Oh, the joys of the New beginnings… New Aspirations… come bundled with the dawn of New Year!!! As we take last rotation around the sun, we all create new resolutions, set new goals, and of course, seek out new trends…
We go all out and dress ourselves with the trendy outfits, stylish footwear, statement accessories to celebrate our new self !!! but then our homes deserve the same kind of attention too. Infusing our spaces with what’s trending can be tricky, but in 2020 we’ve got you covered!!! Below is a list of 7 quick trends that will have your home stand out!!
1. Sustainable & Eco-friendly Design
With global warming soaring high, it’s so good to see our community gravitating towards more Eco-friendly lifestyles. Sustainability, too, is on everyone’s mind. So, the top trendsetter would be to avoid plastics or synthetics, instead use reclaimed materials or even second-hand pieces. Call it Eco-conscious chic!!
Statement pieces in Rattan/Wicker that would take you to your childhood are back… But don’t you think, its old school. It has made a comeback, evolved in fresh and exciting ways!! Chairs, Tables, Sideboards, Lighting, Beds. You’ll see this more in 2020!!
2. Biophilic Design that Connects Us to Nature Directly or Indirectly.
In the world where technology is evolving at the speed of light, we need surroundings that remind us of our roots. Adding biophilic design is proven not only to improve our mental and physical health but also adding a low-maintenance living wall or an easy to install bio montage wall to that little corner of our home makes your space
beautiful while helping the environment and ecosystem.
Real Plants are replacing Faux Plants, I agree they need care. But, having a real plant connects you to nature and add personality to the space. In 2019 with pollution index rising, many of us welcomed indoor air purifying plants more than Electric Purifiers. And this trend continues in 2020!!! Can we say, Thank God for that !!
3. Colors that will be Dominating 2020
We have already started seeing the shift from “grey on grey” towards color, and in 2020 we’ll see colors becoming warm saturated hues, richer and more jewel toned. These colors will not only be restricted to walls but also on tiles, furniture, floors adding warmth and texture!!!
Brown is definitely back. You’ll see use of different grains in wood in one space accented with plum, rust, coral, aubergine, mint and old gold. Another trend of Washing the room in one shade on walls, ceiling, trims can make space look chic and enveloping!!
I’m so excited to see these colors return Emerald tone cabinet, terracotta walls, rustic mint bed, pine floors – these are all things we’re working with in our projects now.
4. Perfection is Out in 2020
Yeah, you heard me right !!! With changing times and awakening of new era… people are realizing that well-designed homes should look,well, like you live in them…
Shiny high-maintenance décor, Guestrooms that are hardly used, spaces where you don’t allow your kids to play, or those decorative accessories that are just show off are a passé now!! Instead a home in 2020 should be your escape from all the chaos. A cozy abode that invites family to Come Together…. Live Together!!
And to design a home that is loved by all the genders, all the age generations will not be defined to one design style… Instead it will be inspired to mix old and new to create rooms with more character that mixes different styles and periods.
5. Multi-functional Spaces
We love to design homes that give joy to people living in it!! With everyone demanding for their individual space, multi-functional arrangements are now, not only restricted to smaller homes… Instead, its becoming imperative to design home that efficiently utilize each inch of the space. Whether its rooms, kitchen, utility storage or closets…
People do come to us with so much unused space in the house that need re-organizing. So, even if it means organizing closets to make space for your cuff-links, converting that extra bedroom into an walk in wardrobes or living area to function as guest room if need arises, is something that you’ll see in trend in 2020.
The trend for wallpaper is hotter than ever!!
Beautiful designs, Fascinating patterns, Intriguing textures, Easy to install, Camouflage many surface imperfections, Adds warmth, depth and style to the room… I can go on and on for why you should choose wallpapers over paint, any day.
No matter what you’re likes are…. you can easily find the one that will express your style… But 2020 is bolder than ever, so you’ll see bolder prints for that mega transformation. What more you’ll see is entire room enveloped in wallpaper or wallpaper on furniture or even in powder rooms!!
7. Handmade/Bespoke Furniture
The world is harsh and cold enough these days, so people are looking for spaces that lets them connect to important things in life which exudes personality and elegance.
So instead of mass-produced product or simple catalog offerings. Bespoke will be preferred, that will take home décor to the next level.
So go ahead, proudly hang your DIY projects, painting done by your young kid, Handmade home décor products in Macramé, Handmade tiles, Wooden shelves or everything that you treasure… that you love !!
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