We’re just a few weeks into 2019, and we’ve already been seeing hints of all the things we were told to expect to see in terms of home design. Our sister store, Rubies Home Furnishings, covered the décor portion of your home on their blog, so now it’s our turn to spread a little love and some design tips for your home. If you’re planning a move, remodel or a simple DIY project this year, check out our highlights of what’s in right now to stay on trend.
We don’t necessarily think it’s ever really been truly “out,” but light floors are for sure “in” for 2019. If you recall, dark wood had a nice long run. And now, light wood or manufactured flooring is making a comeback. The trending look of an airy, cleanly styled home means that light floors are the choice for many craving a simple look. We have so many options to choose from whether you’re looking for actual hardwoods or trying to accomplish the same look with laminate, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or ceramic. Come see what we have in stock to get that fresh look in flooring.
Are you ready for this trend? That’s right. Black bathrooms are IN. Grey was the color of choice for so long, and now black is moving in to take over this year. We are loving it! Black floor tile, countertops, accent walls or even a sleek black sink can really spice up your space. Scared to try it? Consider black hardware as a way to adopt this trend without going too far out of your comfort zone.
Black isn’t just in for bathrooms. Black or other dark-colored countertops are taking the place of clean, white subway-tile and white counters. That’s not to say a clean, fresh look is out (we always love subway tile and all its variations), but this is the year to not be afraid of a little color. Go dark with your kitchen or bathroom countertops if you’re building or remodeling.
Green, green…all things green. We’re TOTALLY loving this trend, and we’ve already seen hints of it scattered throughout episodes of Laurel’s own HGTV Hometown show. Start small by trying it on an old dresser or bedside table, or if you’re ready to go all the way, consider it for an entire room or cabinets in your bathroom or kitchen. If you’re ready to take the plunge, we suggest the color Pine Green from Valspar. It’s just the perfect amount of green to get you started but still somewhat neutral.
Bold Backsplashes and Flooring
In case you haven’t noticed, this year’s design trend can be boiled down into one short phrase - “Don’t be afraid to go bold.” We’re seeing backsplashes, flooring, accent walls, coffee bars and more with fun and festive designs that are out of this world, and it’s hard to not get excited. Out with the plain and simple and in with the personality. In fact, one of our most popular items toward the end of 2019 was our in-stock linoleum with new designs. This inexpensive flooring option is perfect for a kitchen or mudroom, and we’ll be singing its praises throughout the year.
One more trend before we go, and this one is an easy one to work into your existing home right now. Rubies Home Furnishings mentioned in their recent blog post as well that natural textures are big for design and décor this year. Sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, clay and wood will be in for every area of your home, so start weaving it into your accent walls or even in simple accessories like baskets.
Whatever you’re doing to your home this year, we encourage you to look at the trends and see what fits for your style. We think it’s going to be a BOLD year, and we can’t wait to see you in City Home Center as you make updates and changes home.