2019 Design Trends | Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate – Debbie Shelton

2019 Design Trends

If you’re thinking about performing updates to your home this spring, consider these following design trends that are trending high for 2019.

What’s In

Modern Interior Design: Design professionals are still leaning toward modern lines and clean aesthetics over rustic style. However, we’re moving away from highly contrasting black-and-white and incorporating natural elements like wood paneling and richly colored fabrics.

Smart Homes: Homeowners are choosing to modernize their homes with more voice-activated technology that’s compatible with Google, Amazon, and Apple. The trick is to make sure that this technology is seamlessly integrated into the existing home.

Quiet Retreats: Even though we’re becoming more automated, homeowners are beginning to incorporate more meditative and sound-cancelling features that help you unplug from the noise. Design professionals are integrating acoustic panels, colored lights, and sheer fabrics to create a relaxing, spa-like retreat.

What’s Out

Fixer-Upper Farmhouse Chic: We’re moving away from reclaimed barn wood and moving toward glass and metal. Edison bulbs will be replaced with concealed lighting creating a more relaxed glow. And brushed brass and matte black are making a comeback.

Bold, Bright Colors: Trendy colors like millennial pink are being trumped by neutral blues, ivories, and grays. If you need a pop of color in your décor, consider purchasing throw pillows, blankets, or rugs in bright colors that complement neutrals.


Zillow Porchlight, “2019 Design Forecast: What’s In, What’s Out.”