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New Year, New Look.

It’s a New Year and what better time to tackle the task of updating or sprucing up your space?

This time of year brings not only resolutions, but an onslaught of trend reports and the design world’s input into what will be big in 2019.  But – it’s not always easy to navigate those décor waters. Is brass in or out? Is gray passé?  And what about color?  With all the swirl - how do you know what is a trend and what is so 2018?

Linea Lighting has scoured the design web and curated the most consistently embraced 2019 trend directions. Read on to learn the five most stylish ways to incorporate some of the interior design world's hottest trends.


Trend #1:  Eco-Natural

Eco-natural is a trend that focuses on achieving a balance of energy in your home. The trend embraces items made with natural materials such as wood, stone, jute or clay.  According to Décor Magazine, these types of elements will bring an organic and serene ambiance to any space. Pieces made by hand or one of a kind handcrafted items  are especially suited to this trend. How to execute? Add lighting with natural elements such as the wood and metal Terra orb chandelier from Linea Lighting. Couple that with a handmade pottery piece like the lead-free ones from Darshan Pottery in Vermont for a harmonious house.


Trend #2:  Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers

The folks at ELLE Décor are masters of up-to-date styles and emerging trends. In their recently released home design trend selections, florals are in – in - in. Other design sites and blogs are echoing the movement noting that florals are a top trend in the fashion world right now, so extending that concept to home décor is a natural fit. Besides wallpaper, look for florals to spring up in pillows, bedding, artwork and more.  How to execute?  Not your grandmother’s florals -  be fearless and look for bold colors, larger prints and whimsical designs. 


Trend #3:  Mixed Metals  

Matchy-matchy is out when it comes to metals. A tasteful yet contemporary way to create balance and definition in a room - a palette of two to three metals can create visual interest and contrast. Metals such as silver and chrome mix well with bronze and black while brass (which is back) and nickel pair well with dark bronze or antique finishes. How to execute?  Moderation is key. Check out this post on for tips on how to mix metal in home décor.

 Trend #4:  Rich, Warm Colors

While Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 is “Living Coral”, many designers are predicting that there will be a rise in darker, richer and warmer colors for home décor. Navy and deep greens are favorited and will be appearing in living rooms, bedrooms and even kitchens. Warm neutrals such as dusky beige or creamy taupe are pushing out icy grays and will be popping up all over the house. 

According to Houzz, color experts say it is a counter-reaction to white and bright hues that dominated the design world for the past several years. How to execute?  First, determine whether to make the new color an accent or primary room color. Take room size, lighting and existing furniture into consideration. Play with swatches and paint chips before making a final decision.

Trend #5: Vintage-inspired Lighting

A trend that continues across the decade is the move to incorporate vintage-inspired lighting in contemporary and transitional room designs. Designers predict more pendants with glass or fabric shades and a return to wall sconces, with black and brass finishes leading the pack. How to execute?  Choose a light that pairs with your style. This Primo kitchen island light by Linea Lighting is a great example of this trend.  Additional easy changes include swapping out the kitchen faucet and cabinet hardware.  Finish it the look off with brass bowls and complementary accessories for a simple yet effective makeover.

Incorporating the latest trends can be a simple and affordable way to achieve a new look for 2019.  Go as bold or as subtle as you wish – and remember to have fun with the process!