2019 Trends in Furniture & Interior Design

February 06, 2019

2019 Trends in Furniture & Interior Design

Like high-fashion, high-end designer furniture is influenced by trends. Each year, certain colours, textures, shapes and materials take centre stage.

For furniture, there is no stage like the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina.

I visited the Market recently and took note of trends you can incorporate into your own space. You may decide on a new sofa incorporating curves and white upholstery, but you can also update in smaller ways, incorporating trending elements into your accents and accessories.

Let's start with this year's colour trends.

There are a few sources we can look to for direction here.

Pantone is an international leader in colour, declaring their colour of the year for 2019 to be Living Coral. They've chosen a beautiful coral hue with a golden undertone. It is energizing with a softer edge.

Living Coral pairs well with B. This stylish gray reflects the modern sophistication of 21st-century design. 

Finally, Behr brings us their 2019 colour of the year, Blueprint. This mellow blue includes faint traces of green. It is a feel-good, comforting colour, blending perfectly with nearly any colour. And remember, blues never go out of style. 

Next, let's look at this year's trend-setting profiles and materials.

Soft-edged, curved furnishings made a big impact in Market showrooms. These smooth lines created elegant statement pieces.

And what was covering these curves? Velvet.

Colour trends in the McElheran's showroom

Sumptuous, soft velvet is the "it" fabric, whether textured or smooth.

You can update your space easily with accessories.

White upholstery is big. I know, this can be an intimidating colour, but with today's durable fabrics, you need not fear white!

If white seems too daunting, there are many other trending options. Upholstery in wonderful taupes, blues and grays were prominent on Market showroom floors.

Textures and materials present so many trending options.

Combining leather and upholstery is also making a resurgence.

Warm metals, especially golds, are everywhere. Don't be shy to mix your metals. Gold and silver work wonderfully together.

A Bernhardt chair featuring bold metallic sides and arms.

New for 2019, this beautiful, whimsical statement piece from Bernhardt brings glamour, luxury and natural elements too.

Statement mirrors were big at Market, whether large-scale with artful frames, or grouped on a wall as an art piece. Mirrors reflecting light bring great energy into any room.

The good news is heirloom quality designer furniture never goes out of style.

If you've already invested in some fine pieces from McElheran's, you can update your look with accents like a velvet chair, throw pillows, a gold-rimmed mirror or a new piece of wall art incorporating a pop of Living Coral.

Discover these trends in our showroom, and let one of our in-house designers help you incorporate them into your own space.

You'll find these trending pieces and more in our showroom.

Contributed by Nikki Hayden of McElheran's