Interior Trends Forecasting for 2020
As 2019 is a mere flicker in the distance, we can now fully embrace the new year. Setting our goals for 2020 and getting on board with the wonderful interior trends that this new decade brings!
When it comes to trends, it isn’t about incorporating every one. Pick 1 or 2 aspects, such as colour or material, that complement your scheme. Then it’s about using them in subtle ways that create a look that’s personal and liveable. Bold shades of terracotta or ochre, combined with comforting tactile textures such as boucle and furniture and accessories echoing the organic forms of nature – these are set to be the influential interior trends of 2020. They promise to bring rich warmth into our homes.
Gone is the need for perfectionism and instead, the aim is to create a home that provides a sanctuary away from the stresses of everyday life.
Wellbeing and Comfort –
If there is one thing that 2019 touched on, it’s wellbeing and comfort – this is also set to be one of the biggest interior trends of 2020. Wellness especially has taken off as people look to promote feelings of positivity within themselves. Creating an interior that fosters comfort will turn your home into a refuge, promoting a happy mind and body. Cosy warm spaces will encourage this. Layer using texture, blankets and throw pillows, which will evoke feelings of warmth and safety in your home. For 2020, there is a strong focus on using boucle to create an inviting atmosphere. The looped yarn creates a raised, curled quality that gives a sophisticated but cosy feel.
Another way to create a feeling of comfort is with carpet flooring! But not just floor, carpeted walls or even ceiling is set to be one of the interior trends of 2020. Textured walls or floors (both might be overkill) will help to add a softness to your room.
The aim of the wellbeing trend is to create a contrast between in home technology, such as Alexa or Google Home, and warm comeback style incorporating classic, timeless trends. The more technology we have, the more wellness and comfort will be fashionable.
Humble Materials –
As seen at Milan Design Week 2019, western countries are being inspired by Japanese cultures. Humble materials such as rattan, jute or hemp are being incorporated into homes. Wabi Sabi is another example – It’s a Japanese term that essentially means finding beauty in imperfection. In the context of design, a Wabi-Sabi home is one that embraces authenticity and a sense of peace and tranquillity. This is achieved through simplistic design.
A good way to start designing your Wabi-Sabi home is to remove clutter. A clutter free home inspires feelings of harmony and calm, but it isn’t just about organisation. A minimal aesthetic also evokes a feel of order, inviting a sense of calm into your home.
Marble is also set to remain on trend – it gives a sense of timelessness and adds value to your styling. Mixed Metals are another popular material choice. Whilst bronze, copper and other metallics have all been used individually, this year it’s about combining them. They match by not matching!
Earth tones –
Hand in hand with the other interior trends of 2020, earth tones are helping promote a warm, inviting atmosphere. Neutral colours, such as shades of grey and beige are popular and perfectly suit the natural materials, another 2020 interior trend. Terracotta is a neutral colour that is warm and natural and is set to be popular for the new year, along with similar shades like Ochre. Shades of green are another way to embrace earth tones and as people start to look towards more sustainable home accessories, it makes sense to add in tonal greens. Or you could opt for true green plants to add the perfect colour pop. Rubber plants, money plants or snake plants are options for seriously rich greenery, whilst also being low maintenance and easy to care for.
When working with a neutral background, a fashionable choice is to incorporate feminine tones. Subtle shades of pink, such as blush, are set to remain on trend, whilst also starting to introduce variations of bronze or taupe.
When it comes to trends, it isn’t about incorporating every one. Pick 1 or 2 that complement your scheme and use them in subtle ways to create a look that’s personal and liveable
Organic Interiors –
Like many of the interior trends of 2020, it’s about promoting a relaxing and comforting home – You want to create an organic interior! A good way to do this is with furniture with simple natural forms. This will offer a luxurious yet inviting retro look. Another way to do this is with rounded furniture and accessories. Curved shapes associate with softness and classic design. This works particularly well for modern interiors, whilst presenting a retro twist.
A remaining trend of 2019 is to bring nature into the home. Indoor plants, or interior accessories made to look like them, are great for the home, due to the universally good vibes they bring. Blending with nature and relaxing after work is one of the key features defining interior trends for 2020. Organic materials have a similar effect to plants. Maximise good vibes by integrating wooden furniture or fresh flowers. If flowers aren’t your thing, or your thumb is less than green, then incorporate a few succulents in their place. These will bring you all of the benefits of natural plants without the maintenance.
Creating an interior that fosters comfort will help turn your home into a refuge, promoting a happy mind and body. Cosy warm spaces will help encourage this.
Ultimately, the biggest design trend of the year is comfort. Gone is the need for perfectionism and instead, the aim is to create a home that provides a sanctuary away from the stresses of everyday life. Strong organic vibes and simple, natural forms offer a luxurious yet inviting look. These design features are easy to interpret and promise to create a warm and welcoming style, which is why they are the influential interior trends of 2020!
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