Top Trends to Watch for 2019

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Our 2018 obsession with all things celestial was all-encompassing—just see our moon phase wall artstarry statement jewelry, and festive holiday table settings for proof. And while the universe still captures our collective imagination, next year we’re excited to bring a little more of our attention back down to Earth, embracing the bounty of inspiration right here on our home planet. “We’re officially declaring 2019 the year of being real,” explains Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson. “And Etsy sellers are leading the charge with all-natural products, a focus on sustainability, and decor cues sourced straight from Mother Earth.” From warm sandstone hues to pretty pressed flowers, the trends topping next year’s list encourage us to celebrate all the awesomeness around us—and we mean all of it. (That’s right: maximalism is back, too!) Read on to discover six of our favorite up-and-coming trending styles.

Burnt orange

“We’re calling it now: Burnt orange is about to be everywhere,” says Dayna. “I’m excited to see this earthy hue take over our homes and outfits.” So if you need us, we’ll be lounging on the couch in our new favorite burnt orange linen jumpsuit, nestled under a cozy burnt orange printed throw, admiring our growing collection of burnt orange statement earrings—and making Dayna’s dreams come true.

Maximalism

In 2018, Dayna turned us onto wabi-sabi, and gave us all license to introduce a little intentional imperfection into our homes. If you, like us, were disproportionately delighted by no longer needing to make the bed, buckle your seatbelts for next year’s permission slip: “Maximalism is the moment we’ve been secretly waiting for,” says Dayna. “Forget settling for a single statement piece or wild accent wall—all your favorite colors, patterns, and prints are now on the table.” So pile on everything that makes you happy, and don’t be afraid to mix and match—more is officially more.

Southwestern styles

“I’m predicting that Southwestern motifs will go hand-in-hand with next year’s more grounded outlook,” says Dayna. Think rugged textures, an emphasis on natural materials like leather and clay, and plenty of pops of bright turquoise for all your jewelry needs (we like it best paired with heavily patinated silver). “Last year’s succulent craze hinted at this cowgirl-chic trend, but in 2019 we’re taking it to the next level: Etsy sellers will be bringing back bolo ties, desert illustrations, and bold woven textiles for an all-out Southwestern resurgence.” Giddyup!

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This holiday season, we’ve been bringing you fresh menu inspiration from some of our favorite food influencers—each of whom has also hand-picked a special piece of bake- or serveware (handmade by an Etsy seller) in which to prepare or present a beloved family recipe. To make your remaining December meal planning a little easier, we’re rounding up all the expert-approved pairings here—from a down-to-earth green bean side (served in a terra-cotta–colored bowl) to an elegant olive oil cake (perched on a display-worthy lace-patterned platter). Which one would you most like to see on your holiday buffet?

Got kitchen skills (and Etsy-sourced tableware) of your own to show off? We want to see them! Post a photo of your own family recipe in your go-to Etsy dish on Instagram with the hashtag #oldrecipenewdish and tag @etsy for a chance to be featured in a future blog post.

Jessica in the Kitchen’s cornbread muffins on a Honeycomb Studio plate

Some families do piles of from-scratch popovers; some do crescent rolls from a can. At self-taught vegetarian-cooking expert Jessica Hylton-Leckie’s house (aka Jessica in the Kitchen’s kitchen), the holiday bread course of choice is a gorgeous platter of jalapeño-topped cornbread muffins, which are (shockingly) both vegan and gluten-free. See Jessica’s recipe here.

Julia Turshen’s green beans amandine in a ceramic serving bowl from Pottery By Osa

Food writer Julia Turshen‘s newest book, Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers, is all about making food go further—which made her an obvious source for a seasonal staple that could be reworked into a just-as-delicious day-after treat. Click through to find her feast-ready, and leftovers-friendly, green bean sideSee Julia’s recipe here.

Two Red Bowls’s pan-fried potstickers on a Libby Ballard Ceramics dish

Two Red Bowls blogger and cookbook author Cynthia Chen McTernan fell in love with the thick, chewy wrappers—and the convivial, communal, hands-on prep process—of homemade potstickers while she was in law school, and they’ve been a mainstay of her holiday menus ever since. See Cynthia’s recipe here.

A Cozy Kitchen’s festive tallarines verdes on Eeli Art Studio’s wheel-thrown plate

To a young Adrianna Adarme, her mother’s traditional tallarines verdes was the ultimate comfort food—and the A Cozy Kitchen blogger still can’t resist the Peruvian-style pesto to this day. See Adrianna’s recipe here.

Butter & Brioche’s apple and almond olive oil cake on a lace-patterned platter from Ignata Ceramics

On her sweets-centric blog, Butter & Brioche, Thalia Ho has explored endless dessert variations (and photographed them beautifully)—but the one she comes back to time and again is this simple stunner: a not-too-flashy, always-satisfying olive oil cake topped with apples and almonds. See Thalia’s recipe here.