Design Features Guide: 2019

It's that time of year when Lilla Rugs releases its Design Features Guide, including a focus on home decor, and as to be expected, there's a ton to love.

We are declaring 2019 as the year of maximalism—think statement home decor accents, bold patterns, and vibrant hues. With each New Year comes new interior design trends, decorating patterns and fads along with stylish, timeless pieces for fresh takes on classic ideas to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease.

Scroll down for a look at our take on what's worth keeping on your radar as you refresh your home for the season.


Crittal Doors

Design features, interior design, design ideas, crittal doors, lilla rugs, london rugs, persian rugs

Image Credit (left to right) - Pinterest, Damask & Dentelle, Elta Moiz 

A popular feature of modern design in recent years has undeniably been the open-plan layout. However, unless you want your home to start appearing like the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, demolishing most of the walls inside your home is not the answer. This is why traditional Crittall style is staging a comeback – as windows, walls and doors too. The tough, slim-profile frames, as well as looking rather stylish, tap into the current trend for all things industrial.


Wall Murals Design features, interior design, design ideas, wall murals, livingwallmurals, lilla rugs, london rugs, persian rugs

Image Credit (left to right) - Living Wall Murals

Bring the walls of your home to life! A striking mural would play with the senses and it’s bound to constantly amaze your friends and family. From vintage birds and stags to symmetrical shapes and patterns, wall murals can be personalised to suit all tastes, styles and interior design themes. Recently we met the wonderfully talented ladies Mary West and Clara Wilkinson and we fell head over heels in love with their botanical inspired living wall murals.


Artisanal Lighting  Design features, interior design, design ideas, artisanal lighting, lilla rugs, london rugs, persian rugs

Image Credit (left to right) - Amadou Kienou, Foscarini, Pinterest

There is something to be said about a handcrafted light that has been formed with the greatest care and precision. More people are partial to fixtures from local artists and small businesses, knowing that every piece, down to the nuts and bolts, has been carefully hand-placed to create a fixture that will withstand the test of trends and time. Artisan fixtures are completely unique and will better personalize your home, they’ll help shift the focus around the room to create a comforting and inviting feel.


Geometric Patterns
Design features, interior design, design ideas, geometric patterns, lilla rugs, london rugs, persian rugs

Image Credit (left to right) - Pinterest, Utah Style and Design, Slate Design Studio

Integrating geometric patterns is no new trend. In fact, expect geometric to take a dramatic presence in 2019, where colours will be bolder with oversized patterns. A chic and easy way to incorporate this pattern into your home decor is by adding geometric throws.


Rug Hanging Design features, interior design, design ideas, rug hanging, wall hanging, rugs, lilla rugs, london rugs, persian rugs

Image Credit (left to right) - The Spruce, Pinterest

Would you swap your painting for a rug? Statement rugs are trending and it’s all about hanging the humble floor accessory on the wall. So how to nail the hanging rug trend? Placing rugs on the wall is an interior designer’s secret to creating a full, colourful and interesting space. More people are searching for hand-crafted, statement designs and even replacing wall art by hanging rugs in the vertical space instead. The bolder the rug, the better. For more details on which rugs and deisgn work best for this, you can visit


Canopy Beds

Design features, interior design, design ideas, canopy beds, lilla rugs, london rugs, persian rugs

Image Credit (left to right) - Explore Home, Daily Dream Decor

Are you seeking out the ultimate comforting oasis? You won’t have seen a canopy bed in vogue since the late ’80s, however, we’ve seen a steady rise in demand for grand canopy beds over the last year. Canopy beds are readily available in an endless array of options and design, and since they usually possess a slim silhouette and elements, they can now fit in almost any room with ease without coming off as overbearing. To make one work in your bedroom, source a canopy bed that is chic and slim to ensure that it won’t take up too much space or ever go out of style.


Do you have any favourite design feature in your home? Share a pic with us on Instagram by tagging #lillarugs.