Five Pinterest Trends for 2019 to Inspire Your Home Design

Pinterest is a popular place to go for design inspiration. From options for kitchen countertops to ways to dress your bed, you’ve probably gone to the site searching for ideas. The people at Pinterest keep track of popular search words, and release their list of trends based on what people want to see. Here are five Pinterest trends for 2019, based on the top home searches:

Pinterest trends for 2019
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Mustard Yellow

Searches for mustard yellow increased by 45% over the past year. You can embrace the bold color by painting walls mustard yellow or using small furnishings, such as an accent chair, for a colorful pop.

Vertical Gardens

Searches for vertical gardens were up 287%. The Pinterest trend for 2019 includes floor-to-ceiling plants that take the place of wall art.

Pinterest trends for 2019
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Fireplaces

Indoor and outdoor fireplaces are becoming more important in home design, and the more modern and sleek, the better it seems. Searches for contemporary fireplace were up 763%.

Wallpaper

Bold wallpaper, especially with big prints such as botanical tropical leaves, were breathing life into more rooms. Searches for bold print wallpaper increased 401%.

Pinterest trends for 2019
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Tin Accents

Tin is in! Pieces give rooms vintage style, showing up in everything from backsplashes to wallpaper to wall art. Searches for tin interiors were up 563%.

Which one of the Pinterest trends for 2019 is your favorite?


Update Your Casual Living Room with a Casual Sofa

When you’re designing a living room for your family, casual style is a great choice. Furnishings have a laidback look with kid-friendly fabrics that help you relax. Oversized seating makes rooms feel welcoming with plenty of space to hang out. The centerpiece of a casual-style living room is the sofa, and here are five casual sofa options that will help you update your home for the New Year.

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Albany Sofa

The Albany Truffle Sofa makes classic statement in you room with its flared arms and rich truffle color. The casual sofa offers plenty of style and comfort, with loose back cushions and four striking toss pillows.

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Osborne Sofa

Small rooms don’t have to sacrifice style when you choose a sofa with a sleek silhouette such as the Osborne Sofa. Inspired by menswear, this grey sofa features button-less tufting on the back cushions. Two colorful toss pillows give the casual sofa a punch of pattern, much like a bold necktie.

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Harlow Sofa

Lighten up your space with the Harlow Linen Sofa. Generous lines feature welted roll arms and a plush chenille fabric is soft and sophisticated. Four toss pillows with a silver hue add lots of style.

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Colors Sofa

Show off your personality by going bold with a red sofa. The COLORS Sofa in Salsa will wake up your décor with a big pop of color. The striking flared frame has comfort at the forefront with pillow-top armrests and ultra-soft upholstery.

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Capri Sofa

The gorgeous shade of this Capri Sofa provides a neutral tone for your living room while putting you on trend. Plenty of toss pillows provide interest with accent patterns that feature grey and ivory. This casual sofa will be a nice addition to casual style living room.


How to Organize Toys and Design an Awesome Play Space

If you’ve got kids, you’ve got toys and you’ve seen your share of joyful messes. Whether playthings are confined to an area of their bedroom, your basement rec space or a dedicated playroom, you can avoid the feeling of chaos if you employ a few methods to organize toys.

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1. Start by clearing out all of the toys

It’s hard to create a sense of organization when your starting point is a room full of stuff. As you remove everything, decide if you are going to keep, donate or dispose of it. You can also store away toys for later, if they’re not age appropriate or aren’t played with.

 

2. Next, think like a preschool and add task centers

A table and chairs will help kids keep puzzles, games and art projects contained. A beanbag chair and lamp creates the perfect spot for cuddling up with a book or watching a movie.

 

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3. Now it’s time to find storage solutions that fit the room

Forego the old-fashioned toy chest – items get lost in the bottom and won’t get used. Instead, use a mix of open and closed storage bins that allow you to hide away visual clutter while displaying colorful items that can add personality to organize toys. Be sure to attach furniture to the walls to avoid tipping and possible injury.

 

4. Choose storage bins that are item specific

It’s a good idea to choose smaller bins that hold a certain item, and choosing a neutral color palette will allow you to transition them into an updated décor or another room in your home. You can have one box for blocks, another for dolls, another for art supplies … you get the idea. Make sure your storage bins are accessible and simple to use so your kids can quickly and easily organize toys and put them away when they’re done.

 

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5. Add an area rug

Not only does it put a soft surface under your child; it can help define the play space, especially if it’s in a section of a room that serves other purposes.

6. Finally, think comfort, durability and wash-ability when designing your room

Easy-to-move furniture helps when it’s time to change up the room. And consider investing in pieces that little ones can grow into and use when they’re teenagers. It can be hard to imagine when you’re knee-deep in dress-up clothes and Play-Dough that you’ll miss the mess, but you just might!


Give Your Home a Dining Room Makeover

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and your dining area is where those hearts can connect over a great meal, cup of coffee or family project. Your dining room set should reflect your personal style as well as make family and friends feel welcome. From casual to traditional and farmhouse, here are three dining sets that are perfect for a New Year dining room makeover.

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Relaxed and Casual

The five-piece Claremont Dining Collection is one of our most popular sets. Not only is it beautiful; its simple lines set the tone for a casual meal. The X-base trestle table is classic and includes a unique V-shaped storage shelf in the base. The set includes the table and four chairs, but you can add a bench to create an inviting atmosphere. The sideboard adds storage to your room as well as the perfect spot for a bar or buffet.

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Traditional with a Modern Twist 

The faux grey marble top of the Canaan Collection adds a traditional update to modern style for a fresh and trendy dining room makeover. The dark grey base and chairs are grounding, while the cushions keep things comfortable. We love how this set offers nice contrast to a light area rug and flooring. Your choice of chandelier will decide whether this set reads traditional or modern.

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Farmhouse

Finally, put the emphasis on family memories with the farmhouse style of the Carriage House Dining Table. The dining table has a self-storing leaf so you can easily make room for everyone. The dark planked tabletop contrasts beautifully with the weathered cream fronts and frame as well as the turned legs with their intricate carvings.

Are you ready for your dining room makeover? Which set will you choose?


Furniture with Storage: Four Stunning Solutions

Clutter can turn a beautiful room into a mess, but where do you stash the DVDs, magazines, games and extra blankets that seem to collect in every home? We’ve got just the solution! Here are four pieces of furniture with storage that will effortlessly hide essentials while keeping them easily within reach.

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Sectional with Storage Chaise

Whether it’s for movie night, fort building or simply curling up with a good book, sectionals and blankets go hand in hand. While one or two look nice draped across the arm, too many can look like a linen closet explosion. Our Venetian Sectional has storage in its chaise, putting whatever you need to relax right where you need it. What’s more, the sectional also includes a sleeper that pulls out into a full-size bed when you need space for guests. You could store the linens in the chaise, too, so you can welcome friends in a snap.

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Storage Ottoman

An ottoman helps you relax, and an ottoman with hidden storage helps you stay relaxed instead of stressing over clutter in the room. Our Sutton Leather Storage Ottoman is upholstered in 100 percent genuine brown leather for a classic look you’ll love for years to come. It effortlessly blends with your décor, from casual to urban. The added storage space gives it an extra touch of practicality to go with its attractive appearance, and you can add a storage ottoman to virtually any room in your home.

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Storage Bed

Any bedroom could use a little extra storage, but sometimes it’s hard to fit another piece of furniture inside a room. Our Berkley Queen Storage Bed is the perfect answer, with storage drawers hidden in the side rail. Use the space to store out-of-season clothing, linens, books and more. A tidy room is a calm room—one that helps you sleep better at night.

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Lift-Top Coffee Table

From magazines and newspapers to games and remote controls, family rooms can collect a lot of stuff. Tuck it all out of sight with our Carson Lift-Top Coffee Table. This stylish piece adds functionality to your home with a top that lifts to create a work surface and reveal hidden storage for those magazines, newspapers, remote controls and more.

Furniture with storage is an investment in a beautiful home—one that feels clean and welcoming at all times.