2020 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS
THAT ARE SET TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME
Original post by Chris Carrol, tlc interiors
TREND 1: MODERN MEDITERRANEAN
Sculptural forms, playful pattern and vibrant colour are the name of the game in this trend. It’s definitely the most striking of the six looks when it comes to hue. If you’re not afraid to rock daring design at your place, Modern Mediterranean is your bestie.
This look is full of joy, there’s no denying it. The great thing about this approach is that walls and flooring are still kept fairly subdued, but you can go to town with colour when it comes to sofas, armchairs and artworks.
The materials in this trend are also pretty gorgeous too. Think terrazzo, twisted cord, rattan, and travertine. Velvet is also included in this look, which keeps it feeling rather luxurious but also quite playful.
TREND 2: NEW COUNTRY
We love the serenity and warmth of country life, but it’s nice to take a classic vibe and bring it into the now. That’s what this look is all about; we’re celebrating natural beauty but giving it a modern twist.
In this trend, warm timber, blackened finishes, and shades of grey are present. There’s a lot of that refined heritage style about but it feels more a blend of Japanese and Scandi styles, as opposed to going toward an Aussie outback vibe. A clean look, but with character. It’s quite different to the 2019 Australiana trend, which features a lot more colour and a very bushland vibe.
Textures like tweed, leather and natural wood grain are celebrated in this trend, which is all about blending the lines between indoors and out. And of course, celebrating nature.
TREND 3: FLUID MINIMALISM
Fluid Minimalism is a look that’s packed with tranquility, fluid lines, and a pared-back approach to decorating the space. Each piece is careful curated and it feels interesting without being overbearing.
Natural materials play with bold forms in this trend, and the colour palette is restrained. Matte black, light timbers, and a medley of whites intermingle to create rooms that feel warm and inviting. It’s soothing but exciting at the same time, and I can’t help but feel drawn to it.
TREND 4: DECADENT SANCTUARY
Glamour: it’s a hard vibe to turn down, right? There’s a lot of it in the Decadent Sanctuary trend, and I’m sure it’s one that’ll resonate with you if you normally love a look that feels high-end.
Rounded forms and a mix of finishes are what make this vibe feel so luxurious. Textures like mirrored glass, darker woods and brass-tipped legs ooze style and sophistication. And let’s not forget a necessary dose of velvet and jacquard fabrics.
This look is rich and bold, with colours like creams, olives, toffee and antique brass dominating. The fluid furniture shapes bring a sense of femininity to a space, while the darker colour palette on walls and floors brings depth.
TREND 5: ISLAND RETREAT
In need of some rejuvenate? Looking for a vibe that’ll bring a sense of renewal and relaxation? The Island Retreat trend has you covered.
Pared back, unobtrusive beauty and organic textures sit side by side in this look, and it creates a wonderful feeling of serenity - It has all the same base, but less colour and obvious seaside motifs.
Exuding natural textures and bold forms, profiles are grounded with sculptural elements and brutalist shaping. Natures colours of ecru, sand and natural oak evoke a sense of calm and wellbeing in the home.
And it’s a look that’ll go indoors or out. Who doesn’t love to blur the lines between the interior and exterior?
TREND 6: EARTHY ECLECTIC
Calling all boho lovers, this look is an exotic fusion of unexpected textures and earthy tones.
Firstly, we have desert shades of terracotta and mustard playing together to create a bohemian space filled with warmth.
Geometric form and pattern are then mixed to delight the senses and imbue a feeling of tribal travels.
Layering these warm colours alongside natural rattan and textures of rich velvet inspires earthy individuality and a sense of surprise.