Interior Design Trends for 2020
2020 is here, not just a new year but a new decade. Is there a better opportunity to update the look of your home? We don’t think so. Whether you’re trying to choose a material for your new window dressings, or just looking for some colour inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of trends for the coming year to help you start the 20s off right.
Biophilia was a bit of a buzzword in the 10s, and the trend doesn’t show any signs of slowing. But what exactly is biophilic design? Essentially, biophilic design taps into humans’ innate need to be in a natural environment. That is, being surrounded by plants and trees actually elevates our mood. Not only this, house plants can easily brighten up a dull space, and even improve air quality by removing airborne toxins – the perfect combination of form and function.
Whether it’s fashion or interior design, sustainability is a trend that’s becoming impossible to ignore – so embrace it. However, this doesn’t mean just looking for pieces composed of the most sustainable materials – it’s about looking for well-made products that are built to last. While you might be paying a premium upfront, you will save money in the long run, and your living spaces will look all the better for it.
Mint green is a wonderfully fresh shade that is set to be everywhere this year. Perhaps it’s because it synergises with the biophilia trend, perhaps it’s because there’s something almost futuristic about a mint green-themed room. Either way, this is certainly a shade that you’ll want to consider. We think some mint green bed sheets paired with some mint green roller blinds could really make a room pop.
This year, interior design is getting a little more tactile. Whether it’s a set of wicker
drawers or embossed pillowcases, adding a little texture to your home can really help elevate a flat look. Another excellent way to add a bit of texture, particularly to a living room, is with a shag carpet – it can really boost the room’s cosiness too!
A trend to stay for this year (and probably for years to come) is minimalism. Think about it: as our homes get smaller and smaller, we have to start doing more with less. And what better way to do this than by opting for clean, fuss-free designs which avoids excess clutter? If you’re keen on the minimal look, we recommend sticking to neutral earthy colours, but don’t be afraid to throw in a pop of colour somewhere to break things up.
If you’re looking for some blinds this year to complete your home’s new look, Fraser James Blinds can help. We offer a wide range of products, all of which are made to measure and can be customised to suit your tastes and budget. For more information about our made to measure blinds and shutters and how they could add a new dimension to your home this year, get in touch with a member of our team today.