Must-have interior design trends for 2020


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It’s a new year and the start of a new decade – so it might just be time to give your interior design a refresh. But you don’t have to do a big overhaul on your home, you can make small changes that will give it a new lease of life. From soothing colour palettes to geometric patterns, we’ve found the best interior design trends for 2020.

Black is back for 2020

black interior design trends

Having a dark colour such as black in your home is a big statement. It says that you’re not afraid to be daring. So, if you like a bit of a challenge, why not use this dark, inky colour to influence your interior design? For a big impact, paint a feature wall in this dark colour but complement it with light furnishings and accessories.

Remember, a dark colour such as black can make a room look smaller. So, try to pick a room that has a lot of space or a lot of natural light. This will help to make the room feel less cramped. Alternatively, if this colour intimidates you, try using black cushions or vases against a white background. That way you can still be on-trend, without having to dedicate a whole wall to black paint.

Keep 2020 simple with Nordic influences

Nordic interior design trends

You’ll recognise this interior design trend from 2019, which was previously named ‘Nordic Retreat’. This trend is designed to make the home comfy and cosy, whilst making it light and airy. The Scandinavian inspired decor is perfect for any room as it takes minimal effort to achieve.

To incorporate this trend into your home, think about using textured blankets, light wooden furniture and natural materials. This is a low effort trend perfect for a neutral room, such as a spare bedroom or study.

Abstract patterns replace straight lines

Abstract interior design trends

One of the most exciting interior design trends for this year is abstract shapes. This is a trend that has been gaining popularity for some time now. The complicated shapes are everywhere – from notebooks to coffee cups. But it can be easy to get wrong. This interior trend is all about having it in small doses. By using it sparingly in a room, you can achieve a big impact, without overdoing it.

To style a room using abstract or geometric shapes, try placing cushions or throws that have these patterns in your home. Or if you’re feeling brave, place a patterned headboard behind your bed for a sophisticated look.

Get back to nature interior design trends

Biophilia trend

The year ahead will see more talk about sustainability and climate change than ever before. It’s an important topic that has an impact on the way we live our lives. Which introduces our next interior design trend, one which will see us all getting back to nature. Named ‘Biophilia’ by Collected Interior, this ‘all-things-natural’ trend incorporates handmade materials with natural textures to create a calming atmosphere.

To achieve this look, think about sourcing materials that are sustainable or eco-friendly. This could mean using recycled or handmade materials that have a low impact on the environment, but will still have a luxurious feel.

Be bold with your colours

Bold colour interior design trends

If you like to keep up with the latest interior design trends, then you’ll know that bold colours come and go each year. But, if you’re a lover of all things bright, then you’re in luck. The bold colour trend is back for 2020. This trend gives you a chance to express your personality in any room by dedicating a colour to it. From vibrant yellows to deep forest greens, there is a lot of fun to be had with this trend.

One colour that is set to be very popular this year is Tranquil Dawn. Named by Dulux as their Colour of the Year 2020, this soft shade of green is said to be inspired by the morning sky. A subtle shade, it can be used in any room, either painted on the wall or used in furnishings and accessories. For example, a rug or cushion can add a splash of colour to any part of your home.

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