Home Trends 2019

Your wardrobe is not all white and your home should not be either.  There has never been a more exciting time to renovate your living space, adding a dash of colour and texture, than now.  The trends are astounding and cater to every possible taste.
 
This is not to say that you need to spend thousands to refresh your home’s look.  A dash of paint on a focal wall, luxurious throws and a few new scatter cushions will make all the difference.
 
The size of your home and the amount of available light should guide the hues and textures you select.
 
Hazelnut is probably the most trending colour at the moment and complements earthen textures and tones, and wood, bringing light into what is a smaller space. Offset this with laundered linen greens and blues in scatter cushions and add a dash of colour and design with a centrepiece rug.  The Hertex range, stocked by Pupkewitz MegaBuild at the Lifestyle Centre provides a smorgasbord of options.
BedroomIf you prefer more drama, opt for a lilac grey hue that adds a moodier and more luxurious feel.  This colour works very well if you are more minimalist and classic in your home design.  If the grey undertone is a bit ‘depressed’ for you, muted pastels, in blues, pinks and greens will make all the difference and provide that extra ‘energy’ you may want in a minimalist room.  Using glass or a textured throw over a couch or chair will add a focal point and contrast to a larger and light minimalist space.
 
But clean lines are not all that.  The maximalist look is back so if you like clutter, it is also trending for next year.
 
The hues for maximalist spaces are bolder and far brighter, and botanicals and a ‘zesty’ Miami retro look with dashes of contrasting colours, are all the rage in the coming year.
International interior decorators, however, warn that in small spaces, clutter and bolder colour choices may become too much, so work carefully.  Hunter’s or bottle green, reminiscent of 19th-century studies and dens, is back.  If you absolutely have to have it, but your space is small, paint a focal wall only.
Couch with scatter cushionsIn a larger space, botanical prints in curtains and carpets, or throws and cushions, will work magic but, in a smaller space, limit the boldness to one singular feature such as an accented carpet.  In smaller spaces, curtains should allow light in for the look to work.
 
Botanicals and bottle greens may seem a little excessive for some and according to Decoraid, clay hues are the next best thing if you are bolder in your design style, but not that bold.
 
“Evoke the spirit of Miami with zesty hues.  For those with wanderlust and an earthy spirit, soft clay paint colours are great alternatives to beiges and browns as they’ll lend any room a certain sunny zest and casual elegance.  Think terracotta, caramel, clove, and burnt orange.  For this interior design trend, we suggest going for the latest paint colours that boast unusual takes on clay tones to make any room a feature in your home or go for an accent wall or backsplash.”
 
Add colourful yellow or orange pieces in a retro, angular style to create an energetic vibe to the space or use colourful glass and art to complement the tones.
 
Your home is, after all, your last retreat so make it a space you can live and relax in.  The experts at Pupkewitz MegaBuild are waiting for your visit to guide you through the palettes and options.