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The in­te­rior trends for 2019 are here and lav­ish colours, op­u­lent ac­ces­sories and a plethora of pat­terns are all in style

Gloucestershire Echo - - PROPERTY NEWS - Les­ley Tay­lor is the au­thor of 10 in­te­rior de­sign books and has ap­peared on a range of net­work TV shows, in­clud­ing This Morn­ing, giv­ing in­spi­ra­tional ad­vice on home styling. For more on her work, head to les­ley­tay­lor.co.uk With Les­ley Tay­lor

The only dec­o­rat­ing dom­i­nat­ing your home right now might be of the Christ­mas va­ri­ety, but the new year is fast ap­proach­ing and with it comes a glo­ri­ous se­lec­tion of fab­u­lous in­te­rior trends. And one thing is cer­tain: it’s time to for­get the old ‘less is more’ adage and em­brace 2019’s max­i­mal­ism ap­proach to home dec­o­ra­tion.

MIX IT UP

Clash­ing pat­terns and mixed me­tal ac­ces­sories are two of the big­gest trends head­ing into the home in 2019. Gone are the days when all ac­ces­sories had to match; now it’s time to em­brace dif­fer­ences and let them shine. It takes a lot of con­fi­dence to pair clash­ing pat­terns in the home but it’s a look that you can ex­per­i­ment with, work­ing your way up from small ac­ces­sories – such as con­trast­ing scat­ter cush­ions and bed­spreads – to full on clashes be­tween sofa and cur­tains. How do you make it work? Find a sim­i­lar colour in both pat­terns to draw the pieces to­gether. As for the mixed me­tal look, don’t be afraid to com­bine ac­ces­sories in gold and brass or sil­ver and pewter for an on-trend home.

ALL THE TRIM­MINGS

Trim­mings are not solely for Christ­mas din­ner. In fact, ex­pect to see them ev­ery­where next year. From tas­sels to fring­ing and ev­ery­thing in be­tween, em­bel­lish­ment is mak­ing a mas­sive come­back in 2019. It’s not just soft fur­nish­ings which will be given the trim­ming treat­ment – al­though as al­ways, in­vest­ing in some trim-tas­tic cush­ions and throws is the per­fect way to ease your­self in with this trend. Lamp­shades, mir­rors, pouffes, wall art and cur­tains will all be get­ting a fring­ing makeover. Trim­mings add tex­ture and drama, some­thing which has been miss­ing from the min­i­mal­ist looks of the last two decades. Pair just the right amount of trim with your ex­ist­ing in­te­rior and you will cre­ate a con­tem­po­rary look that pays homage to decades past.

SO­CIAL SPACE

The move to­wards mak­ing the home more of a so­cial space has flour­ished in re­cent years. The rise of open plan liv­ing and bi-fold doors which, when the weather al­lows, cre­ates a seam­less ex­ten­sion of en­ter­tain­ing space, makes stay­ing in the new go­ing out. It’s a trend that led to the resur­gence of the bar trol­ley, and while these art deco-in­spired pieces re­tain their pop­u­lar­ity in 2019, the more per­ma­nent bar cab­i­net looks set to make an ap­pear­ance on in­te­rior wish lists. A home bar is the per­fect place to store your favourite tip­ple, not to men­tion all the para­pher­na­lia that helps you cre­ate it! Their surge in the pop­u­lar­ity stakes means there are plenty on the mar­ket, with price points to suit most bud­gets. For a truly on-trend piece, find one with a scal­loped-de­tail­ing on the door and sub­tle shelv­ing lights to en­sure it looks ev­ery bit as good on the in­side as it does on the out­side. Make sure you place it some­where with plenty of space around it, after all, peo­ple nat­u­rally con­gre­gate around a bar so you want to make sure there is plenty of wrig­gle room. Then stock up on your favourite shorts and mix­ers, in­vest­ing in some new glasses and invit­ing your friends round the toast the New Year!

This stun­ning room is kit­ted out in Har­lequin pat­terns and com­bines the Equal­ize cur­tains (£69 per m) with Axal wall­pa­per (£69 per 10m roll) – both avail­able at styleli­brary.com/har­lequin

If you want to in­cor­po­rate clash­ing pat­terns the bed is a great place to start

Stow­ing your glasses has never been more stylish

Any­thing with a scal­loped edge, such as these Fes tiles from The Baked Tile Com­pany, are go­ing to be mas­sive in 2019 – bakedtiles.co.uk

Don’t be afraid to mix it up when it comes to tra­di­tional fix­tures – gold taps make a great al­ter­na­tive to sil­ver

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