The design trends you’ll see everywhere in 2019


Amazonia wallpaper, de Gournay


Inspired by this year's Maison et Objet and the London Design Festival, influential interiors and design magazine, Domino, have dropped their predictions for next year’s biggest trends and how these will be making their way into our homes. 

Whether you like to jump on board or not, it’s hard to avoid seeing ‘what’s trending’ in stores, social media feeds, magazines or conversations. Though most of us probably can’t afford to re-style our homes every year, it’s always inspiring to get some fresh ideas and start budgeting for that new lick of paint, a couple of key pieces or new furniture. 

From colour palettes to lifestyle movements, we summarise what Domino expects to see on our radars very soon.


Sustainable homeware, Melanie Abrantes


A lifestyle rather than a trend, sustainable living and design will continue to surge in the coming year. The ever-present idea of ‘wellness’ takes care of our minds, bodies and spirits and whilst ‘sustainability’ has often referred to recycled materials and upcycled pieces, the movement looks closely at how design practices consider the eco-conscious lifestyle more and more, from the materials we use to build our homes and homeware, to the longevity of our everyday pieces.


Outline sofa, Muuto

New Nordic

Sleek, Scandi minimalism has always embraced soft, muted, toned-down palettes but we can expect to see some richer, earthier and bolder hues entering the fold. 


Stack chest of drawers, Established & Sons

The Shape of Things

From sofas to drawers and every piece in between, this trend will see a shift from the traditional, standard shapes of our furniture to pieces with a more avant-garde, out-of-the-box twist to create standout, show-stopping pieces reimagined with huge injections of creativity. 


The Kiss knit blanket, Cold Picnic

Patterns Out of Sorts

Fresh shapes and forms are also inspiring pattern, with Cold Picnic leading the reinvention of patterned essentials like bathmats and blankets, their pieces causing the viewer to do a double-take. 


Plum Blossom wallpaper, de Gournay

At the same time, old-world pattern is making a huge comeback, thanks to de Gournay a retailer renowned for their beautiful wallpapers. Often paired with elegant period pieces, we can also expect to see this timeless old-world charm as the backdrop to sleek, ultramodern furnishings. 


Beam lamp, Muuto

Metals with mettle

Chrome is the new brass, Domino suggests, but they’ve also dug up Muuto’s anodised metal pieces that allow the designers to ‘work with both simple and bold colours on metallic surfaces with a matte and subdued expression’. We’re big fans of their Beam lamp which we’ll be hunting down stat.

Huge hues

Milennial pink and soft lilacs will be making way for big, bold warm colours stemming from orange and yellow which are set to dominate in 2019. But as well as the earthy, terracotta and rusty hues, vivid colour will also make a statement, especially big, bold blues, greens and reds.