|The progression to a new year means just one thing for interior designers: an array of fresh and exciting 2020 home decor trends! We've been doing our research and compiled together 6 of the very best aspects of interior design in this year's trend forecast. Read on for a sneak peak into what we'll be expecting to see in design schemes and our homes in 2020...|
1. Timeless Black & White Interiors
A design classic within the world of fashion, black and white interiors are back to add drama to our homes this year. For some time, all white has dominated the interior trend forecast – from tiled kitchen splashbacks and white painted walls to fluffy rugs and crisp white bed linens. Forget this in 2020! Black is making a comeback and it certainly won't pass by unnoticed.
Create Dramatic Colour Contrasts
If you've been dying to paint your walls black, the choice now is how dark to go. Looking for something a little less stark? Go for No.31 Railings or No.57 Off-Black from Farrow and Ball. Alternatively, go all in with No.256 Pitch Black. In living rooms, place a white sofa like the Taylor Lounge by Eichholtz or our Greenwich by Duresta in front of black feature walls to create the impactful boldness that this trend demands.
Make Updating Simple With Accessories
What’s great about the black and white interior trend is that you don't have to overhaul your entire scheme to get the look. If you're well attuned to the annual trends already, you'll likely already have an all white or very light space. Simply add some brushes of black paint on woodwork, door frames and window panes alongside accessories such as black rugs, throw cushions and wall art to cut through simplistic white tones.
2. Striking Scallops
Building on last year’s curved sofas trend, prepare to see dramatic curves and scalloped forms across this year’s interior scene. Step away from the comfort and reliability of straight lines and create impressionistic balance in a new way.
Inspiration From The 1980s
Inspired by designs of the 80s, furniture and accessories with sweeping curves add an extra dimension to an interior space. Upholstered items are particularly striking when the edges are softly rounded. More dramatic forms like the scalloped Trapezium Chair or sweeping Khan Chair integrate seamlessly into this interior trend. Try pairing different shaped occasional chairs in statement curved designs alongside your existing sofa. And don't worry if the upholstery doesn't match! The complement of fabric colours can often create interest like the luxe finished look of the Libra setting pictured above.
Look For Curves In All Aspects Of Your Interior
If you have enough seating already or simply want to take this interior trend a step further, look for scallops and curves in other elements of your design. Try redecorating an interior wall with dramatic wallpaper statements like Farrow and Ball's Tessella or the circular uniformity of Brocade. Alternatively, accessorise with a scalloped serving tray like this one from Jonathan Charles or make curvaceous movement the focal point of a bedroom with an exquisitely designed headboard like Eichholtz's Boudoir. However you choose to incorporate the trend, the soft edges are certain to create a sense of seamless fluidity throughout your interior this year.
3. Sustainable Interior Design
With the climate ever-changing and eco-conscious efforts evolving around the world to incorporate all aspects of daily life, sustainability certainly doesn’t stop at interior design. Seeking greener home environments and practising more sustainable shopping habits is set to be a huge theme for 2020 home decor trends.
Alongside this trend, forecasters are using a phrase coined by biologist Edward O. Wilson: biophilia. This term refers to the relationship between humans and nature, but with a little more meaning than just bringing nature indoors. It urges us to be conscious of our innate connection with nature, incorporating it into our homes to create a happier and healthier feel.
Connections To The Natural World
This trend is perhaps most suited to urban environments where natural greenery and organic elements are sparse. But it can also be applied to more rural locations. Living plants or imitation greenery offer a biophilic feel in an instant, and at low cost too. To heighten the impact of the trend, incorporate organic elements into your furniture set up. Be inspired by our Salvador Sideboard, crafted in multi-textured recycled elm, the Maputo Lounge Chair, made from light toned natural rattan, and woven baskets like this hanging one by Parlane.
Pictured: Lifestyle Setting by Eichholtz
4. Layered Coffee Tables
Why limit yourself to just 1 coffee table when you could have 2 (or even more)? Yes, coffee tables need to be functional. But in past years, coffee tables have become a signature design statement. We're seeing lots of living set ups with two or more which is why we're predicting a big emphasis on coffee tables in our 2020 home decor trends.
Dimension At The Heart Of The Living Room
There's a very important choice to make when choosing to use multiple coffee tables in a scheme: match or unmatch. Above, Eichholtz show how matching coffee tables can bring a sense of uniformity to a living room. To unmatch, you can go for any coffee table designs that take your fancy. However, before you do so, we suggest taking a tip from our Italian furniture brand, Calligaris. For their photo shoots, they often pair matching coffee and side tables together to create versatile coffee table sets. Take the Arena Coffee and Side Table as an example, or check out how they've chosen to style their Atollo Coffee Table.
Nest One Coffee Table Beneath Another
If you want to take the trend to another dimension, choose a set of coffee tables that sit at different heights. This will create a layered effect that brings a different sense of interest to a scheme. Some of our favourites include Eichholtz's De Soto Coffee Tables and Theodore Alexander's Tide Nesting Tables (with a gently rippled shape that would also incorporate well with the scalloped trend above!).
5. Textures Through Textiles
Next up in our 2020 home decor trends forecast is texture. But not just any old texture. We're talking luxurious upholstery fabrics, sumptuously soft velvets and hard wearing linens. Quality upholstery and high performance fabrics are where it’s at this season.
High Quality & Hard wearing
The texture through textile trend echoes the cosiness and contentment of last year's home comforts trend, but turns up the luxury by focussing more on high quality fabrics. This year, we're looking for soft furnishings that are hard wearing, comfortable and easy to care for.
Less Expensive Than You Might Think
Layer up scatter cushions with different textures on sofas. Invest in some beautifully soft bed linen for your own and guest bedrooms. Choose thick, hard wearing rugs for heavy traffic home areas. This year, we see the demand for well-made, sumptuously soft linens on the rise. Don't always go by the price tag though! Yes, sometimes you will pay a premium for higher quality textiles, but that doesn't mean that you can't have luxurious fabrics and linens at a desirable price. Don't believe us? Check out the soft furnishings in our Pavilion Chic collection for affordable designer inspo!
Pictured: Lifestyle Setting by The Libra Company
6. Iconic Blue Hues
For some, blue is always a hit within today’s modern interiors. For others, blue is most certainly off their brainstorming palette! Move over grey, blue is here to stay this season.
Pantone Colour of the Year 2020
If blue was on the fence originally as a 2020 home trend, it has most certainly fortified its place on the list this year following the announcement of Pantone's 2020 Colour of the Year: 'Classic Blue'. Described by Pantone as “a timeless and enduring blue hue”, Classic Blue is already set to make its stamp on 2020. It's been 10 years since we've seen a blue hue for Pantone's Colour of the Year (unless you count 2016's blend of blush Rose Quartz and light blue Serenity!) and so we're excited to see Classic Blue make it's mark on interior design this year. We’re predicting blue in varying shades working its way across all aspects of interior design, from wall paint to upholstery.
Accessorise With Varying Blue Hues
Like the black and white trend above, if you've been eager to paint your interior walls blue, seek a selection of blue shades from Farrow & Ball. However, if it's not redecoration you're going for, you can incorporate the blue trend by adding blue toned furniture items to a room. Blue upholstery (especially velvets) are a great highlight for living rooms and bedrooms. Eichholtz's Truman Headboard and matching bench are two of our particular favourites. Otherwise, incorporate blue into your home decor in any way that takes your fancy - from blue faux flowers and this Smarty Clock to hints of blue in lighting and rugs such as the Luster Wash by Calvin Klein.