People are always looking for ways to keep their living spaces fresh and contemporary. Here are five interior trends to keep track of in 2020 that will transform your space, challenge you to be creative, and help you to achieve the desired effect that you want for your home.
Encompassing art, a minimalist approach to design, keeping plants around, stocking and reading books, and using contrasting textures and colours, your transformed space is waiting.
One sure way to brighten the interior of your home, and to impress your friends, is to find a unique piece of art and to make a once boring wall something to brag about.
More than an eye-catching addition, art is being used to create wider points of interest that add layers of character and visual flow.
Thinking of adding art to your interior space? Here are the colours set to make a big splash in 2020:
- Neutral Designs: Muted contemporary abstracts are set to be huge in 2020. Complementing all interior spaces, art centred around neutral tones adds character and charm to any indoor area without dominating or catching the eye.
- Dark Tones: Black is the new black. Dark, earthy, abstract art is set to be massive in 2020. A bold choice, art with dark colours and themes exudes sophistication and brings life to any room.
- Earthy Patterns: With a widespread move towards sustainable living, 2020 art looks set to follow this trend with botanical prints and floral designs a big hit. Earthy tones and visual greenery are going to be popular.
- Minimalist Approach to Design
With the rise of organisation sensations such a Marie Kondo, more and more people are embracing the minimalist lifestyle. For those who don’t know, Kondo is a consultant who is interested in organising using the “KonMari” method to do so.
When interviewing Kondo, J.J. O’Donoghue wrote in the Japan Times:
“The KonMari method boils down to this: Discard that which does not bring joy to your life. “
This trend is more unique than the others because of one major reason - It doesn’t require you to go out and get anything new. All you have to do is sift through your things, decide what is worth keeping and abandon the remainder of them.
Becoming a minimalist, no matter how small of a degree that may be, can free an individual from clutter, stress, and can even allow for more space for more important things. In fact, doing so may just allow for some of the other things—such as the art, plants, books and such—to find a new place in your home.
An example of what this might look like in a living room, for instance, might be a couch, rug, coffee table, a piece of art, or a small bookcase, and even linen covers. This not only makes the room more visually appealing, but it also makes it easier to clean.
This has the dual effect of maximising the value of your home, as well as streamlining your everyday life, with linen products experts at Tow and Line saying, “A home with minimal clutter looks chic, tidy and spacious. More storage space, less clutter. Minimalist designs have such profound benefits for its followers’ physical and mental wellbeing”
With the growth of technology and people being far removed from nature, there is a yearning to reach out and be closer to nature. We can see this in the way that people use their weekends to go hiking, participate in extreme sports, or travel outside the city to get away from it all.
But more and more, people are finding themselves time-deprived and not being able to do so. Getting a plant or so for each room in the house can do wonders for mood, and for bringing a touch of nature inside, when one cannot enjoy it outside.
According to the professionals at All Image Architects, “plants also bring softness and warmth by reducing the sharpness of angles that we often see in modern homes. There is almost no comparison when it comes to cost-effective interior design investments.”
Anyone can keep an indoor plant. It requires little to no effort to do so and they usually come in a pot ready to go for display. What is more interesting is stretching the limits of what can be achieved with a small space in the corner of a bright room.
With the right amount of sunlight and by selecting the right variety, you can have great success in growing and keeping a citrus plant in your living room.
They can, with the proper care, be induced to bear fruit for a long period of the year.
They also make a great ornamental plant and a unique conversation starter. Looking for a pot plant to bring nature into your home?
Technology is everywhere. In fact it can be hard to put down the phone and leave the tech behind. With almost three-quarters of Australians feeling stressed as a result of workplace technology, turning your home into an oasis of calm should be a priority.
You can do this by adding bookshelves to your interior space that let you take a break from technology and practice valuable mindfulness.
A bookshelf, once in place and covered with books, is an inexpensive hobby that can stretch out for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime.
As Mark Twain once said, “In a good bookroom, you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
- Contrasting Textures and Colours
The intertwining of various colours and contrasting textures is a great way to take an otherwise bland space and turn it into a fresh and appealing one.
Velvet, for example, has arrived in many different ways in 2019 and can occupy our senses and help us to relax. Velvet furniture, velvet blankets, velvet cushions and velvet clothing. Velvet everything.
Another way of using texture to good effect is to use small amounts of textured wallpaper. If done the right way, this can give a unique feel to a room without grabbing too much attention.
In the interior of a home, active, passive and neutral colours must all be used. The active and passive colours give form and character to the room, whilst the neutral colours ground the entire scheme by balancing it.
These colours can be used to invoke a certain mood or feel for the person that spends time in that room.
Final ThoughtsIt’s easy to make your home look and feel good.
Just follow these 2020 trend predictions and you’ll be adding colour and charm to your home, which won’t just make every day a little bit brighter, but increase the value of your home too.
Are you ready to make 2020 the year utilising interior design’s latest trends?