- Ryan Hogue
2019 Summer Trends
2019 Summer Trends
Looking to brighten up your living space? Trying to keep up with the latest trends? Or just tired of the same old decor and looking to try something new but don’t know where to start? I’m here to help. I’ve read through countless blogs, threads, articles and more to sum up the top trends that are up to date and affordable. So sit back, relax and hopefully I can give you some ideas or direction towards making your space stand out.
Nothing screams summer more than yellow. Every other bright color comes in second but yellow is summer, and summer is yellow. If you are trying to decorate your home specifically for the summer months then you can’t go wrong with yellow. This is where you can put your creative touch on it as the possibilities are endless. You can go big with yellow furnishings or stick to accessories. You can paint feature walls or entire rooms yellow. But if you’re like most people not trying to redecorate every season most designers recommend doing minimal splashes of yellow. These will never go out of style or look out of place regardless of the season.
Pictured above is the Ashley Caelan 3 piece candle holder (Top) and Ashley Nimat yellow rug (Bottom)
Raw and Unfinished
Trends come and go and it can get expensive and frustrating trying to keep up with them. One way to try and beat that is to keep it simple and not go with anything to extravagant that will 1. Limit your accent options and 2. Can become dated fairly quickly. Which is why raw and unfinished decor was one of the most mentioned tips that I came across. Whether it be Tables, Chairs, Shutters or any other type of furniture, the raw and unfinished look is timeless and pairs with anything.
Finding something that serves a purpose is always the goal. Finding something that serves a purpose and looks great doing so is the pinnacle of decor. Floor cushions are affordable, look great and are perfect for that emergency extra seating. You can get a simple single toned cushion that will match anything or get a little creative go bold with your new accent piece. It is best to get it made from durable, heavy duty materials so it can be moved around, go in and outside and withstand lots of use.
If you’re afraid to make any drastic changes to flooring or are just looking to spice things up rugs are a great way to add some personality to the room and some warmth and comfort. The possibilities with rugs are endless. You can go bright and bold are a soft cool tone. You can have a basic design or get creative with some bold patterns. It can be the centerpiece of a room or it can be put under furniture so it doesn't take over the room. Rugs are a great way to make a room-defining change that isn’t a long term commitment and won’t break your bank. White rugs are also a great way to make a room appear larger and brighter.
Pictured above is the Calder rug (Top) and Prism rug (Bottom)
If you want to lighten up your room and make it look bigger all at once then switching your dark furniture for some clean, fresh looking white options will do just that. Your rooms will look brighter and larger just by making your furniture lighter. The best part about this is you don’t have to get new furniture. If you are a do it yourself type person this is the perfect chance to start that summer project and start painting. You’ll be amazed at how much warmer and welcoming your home will be.
Mirrors, Plants, Art
One of the most simple yet most effective trends is Mirrors. Mirrors are inexpensive and can make any room feel bigger, brighter and more glamorous. Plants are another affordable addition to any decor. There are plenty of plants that don’t take much maintenance and still will add color and texture all while purifying the air in your home. Finally, a great way to improve a room is art and sculptures. They can give a room personality and class. They don’t have to be expensive and will let you put your own taste and style into your room.
Pictured above is the Ashley Oditi (Top) and the Djimom Mirror (Bottom)