While classic interior designs will always be fashionable because of their timeless appeal, new trends emerge every single year. These revolve around functionality, new technologies and a modern aesthetic vision that interior designers share.
Several interesting trends dominated the world of interior design in Singapore during 2018. Will these trends survive or be replaced by other developments in the coming year? Let’s find out which residential interior design solutions are in and which ones will become completely forgotten in the coming year.
Exposed Concrete, Industrial Interiors
It seems that ornate, vintage residential interiors will become a thing of the past in 2019. Obviously, this is an over-statement but one of the most prominent trends next year will focus on minimal, bare and industrial designs.
Exposed bricks and concrete walls, even in the bathroom, will dominate the interior design landscape.
Many urban dwellers are seeking simplicity, a bit of ruggedness and ease of maintenance. Such interior design solutions enable all of the above-mentioned goals.
Concrete is one of the most popular construction materials. Until recently, however, it was perceived as ugly and it got covered up by much more “charming” and warmer materials. New techniques, however, have made it possible for construction professionals to give concrete a bit of charm and appeal.
Print and staining techniques, for example, are a great choice for HDB BTO flat interiors. These turn concrete into a blank canvas that can be given some texture, dimension and colour. The result is raw, industrial-style but also engaging and visually pleasing.
The art deco style of visual arts came into existence in the 1920s. It was representative of luxury, glamour and a bohemian lifestyle. A return to craftsmanship, handmade and ornate items is defining for art deco interiors. As far as architecture goes, art deco buildings feature tall ceilings, cathedral-style grandeur, massive displays and showcases.
Over the past few years, art deco has remained on the side-lines of interior design trends. Many experts predict, however, that 2019 is going to be the year of the art deco rebirth.
Art deco is all about opulence, eccentricity and even going over the top. If minimalism and the bareness of industrial design isn’t the right choice for you, the splendidness of an art deco interior may be the one to pursue.
Finding original furniture from the 1920s may be somewhat difficult but if you work with the right interior designers and you do some research, chances are that luck will strike. Such pieces will add a lot of authenticity to your project.
Fonts and the beauty of the printed letter can easily be incorporated in the décor of your home. Anyone who wants an urban, modern apartment should consider such an execution.
Typographic wall decors provide an easy option for giving every single room a bit of personality.
In this instance, the text itself isn’t as important as the visual beauty and the flow of the letters. There are so many fonts to choose among – Gothic for a bit of classic appeal, cursive that look as if they’ve been written by hand and modern, sans-serif letters.
Talk to your interior design team if you plan to incorporate typography in the project execution. Your designer will work on the selection of the right fonts, the message and the arrangement of the letters on the wall to give you the exact effect you’re looking forward to. The colour of the letters and the manner in which they contrast the background will also have to be determined in advance.
Pastel Colours Will Become the New Neutrals
The Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2018 is one of the biggest industry events and it demonstrates some of the trends expected to become incredibly popular in the coming year.
At the fair, it became clear that 2019 is going to be the year of pastel colours.
In fact, pastel tones will be so prominent that they’ll possibly replace neutrals like beige, grey, white and black in home decors.
Milky colours are quite subdued. Even if you choose a typical bright tone like pink or purple, it will look much friendlier and a lot more non-invasive in pastels than its traditional counterpart.
Pastels as neutrals work really well alongside accent tones like metallic, rich jewel tones and very saturated hues. These can be used together to create points of visual interest without having to turn to neutrals. The outcome is going to be colourful but harmonious at the same time.
Fabrics That Are Sustainable
The move towards home sustainability will continue being pronounced throughout 2019. In fact, it’s going to be one of the defining Singapore interior design elements. Awareness is growing and the number of people who want to reduce their home’s environmental footprint has become higher than ever.
The use of ethical and sustainable fabrics will turn into a pronounced 2019 interior design trend.
Leather couches are out and these are getting replaced by much more sustainable alternatives like linen and bamboo upholsteries. These are the ones to pursue if you want to lead a guilt-free existence that’s also beneficial for your health.
A few other fabrics that will be seen more and more often in interior design project execution include rayon, modal, hemp, acrylic and even the good, old polyester.
If you are looking forward to making your home trendy and modern in 2019, you will have to focus on the selection of the right interior design team for the job.
Companies like Home Guide have years of experience in the field of residential interior design. We do our best to follow the latest trends and to suggest the ones that make the most sense for the respective project.
Whether you have a specific idea in mind or you’re looking for someone to create an inspired décor for your home, contact Home Guide today. We’ll work hard to give you a comfortable, beautiful and modern home to enjoy in 2019 and the years beyond.