“New year, new me” – they say as the calendar turns, and what better way could there be to usher in the new year and the spirit of change than rehashing your immediate surroundings – that is, your home and your workplace. We have compiled a list of 12 brand new, super exciting interior design and décor trends that are going to be all the rage in 2020.
Read on to find new and innovative ways to do up your home and office décor!
1. Prints Are Back – How to Jazz Up a Space Using Bold Prints
The easiest and most sure-shot way to add character and atmosphere to a room is to create a spectacle – a single piece or item that stands out and commands attention. Do this using bold, colorful prints – on upholstery, a single wall, cushion covers, rugs, etc.
Here, you have innumerable options like geometric, traditional, abstract, modern; what have you. Just remember to avoid overpowering the room or space with the print, so limit it to a small number of pieces.
2. Bring Out the Florals – Use Silk Flower Arrangements to Add a Touch of Glamor and Class
Nothing gives a room an element of elegance and class than rich silks – and now you can incorporate it in decorative pieces through silk flower arrangements in every shape, size, and color imaginable. They look gorgeous, and are extremely low-maintenance; win-win for you!
We recommend a lovely tall silk flower arrangement in a softly-lit corner of the living room or a petite one to keep on the center table. Alternately, a large silk flower centerpiece arrangement is perfect to tie the whole room together.
3. Classic Blue – The Color of the Year
Play it cool this year with classic blue, which was declared the color of the year for 2020. The shade is a middle ground between a deep navy and azure, so it’s ideal for when you want to add a cool tone to your home or office décor.
Incorporate it by pairing cool blue rugs with white or cream upholstery. You could also paint one of your walls in the color and give it silver-toned highlights.
4. Back to the Roots – How to Go Natural This Year
Dial it back and play it simple with the easiest way to add style and aesthetic value to your home décor – plants! Potted planters, bonsais, creepers, flowering plants, succulents; you have an immensely wide array of house plants to choose from. You’ll be surprised how easily a couple of pots add freshness and life to any room.
Though they do require much more maintenance than silk flower arrangements and the like, house plants are certainly worth the investment.
5. Look Up – Ceiling Wallpapers Are the New Fashion Statements
Why leave out the ceiling to be a boring old shade of off-white when you do your home or office interior? Ceiling wallpapers are the latest trend to catch our eye, and boy, aren’t they exciting.
Ceiling wallpapers offer a whole new extra space to decorate in the room, and the options are limitless. You can play it classic and get a soft print to complement the rest of décor, or make it super bold – either way, we guarantee it will get everyone talking.
6. Industrial Chic
If you’re looking stand out with your interior décor, then this style is just what you need. Metal paneling stripped metal sculptures, rivets and bolts - these are staples of a functional, industrial look that will give your house or office a whole new look.
This style works best with clean lines, sharp angles, and bold shapes.
7. Play with Texture
This is the year for bold trims, bold textiles, and bold texture. From walls, upholstery, to the mantelpiece decorations, and rugs; incorporate different textures in your interior design for a uniquely curated look.
You can go all out here, and make your living room a wonderful tactile experience for yourself and your guests.
8. Get Cozy
Make your home space for warmth, comfort, and peace by adding elements that make you feel all nice and warm inside. Get yourself a million throw pillows for the couch, or an incredibly soft and plush rug for the bedroom. Pamper yourself, because what matters most is that you feel perfectly at home in your house.
Soft pastel colors, light prints, comfy couches, and well-lit rooms should be your go-to, for after all, who doesn’t love the hygge vibe?
9. Play with the Lighting
How do you curate a different atmosphere for your home in the daytime and in the night-time? Simple, just play with the lighting.
Let in a lot of natural light during the day to get a fresh and bright vibe, and switch it up after dark with soft moody lighting, or even some edgy neon lights.
10. Two-Toned Interiors
Take the minimalist vibe to a new artistic high with a simple two-color palette for your interior décor. Don’t get fooled by the simplicity of the style, you have plenty of room to get creative with just two colors.
For a youthful, fresh look, go for combinations like yellow and cream, or sky blue and white, or you could go the darker route with rich purple and ivory, or the classic black and white look.
11. Abstract Art – How to Liven Up a Room with a Dash of Color and Class
If you’re feeling a little lost about doing up your living room or office, the easiest way to make things interesting is to add a piece of abstract art in the room. This can be a painting, a wall decoration, or even a sculpture – it will stand out, get people talking, and certainly make an impression.
12. Asymmetry – Get Adventurous with Your Décor
Get out of your comfort zone this year, and experiment with asymmetric colors, shapes, and designs in your interior design. You could start small with sofa or chair placements, or go big with fundamental design choices like an off-set window, doorframe, etc.