Design trends of 2020
By Arch. Vittoria Lou Mawis-Aliston
Philippine Daily Inquirer
January 4, 2020 at 4:15 am

It’s a new year, and it’s the perfect time to revamp your home interiors. Whether you just moved into a new place or you just want a fresh look for your childhood home, here are predicted trends to watch out for in 2020 when it comes to interior styling.

Design trends of 2020

Repetitive patterns are set to become a trend this 2020.

Wallpaper prints

Whether on the wall or the ceiling, people nowadays just can’t seem to get enough of wallpaper. Designers such as Scot Meacham Wood and Martyn Lawrence Bullard anticipate the surge of prints and patterns these coming months. Repetitive patterns, in particular, are making a comeback to conjure the ’80s era of vintage glamour and sophistication.

Neutral and earth tones

In the past few years, cool tones such as blue and purple were used to provide a relaxing ambiance in homes. Today, earth tones are replacing these colors to bring back nature. Coupled with plants, these colors will surely turn a house into an oasis you can call your own.

Design trends of 2020

Funky bathrooms are set to become your home’s centerpieces this 2020.

Experimental bathrooms

The era of simple tiled bathrooms is slowly coming to a close. Nowadays, designers and homeowners are becoming bolder in the design of their most private spaces. From wild wallpapers to exotic-looking fixtures, don’t hold back in designing the bathroom of your dreams.

Design trends of 2020

Bronze items, such as this bauble, are timeless additions you should consider for your home revamping.

Bronze accents

If you’re into metal hardware or accessories, it might be time to give bronze ones a try this year. Tina Ramachandani, an interior designer known for her minimalist style, says that bronze hardware feels timeless and sophisticated. Many of her clients request for this finish in their kitchen and bathroom renovations.

Design trends of 2020

Light colors and natural elements are re-defining luxury in homes nowadays.

Sophisticated bohemian style

Instead of classic, Victorian motifs, the rich and the famous have turned to light and natural elements to decorate their homes. Tharon Anderson, who hails from Nantucket, says that a “rich bohemian vibe” is becoming the new definition of luxury living. Whether or not you’re part of the elite crowd, you can channel this sophisticated style by decorating your home with natural colors, neutral furniture and light accents.

Black and white themes

Laura Umansky, an American Interior Designer, predicts that bold black and white patterns are set to become big this 2020. Forget the diner-type style of alternating black and white tiles. With a high contrast and timeless look, other patterns in these basic colors will surely make your home a place to remember.

Eco-friendly materials

While this trend has been going strong since the dawn of our global warming fears, it shows no sign of slowing down. If you want to help ensure the quality of life of future generations, opt for locally-sourced and natural products. Not only will you get to help local artisans and designers, you also get to save the earth and a few bucks as well.

Portable items

With so many people opting to rent instead of buying a new home, portable appliances, fixtures and decorations have been gaining ground. With features such as USB plugs and battery power sources, it’s wise to invest in portable technology if you see yourself moving homes again in the future.

Design trends of 2020

Grecian interiors are predicted to become big this year.

Historical elements

Greek and Roman elements are slowly turning our homes into museum-inspired dwellings. According to Jean Liu, a Dallas-based designer, historically-inspired artwork and patterns will soon be introduced in our homes due to the release of the Alta Sartoria collection of Dolce & Gabbana and the pending introduction of the Greco Disco book of Luke Edward Hall.

Trend-breakers

A paradox of its own, not following trends is set to become a trend this 2020. Eye-catching items such as artistic rugs, Onyx stones, and one-of-a-kind curtains are becoming a popular norm in households nowadays. While these items don’t fit in a particular setting or style, these things allow homeowners to express themselves through the design of their homes. So if you’re the type who hates following the norm and, instead, wants to carve your own style, 2020 is the best year for you.

The year 2020 is indeed an exciting time, not only because it’s the start of the year, but also the end of a decade. Now is the best time to design the home you want. Even on a beer budget, you can still have champagne taste when it comes to interior decorations with so much options available nowadays.

If you find yourself rattled by the numerous considerations in design, it’s best to consult an interior designer. A professional will help dress up your home for a fresh start this year, and might even turn it to a trendsetter of future styles.

Sources:

vogue.com; elledecor.com; www.forbes.com; housebeautiful.com; Designecologist, Brett Sayles, David Mackey, Catherine Augustin, and Luis Enrique Carvajal via pexels.com

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