It’s almost the time of year to break out the cleaning supplies and give your home a good spring clean scrub from top to bottom. But before you do, maybe now is the perfect time to think about giving the place a little revamp too.  

Read on for our rundown of the hottest interior design trends for 2019. Packed with ideas for giving your home an easy and quick update or a complete overhaul, your home is set to sparkle with style this year. 

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Quick fixes 

Are you renting and can’t make big changes or after some budget friendly ways to give your home a new look? The good news is many of this year’s big trends can be achieved quickly and without breaking the bank. 


Brass is the new black. Add a whimsical and warm feel to any room with this light up brass star*. Billed as a Christmas light, we think you will agree it will quickly become a year round favourite.

Glasgow Times: Harlow Brass Star Battery Christmas Light £11.99**Credit: Lights4funHarlow Brass Star Battery Christmas Light £11.99**Credit: Lights4fun


Immediately give a room a new look by changing up your lampshades, especially if light fabric shades have seen better days. Pleated shades are making a comeback this year. Get the look with this chic grey diamond design from Debenhams*. 

Glasgow Times: Grey diamond pleated lamp shade £20.00** Credit: Debenhams Grey diamond pleated lamp shade £20.00** Credit: Debenhams


Take bold strides with this striking wall shelf inspired by geometric patterns from Urban Outfitters*. We love the idea of using multiples of these shelves to display photos, postcards and small posters for an unusual take on a gallery wall, itself another 2019 trend.  

Glasgow Times: Triangle Shelf Credit £12**: Urban Outfitters Triangle Shelf Credit £12**: Urban Outfitters

Go big with curves 

If you are in the market to make some major changes to your home consider upgrading your furniture to have your home looking like it stepped out of an interior design magazine.  

Say goodbye to square edges with smooth curves inspired by vintage styles and 1970’s trends. Whether you want to go Victorian or retro, give your living room a whole new look with couches and comfy chairs that have gentle lines.  

If you want to go a bit more modern have a look at this contemporary take on a rocking chair*. The black metal legs and oxidised oak runners are another of 2019’s design must haves.  

Glasgow Times: Kolding Rocking Chair Credit: Robert DyasKolding Rocking Chair Credit: Robert Dyas

For a luxurious and distinguished look this deep green chesterfield from Oak Furniture Superstore* is a must have. The colour is also on point for another of 2019’s trends- rich colours inspired by art deco.

Glasgow Times: Carrara Chesterfield Green Velvet 3 Seater Sofa Credit: Oak Furniture Superstore Carrara Chesterfield Green Velvet 3 Seater Sofa Credit: Oak Furniture Superstore

Aesthetic overhauls to soothe your soul 

We love the idea of being able to pick and choose our favourite trends to add to what we already have, but if you are looking for a philosophy to pull every aspect of your home together you might just want to give Ikigai a try this year. 

2018 was all about the Scandinavian concept of Hygge. This comfy aesthetic was filled with chunky blankets, cosy nooks and soft lighting to ooze feelings of warmth and contentment from every part of your home. 

If you’ve seen the Marie Kondo show on Netflix, you’ll know that the Japanese method of Ikigai is set to be a big feature this year. Meaning “A reason for being” it centres around finding the overlaps in your life:  

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  • What you love 
  • What you are good at 
  • What the world needs 
  • What you can pay for 

Apply this concept to interior design by making your home a place that you look forward to waking up in by incorporating your overlaps into your home design.  

Instead of focusing on making your home a tranquil escape to relax in, design it to surround yourself with things that inspire you, like this map of the world from Laura Ashley** that will feed your wanderlust and sense of adventure. 

They are currently offering 25% off all home goods* so it fits nicely into the ‘What you can pay for’ aspect of Ikigai too. 

Glasgow Times: Wood Panel World Map Credit Laura AshleyWood Panel World Map Credit Laura Ashley

Get ready to revamp 

Whether you get bold with geometric shapes, try out brass accents, relax on gorgeous curves or uncover exactly where your Ikigai lies let your inner Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen shine this year. Your newly overhauled surroundings might just inspire you to greatness in all aspects of your life. 

Interior design magazines, life style blogs and social media are all great places to find more inspiration. Keep your eyes peeled while you are out and about too; shop windows can be a great way to kick start your creative juices.  

Before you start your interior design shopping spree don’t forget to check if you can nab yourself more great deals* on furniture and homeware. You might just be surprised by how far you can stretch your revamping budget. 

We can’t wait to see what you do with your place! 


**prices accurate as of 08/02/19