Article originally posted on January 3rd, 2020.
When we observe and research global trends, we are able to glimpse at the future and learn how society is evolving, from living to working habits, from travel to consumption behaviors, from human to technological interactions. Here you will find interior design trends that will be present in 2020.
Our lives are becoming more informal, hybrid, nomadic and entertaining. People, especially millennials, either at home or at work, want to be entertained and express their personalities through their decorating ideas. Brands and designers are working to meet all these needs with a more experimental, interactive and playful design.
Furniture and accessories should bring us joy, stimulate our creativity and give us the possibility to express ourselves in our house decoration. Maximalism is on the rise with its “more is more” mood, inviting us to mix and match bold colours, patterns, textures, and unconventional shapes.
Remember that interior design trends don’t automatically become outdated at 00.01 on January 1st, so you might recognize some of these trends as enduring favorites or classic returners from years gone by.
Blue Is The New Grey
The 2020 color is called Classic Blue, and it’s just that: a classic blue. It’s clean and elegant but it’s also really uplifting and (in comparison to the last few years) a really easy color to incorporate into your home.
TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE
2020 trends aren’t all about color either, we are seeing texture increasingly being used to add interest to rooms too. Layering up different textures in the same, or very similar colors it’s a good option for your house decoration. It’s perfect if you are big on neutrals so need to find different ways to decorate your rooms without using too many colors.
In a living room, cushions and blankets are an obvious way of doing this but in other rooms, try bringing in textures with plants (dried flowers are everywhere going into 2020) prints, and well-curated knick-knacks.
With living spaces getting smaller and storage getting smarter, clean, minimalist kitchens are getting increasingly popular. Items that once cluttered worktops – kettles, plug sockets, knife blocks, even taps, and sinks – can now disappear into flush cabinets and uninterrupted surfaces to make the most of all space available. Nifty no? Perfect for open plan kitchen diners or for small kitchen design, they are great for creating a streamlined look in a contemporary kitchen, too.
Creating More Sociable Spaces
There has been a bit of a lifestyle swing towards staying in rather than going out and this has been reflected in our homes. We are increasingly looking to bars, restaurants, and hotels for interior inspiration to create a relaxed, smart bar-like feel at home. Think out rooms in the garden and bar carts, cocktails chairs, and plenty of neon signs indoors…
It feels like the world of interior design ideas has been dominated by minimalist Scandi design for, well, forever. But all signs are pointing towards a shift away from clean, bare interiors towards more flamboyant decor. We are talking about plenty of patterns, all the bold colors and mismatched pieces of furniture.
Last year it was all about creating a spa-like bathroom at home, but for 2020 it’s all about bathrooms that are tough and functional – and of course super stylish. The easiest way to get the look is by using micro concrete which allows you to create the effect of a full-depth concrete finish on top of existing walls and floors (think tough skim coat).
Forget about statement walls, in 2020 we are going to be looking to the ceiling. Next time you have a repaint, rather than just the neutral colors you are used to, try painting the ceiling in a color that contrasts your walls. You could go even bolder and wallpaper your fourth wall.