As we prepare to approach a brand-new decade, we’re looking ahead to the interiors trends that will be influencing our home and lifestyle choices in 2020.
From the growing importance of sustainable materials to glamorous touches and a celebration of individuality and uniqueness, our 2020 trend edit will provide you with a curated look that will bring your home into the next decade with sensational style.
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1. NATURAL TEXTURE
With an ever-changing and challenging political, economical and social climate, it will come as no surprise to see that nature will be at the heart of our design choices in 2020.
‘Brilliant for bringing the beauty of the outside in, a new approach to natural textures reveals everything from coloured marble and matte limestone, to dried flowers, eco advances and classic organic textures. Whilst rich wood textures and laid-back linens remain a key consideration, natural doesn’t necessarily mean minimal and we’re excited to see nature react with luxury materials for a more eclectic, indulgent interior,’ explains Jane Rockett, Rockett St George.
2. UNIQUE DESIGN
‘The trend for uniqueness is set to thrive in the year ahead as homeowners and designer seek to shock. From hand-blown glass with contrasting materials, to bold eye-catching accessories it’s all about being distinctive,’ says Cameron House Design.
3. ORGANIC FORM
Organic forms in nature continue to grow in popularity for 2020. Exploration of the natural world, combined with innovation in design encourages the development of abstract shapes and simplified forms. Look for designs which mimic nature at its finest and most rustic. Technological advancements mean that we can incorporate nature within modern designs more easily and successfully.
4. CLASSIC BLUE
The trend for Classic Blue replaces Living Coral for 2020. A prominent shade in nature, this moody colour will be seen on walls, accessories and even lighting. It is the perfect hue for statement pieces and stand-out items. A major plus that’s worth bearing in mind is that blue that it works well with our northern hemisphere light which, for most of the year, is already quite blue.
'Classic Blue is a boundless blue evocative of the fast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious, and to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,' says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute. Associated with calm and quiet, Classic Blue introduces a sense of serenity and stability to the start of the new decade.
5. GROWN-UP GLAMOUR
A trend that’s never far from our minds, grown-up glamour and high sophistication embraces a maximalist approach to décor where pattern reigns and there’s no such thing as too many trimmings. Inspired by the roaring twenties and rise of the iconic Art Deco era, glamour is back for 2020.
‘In times of political confusion, often we look to improve things with a healthy dose of opulence, fun and glamour and Art Deco design is perfect for this. We all deserve a little luxury in our lives and as we move towards staying in and entertaining at home, decadent décor schemes are celebrated with bold patterns, fabulous fringing, tactile velvets and a range of exciting everyday luxuries. Plus, as we head into a brand-new era of the 20s, a little nostalgia for the glamour of the Jazz Age is only natural,’ says Lucy St George at Rockett St George.
6. FOREVER FURNITURE
2019 has seen a dramatic shift away from fast fashion and throwaway trends. We are now looking at all the ways we can make more eco conscious decisions at home and one of these is the ‘buy once, buy well’ ethos.
'Potentially more of an anti-trend, focusing on forever furniture means choosing timeless design over more fashion-focused trends. When it comes to furniture and the larger impact accessories in your home, it’s important to invest in key pieces that you will love forever! With this in mind, you can’t go too far wrong with rich natural wood cabinets, vintage designs with an antique aesthetic and classic Danish style sofas,' says Jane Rockett.
7. WELLNESS IN DESIGN
We are constantly seeking out ways to enhance our mental and psychical wellbeing within our spaces, and the home is no exception. With more time to spend in the cosy comfort of your own home, staying in doesn’t necessarily mean missing out.
Wellness in home design is about creating the perfect retreat in which to forgo hectic schedules, disconnect from technology and unwind. Take inspiration from spa retreats when incorporating this trend into your home. Look out for luxe textures, cocooning bed linen and a colour palette that is at one with nature.