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Best Interior Design Trends in 2020

We have been researching the best interior design trends in 2020 and have come up with a great list to get your 2020 design inspiration going. A new decade means new trends. Join us as we take a look at what stands the test of time, what is old and out, and what is brand new in the design world.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 10.06.21 pmOut: Rose gold and muted pink / grey, monochrome and white washed.

The last decade saw a lot of monochrome, grey and rose gold kept popping up everywhere. Let’s move on…

In: Warm natural tones and wood.

For 2020, we are embracing more natural tones. According to Vogue, “…warm colors and woods will be the palette du jour.” Another article from Homes to love states, “Natural patterning and earthy finishes will be everywhere this year…”

 

Screen Shot 2020-01-18 at 10.40.15 pmOut: Plastic, cheap furniture.

It is easy to go to a big box furniture store and pick up a cheap mass manufactured piece, but with more people focusing on sustainability and the environment, it is a trend of the past.

In: Reused and recycled solid furniture pieces. Vogue calls it “…eco-conscious chic…”

Shopping second hand for solid pieces that may need some love but still have lots of life in them is on trend for 2020. Or investing in a more expensive option that will stand the test of time.

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Out: Showroom homes, and items just for show.

Overly staged homes where people enter and don’t want to sit on the furniture are not inviting and on the way out.

In: Lived in spaces and carefully thought out accessories.

A trend we have seen pop up in multiple places for 2020 is getting rid of items that are just for show and introducing a purpose into each item in your home. Think Marie Kondo for your home, does it bring you joy?

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Out: Greige

Gone are the days of a home full of greige walls inside and out.

In: Earth and Jewel tones

This years Pantone Colour of the Year suggests just this. A step away from grey and white undertones and a step into jewel tones and earthy colours.

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Out: Making a statement with only paint

We have slowly been creeping away from using just paint to update every space.

In: Wallpaper

This trend seems to consistently come and go over time. 2020 wall paper trends are more bold with patterns likely reminding us of our childhood homes.

The most consistent trend for this year seems to come from everyone wanting a more eco-friendly home, using old and natural materials rather than buying new. We think the trend away from plastic and mass manufacturing will be one that sticks for years to come.

Images from here and here

Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

One of the most anticipated trends of the year is the Pantone Colour of the Year.  It sets the tone for many interiors spaces.

Pantone has declared that ‘Classic Blue’ is the colour of the year for 2020.  According to Pantone, Classic Blue is ‘A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity.’  It follows behind last years Living Coral and 2018’s Ultraviolet.

Classic Blue has been described as having timeless appeal.

We could not agree more.  This versatile colour can easily make its way into your home from feature walls to throw pillows, bathroom tiles to bold doors.

A Pantone spokesperson describes ‘Classic Blue’ as ‘pairing perfectly with an extensive range of materials, shades and textures.’ and Vogue Living states it is ‘a shade that resonates with people all over the world.’

Scroll down to get some inspiration for your home.

Images from here and here.

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Interior Trends for Spring

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With spring in the air it is time for a fresh start when it comes to your interiors. It might be all the fresh air, new blooms in the garden, or the vitamin D, but it seems to inspire a change in your interior space. We are exploring Vogue’s interior trends for Spring.

While minimalism has been on trend for quite some time, this spring is taking a look at the opposite. Take all those colourful throw pillows out of the cupboard, hang that bold statement art piece, and embrace all things shiny and big.

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A trend in fabric this spring, according to Lauren Keenan of  Lauren Keenan Home is boucle. Boucle fabric has an irregular loop style to it, creating a bold texture in upholstery.

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Straight lines are out and curves are in. A good way to break up a space is to add a round mirror, semi circle accessories, or arched designs.

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Making a big comeback this spring is bold statement tiles inspired by Spanish and Italian design. This goes well with the idea of maximising your space. Look for tile with lots of colour, pattern, and warmth to incorporate into your space.

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The go to colour this spring is mustard. It is a great colour that can go with many neutrals. Think grey, pale pink, white, or navy… mustard will make a statement without taking away from the space.

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Marble has alway had a place in any space to create a luxurious look, but this spring ditch the traditional and go with dark marble. You can add touches of marble without breaking the bank with a statement dining or coffee table or even a lux vase.

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Biophilia is on trend. Try to merge nature with your interior space by using styling items similar in your indoor and outdoor space, or add greenery and botanical prints.

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Modern Art Deco is a spin on the traditional Art Deco, still using jewel hues and bold patterns, but pairing things back with more matte finishes and sandy tones.

 

We are loving the interior trends for spring 2019.

A colourful pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman

British interior designer Kit Kemp created a colourful pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman.  A beautiful light-filled loft space on the seventh floor of Bergdorf Goodman was transformed into a whimsical space with the designer’s creations and collaborations.

The ‘Mythical Land’ wallpaper found throughout the space is a collaboration with Andrew Martin.

The fabric covering the cushions, furniture, and curtains in the space are from collaborations with Christopher Farr and Chelsea Textiles.

The rugs throughout the space come from Wilton Carpet’s Kit Kemp Collection.

Kemp uses colour in the three different spaces, changing from pastels to stronger bold tones. She is known for mixing prints and colours and in this space she does so seamlessly, creating a cohesive space that is appealing to the eye.

According to Vogue Living, she added one off pieces in the space that once sold will be replaced with something new.

Kemp is known for her work in boutique hotels and this space is indicative of her work with various artists who create stunning painted furniture (Melissa White), multi-media mobile (Daniel Reynolds), embroidered and applique pieces (Kumi and Pippa Caley), artworks (Jo Waterhouse) and (Ruby Keane), and framed decorative plates (Robina Jack).

Kemp is certainly one to add a touch of witty and whimsical to her designs, making her style iconic. See images from the colour-filled pop up below.

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Images from here