As the new year is approaching, new styles and new trends are expected and much anticipated. While new ideas and new techniques for the home are always evolving and ever-changing, certain elements of decor are here to stay.
Here are some interior trend predictions that will probably be the next trendsetter for 2020.
According to Kate Lawrence, interior designer and founder of Kate Lawrence Interiors predicts the current popularity of wall panelling will soar to new heights in 2020.
Whilst wall panels are nothing new, as it already exists a long time ago (as early as 15th century) and wall panelling was developed to make the rooms in stone building more comfortable back then as it mainly uses oak or pine. (Yes it creates a certain depth and provides insulation). Fast forward to 20th century when an enormous variety of woods such as Walnut and Mahogany became readily available that they were used in wall panelling, and here we have a wide variety to choose from.
Just like many other products, it got evolved over time and wall panelling became one of many design solutions that gives a space ‘wow-factor’ without burning your pockets.
With the minimalist trend going on for past years, there’s also (seemingly) increasing trend in maximalist style. While having more is better for some, and it is not messy or random. While minimalist steer towards a calculated and devised design. As for maximalist, you can’t achieve the look simply by filling your space with decor. There is no wrong way to create a maximalist style in your home. You will be simply adding more of what you love to your home. There are no rules to maximalist decorating.
Some tips on creating a maximalist design:
- Load up on lots of color.
- The more artwork the better.
- Strive for comfort and add only the decor that you love.
- Maximalism is a book lover’s dream — you can’t have too many books.
- Don’t strive for perfection, strive for personalization.
Mono-what-tic? It just means that Monochromatic refers to a color scheme that is comprised of variations of one singular color. And they are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black. This is not monochromatic in the strictly scientific meaning of the word. As such, monochromatic color helps the eye “make sense” of a room with its repeated use of the same color and even repeated color patterns, the easier the room is for us to process. The quicker we’re able to make sense of a room, the more aesthetically pleasing we’re likely to find it.
Now, this may sound foreign to some of you. Terrazzo is one of those composite material which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.
It adds great texture and interest to spaces, whether that be in the bathroom or kitchen. If kitchen design is the top priority for your home, why not consider choosing Terrazzo as its interesting tonal speckles fill up the entire kitchen or bathroom.
There’s a noticeable increase in using black tapware for the past year, 2020 is all about brass, says Interior stylist Emma Blomfield. “While brass has been an option with most tapware manufacturers, it hasn’t peaked just yet, she says.
Brass accents can be easily blended in with various color schemes such as an-elegant-all-white color scheme or a muted-tone scheme that consists of pastel blue or pink if you are bold enough, match the brass accents with natural stone flooring which has a huge amount of warmth and depth to it which helps to ensure the overall design feels really balanced and grounded.
We also believe that the earth tones (that has been popular over the years) will stay in 2020, as the gray monochrome trend is on the way out and instead we’ll see all versions of sand and earthier colors like ochre, burnt gold, and terracotta.
This color scheme is based on natural elements such as green leaves, brown soil, clouds or the blue reflections of the sky in the water, normally associated with peaceful moods and serene settings.
Let’s see if these design trends and predictions come true in 2020, we are also anticipating what would be the next big thing for interior design in the coming of the new year 2020. Contact us today to schedule for a professional consultation with no obligations and we will be glad to share more with you.