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Top interior design trends in 2019
Apr 2019

If you’re thinking of selling your property this year and want to make sure it’s looking it’s absolute best before you put it on the market, take a look at some of the most popular trends for 2019… and find out which design features prospective home buyers dislike the most.


Warm colours

Colour experts from Pantone have chosen Living Coral as the colour of the year for 2019, while paint company Dulux has picked Spiced Honey. Pantone describes its peachy orange shade as an ‘animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge’. Meanwhile, Dulux colour experts say that their chosen warm amber tone can be ‘soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with’.

Geometric patterns

Along with floral patterns, geometric prints are making a statement this year, with bold colours and oversized patterns. Pinterest searches for the trend have increased by 225%. You can freshen up your walls by painting colourful geometric shapes, or add a subtler splash of colour by placing geometric throws on your furniture. If you really want to stay at the forefront of 2019’s interior design trends, consider adding a statement ceiling in a bold colour or pattern – when done well, it will make a room appear larger and brighter and have a lasting impact on prospective buyers.

Vertical gardens

No outdoor space? No problem – walled planters and live plant walls are adding an eco-friendly, natural element to kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms. This trend is paired with a preference for sustainable, organic materials that don’t harm the planet – good news for Cornwall’s many local craftspeople (including designers Tom Raffield and Head and Haft), who focus on sustainable interior furnishings.

Canopy Beds

The ultimate comforting oasis, four-poster beds are making a comeback this year. Now available in more modern, slimmer options, they can fit in most bedrooms without overwhelming the space. A canopy bed conveys a sense of luxury and grandeur that can elevate your property in the eyes of a prospective buyer.

What turns prospective homebuyers off?

According to a survey by Terrys Fabrics, these interior design features are the biggest turn-off for UK homeowners and should be avoided if you’re planning on redecorating before you relocate:

  • Woodchip (30%)
  • Artex walls/ceilings (24%)
  • Carpeted bathrooms (23%)
  • Statement walls (15%)
  • Quote decals (8%)

If you’re thinking of putting your property on the market this year, Lillicrap Chilcott can offer expert advice and professional service. Contact us today for more information.