Walls are, essentially, the frame of your room, and as such it’s important to decorate them in a way that ties together your whole design concept. 2018 was the year we said goodbye to many, many wall decoration trends, so 2019 brings many exciting breaths of fresh air, one right after the other.
The following are some of the best, most interesting, and eye-catching ideas for your walls, and while some can be a little out there, you can make them work with the right elements around them.
If your room could use a bit of dimensionality, a hanging sculpture is definitely what you need. Not only do they bring some texture and draw the eye in an interesting way, but you can also get them in a wide variety of styles to compliment your current (or planned) decoration scheme, from well-defined and traditional, to the more modern and abstract shapes.
Smaller ones are a perfect fit for your kitchen, and get a big accent piece for your living room, especially if you have a large, bare wall that could use some life.
Mirrored picture frames
A mirrored picture frame can give any picture an air of opulence and extravagance because of the extra light it reflects around them, and the silvery tones they contribute get along better with rooms that favor a more subdued color scheme. Instead of hanging them separate from each other, you can form square or rectangular clusters to give the impression of an extra window in the room.
More is more, again
According to Sandra Chandler of Art.com, “the dominance of minimalism and Scandinavian design […] is finally declining”, adding that “consumers are getting bored of sterile spaces. The clean edges and uniformity are making way for more organic shapes and bolder colors.”
Art deco screens
Perhaps one of the most beautiful and hotly anticipated elements from the 2019 interior trends, is the art deco stylings bring an essence of opulence and grandeur mixed with a sense of timelessness that’s hard to ignore. Look for geometric designs and motifs, and build a style that favors black, silver and gold in the room.
Whether you choose to create a separate section within your room or add a vibrant sense of elegance and excess to your wall, art deco screens or wall mounts will find a place in almost every room of your house.
Floral fabrics and wallpapers
There’s an undeniable sense of tradition and beauty that stems from using floral patterns, and 2019 will be the year to use them in all of their forms. You can even create a beautiful mix of floral wallpaper panels bordered by lovely moldings to give your room a truly unique sense of being “you” and no one else.
Erin Gates, of Erin Gates Design, says that in this year “the traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use.”
There are a few conditions that your room has to meet before you consider adding them, but an abstract mobile is the best way to step outside of the box with your wall decoration.
Ideally, your room (preferably a living room) should have a high ceiling and an ample wall with lots of empty space to cover.
Mobiles will add a dynamic touch to any room you put them in, however, and the flowing colors will complement your decoration better than most chandeliers can do.
The growing environmental concerns of 2019 translate into a more desirable attitude towards decorating with natural, organic materials, especially wood and live plants. Taking advantage of the maximal resurgence this year, it’s a good idea to utilize decorations that favor daylight and the presence of plants, such as wooden picture frames, or tapestries made of organic fabrics and forest colors without looking dull.
So there you have it. Take this list, not as a strict guide but more of an interior trend forecast for 2019. It can be hard to look at a room and properly visualize a change in decoration when clutter is in the way, so, before you make up your mind about using any of the ideas described above, how about decluttering and tidying up a little?