We’re fast approaching not only a new year, but a new decade – the perfect time for a new start. If you’re looking to make some changes in your home this year, you might be looking for design inspiration. We’ve gathered some of the biggest trends you can expect to see in 2020, so you can get ahead of the game.
Which colours will be big in 2020? Dulux announced Tranquil Dawn as their colour of the year for 2020, and we can expect to see a lot of green – in all shades and tones – this year. There are other colours to look out for, too: feminine colours, like soft pinks, are in, as well as bolder shades, like terracotta, ochre, and burnt orange. Black and white – a classic combination – is also firmly in style. There should be a colour scheme to suit everyone.
Check out Pinterest or Instagram for colour palettes – they’re always great sources of inspiration.
2020 is all about textures. Boucle – a kind of material made of boucle yarn – is big this year, and instantly creates adds texture to your home. You can also expect to see a lot of stitching detail in upholstery, too. Keep an eye on velvet – it’s not to everyone’s taste, but it’s certainly set to make a comeback, and in bold colours, too. You might see a lot of velvet sofas popping up soon.
Cushions, throws and rugs are a simple way to add texture and can stop a room from feeling flat.
Biophilia, a new trend, brings nature into your home in a way that benefits the environment. Look out for organic elements, like recycled wood for furniture, and more natural materials, like stone and metals. Of course, house plants fit into this nicely – the more the merrier to bring a bit of green into your home. With environmental issues firmly on everybody’s mind, you can choose some eco-friendly options for your home this year.
Geometric patterns are here to stay, and there’s plenty to choose from – lamps, cushions, throws, you name it, you’ll be able to find something with a geometric pattern on it.
A rug is a good choice for a geometric pattern and can be found in a multitude of colours. It could make a great accent piece for a living room, but don’t overdo it – one bold geometric piece is a good rule to stick to.
What do you think of when you read the word metal? Cold? Uninviting? Well, the metals trend for 2020 turns that concept on its head. Silver, copper, tin, gold, bronze – they’ll all be making an appearance, and you can even mix and match to create a very stylish look. You can expect to see a lot of metals in interior design, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms.
The important thing to remember with trends is, as always, to keep things personal to you – you don’t have to follow all the trends, but rather use them as an inspiration to create a fresh start for 2020.