It’s 2019, a new year, again. With every new year, there is an inherent need for the new and novelty as a metaphor for a new start – new resolutions, new clothes, and perhaps a new environment. If you are looking for a new home or a new way to design your home, here are 10 home design trends for 2019 that guarantees a warm and meaningful abode to pave your way for the year(s) ahead.
THINK ECO-FRIENDLY, BIODEGRADABLE, RECYCLABLES, NATURAL FABRICS, ORGANIC, WOOD
A big theme today globally is environmental sustainability, and it is heartwarming to see it as an imminent encompassing trend for home design. It is a purposeful and intentional design that not only confers a beautiful, minimalist living space but also engenders prudence,simplicity and environmental responsibility. A perfect spatial design for clarity of the mind.
THINK GREENERY, NATURE, PLANTS
Life in Singapore can be fast-paced and hectic. Nature and greenery is a sure way to reduce stress and lift one’s spirit and mood by inducing a relaxing and comforting environment. Additionally, plants naturally purify the air and can produce additional health benefits.
‘With limited spaces in Singapore’s housing, a smart use of multi-functioning furniture could aid in decluttering the house and giving one a peace of mind. This would not only free up more space, it makes one’s house look more stylish and spacious.
THINK BLACK & WHITE, TWO-TONED
A timeless sleek, coherent and chic style that’s easy to design and match, and exudes sophistication and candour. What more can I say?
THINK BOHEMIAN, TRAVEL, PERSONAL TOUCH, MEMORABILIA
Singapore’s passport is one of the, if not most, powerful passport in the world. Add to the fact that Singaporeans generally have a healthy disposable income and that Singapore is small, it’s only natural that Singaporeans are one of the most well-travelled in the world. Design and decorate your habitat like a home away from home, one that fuels your wanderlust.
Singapore is a renowned garden city, with famous sites such as the Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Gardens by the Bay. Recreate this garden theme in your own home with floral prints and design, leaving you a habitat full of whimsical beauty and enchantment.
Remember struggling with mathematical geometry in school? Here’s a more fun way to toggle with geometric patterns and shapes that not only doesn’t distress you, but pleases you with its aesthetically fitting and eye-catching properties.
Mixed metals are a good aesthetic addition as it adds shine and shimmer. It shouts glamour and emanates an atmosphere of robusticity and warmth. Did I also mention long-lasting?
Terrazzo is a composite material, comprising of marble, glass, granite or even wood, set in cement or resin. Terrazzo walls and floors are almost indestructible and hence it is one of the most durable materials to use. It is also easy to care for. Furthermore, it’s colour and pattern and design is almost limitless. It can be colourful without being gaudy. It gives a clean and classy look without being dull or boring.
Like most industrialized nations, Singapore is a concrete jungle. Not to mention the ubiquitous industrial chic interior decor of many of our favourite cafes. For those who can’t get enough of the modern beauty that it Singapore, a modern industrial theme with mostly concrete material is perfect.
There’s nothing like sinking yourself down on luxurious and plush furnishings after a long and tiring day, while your skin caresses the soft and luscious velvet or suede fabric. That’s what an interior full of velvet touches is supposed to create. It manifest opulence, but most importantly, comfort and repose.