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Top five trends of 2019

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As we reach the end of another fantastic year of inspiring interiors, we’ve been looking back at our favourite trends of 2019.

From variations on a ‘less is more’ minimalist approach to bolder colour choices and eclectic maximalist collections, the range of trends on offer just goes to show that the perfect style choice is simply the one that reflects your individuality!

1. Interesting patterns

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One of the most striking trends this year has been the use of pattern - on floors, walls and soft furnishings. A resurgence in parquet flooring has brought sophistication into our homes with both traditional wood parquet patterns, contemporary interpretations with longer planks in wood or stone, or even full-length planks laid in herringbone pattern for a sleek finish in open plan spaces.

New designs in geometric tiles have reflected this revival in elegant period style. The opulence of grand Victorian tiling has been recreated in spaces such as hallways and bathrooms, while the latest designs inspired by medieval Spain have added impact as rug effects or in working zones.

2. Au naturel

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With its clean lines and natural vibe, it’s no surprise that Scandi style continues to be popular. This year, we’ve seen a number of updated Scandi trends which have breathed fresh life into our much loved minimalist interiors. Ideal for long summer days – or even to remind us of warmer seasons during the darker nights – the ‘au naturel’ trend brought additional texture and comfort to our Scandi homes. Organic textures and the lightest earthy tones work together to create a haven of relaxation and an escape from everyday busyness. 

3. Sugared Scandi

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With its basis in the classic simplicity of Scandi style, the Sugared Scandi trend offers an alternative updated version with the inclusion of a palette of playful pastel shades alongside interesting textures. Against a neutral background of white, grey, brown and black, we’ve enjoyed having fun introducing soft pastels into our Scandi homes with artwork and furniture or in tactile fabrics, cushions and statement rugs.

4. Japandi

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A blend of east meets west, Japandi combines the rustic informality of Scandi with the sophisticated clean lines of Japanese interiors. Bringing together the best of both cultures, Japandi has offered us a pared back yet homely feel that is both sleek and comfortable. To achieve this style we have added warmth and visual interest to minimalist Scandi spaces with rich yet restrained colour tones, elegant lines and artisan statement furniture.

5. Maximalism


The abundance of this year’s maximalism trend has been a relief to those of us who can’t help but collect interesting items. This bold style embraces deep warm tones, texture and pattern without feeling cluttered. We love this lively style that stimulates the senses and represents life lived to the full, with its patterned wallpaper, profusion of mismatched soft furnishings and carefully curated collections of eclectic personal keepsakes and memorabilia.

What has been your favourite trend of the year? We’d love to hear about your home updates on our Instagram and Facebook channels.

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