It's not that we don't like the classic nature of a good subway tile or the cozy texture of an original Beni Ourain rug, but it's always fun to throw some new trendy items into our décor mix every year. So, naturally, we're already excited about the next big trends coming our way in 2019.
The great thing about the 2019 trends mentioned below is that each of them has the capacity to capture our interest far beyond their flash-in-the-pan popularity. It's never fun to toss things out, after all. So, the following are items you can switch out in your home currently in favor of some of 2019's biggest upcoming home trends.
Skip: Oversize Hardware | Try: Minimal Pulls
Interior designers are increasingly ditching big, bold hardware for smaller, daintier options (or foregoing hardware altogether with seamless cabinets). Instead of opting for flashy brass pulls and knobs, try barely-there edge pulls in matte black for a clean, timeless look.
Skip: Moroccan Rugs | Try: Iranian Rugs
Morocco's Beni Ourain rugs have possibly been used in every potential iteration of home décor—and we're ready for a break. Instead, turn to veritable vintage Turkish or Iranian rugs in whitewashed shades. You'll love the textured, casual vibe they'll give your space.
Skip: Industrial Lighting | Try: Midcentury Lanterns
Long gone are the days of the exposed bulbs. These days, we're loving the soft lighting that paper (and even metal) lanterns can cast on a room. This Gubi pendant, for instance—a re-edition of a 1953 lighting fixture by French designer Mathieu Matégot—is the perfect addition to your room for an atmospheric play of light.
Skip: Midcentury Tables | Try: Contemporary Tables
We've seen endless teak tables with their hairpin legs in recent years, so it's only natural that we're ready for a change. Instead, we're loving the clean lines of tables like this one by Nordic brand Handvärk, with its rich stone top, steel base, and brass accents.
Skip: Curved Sofas | Try: '80s Sofas
Unless you have a giant living room, chances are a curved sofa is incredibly impractical for your space. Instead, turn to this year's new seating trend: sofas with nods back to the '80s. With bouclé textures and big, bouncy shapes, these seating options will give you nostalgic vibes.
Skip: Brass Furniture | Try: Natural Stone Furniture
Brass and copper were everywhere in recent years, but we're ready for more understated materials with patina, like natural stone. Among our favorite stones of the moment is travertine—which is gaining popularity again after fading into oblivion after the 1970s.
Skip: Subway Tiles | Try: Zellige Tiles
Goodbye, subway tile—time to make way for zellige. While the classic white brick motif will never truly go out of style, we're loving the growing popularity of these glazed Moroccan terra-cotta tiles and the patina effect they give a space.
Skip: Fringe Pillows | Try: Jersey Knit Pillows
Unless you live in the southwestern United States, chances are your home has seen a little too much fringe lately. Instead of intricate fringed pillows this year, opt for a more clean-lined jersey interknit alternative, like this pillow from CB2.
Skip: Terrazzo Accents | Try: Granite Accents
We never thought we'd see the day when we'd say granite is back in style, but mark our words, it's only a matter of time before it's everywhere again. Brooklyn's Fort Standard is already adopting the materials for small accents like candleholders and side tables.