All trends wax and wane in their popularity, some enjoying a resurgence in decades to come, others never to be seen again. We think the home décor trends predicted for 2020 will be sticking around for a while. The reason? Next year’s interiors choices are being driven by lifestyle trends such as flexible living spaces and our desire to take refuge in warm and welcoming surroundings centring on our wellbeing, comfort and sustainability. Take a look at our top 5 home interiors predictions for 2020.
As the trend for flexible working spreads and developments in technology mean we are always connected, our desire for functionality and adaptability increases as we use living spaces for multiple activities.
Work spaces are becoming less formal and a traditional home study is likely to share its function with another, such as a storage area or a guest bedroom. A growing trend is a wall-bed; a flexible solution if you require a work and a sleep space, but don’t have the room for both. Here, a bed is stowed away neatly behind fitted wardrobe doors until it’s needed, taking only a few seconds to pull down when a last minute guest arrives. Desk beds are just as handy, converting seamlessly between the two functions with no fuss and saving valuable space.
Green is not just for walls and carpets. Based on a love of nature, biophilic design is the concept of incorporating natural elements into your home. In a world where technology is evolving at the speed of light, we often forget about our primitive roots connected with earth and the benefits that nature has on our overall psyche.
Putting biophilic design into action couldn’t be easier. In your kitchen you could choose a wooden floor, stone tiles, a large window area to let the natural light in, as well as an oxygen-boosting array of house plants. Lush oversized greenery and interior accessories made to look like plants and trees are very de rigeur. And it’s not just your home that will benefit from biophilia, now generally accepted as a means to reduce stress, boost creativity and improve wellbeing.
Focus On Natural Materials And Sustainability
Following closely on the heels of ‘bringing the outside in’ is the growing awareness of how our lifestyle choices impact the world. Our concern for environmental responsibility will show no signs of waning in 2020 with many of us choosing sustainable and reusable options. Rattan and wicker decor will continue to enjoy a resurgence, both are kind to the planet with styles evolving in new and exciting ways in furniture, storage and lighting.
Materials that are ethically sourced and made by hand are increasingly popular too. From animal-free leather and jute rugs to clay vases, the majority is entirely recycled or re-invented.
As we’ve already seen, materials like wood and stone are the perfect way to transport us to the outside world. The constant of Scandinavian design has kept wood familiar to us, and for a reason. Light-coloured wood floors will continue in their popularity, reflecting light around the living space and achieving a great sense of warmth and comfort.
Inviting Tones Of Terracotta
Reflecting our desire for a relaxed and inviting living space, terracotta as both a colour and a material is set to become a popular choice in consumers’ homes next year. Once again echoing our need for all things natural and sustainable, pigments like terracotta and ochre are sourced from clays and volcanic rocks and have been used forever by artists everywhere. Dug deep from within the earth, these organic tones will bring a mellow warmth to your home whether as a paint or in its form as an ornamental wall or vase.
More Is More With Maximalism!
In our search of comfort and warmth in 2020, indulgently designed living spaces with sumptuous textures and bold colours will feature in our homes. Luxurious fabrics such as velvet and silk are ever-popular, along with striking royal colours such as red and gold. Black is back too; rich and dramatic, adding a sense of depth to your living space, and whilst we’re sometimes slightly fearful of embracing the dark side, adding natural elements such as reflective metal accents and softening with similar tones, can overcome any reticence.
If we’ve inspired you with our 2020 predictions and you could do with a hand in incorporating a few of these trends into your home next year, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can pop into our Yorkshire showroom or a member of our design team would be equally pleased to come and visit you in the comfort of your own home.
Merry Christmas to you all!