Published on November 15, 2018

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Illustration by Phuong Nguyen

It’s about that time of year where we start summarizing. We look back on the year in travel trends, the year in food trends, and (of course!) the year in decor trends. Now, thanks to a just-released survey, Modsy is providing some insight into that last one. The company’s State of the Home trend report reflects on the biggest trends of the year and forecasts the decor styles you’ll see everywhere in 2019.

The report is based on Modsy’s user data, and looked at what customers in different regions gravitated towards most. It seems that two trends dominated in 2018: Rustic (warm hues, layered textures, cozy spaces) and mod (mid-century pieces, natural wood tones, graphic pops of color). Mod styles were more prevalent on the West Coast and the Northeast, while rustic styles were most beloved in the Midwest and Southern regions.

Modsy’s trend survey also provided valuable insight for decorators whose New Year’s resolutions include a home makeover. See what the company is predicting for 2019; plus, how to implement each trend in your own place to stay ahead of the curve.

Curved Pieces

Wave your modern, strictly minimalist furniture goodbye. 2019 is the year of soft lines—possibly a trickle down effect from this year’s ubiquitous grandma chic trend. Opt for curved sofas in your living room to add a retro twist to the space.

Try: Vero Settee, West Elm, $699

Classic Whimsy

Think of it as an irreverent take on the iconic. Look for pieces that seamlessly blend the traditional with the contemporary, mixing old-school motifs with a playful edge.

Try: Skurar Wall Decoration, IKEA, $14.99

Boldly Neutral

Neutrals, for interior design? Groundbreaking. But while 2019 doesn’t hold a monopoly on neutral color schemes, the difference here is that the new year will focus on high-contrast palettes. Pair your darker hues with light grays and beiges for neutrals that bring the drama.

Try: Patterned Cushion Cover, H&M, $29.99

Nature, Naturally

Both in terms of natural textures and real-life nature, you’ll want to draw inspiration from the outdoors next year. Jute rugs, woven baskets, and rattan chairs will nicely complement your legions of plant friends. Take a page from Justina Blakeney and indulge your inner bohemian. Or, opt for something that won’t betray your mod sensibilities like this classic mid-century chair.

Try: Jeanneret Armchair, France & Son, $465

Painterly Strokes

If you’re not big on art, try incorporating the artiste look in other ways. Namely, brush strokes. Choose broader, longer strokes for an elegant look, or go for the splatter paint style if you’re in the mood for something a little more fun.

Try: Beaker by Adam Ross, 12Thirteen Store, $52

See more decor trends to try now:
Pantone Just Released its 2019 Color Trend Predictions
Terrazzo is Trending—Here Are 8 Cool Finds, at Every Price Point
Designers Are Making Rubber Decor Happen (and We’re into It)