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This Autumn’s (and 2019) Biggest Interior Trends

After a beautiful summer with plenty of great days to just be outside, it is time to cozy up and make a few changes inside. Those darker days calls for interior changes, don’t you think? Colors are definitely one of the things that will make the big changes, and don’t just stop with the walls, paint the wood work, the ceiling – it is all about creating a more dramatic feeling these days, so just start painting.

When you are done painting, here is my five predictions for micro trends that could have the potential of becoming mega-interior-trends, a few is already well on their way. Overall, we are looking towards the 70’s for mayor inspiration; the colors and the materials are definitely making a huge comeback. After a period of lots of bling bling, shiny brass and velvet, we are going back-to-basics, more simple living and less bright colors. Think natural tones and light paled colors.

 

Corduroy

You might not be done with velvet, which interior designers, bloggers, and every brand have been pushing for the past years, but truth is, you need to add some corduroy to the mix now as well. It is not only in fashion the wavy fabric is making a comeback, we are also seeing it on pillows and ottomans at the moment. Who knows if it will make it on to bigger pieces, like chairs and couches.

Dried Flowers

If you are following just a handful of interior bloggers on Instagram, you might already have grown a little bit tired of the obsession with wild pampas grasses. Nevertheless, the tall grasses are mayor right now – the funny thing is, here in LA they are seen almost as a weed and grow pretty much everywhere. Combine it with a colored glass vase and you’ll be the trendiest one on the block.

 

Colored Glass

Handmade ceramics might be cool, but colored mouth-blown glass is even cooler. Needless to say, Iittala is the master of colored glass. Their new blue Ultima Thule collection is to dye for. Best tip though, is to hit those local flea markets and shout for vintage glasses, before the jig is up and everyone wants in on the trend. You could also beg your grandparents for a few of their glasses, I am sure you’ll find them in their liquor cabinet.

 

Paper Cord

The natural paper cord is probably best known from the seat of the iconic Wishbone chair designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1950. Though it has been in production ever since, the material is seeing a little extra success at other great seats and stools. Some of my personal favorites is the Nestor Chair by Mater, the Vent Stool by Skagerak, and the Arv Chair by Brdr. Krüger – all very classic yet very contemporary, with as much timelessness as their grand-old forefather the Wishbone Chair.

 

Real Sustainable Ability

Genuine and real sustainable materials are one of the mayor buzz words these days. Many brands, especially in the fashion industry are dropping using fur, which to me is just a lot BS, nothing is more sustainable than fur, and as long as the animals are bread humanly, I am all in. Fake fur is extremely bad for the environment, as its basically just plastic (acrylic and polyester) with no change of recycling after use. You’ve probably heard about FSC wood when shopping for furniture, as this is the easiest way for companies to demonstrate some sort of sustainable approach, is it a bit of a cliché these days. I expect more. I mean, what about the other materials, how about the packaging? It is a bit like buying organic strawberries in Denmark, grown in a heated greenhouse in Spain, shipping on a plane and packed in plastic. I am about to embark on a little journey explore how we can all live a bit more environmentally friendly and create a healthier interior and a happier planet.

 

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5 Comments

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    October 21, 2018 at 19:01

    […] week – Trends that will continue into 2019 if you ask […]

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    Christy Bishop
    October 24, 2018 at 17:45

    Nice piece, at least until I reached the part about fur. Your choice isn’t about real (which will NEVER contribute to your ‘happier planet’) vs fake fur; how about NO FUR? Animals, whether your beloved dog, revered elephant or whale, or simple befurred creature, deserve simply to live as their nature intends, and not to be slaughtered for a fleeting stab at human glamor. Given your sentiments on the subject, forgive me if I question your ability to determine whether any animal is ‘bread humanly’. If you want a happier planet, please consider factoring the pain, loneliness, unnatural life of sentient beings into your calculation.

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      Allan
      October 25, 2018 at 13:56

      Hi Christy – thank you for your comment.
      I always encourage my readers to engage in dialogue and debates and I greatly appreciate you keeping a respectful tone on this, what I know is a, sensitive matter.
      My personal opinion on the subject is, that fur as a product is on a par with other products we get from animals like for example leather, wool and foods, and no matter which products are in question, animals must be treated with respect.
      In Denmark, as well as in the rest of EU, laws on animal welfare in all husbandries are very extensive and strict and is enforced by the government appointed (i.e. independent from the trade) authorities. When these asses that the animals are treated humanely throughout their lives, which is the case for Danish mink for example, I trust them. This is what I build my opinion and own assessment on.
      Furthermore my point on plastic fur vs. natural fur is built upon extensive independent research done by numerous scientists who deem natural fur a much more sustainable choice than the artificial alternative.

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    Sophie Sukhi
    October 25, 2018 at 21:26

    Elsker denne post 🙂 så lækker inspiration!

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    Embracing the Darker Times with Perfect Ambience – Bungalow5
    November 9, 2018 at 16:11

    […] week I talked about colored glass being one the hottest trends right now (and in 2019), which means we have to look at the masters of glass, Iittala. I have been a big fan of the Leimu […]

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