Interiors: New Year, New Home
So 2019 is officially over. . . It was a year of dusty pinks and cane furniture, but will 2020 look much different? Taylor Smart of Suffolk home and lifestyle blog TWUSS spotlights eight interiors trends set to sell out this year
Bring the Outside In
Whether it's your bedroom, office space or living room, freshen up the atmosphere and feel at one with nature by injecting botanical greenery. Adding in some foliage is the easiest way to achieve the outside-in vibe. Not only do plants make your space look stylish, but they also clean toxins from the air; making your home healthier and more relaxing. If decorative plants aren't your thing, opt for green walls, as they pack a punch but are super-tranquil
Palm jungle rug, from £199, lion-head planter, £172, Deco fan console table, £255, pleated wall clock, £48, handmade beaded vase, £74, all audenza.com
Injections of Concrete
Concrete is creeping back into our homes in small modernised doses in 2020. This material really adds an allure of luxury when highly polished. For example these candle holders would look great on a window ledge or coffee table.
Modular, stackable concrete holders and natural wax pillar candles, all hand-poured in Suffolk, from a selection, concreteandwax.com
Modern masterpieces are making their way back into people’s homes at an affordable price and a design twist. Artists are beginning to adapt paintings with modern humour and effects to create a whole new art product for people’s homes. This makes art in the home more of a talking point, as well as bringing the new and old together on our walls.
The Pink Pencil, small canvas, £183, mineheart.com
Everyone is striving to live a plastic-free life, switching to everything from biodegradable bags to metal straws. The world is getting into the green scene, and we are living for it! Our unhealthy lifestyle habits are becoming more eco-friendly, and our homes should be too. Cutting down on plastics and bringing zero-waste furniture into your home doesn't mean you have to compromise on style; your friends will be green with envy when they see how lush and luxurious your decor is!
Eco wooden fox plate, £32.99, bluebrontide.com
Golden shades bring a sentiment of extravagance and charm into your home. However, what I truly love about this upcoming trend is its flexibility: you can either go for a small accessory here and there, or go full golden glamour. This trend makes it as easy to include shades of gold in breezy cream and beige rooms as it they are to style in darker-hued rooms.
Parker sconce, price on request, covethouse.eu
Pantone has just announced Classic Blue - or Pantone 19-4052 - as 2020’s colour of the year. Each year, designers anticipate this announcement as Pantone bases its selection on “what is taking place in our global culture” and it’s what they predict will send shockwaves through the design world. As such, expect to see Classic Blue popping up more often in the near future.
Vivienne three-seater sofa in Royal Blue velvet, £899, cultfurniture.com
Terrazzo is a trend we last saw in the 1970s. Building on the popularity of marble over the last few years, terrazzo offers a more colourful, more playful alternative. This speckled mosaic of marble scraps originated with Venetian craftsmen more than 1,000 years ago, yet it couldn’t look more cutting edge. When created with contemporary colours and placed within a modern scheme, terrazzo brings interest and texture to countertops, floors and staircases. It also works incredibly well as a graphic design for fabrics and wallpapers.
Terrazzo rugs, prices on request, covethouse.eu
This trend celebrates globally-inspired patterns, designs and colours. Dig deep into warm tones, rattan furniture and natural finishes to achieve a cosy boho look.
Petal rattan chair, £220, theoldcinema.co.uk
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