When I started at MyDomaine four years ago, the minimal, Scandinavian look reigned supreme. It was simple, neutral, and highly curated. But oh, how things have changed. We started seeing bright jewel tones emerge in 2016. Then at the beginning of 2017, the pendulum began to shift and traditionalist interiors were popping up everywhere. Emily Henderson coined it "updated traditional" when she revealed the stunning kitchen from her Portland project.
Last year, velvet chairs and sofas in poppy hues became popular and people were moving towards a more eclectic, maximalist approach—paint colors took another bold turn. Now, with the help of Overstock, MyDomaine predicts design trends to go in an even more dramatic direction with bold colors, curvy shapes, geometric themes, playful patterns, and matte black taking center stage.
Yes, the stripped-back, clean and minimal aesthetic will always be classic, but it's exciting to see us break away from the tried and tested towards a rule-breaking, personalized, and authentic attitude to interior design. This year it's all about having fun and creating a space that is uniquely you. But, of course, playing with pattern and color can be daunting, so to help you along, I chose some products within each trend that feature the fresh, new colors and patterns but remain timeless in their shapes and designs.
Moving away from neutrals can be intimidating, but the key to decorating with color is to experiment. Throws and pillows are an easy place to start. Add them to your neutral sofa for a quick fix or if you're ready to be daring, then choose a bold paint color and try it out on an accent wall. The key is to choose furniture in a classic design and shape so the color doesn't feel overpowering or trendy.
This is one of my favorite trends of 2019 but, of course, we have seen these curvy shapes come through in furniture and décor over the past year—Anine Bing's custom pink sofa from our MyDomaine shoot in 2017 really sparked a frenzy with our readers.
You can have so much fun with geometry and it doesn't have to take over the space either. It can be as simple as incorporating a geometric tile or lamp base.
Expect to see a lot more matte black making an appearance in 2019 interiors. From furniture to décor and even faucets, this hue is definitely making a statement—shop Athena Calderone's top matte black kitchen essentials.
Pattern is something many of us shy away from because we're scared they'll clash but it doesn't need to be daunting. You can put a few throw pillows together with varying stripes, zig zags, and geometric shapes and they'll look fresh and cool, just as long as they're in similar colors that complement each other.
To shop more of my editor picks from Overstock's trend report, head to Overstock.com.