Out with the old, in with the new! We’re halfway through 2019, and that means the interior design trends that will come to shape the rest of the year are in full swing. From fresh takes on classic styles, bold new color combinations, and mixed fabrics in everything from upholstery to carpeting, there’s a brave new world out there if you’re ready to freshen up your living area and stay up-to-date with the latest in home decorating.
It IS Easy Being Green
One of the top color trends this year is a deep hunter green to add depth to your space. A rich green evokes surprising strength and dignity, like this elegant shade from Benjamin Moore or this bold tone called Night Watch by PPG. Dark greens like these are only becoming more popular, as they are surprisingly versatile in a dining room, office—or even a kitchen with the right accents.
Minimalism: Less Is More
While monochrome and sheer grey surfaces have come and gone—thank goodness—there’s still a big push towards simple, clean lines in the home. If you have oversized furniture that’s taking up too much space, now might be time to kick it to the curb and replace it with something a little lighter and airier. Flooring in shades of birch or light oak, with pale walls paired with simple furniture, can give your space a sleek minimalist look.
It’s time to bring the outside in! Fresh and natural materials and accents are all the rage this year, as we strive to make our homes a little less technology-centric and a little more organic and in touch with nature. Since it’s summertime in Texas, you may not be inclined to spend all that much time outside in the punishing summer heat, so bring a little of the great outdoors right into your living room with a granite-topped coffee table, hardwood floors, natural light, and houseplants. If you’re not a plant-keeping person, consider adding branches to the walls or even the curtain rod in order to still get that rustic feel.
Mix ‘n Match
Mixing styles and patterns is big right now, so if you’re ready for a refresh, mixing up two or even three different styles may be exactly what your space needs to bring it up to speed. For example, mixing your mid-century modern furniture with rustic chic hardwood floors and accents can add an additional layer of dimension to your space. Avoid looking like a furniture showroom and bring your own personal touch with mixed-up and mismatched pieces.
If you’ve got a creative vision in mind, don’t wait to renovate. Park Place Finance offers home improvement loans for your current residence and rehab loans for a vacation home or a fix-and-flip property. Whether you’re dying to repaint with one of the many 2019 Colors of the Year, accent the entryway with inspiration from nature, or open up a whole wall to let the sunshine in, Park Place Finance can help. Contact us today to get started.