For most of us, the word ‘fashion” conjures up images of clothing and most of the time, we naturally tend to focus our minds (and our wallets) on what’s inside our wardrobe rather than on the wardrobe itself. Every so often though, it’s time for either a complete revamp or some tweaks in the form of a few new pieces of furniture in order to avoid having a home that even your granny would deem old-fashioned. We popped over to the Spring Fair to have a look at key trends for 2019 and picked out some looks that you can adapt to your own personal style without having to break the bank. In fact many of the key looks for 2019 offer a way of updating an existing look and bringing it up to date.
The Nordic look is a style that’s been around for many years now and shows no sign of going away. Natural woods and calming neutrals are given a current edge by layering accessories to give depth and adding wicker and rattan to soften the simple lines.
Moody, dark colours for kitchen cabinetry, especially with a matt or powdery finish, are making a strong appearance in 2019. Navy blue in particular is at the forefront of this trend and is replacing grey as the go-to-on-trend colour.
Retro is anything classic from a bygone era and it’s big news this year. If rooting around granny’s house doesn’t turn anything up or if granny doesn’t actually want to part with it, don’t despair! Find exactly what you’re looking for on the www.furniture4yourhome.co.uk website and for extra on-trend impact, add a bit of ethnic style to your retro furniture with a Kilim rug or throw.
Grey has been everyone’s favourite neutral for years but now, nude is making a comeback. More stonewashed linen and oatmeal than magnolia, it’s a neutral with a warm and earthy tone and can be combined with your favourite grey pieces for an update with minimal effort.
As more of us work from home and homes in big cities become smaller, furniture that serves more than one purpose is becoming increasingly popular. A bench for example can double up as a coffee table, a wall display stand or a television stand so you can change your furniture around when you tire of your room arrangement without having to always buy new items.
Metal will be used in a more sculptural-based manner than in the past and employed creatively with a push towards art as a function. In other words, the use of metal in furniture design will become more interesting than in the past.