TRENDS REPORT 2020
We're shining a spotlight on the must-have interior trends for 2020, and exploring how each of these themes go hand in hand with just some of the key lifestyle movements shaping our lives.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Home is where the heart is. That is why we place so much time and energy into creating a space that is both beautiful and practical - a reflection of our beliefs, lifestyle and signature style. We are always seeking to reinvent and refresh our homes to stay ahead of the latest trends, whether it is in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom. Yet, our home style is as much a reflection and response to what's happening in the world around us as it is about channelling the latest trends. We have teamed up with five of the country's leading interior and design experts to bring you a definitive guide to the top trends hitting our homes in the year ahead, spanning colour palettes, materials, innovations and more.
KEY COLOUR TRENDS
Colour is the backbone of any new look. This new minimalist palette is a natural progression of the recent neutrals revival. As we move through 2020, these warm neutrals will be elevated by tinted layers of orange, coral and neo-mint. There will also be moments of saturated colour, for those not quite ready to turn their backs on the dark side, with rich reds and emerald greens (in small doses of course) posed to take neutral mood boards in a subtly dynamic, luxurious direction.
Thanks to hidden doors, concealed cupboards, and secret built in storage, now you can hide all items and features that are not pleasing to the eye, whilst blending seamlessly with the decor of a room. This is an element that is very important in city living, with space becoming increasingly limited. Sleek, smart solutions such as the above are a necessity, offering functional multi-purpose space, while maintaining the space in each room.
BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN
Biophilic design is a way of connecting our home environment to nature. By reconnecting with nature and bringing elements from the outdoors inside, a happier, healthier, calmer and more productive environment can be created.
WITH EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS FROM THE EXPERTS
DELVE INTO KEY INTERIORS THEMES FOR 2020
Foreword by Michelle OgundehimFind out more
Discover Michelle’s take on what the big trends will be for the dawn of a new decade, and, as the home is our own personal sanctuary, how important the personal is over general.
The Intelligent Bathroom & Home TechFind out more with Emily Murray
The bathroom is becoming increasingly more connected as technology progresses to keep up with the growing self-care trend, reshaping the way we use the bathroom.
The "Show-Off" Home & Maxmimalist DesignFind out more with Katie Woods
As the rise of entertaining at home rather than going out continues, how we decorate our homes is becoming an extension of out personalities and a way to express ourselves. Being bold with print, colour choices and patterns allows a home to have a ‘wow’ factor while making you feel more connected to your environment.
Flexible Living & Space-Saving SolutionsFind out more with Leoma Harper
Today's home is under mounting pressure to become more flexible than ever, as homeowners continue to adapt the way they traditionally use spaces in the home. In everything from innovative small-space concepts to furniture offering intelligent and versatile designs, we will begin to challenge the notion of single-use space.
The Home Hub & Design for EmotionFind out more with Oliver Heath
As the purpose of the home diversifies to be both work and entertainment hub there is a growing understanding of the importance of interiors creating a welcoming and relaxing space. By bringing the outside in and making clever lighting choices we can counteract the impact of our busy, always-on lifestyle in our own homes.
The Simple Life & MinimalismFind out more with Linda Clayton
Minimalist design is set to see a resurgence in 2020, as we seek to simplify, declutter and streamline homes in response to busy lifestyles. This also combines the move towards sustainability, with a focus on buying less but choosing products of a higher quality.