Home design trends

Top home design trends for any budget

The prospect of keeping on top of interior design trends can be daunting as it can sometimes seem as though a complete overhaul is required. This isn’t usually the case, however – there are so many easy ways you can subtly upgrade the look of your home, on any budget.

Here we look at how to recreate popular 2019 home design trends for under £20, under £100 and under £500.

Under £20: Industrial, redefined

When you think of the industrial home design trend, brutal lines and hard surfaces immediately spring to mind.

Try upcycling a key piece of furniture using metallic paint and accenting it with exposed lighting, such as string lights. We're also huge fans of geometric ornaments such as cut-out diamond candle holders.

Under £100: Global nomad

As the world becomes more and more accessible, bringing accents of it into our homes is easier than ever.

Make a start with patterned cushions, throws and wall hangings where you may have been considering a feature wall. Accent with rubber plants in earthenware pots.

Of course, it always helps to throw in items from your travels for good measure.

Under £500: Woodland retreat

The biophilia trend of bringing the outdoors in is showing absolutely no sign of slowing down.

This can tie in beautifully with the resurgence we’re seeing in wallpaper, with sparing and clever uses of leaf patterned wallpaper to create a more natural feel. Combined with decent faux flowers (there are so many extremely convincing versions on the market these days) and bare wood furniture, the effect can be striking.

Splashing out (literally)

In 2019 the concept of relaxing in the bath is set to go one step further, with whole bathrooms designed around the concept of rest and relaxation.

Recreate the look with a Jacuzzi bath, bright white tiles and minimalist accents.

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Published: 29 November 2018