A Texan’s Guide to the Top Interior Design and Furniture Trends for 2019

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A Texan’s Guide to the Top Interior Design and Furniture Trends for 2019

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In recent years, with the rising popularity and accessibility of “fast furniture”—inexpensive but flimsy furniture that isn’t built to last more than a year or two—many people fell into the habit of buying too much furniture too frequently. Thankfully, that’s starting to change.

Here in Texas, people are thinking more about quality for 2019, and they’re thinking more about the future. They’re trying to create homes, families, and communities that last. You can see this shift in thinking playing out in the ways people are furnishing their living spaces. More and more, people are choosing high-quality furniture, designed and built to last for years.

That’s not to say you should simply ignore trends. While well-made, high-quality furniture never goes out of style, trends do evolve and change over the years. If your plans for the new year involve acquiring new furniture for your Texas home, you may want to know what will be popular. To help you out, here are the top interior design and furniture trends in Texas for 2019.

Top Interior Design Trend #1: The Appeal of Mismatched Furniture

The Abbey Cabinet from Unruh Furniture is a unique custom piece to enhance your Texas home

Some people believe each piece of furniture in their home should be a perfect match for every other piece. However, a fresh and increasingly popular alternative is an embrace of patchwork furnishing, in which furniture is purchased singly instead of as part of a matching set. Each piece is chosen based on its individual merits—how well-made it is, how good it looks, how happy it makes you feel to look at it or touch it—instead of just how well it coordinates with the other pieces in your house.

With this approach, there’s no need to limit yourself to one specific style or color scheme. Instead, choose furniture pieces that suit your personality and your lifestyle. When all the furniture in your home is unique, each piece will remind you of something different and special every time you use it.

The Abbey Cabinet from Unruh Furniture is a unique custom piece to enhance your Texas home

The stately Briar Desk from Unruh Furniture in a dark stain lends warmth to a room with pale walls

Top Interior Design Trend #2: Custom Pieces for Unique Spaces

The stately Briar Desk from Unruh Furniture in a dark stain lends warmth to a room with pale walls

Furniture that’s picked out piece by piece turns a home into an expression of its owners’ personalities. Recognizing this, people are seeking more personal furniture pieces. This is a move away from owning the same living room set as half of the houses on your cul-de-sac and a move toward finding furniture built to your specifications from the materials that best suit your needs and your tastes.

Custom furniture is built to fit your home. When your furniture is made just for you, your coffee table will take up just the right amount of space whether your living room is cavernous or cozy, and your bookcases will fit seamlessly against your walls. Makers of custom furniture pour time, experience, and care into their work, which results in pieces that are of higher quality than those you can buy at a big box store.

Top Interior Design Trend #3: Deep Stains Paired with Pale Walls

Spacious and generous, the Hartford Sideboard from Unruh Furniture stores all your essentials—and makes a great showcase for your plants

Neutral shades are always popular choices for interior walls in Texas homes. White, grey, beige, and cream tones lighten and brighten rooms, especially those that receive abundant natural sunlight. To make sure your rooms look bright and sunny, yet not blinding, consider choosing furniture in darker woods and deeper stains, which will tone down the glare of the Texas sun in the summer while helping your rooms feel cozy and warm in the winter.

Spacious and generous, the Hartford Sideboard from Unruh Furniture stores all your essentials—and makes a great showcase for your plants

Unruh Furniture’s Brookside Bookcase, made of hardwood and raw steel, is an elegant example of the mixed-materials trend

Top Interior Design Trend #4: Showcasing Your Plants

Unruh Furniture’s Brookside Bookcase, made of hardwood and raw steel, is an elegant example of the mixed-materials trend

Unruh Furniture’s Brookside Bookcase, made of hardwood and raw steel, is an elegant example of the mixed-materials trend

As our lives grow busier and more complex, we find ourselves looking for opportunities to bring the beauty and tranquility of nature into our own homes. Abundant houseplants, whether ordinary or exotic, are very much on-trend for 2019. Plants can be hung from the ceiling, stored on shelves, kept in pots on the floor, or placed on bookcases or tables. The deep natural greens of houseplants coordinate beautifully with the tones and grain of genuine hardwood furniture.

Top Interior Design Trend #5: Mixed Materials

Featuring a hardwood top paired with three-pronged steel legs, the Sheffield Bench from Unruh Furniture will be one of the most versatile pieces in your home

2019 is all about mixing instead of matching. Just as you can mix the colors and styles of your furniture, you should also feel free to mix your materials. This works particularly well with metals: If your cabinet handles are brass and your light fixtures are copper, why not have kitchen stools with legs of iron? Or try mixing your fabrics: If your curtains are made of the lightest gauze, your sofa can be covered in deep, plush velvet. A mixture of wood and metal within a single piece—as in, say, a hardwood table with steel legs—looks fresh and unexpected for 2019. Using a blend of different materials in your furniture and your decor will provide a series of intriguing contrasts, all of which will help make your home uniquely yours.

Featuring a hardwood top paired with three-pronged steel legs, the Sheffield Bench from Unruh Furniture will be one of the most versatile pieces in your home

Top Interior Design Trend #6: Benches Rise in the Standings

Roomier than chairs and simpler to rearrange than couches, benches are becoming increasingly popular in Texas homes. Maybe that has something to do with deepening family ties—benches give you an easy way to assemble a large group together around the dinner table—or maybe it has more to do with their versatility. Benches can be placed anywhere in your home where you need a little extra seating or storage room.

To quickly and easily fit the changing needs of our families, we’re doing less redecorating and more rearranging. In its lifetime, a bench can be used to fit the whole family at the table, provide a place to sit in front of a piano or an easel, or serve as extra patio seating for summer barbecues. Place one at the foot of your bed for a handy place to sit while putting on your slippers in the morning, or in the entryway of your home for temporary storage and seating. A well-constructive, attractive bench made from hardwood will look great in your home anywhere you place it.

Top Interior Design Trend #7: Stable Families, Solid Furniture

Graceful and elegant, the Carolina Coffee Table from Unruh Furniture boasts an invaluable extra layer of shelf space

Most Texas families today hope to stay in the same place for a long time. Even if everyone can’t always be together, knowing there will always be a stable and secure home to return to makes long absences easier. Maintaining a place where the whole extended family can gather together throughout the years seems more important than ever.

Strong, solid furniture choices—hardwood tables, sturdy desks, thick-framed beds—commit to the idea that a home is a place that endures. Your home can last for generations—and if you choose the right pieces, your furniture can, too.

Graceful and elegant, the Carolina Coffee Table from Unruh Furniture boasts an invaluable extra layer of shelf space

Graceful and elegant, the Striking a balance between sleek and cozy, the Denton Bed from Unruh Furniture is on trend for 2019

Top Interior Design Trend #8: Taking Space and Making Space

Graceful and elegant, the Striking a balance between sleek and cozy, the Denton Bed from Unruh Furniture is on trend for 2019

A busy house is filled with moving parts and moving people. The kids need space to do their homework, a work-from-home parent needs space for an office, and restless teenagers need space to hang out with their friends. In our energetic modern lives, space is often at a premium. The right furniture for busy families makes the most of the space you have.

Consider furniture with built-in storage, such as a two-layer coffee table, or a desk with deep, roomy drawers. Custom-made furniture gives you the luxury of ensuring your home has all the space you need.

 

Furniture Trends for 2019 Should Lead You into Your Future

Furniture is the foundation of your family home. If you’re thinking of adding more furniture to your collection in 2019, think about how you’ll want to live now, and in 2029, and in 2039, and beyond. Find pieces that speak to your character, that fit your space, and that will endure as your family grows and changes. High-quality custom furniture, built to last, is always in style.

At Unruh Furniture, we build furniture to suit your life and your family, sizing pieces to fit and staining them to match. Our lifetime guarantee ensures that your furniture will be there for you through all the happy years to come. To find your new table, bed, or dresser, schedule a visit to our Dallas showroom.

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