The Specialist Buyers Guide for the Interior Design Contract Market
The new year is expected to bring a fresh new wave of interior styles, with raw natural materials, bold colours and decadent finishes all taking center stage. The interior looks for 2020 take inspiration from many different eras, with the 1920's, 1970's and 1980's all influencing the flavor of these modern concepts. There is a definite nostalgia to many of these looks, with bland and clinical styles being replaced by styles that prioritize. comfort and homeliness and have great sense of fun,
Introducing all the biggest 2020 interior trends as predicted by the experts.
Rattan and Vienna Straw - Introduce natural woven textures with raw plant weaves..
Featuring in accessories to furnishings, rattan, vienna straw and other woven cane finishes are big news for 2020. Interior Design experts have recognized their prevalence in both Milan Design Week and Maison & Object this year, with director of made.com noting woven cane and bamboo as one of the 'most noticeable of trends' of the show.
Japandi - Combining Japanese Wabi-Sabi with Scandinavian Hygge..
During the year, there has been growing interest in Japanese inspired interiors. As with Hygge, raw, unfinished materials are an essential feature of a Japanese scheme. This is born from the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, 'a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection' which embraces beauty that is 'imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete'. Unlike the pale untreated wood often found in Scandinavian schemes, an authentic Japanese aesthetic will feature darker, more elegant materials, such as burnt wood, bamboo, and finely woven rattan.
20th Century Glamour - Blending 70's chic with Art Deco..
By fusing elements of the most luxurious design movements of the last century, the 'New Luxe' has a beautiful, timeless quality that is very desirable in 2020. This aesthetic is founded on elegance and quality finishes, pepped up with a sense of playful decadence. Take inspiration from the sleekness of the Art Deco Period, using marble, velvet and brass, and choose elegant furnishings with softly rounded corners or scalloped shapes. Try the new 'Palazzo' collection from John Lewis for some statement pieces. ‘The Palazzo collection channels a series of glamorous, 20th century influences reimagined.’ explains Fionnuala Johnston, Senior Designer, John Lewis. ‘The distinct silhouette of the Farrugia dining table, references a particular design style from the 1930’s called ‘Streamline Moderne’ which is characterised by soft linear architectural forms.’
Statement Rugs - Add bold designs to your floor with designer rugs
Highly patterned rugs were noted for their presence at Milan Design week and Maison & Object this year. The range of designer rugs currently on the market is huge, but to nail this trend, the bolder the better. Choose a design that really grabs your eye, rather than basing your decision on the room. Although you may wish to tie-in colours at a later stage, you should select rug as you select a piece of artwork, and buy something you love. A statement rug can provide a focal point for a room, and add a sense of personality that will transform the space.
Abstract Shapes - Modern designs in retro shapes
Graphic abstract shapes will be featuring heavily in interiors in 2020. This incorporates both art-inspired fabric prints and furniture design in sharp straight shapes or cartoon-like bubbles. Tamara Honey of Decorist, is a big fan of this new look; “Our 2020 prediction for what is next is Neotenic furniture and accessories. We love the resurgence of chunky, organic shaped pieces that add an unexpected playfulness to any space.”