Whether you are planning a full renovation project or are simply looking to refresh aspects of your home, here is a glimpse into some of this year’s most prominent interior trends.

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Embrace opulence

Introducing touches of sumptuous velvet into your home is an excellent way to up the opulence factor. Velvet features heavily in the interiors of many of the Parisian hotel bars that Vogue has proclaimed as some of the most beautiful places to be seen in 2019.

The velvets of today are much softer and far more stain resistant, which makes this beautiful material a more practical choice than it was even just a handful years ago. You could start small with throw pillows and cushions; alternatively, if you are committed to the velvet trend, a plush velvet sofa will make an attention-grabbing style statement and become a luxurious focal point in any living room.

Dance with drama

Another key area to play with drama and ambience in 2019 is the kitchen. It is time to ditch the blinding white kitchen cupboards and instead refresh one of your home’s most-used spaces with a deeper and more mysterious hue. Matte navy or black cupboards will do all the talking, especially when contrasted with crisp white walls and metallic lighting fixtures.

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If your kitchen is more on the bijou side, introducing richer hues in smaller areas will give you the same aesthetic without creating the illusion of a smaller, more cramped space. Incorporating light-reflecting accessories will also help to offset the space-reducing qualities of dark colours. Shiny brass and copper ceiling lights will contrast wonderfully with dark tones – just make sure that your fixtures are consistent with each ceiling rose to create a striking design feature.

Light the way

Statement lighting is uniquely placed to complement every design trend. Whether you are looking to make a feature out of an ornate ceiling rose or favour a more contemporary aesthetic, refreshing your lighting fixtures is a simple way to transform the look and feel of a room. Porcelain fixtures are ideal additions to classic spaces, wood and painted ceramic are the perfect match for shabby chic interiors, and sleek metals finish minimal modern spaces beautifully.

2019 is the year to dip into dramatic design and follow through with the ideas you have not yet dared to make a reality.