If you’re looking to either buy or sell a home in the new year, it’s important to be on top of the latest trends within interior design. This is essential for real estate agents to be aware of to stay ahead of the design curve in staging homes as well as hiring interior designers. With the holiday season approaching, it's time to look forward to 2019. Here are some of the most important trends you can expect to see in the coming year.

The Overturn of Trends Slowing Down
Trying to gauge when a trend has run its course can be a difficult decision to make. Trends are temporary, and at their peak, they can become outdated in as little as a season. But both housing and renovation costs are rising, and that looks like it isn't going to be changing anytime soon. As a result, interior design trends are starting to stick around a lot longer, and homeowners are looking to expand upon the pallets and decor they currently utilize within their homes.

More Modular Spaces
The increase in housing costs means that many residents are looking to do more with less. The notion of convertible dwellings might be coming back in a big way. That could include Murphy beds and movable walls that allow you to use any given room in multiple ways, but it also means maximizing your appliances and furniture with multi-use built-ins. Homeowners will be looking at design trends that add functionality to their home rather than focusing exclusively on aesthetics.

Moody Green is the New Black
Forget muted peaches, creams, and off-white in the coming year. PPG Paint has announced that the interior color of the year is a bold and dark shade of green known as Night Watch. This jade-like hue may be on the dark end of the spectrum, but interior designers see it having a diverse functionality in households. It can be used equally as well as an accent color or as a primary color that adds a sense of space and a natural vibe to increasingly artificial seeming interiors.

Houses With a Sense of Comfort
As people's work lives become more and more hectic, they're beginning to look at their homes as a sense of solace and peace. That means focusing on interior designs that stimulate all of the senses in a peaceful manner. It's one of the reasons why Night Watch green is looking to be so popular, but it can also involve the incorporation of warm colors, furniture with softer textures, and homey scents like citrus and pumpkin.

Interior design trends for the new year are incorporating homeowners and renters with living spaces of all sizes. No matter if you are looking to sell your home or just update your decor, you can follow the newest trends that are starting to stick around longer.