Eclectic, Scandi, maximalist, minimalist…there’s a huge range of words used to describe different interior styles. But what do they all mean?
We’ve rounded up all the trends that are going to be big for 2020 and shared our insider tips on how to achieve each look.
Scandi minimalist and Nordic textures
This trend ties in with our increasing awareness around sustainability. Unrefined finishes and raw materials are going to be very popular in 2020, with lots of use of wool, sheepskin, wicker and earthenware items. Neutrals for this year will be warmer than they have been previously, as we move away from our beloved grey to yellow based creams.
Continuing the theme of ‘hygge’, it’s still a big trend for 2020 that our homes are filled with cushions, throws and candles, for that ultimate comfort feeling. Different textures, such as faux fur, linens, tactile weaves, and thick wool are paired with calming colours such as cool blues and mossy greens, accented with warmer tones of pinks and browns.
Eclecticism is famously British and the trend for 2020 is bigger and bolder than ever before. Occasional chairs with scalloped, shell-like backs, and sofas in fluid shapes gives a softness to the furniture, but this is paired with strong detailing, such as piping, tassels and fringing. Everything is very lavish with marble, brass, and velvet materials with plenty of rich blues and ruby hues.
Bringing the outdoors in seems to be a part of our nature, which is probably why it gives us such a calming environment. Play around with botanical prints in fabrics and wallpapers, with plenty of velvet, wood and buff leather. Leafy greens work beautifully well with mustards and nude pinks to add some warmth, and house plants will help to oxygenate the space.
This trend is for those who don’t want to go all out with the eclectic trend. Think sophisticated, but not over the top. Luxury materials such as pewter, marble and velvets are still used, but brass is matt and silver has a less shiny look than chrome. Dusky rose hues are great to use as an accent colour, without being too bold.
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