21 INTERIOR TRENDS FOR THE COMING YEAR – 2020!
If there’s a good time to update your home, it’s at the start of a new year. It is also the start of a new decade, after 10 years of the same old, same old, now is the time to inject some new life into your home!
From navy paint and floral wallpaper to colored cabinets and abstract art, these are the 2020 home decor trends that are being predicted by the experts. Whether you love trends or will typically go to great lengths to avoid them, there are bound to be a few ideas on our list that will give you inspiration.
What goes around comes around — especially when it comes to home decor trends. But don’t expect to see all vintage everywhere. This time around, designers are incorporating just one or two statement pieces. Instead of going for a perfect, “finished” style, vintage home décor has based much of its appeal on mixing and matching looks, styles and pieces – from family heirlooms and hand-me-downs – to contemporary pieces.
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2. Classic Blue
The 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year is Classic Blue, which means you can expect to see a lot of the colour in the new year. Fortunately, it’s totally versatile and sophisticated. The variant of navy blue is said to be ‘solid and dependable’, evoking thoughts of comfort and familiarity. A calm sea of blue can transform your home and mood.
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3. Flower Wallpaper
Floral wallpaper has been around for a long time and we will continue to see the pretty pattern but with a much more modern update. Large scale, bold colour, and even metallic versions are here to stay. They are a particularly good choice in bathrooms and hallways if you’re not ready to fully commit.
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4. Non White Kitchen
If there was one defining design trend of the 2010s, it was the all-white kitchen. But in 2020, designers predict there’ll be a shift toward spaces that go beyond just white. Expect to see more natural wood cabinets, islands, and shelves — all of which allow homeowners to keep a bright and airy vibe without restricting themselves to all-white-everything.
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5. Colour-Pop Cabinets
If you really want to leave the all-white kitchen trend behind, opt for another 2020 home decor trend: coloured cabinets. The trend in 2020 is to choose one or several elements, like the kitchen island, kitchen wall cabinets, or base cabinets in daring colours, like dark red, bright yellow, green or navy blue. Go on be daring!
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6. Canopy Beds
Now is the time to make all of your regal canopy bed dreams come true. Canopy beds no longer need to be draped in heavy fabrics and chunky headboards like those from medieval times. Modern versions made with acrylic, metal, and sleek upholstered frames are making a comeback.
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7. Patina Accents
One of the emerging design trends is an appreciation of patina and age. In addition to more vintage furniture, expect to see this played out in color trends such as clay and terracotta, as well as decorative items such as earthenware and ceramics.
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8. Curved Lines
Archways and spherical furniture are having a moment in the shape spotlight, gently curving across some of the hottest new hotels and restaurants. Yet fear not if your home isn’t blessed with this architectural detail and use as a motif instead – we are talking scalloped sofas, round tables, and arched headboards. This 2020 home décor trend will transport you back to another decade. We will see some ’60s and ’70s throwbacks with a modern twist and a focus on line and curve.
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9. Rattan and Wicker Furniture
Rattan/wicker is having a resurgence. Yes, the height of fashion back in the late 70’s and 80’s is making a return. It warmly reminds me of my childhood, my nan especially had one of those scalloped high back chairs complete with a sheepskin rug. It has now evolved in fresh and exciting ways whether in chairs, tables, or lighting. It is the perfect layer to balance modern and traditional style.
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10. Free Standing Baths
Need a fresh bathroom idea? Try a luxurious soaking bath. According to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, 38% of homeowners added or replaced a bathtub as part of their bathroom project, and 50% of those folks chose a freestanding flat-bottom tub shape; another 9% chose a free-standing claw-foot tub.
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11. Amped up Neutrals
In 2020, we’re going to see a shift away from the cool colour palette, that defined the last decade, towards warmer, more organic earthy tones. Warm neutrals, in place of cool greys and blues, will be much more popular for colours this coming year – think oatmeal, beige and nudes. Don’t underestimate the power of neutral décor either. It makes an excellent choice for your walls, but they’re also great options for furniture including sofas and bedding.
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12. Art Deco Inspiration
We’re entering the second era of the ‘Roaring 20s’ and with that comes bold geometrics, playful colour-blocking and curvaceous, voluptuous furnishings and lots of velvet, inspired by Art Deco and Bauhaus design. This continuing trend of 2019 will head toward bolder, deeper colours, accented with a touch of opulence. After a decade filled with all-white kitchens and grey everywhere, homeowners will begin to embrace colour—from nature-inspired greens and blues to rich jewel tones—and take more design risks.
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13. The Natural Selection
A focus on health and well-being continues in 2020 and this comes to the fore in a major way in the home through ‘biophilic’ design. In simple terms, biophilic design is a way of integrating and connecting people to nature as a way of reducing stress and enhancing health. The cosy Scandinavian influence will endure with organic shapes and natural tones still key design elements. It’s all about materials with sustainability in mind—natural wood, recycled textiles, undyed yarns, and plush soft fabrics, along with warm terra-cotta earthenware for table accessories. The idea of home-as-sanctuary will be stronger than ever.
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14. Green Accents
Green is such a fresh colour, and as we embrace earth tones and sustainable home accessories, it only makes sense to incorporate splashes of green throughout your home. Plants—real or fake—of all scales and applications continue to be a great way to bring personality to a space and add the perfect pop of colour to a neutral-coloured room. From living walls, fresh flowers and house plants they bring the outdoor in. But while the last few years may have included banana-leaf and succulents everywhere, this trend will, once again, manifest in a more subtle way. Think botanical prints, lush greens, and replications of wood grains and stone veining’s for pillows, rugs, and upholstery, along with delicate wild flora and fauna motifs in homewares, experts say.
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15. Work & Leisure Fusion
‘Resimercial’ design which is the trend of residential aesthetics in the commercial marketplace has exploded as a trend in corporate space, due in large parts to the rise of co-working and the freelance economy. This year, incorporating elements of ‘live’ and ‘work’ will become an equally important design consideration. Shrinking space and the ever-increasing volume of all the ‘stuff’ we are hoarding together comprises an eternal challenge. Thankfully, we can counter this challenge by knowing how to create smart multi-functional living spaces.
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16. Abstract Energy
This is the fun, free-spirited interiors trend that takes inspiration from abstract expressionist artwork. With bold geometrics, hand-drawn sketches and playful blocks of colour this look is all about expressing personality in our homes. The purpose is to evoke emotion and create a mood. Bold patterns and punchy colours lend a more playful approach to styling a décor. As with the expressionist art movement this trend celebrates the imperfect and fluidity of hand-drawn forms – line drawings play a key focus within this look. This trend allows you to be bold with colours, even with combinations – try burnished red with navy or mustard with mauve.
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17. Smart Tech Homes
Smart technology has been on the rise for a good few years now but we are only just getting started. With technology now an integral part of everyday life, staying up to date with the latest interior trends means knowing all about the latest gadgets on the market, and figuring out which ones are worth investing in. Almost all your home electronics and appliances have smart versions available now, including things you may not even have thought about yet. Your dishwasher, refrigerator, dryer, music system, air conditioner, and even smaller household items such as your vacuum cleaner, blinds, lights and smoke alarms, can be connected and become smart.
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Searches for terrazzo have increased by almost 30% in 2019, an increase that indicates the design trend is on the rise. Terrazzo is a composite material consisting of marble chips, quartz, glass, granite or shell. It has largely been relegated to use as bathroom splashbacks. However, forward-thinking designers are now using the material which continues to evolve as chips get larger and brighter.
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19. Metal Cladding
Metal cladding is on track to becoming one of the biggest trends for 2020, according to Houzz. Today cladding is made from copper, zinc and steel and with technological advancements the materials are increasingly sustainable and offer greater protection.With recent issues with combustible materials, already we are seeing professionals readjust to these demands.
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20. Japanese Influences
Scandi-Japanese fusion – or ‘Japandi’ as it’s sometimes termed – is the latest minimalist movement set to go big in 2020. With a focus on simplicity, the Scandi-Japanese style combines the best elements of Scandinavian and Japanese living to create spaces which are calming, minimalist and beautiful. The style is perfect for fans of uncluttered, minimalist spaces made up of clean lines and sophisticated statement pieces, where less is more.
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21. Crittall Style
There’s no denying that Crittall-style has been staging a comeback – and not just as windows and doors, but as walls, rear extensions, room dividers and even shower screens. Edgy and versatile, the sturdy, slim-profile frames tap into the current trend for all things industrial. It’s no wonder Crittall-style has been dominating our Pinterest feeds.
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