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Be inspired by these home decor trends for 2019

With 2018 all but wrapped up, MiNDFOOD looks ahead to the big home decor trends 2019.

From the latest neutral colour palates and DIY decorating trends to minimalistic interior design ideas, 2019 promises to be the year of returning to nature and making your living space uniquely you.

Natural wood

Wood instantly gives warmth to an interior, whether it is a piece of furniture, a floor or even a wall of wood.

Don’t hide your beautiful beams with paint or ceiling panels. Expose them and just protect them with a transparent lacquer and they will look beautiful. Incorporate a natural edge dining table or coffee table into your kitchen or living room. 

While white kitchens may have been the trend over the past few years, this clean look will quietly give way to more natural wood finishes. 

Sustainable and natural fabrics

Across homes, sustainable and natural fabrics are going to be a key trend that will hit the mainstream in 2019. Look for it in upholstered furniture, throws, cushions and tapestries. The movement towards natural fabrics speaks to the broader conversations across design right now that is all about embracing a peaceful retreat from crazy, modern life.

Earthy tones

Just flick through a home decor magazine or watch your Instagram feed to see that this colour palette is back.

A transition to a more conscious living is reflected in green and earth interiors. A mixture of beige and grey is coming back, as neutral tones and richer colors such as terracotta, deeper blues and warm greens.

Vintage furniture

Antique and vintage furniture pieces will always hold a value of their own, but now they have found a new design role. Most of the people who bought antique furniture in the past had a vintage home design. Now home designers have started to combine antique and vintage furniture pieces with modern home design and the result is fantastic.

Your personal touch

For those of you who thought that the trend of handmade crafted furniture and accesories would go away we have news, it’s now bigger than ever. Handmade DIY pieces in shabby chic style are a huge trend because you can incorporate them in almost any design. Don’t be afraid to even try to make a piece by yourself.

Always remember, trends are first and foremost sources of inspiration, but they can also serve as a guide when you are about to decorate (or redecorate) your space. What makes an interior unique is the personal touch you bring to it.

How to style the perfect coffee table

What’s on your coffee table right now? Tips for styling your coffee table that will lift the entire room.

When it comes to styling your coffee table, think big impact with little effort. Considering it’s a small surface in the scheme of things, styling your coffee table can greatly complement your living space. Consider these 7 tips:

Maintain balance

Nothing makes for a cluttered surface faster than a large collection of small knick-knacks. Contrastingly, displaying only large items can look heavy and cumbersome. To keep your coffee table balanced, vary the scale of display items and stack or group like objects together.

Isabel Ettedgui Apartment – Chester Square

Composition is key

This is probably the most tricky thing to get the hang of. The key is to think about how all the items in a vignette work together as a whole. Sometimes they’ll connect through colour, sometimes style, sometimes shape, and sometimes theme. Once complete the entire display will read as one unit, with each item fitting together with those around it.

Joris van Apers – Ghent House

Layer it

Books, a tray, coasters and maybe a beautiful ornament that you’ve picked up on your travels can all assist with creating layers on your table which can create a sense of interest. Similar textures can look flat so if you’re finding you’re lacking contrast try mixing materials such as a natural woven basket, concrete decorative piece or a glass vase to add some different elements to your table.

Look to the larger room

Coffee table displays don’t exist in isolation. They need to work with the other items in the room. Keep this in mind when selecting the perfect table and the items you place on it.

Keep it low

As a general rule, when creating a coffee table display you should never have anything so tall that it obstructs the view of people sitting on either side of the table. 

Consider all angles

When it comes to coffee table styling remember to take a 360 approach. A coffee table is often placed in a central area of a room, so people can see it from all angles. Try to avoid using things that don’t look good from all sides. For instance, if you put a picture frame on a coffee table someone will have to look at the back of it.

That one special piece

Include a focal piece that you will ‘build’ your design around. It could be an unusual item that sparks conversation, something that’s got a unique shape, or something much brighter than the other items.

Remember, that styling is a way to express your personality, which serves as a perfect foundation for finding the theme for your coffee table. 

For more inspiration visit the MiNDFOOD online shop, you may be able to pick up an interesting coffee table item, or two.

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