Ideas for your space in 2019

Thinking of a home renovation in 2019? Leave the heavy work to us.

Meanwhile, you can think about all the possibilities for decorating your new space - your chance to create the oasis of your dreams.

If your home’s interior design is authentic to your personal style and self expression, you will feel more at ease. Having a home filled with colours, textures, art and mementos that represent you will add that extra spark of joy and inspiration.

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, the internet is awash with all the latest trends and interior design is no exception. We don’t believe in subscribing completely to what magazines deem as the must have item of each season. However, we think taking a look at what’s trending is a great starting point for those fine tuning their personal taste.

We scoured the internet and curated the following trends to consider for 2019.

  • Concealed Storage & Integrated Appliances

    Concealed storage and integrated appliances continue to be appealing because of the minimal, clean and streamlined look. Induction cooktops are becoming more popular because of their seamless look.

    Tandem Tip: Pros & Cons of Induction Cooktops
    Pros: Extremely fast heating, energy efficient, safer - within seconds of turning off the burner, the burner instantly becomes cooler making burns less likely
    Cons: You need induction compatible cookware, there is a faint buzz or hum while cooking, you will not be able to cook when the power is out.

    > > Learn more about Integrated Appliances.

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  • Small space, big impact.

    Small spaces have an opportunity to pack a big impact. Think a fun wallpaper pattern in your pantry or a statement mirror in your powder room.

  • Fixtures & Hardware Details

    Your fixtures and hardware may be small details, but opting for colours like matte black, gunmetal or pewter add a high-end feel without breaking the bank.

  • Bathroom Vanity Window

    We all love a large window over the kitchen sink, but have you ever considered one in your bathroom? Consider the following possibilities: A long, horizontal window running the length of the bathroom counter with mirrors placed at intervals allows privacy and an abundance of natural light. https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1196083/list/a-window-above-the-bathroom-sink-feature-or-flaw

  • Nature’s Textures

    In an ever more digital age people are drawn more and more to natural textures in their design and decor. It creates a welcoming environment with a timeless appeal. Think wooden furniture, decor items made of jute and clay. Consider supporting local woodworkers to create a unique piece that’s just your own.

  • Add some life into your home, literally.

    Plants add beauty and serenity to an indoor space. They also help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being in a home and improve air quality. Think succulents, vines, or maybe a living picture frame. There are also lots of low-maintenance options even for homes that don’t have a lot of direct sunlight.

  • Get inspired by the following colour palettes.

    Bold, rich, jewel tones that would work great as an accent wall or for an over-all power punch in a room.

    Muted, pastel colours combined with neutral paint

    Colours from nature: Terra cotta, burnt umber, burnt gold, hunter green

We hope you enjoyed our tips on interior decorating in 2019. Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Tandem Construction is a general contracting, project management and carpentry company delivering luxury home renovations in Vancouver and the North Shore. From kitchen, bathroom or living room renovations, creating an income producing suite or a total home renovation, our team of project managers, carpenters and a network of trades professionals are focused on taking your dream home from vision to fruition. It all starts with a free consultation so we can determine your goals. Contact us today!