Looking to update your home in the New Year? Keen to stay ahead of the curve with fresh new design ideas? We’ve got you covered. We’ve analysed the emerging key trends of the latest design shows to bring you our predictions for 2020. Enjoy!
All things botanical
The botanical theme has been a big trend this year, and it’s set to stay in 2020. Leafy wallpaper and forest green palettes are getting ever more popular. In fact, the trend for plant life and greenery will go a step further for 2020: indoor gardens will take centre stage to evoke a feeling of relaxation and tranquillity. Another new element we’re seeing are vertical gardens – foliage trailing from doorways and dividers.
Another trend that’s set to continue is the love for natural materials. Wood will be the go-to material, but while 2019 was all about pale unfinished wood, 2020 will also embrace deeper, polished tones like walnut and mahogany. Stone, wicker, jute and rattan will be huge too. Quality handcrafted and upcycled furniture are set to be even more popular in 2020, to complement the rising trend for sustainable living. If you want to invest in quality, check out Indigo’s range of handcrafted wooden furniture.
Intimate spaces replace open-plan living
We predict 2020 will see a move away from open-plan living spaces. Instead there will be an emphasis on creating a cosy retreat, with dividers like wooden and bamboo screens, bookcases and curtains zoning off areas in your home and promoting a peaceful, intimate environment.
Grey might not be out of favour just yet, but on the horizon for 2020 there’s a move toward warm neutral tones. Creating a calm but uplifting ambience, warm neutrals like Behr’s Charismatic or Earthborn’s Vanilla are the perfect backdrop to showcase the trend for greenery and all things natural. They coordinate beautifully with bold accents, too. Team your warm neutrals with magenta or navy for a chic modern look.
This year’s trend for retro interiors will leave a legacy for 2020: curved and wavy lines as an alternative to modern angular ones. Think furniture with rounded corners, and mirrors and accessories in smooth, organic shapes. But if you love the modern look, the good news is you can mix it up. Team geometric lines with curved ones to give your interior visual interest.
Neo-Mint is the colour of 2020
We’re loving the emerging trend for bright and cheerful pastels, and minty green is the shade to go for if you want to update your home in 2020. WSGN’s colour of 2020 Neo-Mint is tipped to be the year’s top colour. It’s a shade that “harmonises science and technology with nature.” Fresh and reviving, this hue is ideal for your bathroom or kitchen. For a warmer pastel green we recommend Dulux’s colour of 2020 Tranquil Dawn which is ideal for brightening your bedroom or living area.