We keep a close eye on the latest interior trends and we’ve noticed how some of the 2019 trends have a touch of romance about them. We’ve put together our top tips on how to add some romance to your home, while embracing the most up to date style of furnishings.
Mix your Metals
2018 was all about rose gold, but 2019 is about mixing metals, such as copper, brass and gold to bring a warm feel to the home. We love all the metals in the MY Furniture range. These Alveare brass shelves (also available in brushed chrome) can be mixed and matched with the coordinating wall mirrors in chrome or brass
The soft, sumptuous feel of velvet brings a touch of romance and extravagance to your home, whether by way of chairs, cushions or curtains. These Premium Velvet Curtains in royal blue are available from Curtains 2Go from £56.45 per pair.
Add a Relaxed Feel
The gently crumpled look of linen gives that just got out of bed look, which just makes you want to stay in it for longer. Pre-washed linen, such as this Washed Linen range from La Redoute means the size will be correct straight away, but the softness improves with further washing. There are 18 colours to choose from, which allows you to mix and match to your heart’s content. Double duvet covers start from £100.
The Return of Art Deco
Art Deco is back! We’ll see it taking over sofas, tables, lighting and accessories. The Art Deco style adds a playful, yet decadent, touch to furnishings. This 2-seater Bellini Sofa (shown here in bottle green velvet) is a striking statement sofa, with references to the luxurious Art Deco era. Available from My Furniture from £389.99.
Coloured glass, think Murano, is making a comeback. It can be added by way of lights, glassware, mirrors and accessories. The delicate nature of coloured glass is brought alive in lighting. Create a statement piece by mixing different shades such as these pendant lights in smoke, bronze and forest green from £159 each, available from Heal’s.
While the trend for minimalism has been around for a while, textured fabrics are a new welcome addition. The Scandinavians have this down to a tee with their love of hygge, or, in other words, the quality of cosiness and relaxed conviviality. Embrace hygge, by adding faux fur cushions, crumpled linens, basket weave, sheepskin rugs and velvet pieces to introduce warmth and cosiness to your living spaces.
Nothing feels more romantic than receiving an unexpected bouquet of flowers. Add florals to your home to bring the romance alive. A one-off floral piece can add a striking splash of colour, or go bold and mix those florals to create an ultra modern look. This Hadley Linen Blooming Violet roller blind adds a beautiful, floral note to bathrooms. Available from £32.25 at Blinds 2 Go.
Craft the perfect G&T
The home bar makes a return. Think retro trolleys and bar stands. Being both beautiful and functional, it’s worth investing in a high quality piece to add definite wow factor. This mid-century Italian inspired Ravello drinks trolley is available from www.my-furniture.com from £399.99.
Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?
While some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, it’s the jewel colours such as emerald, sapphire, ruby and amethyst that are adding wow factor to the home this year. Mix them up to great effect by way of vases, candleholders, cushions and accessories. Jewel colours can be added by way of a statement chair too. We love the eclectic feel from this collection of pieces put together by Ideal Home magazine, including Hicks Hexagon wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct and the Thea Vase by Habitat.
Add Hygge to your Table
Bring the feel of Hygge to your table, whether a romantic dinner for two or a cosy gathering with friends. Amara Living have created this table setting to define the concept, with their use of cosy candles, clean lines, metallic finishes and the warm texture of wood.
Author: Sara Chardin