The beginning of the summer season feels freeing in many ways – children are finished with another school year, fun family trips and weekend getaways are planned, and it’s the perfect time of year to give the interior of your home a refresh. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite 2019 interior design trends to try in your home this summer.
Mix Patterns. Summertime is the perfect season to go bold with patterns and colors. Interior design experts recommend using a maximum of three shades of color and playing with sizes and shapes within that palette for a cohesive yet fun aesthetic.
Combine Styles from Different Eras. Though it may seem counterintuitive to combine pieces from different times and places, an eclectic style may be just what your home needs for a refreshed summer look. The trick is to mix patterns in moderation and find a common denominator like a color or finish that ties the design together.
Go Neutral. Though many are accustomed to adding a “pop of color” to every room, a completely neutral space can evoke feelings of peace and calm. Try it in your master bathroom or your kitchen and see how it strikes you.
Unfinished Textures. This season’s texture trend is centered around raw, unprocessed finishes that give off a relaxed, warm vibe. We love utilizing natural textures inspired by the Lowcountry like seagrass rugs, woven pillows, sweetgrass baskets, and unfinished wood.
Scandinavian-Inspired Minimalism. Simple lines and a cheerful color palette inspired by minimalist Scandinavian interior design has brought a wave of mid-century modern decor back into the spotlight. Try it out with earthy colors or furniture pieces with sleek tapered legs.
Open Shelving. Open shelving brings the opportunity to create a chic kitchen atmosphere out of regular dishes and cookware. Experiment by mixing in a few potted plants and a miniature work from a local Charleston artist to achieve the perfect finishing touches.
Whether you are embarking on a complete renovation or just a little redecorating in your home this summer, make sure to choose trends that ensure your home is functional for your lifestyle. Have a great summer, everyone!