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New year, new trends. And we are in for some big changes. Func­tion­al­ity-fo­cused trends that have dom­i­nated the mar­ket for years will di­min­ish and form what ap­pears to be a more eclec­tic ap­proach to­wards our in­te­ri­ors: cu­rat­ing pieces from dif­fer­ent styles and decades, com­bin­ing brighter pal­ettes and cul­tural el­e­ments.

First and fore­most, we will see a sig­nif­i­cant shift to­wards sus­tain­able and eco-friendly de­signs, of­fer­ing fur­ni­ture de­sign­ers end­less op­por­tu­nity to be cre­ative.

With mass-pro­duced fur­ni­ture on the outer, we in­vite pieces made from re­cy­cled goods and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ma­te­ri­als to take cen­tre stage.

Gone are the days where re­pur­posed fur­ni­ture ad­heres to its stereo­typ­i­cal aes­thetic. In­stead, de­sign­ers are fo­cus­ing around more clas­sic and time­less cre­ations.

Again, there’s no par­tic­u­lar style at the fore­front of their de­sign.

With Pan­tone of­fi­cially la­belling Liv­ing Co­ral as the 2019 Colour of the Year, colour trends will be more “so­cia­ble and spir­ited”, ac­cord­ing to the Pan­tone team.

Mi­lan De­sign Week pre­dicts the colour revo­lu­tion won’t stop there, talk­ing about pas­tel hues re­fer­ring to a neo-metro mood.

Mil­len­nial Pink and other soft hues of peach and nude are top­ping colour trends as well as Neo Mint.

Apart from the pas­tels, Gen-z Yel­low was also one of the top pre­dic­tions at De­sign Week.

Com­ple­ment­ing the shift to­wards sus­tain­able fur­ni­ture and a fresh colour pal­ette, the mar­ket will see lin­ear lights and in­ter­est­ing dé­cor with gold ac­cents hit the shelves.

Light­ing with clean lines and un­der­stated pol­ish lends it­self to more eclec­tic in­te­ri­ors, al­low­ing the fo­cal point and state­ment pieces to take the lead.

Move over, min­i­mal­ism. Eye-catch­ing dé­cor will be the fin­ish­ing touch to the in­te­rior spa­ces of 2019. Clash­ing prints and tex­tures, state­ment art, porce­lain, hand­blown glass and table­ware are set to be loud and proud.

In­te­rior trends are mov­ing away from our re­cent ob­ses­sion with sleek and func­tional fur­ni­ture, within the pop­u­lar realms of scandi and boho.

In­te­ri­ors will be fun and glam­orous with more eclec­tic, sus­tain­able pieces tak­ing the main stage, in set­tings with a more max­i­mal­ist direc­tion.

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