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Top home décor trends and design tips for 2019 revealed

28 Nov 2018

The new year is just a few weeks away, and if you’re planning on getting your home all spruced up with the latest décor and design trends that 2019 brings, now’s the time to start.

Out with the old and in with the new is not just applicable to our wardrobes. It goes beyond that, and filters right into the living room and lounge too, where staying on-trend is as important.

Mobelli Furniture + Living, furniture specialists, offers homeowners some tips on just what’s trending from a décor perspective, and what homeowners simply need to avoid.

“Out with the old and in with the new is not just applicable to our wardrobes. It goes beyond that, and filters right into the living room and lounge too, where staying on-trend is as important,” says Mobelli’s cofounder Alon Sachs.

Sachs shares décor dos and don’ts for 2019:

It’s a no

1. Fast furniture

Much like fast fashion, fast furniture is probably not the best idea. The term refers to mass made, cheaper variations of what’s currently trending, and while often cheaper in cost, it’s not likely to last very long.

Tip: Save up for your dream sofa, and instead buy a few affordable accessories, it saves you money in the long run and is guaranteed to be worth it.

2. Rose gold

It still looks pretty, but come 2019 it will be so last year. And while metallics like gold and silver will still be a thing, these colours are somewhat warmer, more reserved and work especially well for accessories like coffee tables and lighting elements.

3. White walls

They’re out. In fact, so are all those subtle and neutral shades. In 2019, be more dramatic by incorporating bold shades like royal blue and red into your home, or even wallpaper with a striking print.

4. Mass-produced accessories

Stay away from these. Homeowners should seek quality over quantity, after all less is more. The new year will see a rise in the use of handmade accessories in natural materials for a timeless, unique look flattering for just about any lounge space.

Say yes

1. Very velvety

Velvet upholstered soft furnishing has been around for quite some time, and guess what? It’s not going anywhere in 2019. This trend should be incorporated using dark, vibrant shades, and will be carried over into the new year - it’s guaranteed to turn heads.

2. Retro edge

Curved, soft furnishings have been rather popular lately, and it’s likely to stay that way for a while to come. In 2019 rigid lines will continue to be replaced with soft curves with a retro edge to help create that ultimate statement.


“Sticking to these trends is key, and will help homeowners stay relevant and modern come 2019. Over and above, we also recommend they focus on core pieces like a sofa and antique cabinet and build on accessories around that - it’s a good starting point,” Sachs says.

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