It’s not always clear why some trends catch on while others don’t, but in this day, any person with a penchant for social media can start a trend and become the face of a product or a movement. The quickly shareable digital culture has turned them into trends that would have probably taken a decade to develop without today’s internet. On the flip side, what might look like trends might be just short-lived fads.
Culture shifts and people’s preferences evolve. From using exercise-friendly furniture such as stand-up desks to learning a foreign language via a phone app, people’s habits change all the time — and some products stick around for longer, forming new lifestyle trends.
Less will continue to be more in 2019, with minimalist interior designs being especially popular among millennials, even though it has been a movement since the 1960s. Wellness and self-care will also define next year — #Selfcaresunday has been flooding Twitter and Instagram, with people showing off healthy meals and workouts.
Lifestyle trends also reveal what people are interested in and how they are trying to improve their lives. They may be looking for new ways to get in shape, have fun, find help with daily chores, or reduce living costs.
To determine the growing lifestyle trends for 2019, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed scores of news articles, surveys, and research about certain products, health habits, and social behaviors that are becoming more and more common.