What are the 2020 interior design trends?
Staying on top of trends can be stressful, especially when it comes to your home. Pick the trends that appeal to you and your lifestyle, rather than starting from scratch just because of a new fashionable interior style you saw in a magazine!
Sustainable home design
People have become increasingly conscious of wanting homes that look great and are kind to the planet too – and natural materials tick both boxes. Timber, bamboo and reclaimed materials have all been used more widely due to their low environmental footprint and high aesthetic appeal. And what’s even more sustainable is up-cycling or buying second-hand – two trends that have resulted in interiors that are both creative and cost-effective.
It turns out in some cases, more really is more. We’re now seeing less of the minimalist Scandi trends that dominated a couple of years ago, in exchange for an embracing of all things pattern, colour and texture – and doing it in excess.
Country living trends have returned in a big way, in the form of ditzy prints and farmhouse chic. Though this time, it’s had a bit of a twist as we’ve seen traditional designs given a contemporary edge. Combining rustic and modern pieces has never looked so good.
Decorating colours in 2021
Many decorating choices in previous years have been based around various shades on the grey spectrum, but in 2020, we’ve seen a move away from these cooler tones. This is only set to increase in 2021. Earthier shades help you create a much cosier feel, while still providing the versatility you look for in neutrals.
Another result of the lifestyle changes of 2020 is a heightened appreciation of the outdoors. Being around nature relaxes us and restores our senses – so why not bring the outdoors in? Green is predicted to have a surge in popularity. Think mossy and forest greens, as well as olive tones.