The 6 Top Living Room Trends for 2019

Just as it's a stretch to believe that everyone swaps out their bedding every season, it's unrealistic to think we should redecorate our living room every year. After all, between the costs and time associated with the endeavor, chances are you have bigger fish to fry. But sometimes, all it takes is one or two small accessories thrown into your already existing décor to completely transform your space and bring it up to speed with today's taste. And luckily, some of the 2019 living room trends are easy to incorporate without committing to a full room re-do.

The secret lies in knowing exactly which trends to introduce to your space to give it that coveted cutting-edge look. Whether you're thinking of redecorating your living room from scratch, giving it a fresh coat of paint, or simply revamping it with a few trendy accents, there's a way to help your space feel fresh and new. To help you out, we rounded up six major trends that were huge in 2019. From pink marble to tripod chairs and built-in sofas, these were the top living room trends for 2019. 

Pink Marble

Pink marble table in living room
Courtesy of Jeremiah Brent

If 2018 was the year of green and black marble, 2019 was all about a salmon-hued version. Pink marble has traditionally been associated with gaudy palazzo-style décor, but it's making a fierce comeback in fresh modern ways. We love this chic pink coffee table which adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral room.

RS-Barcelona Large Plec Table $2350

Built-in Sofas

built-in sofas in living room
Courtesy of Sarah Sherman Samuel

Why buy a sofa when you can build one in? In 2019, we took a note from midcentury designers and created more built-in, low-slung sofas upholstered in rich velvet tones such as mustard and charcoal. Best of all: These sofas include built-in side tables, too.  

18"x12" Bia Tassel Mustard Velvet Pillow with Down-Alternative Insert
CB2 Bia Tassel Mustard Velvet Pillow $30

Round Oak Tables

round oak table in living room
Courtesy of Sarah Sherman Samuel

It's time to retire your brass table because, in 2019, the best coffee tables were made out of white oak. Picture a thick round slab of the luxurious wood in a matte finish, and add a simple X-base or column legs. We bet you'll be seeing much more of these in your near future.

Fort Standard Contemporary Wood Column Coffee Table $4000

Period Contrasts

living room with marble fireplace
Courtesy of Robson Rak

Don't get stuck in a midcentury rut—2019 was all about high-contrast between periods and styles. Think modern Danish chairs and chandeliers in ornate traditional rooms, or the exact opposite: ultra-ornate accents in a minimal, modern space. It's time to embrace mixing periods and style for a more authentic decorating approach.

Apparatus Cloud Chandelier $5350

Tripod Chairs

blush colored tripod chairs in living room
Courtesy of Studio DB

Curved seating has been back for a while now (especially when it involves blush pink velvet upholstery), but here's one thing you may not have seen coming: tripod legs. Continuing with the statement curved velvet seating, these curious-looking chairs were 2019's iteration of the trend.

Effie Tripod Chair
Anthropologie Effie Tripod Chair $698

Warm Desert Tones

large vase of flowers
Courtesy of Catherine Kwong

Beige was hot in the 1990s and then lived a slow painful death in the aughts while everyone was focused on decorating with 50 shades of gray. But it's firmly back now—and we're seeing it paired with other warm neutrals like taupe, birch, and walnut. 

Clare Turbinado $49

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