We Didn't Expect This—The Top 5 Trends of 2019 Have Put an End to Minimalism

Updated 01/28/19

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. Happy decorating!

Bold Colors

Overstock—home décor trends
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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.

Overstock Emory Navy Velvet Chair
Overstock Emory Navy Velvet Chair $417
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Overstock Green Velvet Feather and Down Filled Throw Pillows, Set of 2
Overstock Green Velvet Feather and Down Filled Throw Pillows, Set of 2 $55
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Chic Home Adna Velvet Upholstered Ottoman - Navy
Chic Home Adna Velvet Upholstered Ottoman - Navy $202
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Curvy Shapes

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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. 

Cortina Accent Chair
Cortina Accent Chair $700
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Safavieh Mid-Century Modern Caiden Velvet Navy Chaise With Pillow
Safavieh Mid-Century Modern Caiden Velvet Navy Chaise With Pillow $454
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Terzo Black Marble Cocktail Table
Terzo Black Marble Cocktail Table $412
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Geometric Themes

geometric pattern—home décor trends
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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. 

Light Society Caffrey Pendant Lamp
Light Society Caffrey Pendant Lamp $64
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Barcelona Hexagon Glazed Porcelain Mosaic Tile Glossy Green With Retro Edge, Case of 10 sheets
Barcelona Hexagon Glazed Porcelain Mosaic Tile Glossy Green With Retro Edge, Case of 10 sheets $5
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River of Goods White Ceramic 18-inch Faux Marble Table Lamp
River of Goods White Ceramic 18-inch Faux Marble Table Lamp $76 $58
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Matte Black

matte black—home décor trend
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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.

Benzara Durable Metal Planters, Set of 2
Benzara Durable Metal Planters, Set of 2 $76 $68
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Cyan Design Handle It Magazine Rack Handle It 19.25
Cyan Design Handle It Magazine Rack Handle It 19.25" Tall Poly and Iron Magazine Rack - Black and Gold $122
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Benzara Rit Baskets, Set of 3
Benzara Rit Baskets, Set of 3 $127
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Pattern Play

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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. 

Deny Designs Gabi Monday Monday Credenza
Deny Designs Gabi Monday Monday Credenza $737 $656
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The Pillow Collection Najinca Graphic Down Filled Throw Pillow in Indigo
The Pillow Collection Najinca Graphic Down Filled Throw Pillow in Indigo $63
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Christopher Knight Home Phinnaeus Patterned Fabric Dining Chair, Set of 2
Christopher Knight Home Phinnaeus Patterned Fabric Dining Chair, Set of 2 $230 $219
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To shop more of my editor picks from Overstock's trend report, head to Overstock.com.

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