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Ten Modern Interior Design Trends for 2019

Does the new year have you gazing around your home, office, or place of business, seeking a change of scenery? You’re not alone: from colors and patterns to furniture and fixtures, the leading minds in design are weighing in on what will be trendy in interior design in 2019.

Arclin TFL can serve as the foundation for any of the following suggestions. With its functionality, beauty, and easy maintenance, TFL is the ideal start for a new view in your home, office, or commercial location. Contact us today to learn more.

1. Boho Chic

The fun, whimsical, hippie-inspired look of Boho fashion has returned for home design in 2019. Still laid-back and relaxed, modern boho also incorporates rich colors and textures that keep the style fresh and interesting. Think leather, clean lined furniture and tighter color palettes paired with hand-painted tiles, vintage textiles and bold wallpaper.

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2. Stylish & Sustainable

Sustainability and mindfulness – both in materials and design – remains relevant this year. Consumers have a continuing commitment to examining the source of their design elements, their environmental impact, and the purpose of each piece they incorporate. This includes creating a thoughtful, environmentally-conscious foundation on which to stage other pieces – a perfect role for TFL.

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3. Artisanal Accents

Handcrafted pieces (and those that look handcrafted) are extremely popular. This trend is particularly appealing to decorators who seek to use relatively few pieces to customize an otherwise minimalistic space. An increasing interest in patronizing local artisans and vendors also drives interest in artisanal décor; a local farmers and crafters market can be an excellent source of unique options, close to home.

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4. Varied Colors and Palettes

This is a great year to express yourself through color, with a wide range of choices currently trending. From pastels to terracotta to various shades of gray, fresh looks on old favorites are revitalizing interiors of both homes and commercial settings. Vibrant greens are also big right now, given their eye-catching, but soothing qualities. Arclin TFL, with its vast array of color options has you covered.

Varied Colors and Palettes - Arclin TFL - 2019 Design Trends

5. Multi-Functional Spaces

As we’ve noted before, more people are seeking living and working spaces that can accommodate a variety of people, tasks, and needs. Consumers are demonstrating a growing interest in multi-use furniture (the Murphy Bed is making a comeback!) and in living/working areas that can do double duty.

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6. Hygge

Hygge, a Scandinavian concept of comfort and coziness, is continuing to gain visibility in 2019 – especially in those regions dealing with cold winter weather. While this may bring to mind chunky sweaters and curling up under blankets, modern hygge interior design seeks to blend soft luxury with functionality. By keeping an eye to comfort in everything from colors to fabrics to furniture shape, hygge design creates cozy spaces that are still workable and attractive.

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7. Natural Finishes

Materials made from, or that look like, stone and wood are being used for their organic feel. Creating a perfect backdrop for any design motif and accessories, these materials set the stage for a spectrum of interior options. Arclin’s woodgrains and stone options are a perfect fit for this trend.

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8. Bold Kitchens

Kitchens dominated by clean lines, white backdrops, and lots of stainless steel may be taking a backseat to bolder, more personal preparation and eating spaces. New thoughts in kitchen design seek to use visually compelling accessories and to blend kitchen design more seamlessly with the rest of the home, incorporating textiles and furniture pieces more commonly seen in living spaces.

Bold Kitchens Design Trends - Arclin TFL

9. Plants

While green color palettes are getting a nod in 2019, so too are “real” greens, in the form of decorative houseplants. Regardless of the size or purpose of a space, plants add an organic, natural touch. Consumers can mix trends by potting their plants in artisanal vessels and by incorporating them into less-expected places, such as kitchens.

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10. Soft, Ambient Lighting

As more and more workers and homeowners move away from harsh, fluorescent lighting, soft illumination concepts are increasingly sought. Lampshades with opaque glass and design options like lighting rooms from below rather than above are expected to been seen more in 2019.

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Minimalism vs. Maximalism: What You Need to Know

In 2017, minimalism was a hot topic. And now, two months into 2018, the word “maximalism” is becoming more present in the interior design world. In an ever-changing industry, we understand that it can be difficult to keep up! So we’re here to fill you in on the two trends and you can decide which is the best fit for your design projects.

Minimalism: Less is More

In a nutshell, less is more for minimalism. Minimalism is about simplicity. In interior and commercial design, this can be applied to a building’s structure, material overlay, decor, and furniture. The clean lines, neutral and soft color palettes, and the opening of spaces often associated with minimalism reflect some of the movement’s core values. The tone of minimalism intends to evoke actions of peace. Think of slowing down, breathing deeply, and practicing gratitude. Spas and hospitals can benefit from the tranquility that minimalism can inspire. Minimalism can also function well in small, or boutique-style retail stores because it promotes organization and space optimization. A minimalist interior design can offer a great pairing for offices or stores that concentrate their branding efforts on innovation or modernism. Apple stores use minimalism to present a sleek and modern style, which echoes many of their product designs.

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Maximalism: Go Big or Go Home

As you may have guessed, maximalism tugs at the opposite end of the spectrum from that of minimalism. Maximalism combines different textures, colors, and patterns to explore the potential of a room or building. It supports variety and excessiveness, and gives designers permission to find balance from diversity to make everything blend together in perfect harmony for one eclectic design. This trend can benefit a retail store by leaving room to showcase a unique and attractive brand through decorative choices. Maximalism can also work well for cutting-edge fashion retailers that want to reflect creativity in the design of their stores. Maximalism may also be the perfect fit for cafes or restaurants that want to uphold a quirky and unique spirit in their presentation.

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The Winner?

Is there a correct choice when it comes to which side of the fence you’re on in the minimalism vs. maximalism debate? The truth is that there are benefits to adopting either trend. It all comes down to the identity of the business and which trend mimics its personality and brand best. If you find yourself somewhere in the middle, great! Commercial and interior design are about artistry, functionality, and making the right mark on a space. Whatever your vision, know that Arclin is on your side. Our decorative overlays for TFL can complement a simplistic and open office space or a piquant hotel or retail store. Explore our TFL collections to discover which laminate best fits your vision here.

Five Design Trends You’ll See in 2018

The new year is almost here, and that means new design trends in interiors are on the horizon. 2017 was a year filled with shades of green and marble overlays, but 2018 has more in store. With new colors, patterns and designs, it will be a forward-focused year.

1. Modern Color Palettes

Color palettes that snuck into the last stretch of 2017 will pop up frequently in the new year. You can expect to see woodsy and warm neutrals that create an inviting atmosphere in 2018. Neutrals will be complemented with gold and green accents. Oranges, reds and yellows will make their mark as well.

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2. It’s All About Patterns

A natural evolution from texture is patterns. This year was all about textures, but 2018 will offer a new way to liven up neutrals when patterns provide a balance of pop without being too busy. Accent colors paired with a hint of patterns boast the perfect combination of cozy and modern ambience.

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3. Bringing it Back to Nature

Tying nature into design is going to continue to be a trend leader. Studies have shown that bringing nature indoors provokes feelings of happiness and peace. Forest green accents, living plants and woodsy overlays will continue to be very popular in 2018. Check out our blog Natural Connection: The Return of Bringing Nature Indoors to read more about this trend.

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4. Redesigning the Workplace

In the past years, office spaces have leaned toward an open concept. Although some open spaces are still appreciated in the workplace, you will be seeing more closed-in collaborative spaces in 2018. We’ve all finally realized how difficult it can be to have a phone call when a others are in the room around you! However, the spaces will be a far cry from a return to cubicles.  We’ll see a happy medium next year between open spaces for brainstorming sessions and places to retreat to when autonomous work needs to get done.

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5. Less is More in Commercial Design

The word minimalism has been widespread over the last year. Minimalism ran through residential spaces, and is making a strong mark on commercial design. We expect minimalistic style will be seen in salons, hotels, and retail stores — just about everywhere in 2018. Take a look at our blog on Mighty Minimalism to read about this trend in retail design.

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We’re excited to see what other trends 2018 will bring to the table. Our blog will be filled with trending topics throughout the new year, so be sure to keep up with our posts. If you’re ready to get onboard with any of the trends listed above, get in touch with us at https://arclintfl.com/contact/ to see which TFL designs match your vision.