At the end of each year, I’m always interested to know what are the trends in home décor for the next twelve months. I’m not one of those people who re-decorates the whole house, just because something is a trend, but I do like to refresh the rooms a little to give the space a different feel. For instance, I love to re-use soft furnishings and be creative with changing around the furniture. Don’t forget that painting a room a different colour can make such a dramatic difference.
There are many new home decor trends for 2020, and as with any trends, I always choose the ones I actually like and think could enhance my house and improve it at the same time.
So, here is my favourite pick of the trends for 2020.
Natural Plants & Letting the light in
A few years back everyone seemed to fill their interiors with plastic plants, but 2020 will see us happily swapping plastic for real plants. Living with real plants is so much nicer – they oxygenate the air, make the room feel different every day as they grow and buying an actual plant is so much more environmentally friendly than a plastic one.
This trend goes well with the next trend of letting as much natural light in as possible, allowing the space to fill with sun and making the room feel airy and light. This trend also got rid of heavy curtains, blinds and netted curtains and lets you show off your windows in the best possible light – literally! This is your chance to show off any period features, like a beautiful traditional sash windows, high ceilings or bay window seats and make your windows a real feature of any room.
Craftsmanship and longevity
2020 will also see us rethink how we shop for home décor. Out is the trend to buy everything on the cheap (things that will only last few months and then break or flake off). Instead, we are being encouraged to look for pieces that have a real story behind them, a solid oak table made from a local craft workshop, home decorations from a talented designer or soft furnishings lovingly handmade by a seamstress.
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Mixing new with old
I totally love this trend for 2020, because that’s what I’ve been doing pretty much all my life and finally I’m on trend! It’s also perfect for anyone trying to be frugal because at last we have (delete ‘the’) official permission to re-use and re-cycle things and don’t have to worry about buying everything brand new. It’s so good to know that finally, disposable culture is going away and we are being encouraged to think about what’s environmentally friendly and how we can extend the life of our furniture. The easiest way to update an old piece of furniture is simply to paint it in the new trendy colours.
It looks like 2020 will see us using both soft and bold colours. Instead of gold and rose gold, we’ll be toning down to the champagne colour, which will introduce a warm tone to any room design and can be easily matched with light brown and other natural colours. The other lighter colours will include golden yellow, light pink. On the bolder side of the colour spectrum, keep an eye out for navy blue, olive green, dark red, charcoal, mango.
I know I’m going to enjoy re-designing my house a little with the trends for 2020, but what about you? I’d love to know, so leave me a comment in the section below, I read them all!
With a paintbrush in my hand, until next time…
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