Interior Trends: What to expect for interiors in 2019

It’s the start of a new year, and that undoubtedly brings with it a sense of new beginnings and fresh starts. For many of us, those new looks and changes happen inside our homes; there’s no better time than January to have a declutter of unwanted items and to think about redecorating for a fresh start to the year ahead. While we don’t always subscribe to trends here at Arlo & Jacob, since much of our pieces are classics that never date, we do still take note of the design and interior trends that emerge each year. Here we talk about the interior trend predictions for 2019 to take note of, according to the Trend Bible.

The Materialist

In 2019, we’re all going to be trying to live with a lot less plastic and waste, and brands have cottoned-on to this trend. We’re buying more for the long haul, and less cheap items that will inevitably end up in a landfill after a few years of use. This no-waste attitude will filter into our interiors with sustainability at the forefront. We launched a range of sustainable fabrics in 2018 that are perfect for this trend. Our Sustainable fabric range is made from upcycled cotton and post-consumer recycled PET bottles. No water or chemicals were used in the production with a near 0% CO2 impact, and the fabric factory is 50% solar powered.

This sustainable interior trend will focus on a palette of peach, blue, and purple colours and there will also be a mini-trend for composite materials, with a mixture of resins, acrylics, minerals and woods.


This interior trend is about taking it back to nature. With a focus on craftsmanship, it’s the ideal trend for us here at Arlo & Jacob since we continue to make our furniture the old-fashioned way, and our wooden frames are glued, screwed and dowelled to ensure they last. Our Chestnut legs have for a long time been our bestseller, but we may see this change to Walnut in 2019 as darker, rich walnut woods become essential in furniture design. The colour palette for this trend revolves around mocha, terracotta and stunning shades of blue; plus, we’ll see a mini-trend for braiding, fringing and textures.

City Folk

Our Otomi fabric and Otomi cushions are designed to help you achieve this City Folk interior trend in your home. Based on celebrating traditional folk prints, i.e. from Mexico. This is a colourful, bright, vibrant and ornate trend that centralises around rich patterns with cultural origins. The colour palette is likewise vibrant, rich and eclectic, with turquoise pink, navy and yellow being the key shades of this trend. We’ll also see an emergence of playful characters and fun faces adorning our decorative items.

Hotel Americana

This chic, colourful and playful theme was the basis of our limited-edition Kitty McCall cocktail chair in 2018. Focusing on 1950s chic with retro art-deco influences, this is a playful and unique interior design trend for 2019. Revolving around a palette of mint green, baby pink, and lemon yellow pastel shades, this trend is a revival of retro 1950s Miami beach style. For accessories, we’ll see knotted shapes and plenty of art deco designs.

Colour development

Throughout 2019 colour palettes will develop and we’ll see more burnt orange and burgundy shades coming through. These will be interspersed with soft mocha hues; all of which will create a warm, tranquil, earthy environment. Blue will undoubtedly remain a strong colour with a movement towards stronger shades.

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