It’s out with the old and in with the…restrained nuance of classic styling, or at least that’s what leading interior design publication Ideal Home tell us is going to be the key trend for 2020.
Ideal Home’s Shopping Editor, Tamara Kelly, rounds up the top design trends for the year ahead. So if you’ve recently bought, looking to renovate or simply want to give things a freshen up, check out what’s what from the list below…
1: Abstract Energy
This is the fun, free-spirited interiors trend that takes inspiration from abstract expressionist artwork. With bold geometrics, hand-drawn sketches and playful blocks of colour this look is all about expressing personality in our homes. The purpose is to evoke emotion and create a mood – and that, it certainly does.
2: Structured Simplicity
Evolving from the Nordic Retreat trend of 2019 this look is stripped back style back. The purpose is to create a calm, comfy, chilled-out space to relax in – it’s all about making our homes a safe, inviting space to rest and regenerate.
3: Honest Comforts
Layer up comforting cushions, throws, knits and faux furs to make any space feel instantly inviting. This approach will see you through the winter and still light enough to see your home fashionably dressed ready for spring.
4: Eclectic Glamour
A move on from Retro Revival last season, this is 2020’s bold, confident and sassy take on the glamour trend. Taking it up a notch this reimagined trend is a grown-up look that channels Thirties sophisticated elegance with a little sexy Seventies-style opulence thrown in. Here shapely furniture with rounded curves and fluid shapes takes centre stage within this elegant theme. Think 1920s elegant occasional chairs with the scalloped shell-like backs and soft edges.
There’s been a strong Japanese design element running as an undercurrent through interior collections over the past few season. This autumn winter it’s really coming into it’s own as a stand out trend. Several big retailers have presented us with collections bursting with rich silk textures, graceful bird motifs, stylised oriental prints and structured furniture shapes.
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