doubling their appeal. Tired of your artwork? Replace it with plants. Living walls will be all the rage in 2019 design trends. But if your green thumb isn’t ready for a full-scale indoor garden, start with a few easy-to-maintain plants on shelves in your home.
Trends That Are Out
1. Accent walls
“Dramatic-colored or wallpapered accent wall trends are no longer the focal point of interiors. Single-colored walls are making a much bigger impact by creating a balanced backdrop for furnishings and decor.” — Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors (via Elle Decor)
2. Cherry Cabinets
“Warmth in the kitchen is no longer achieved with this traditional go-to finish trend. Painted cabinets in deep blues, grays and black are dominating both modern and traditional kitchen designs.” — Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors (via Elle Decor)
If your looking for a new home or need to sell your home in Oakland County, Michigan, give me a call and look for these upcoming 2019 home trends.