If you’ve been to the blog before you’ll know every year I like to do a little interior style predictor. 2020 is not only a new year but the start of a new decade and I wonder what the 20’s theme will be overall not only in interiors but fashion, music and pop culture as well.
2020 may be the year we finally start saying goodbye to grey. The word beige comes with an ugly old fashioned reputation nowadays so instead you’ll hear this trend of warm neutrals described as oatmeal, linens, almonds, cottons and off-white.
If you love a more simple palette then remember to add textures to add some depth so it doesn’t look clinical. Rugs, cushions, throws in different materials are a great way of layering textures.
For everyone who isn’t a fan of neutrals and enjoys a bit of colour then this year colour blocking may be the trend for you. Colour blocking isn’t new, it’s been an interior decorators trick to help zone areas of rooms and create points of interest. It’s now being used to create bold, abstract statements.
The beauty of it is it’s an incredibly cost effective way to revamp a space. If your not brave enough to go bold straight away or live in a rented property you can paint boards of mdf cut into rectangles or shapes like above and overlap them to add a pop of colour and drama.
Japanese design meets Scandinavian interiors. Both styles are very minimalistic, Japanese style tends to be very elegant and clean while the nordic is more rustic and textural, combine the two and you get a laid back, welcoming, elegant space. Where the Scandinavian cool and neutral colour palette can feel a bit cold the Japanese style brings warmth with its darker muted tones.
The darker, simple and more masculine energy of the Japanese style fuses beautifully with the soft and feminine Scandinavian style creating a well balanced look. To create the look, focus on warm woods, handmade dark ceramics, rich silk textures, oriental prints and natural fabrics.
Metals are going to be all over the place in 2020. We’re talking silver, gold, tin, and copper. Tin panels are predicted to be a popular backsplash option for kitchens. The mixed metal decor trend will also be pretty popular. Silver and brown metals will work well together, like iron and gold or bronze. Be careful not to mix more than three metals in one space, or your decor could become way too busy and overwhelming for one room.
Florals wallpaper has been around for years, however similarly to the word “beige” they’ve been given a pretty poor reputations nowadays. The classic floral design is having a modern update. Popular modern vintage brands like Laura Ashley, Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidston have been keeping the floral print alive, but in 2020 walls are going to blossom and bloom into large bold bursts of flowers.
And that’s it, I’m excited to see what the next 12 months will bring! Let us know your predictions in the comments.
Happy New Year x