The Biggest Trends For AW19

From Japanese minimalism to mid-century modern, tap into the latest trends with our autumn-winter 19 forecast…

This season, we’re advocating self expression with our new AW19 collection. Its an edit of statement and eclectic designs created to inspire original, free-thinking style in the home. So, whether you’re into bold brights or pared back simplicity, it’s time to start creating your own original habitat. 


Revolving around clean and uncluttered living, Japanese style interior design is all about zen and a love for natural beauty. One of the best ways to harmonise with the outside world is to introduce natural materials such as wooden furniture into your home – a design concept known as biophilic design.

Habitat’s Head of Design, Kate Butler, describes it as “A calming, unpretentious aesthetic with uncomplicated contours and pure materials including light woods, ‘wabi-sabi’ ceramics and hand woven textiles. Cool indigo saturates this look, a nod to the traditional Japanese ‘boro’ technique used in textiles which originally used indigo-dyed hemp.”



While many interiors trends go in and out of style, mid-century modern design is one that sticks around year after year. This season’s trend is all about reinventing mid-century influences into a collection of modern must-have designs with a luxe edge.

Kate Butler explains how the the trend moves with the times: “Mid-century simplicity using light woods such as ash and oak played a key part of our Spring/Summer design orientation. For AW19 we’ve focused more on walnut as a key material for our modern interpretation of the mid-century look, bringing with it a more sophisticated and luxe aesthetic.”

Grey upholstered sofa yellow armchair and wooden sideboard


70s LUXE

A huge trend for AW19, our 70s luxe edit draws on the louche opulence of Studio54 in its 70’s heyday with a mix of lavish materials, from deep coloured velvets, to shag pile rugs and rich metallics.

Sumptuously seductive, velvet sofas and velvet beds are some of the most easiest ways to bring the luxe trend into your home. Inspiring both furniture and textile designs, the Art Deco influence is a design that’s going to become a lot more prominent in people’s homes for years to come. We’re thinking tones of pink, olive green, copper and green.

Green velvet 3 seater sofa with pink rug and gold coffee table

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This season, it’s all about bringing a burst of colour into your space. Whether you decide to go in the deep end and choose a blue upholstered bed frame or decide to add subtle colour to your space with earthy toned accessories, it’s time to embrace colour in all its guises.

“Hieroglyphics were the starting inspiration for one strand of our pattern story this season. Paper cut collage is also a favourite technique of mine that translates well onto textiles at Habitat, bringing together bold block of colour and geometric shapes” explains Habitat’s Print designer, Martha Coates.

Blue velvet upholstered bed frame with colourful soft furnishings

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