With 2020 in full swing, what better time to make over your living space? If you need a few bright ideas, these five design trends are sure to help you create your home of the future.
1. Ahead of the curve
Curved furniture has been around for decades, but new designs are providing a contemporary edge to their predecessors. From coffee tables to sofas, curved furniture offers a visually striking contrast to straight edges, and their organic forms add special interest to any room.
2. Modern Mediterranean
Blue and white are the quintessential colours of the Mediterranean palette – and this look is further enhanced with terazzo, rattan and travertine. The modern Mediterranean trend is all about relaxed simplicity and natural textures.
3. Terrific texture
Layered texture is one trend that’s in it for the long haul, adding interest and depth to any space. Natural fabrics like wool, cotton, linen and leather are tactile and durable, warm and inviting, and provide relief from a world driven by technology. Organic, handmade materials like ceramic can also be very grounding in a space and help build the story of your home.
4. The great indoors
Not only are colours reflecting Mother Nature going to be big in 2020, we’re also being encouraged to bring the outdoors in by adding plants to any surface you can find – whether it’s horizontal or vertical. Certain plants, like the peace lily, philodendron, Boston fern and rubber plant not only look great and help calm the mind, they purify the air as well.
5. Chalk paint
Chalk paint creates a velvety matte finish when applied to furniture. It works particularly well for beachside or vintage styles, or homes with a minimalist or bohemian aesthetic. It can be used to give furniture or distressed, vintage or shabby chic look.