Over the years there’s been so much changing in design. I believe we went through everything already, until one day someone will invent something even more interesting and that “it” is going to be a new trend. Nowadays, there’s so much we have and we should feel so grateful for it. We went from cooking on fire to gad and electric stoves. From carriages with horses to fully electric cars.
When it comes to the interior, it changed a lot too. People went for sophisticated and luxurious looks since the 20s. Then it changed for colourful fabrics, clashing together to make it look fun. In the sixties – there was a trend of colourful, patterned wallpapers. My favourite, the 80s – people went for metals, metallic decorations and bold posters on the walls which for me was perfect. Later on, it changed to the vintage look and now we have a sustainable look.
So let’s talk about what trends and looks of 2020 are the most-used in the homes.
What is a multi-functional space? Well, as the name says, it’s the space that can be used for many things during a period of time. Space is used differently at a different time of the day. For example, if you have a bedroom with sofa-bed, then your room transforms from a nice living space where you relax to the bed where you go to sleep at night. The very popular concept right now is open plan flats or houses, where the living room, dining room and kitchen are somehow integrated together into one. People also like to make their bedroom multi-functional by adding the furniture to make an office space.
This is something that most homes have, whether it is a brown armchair or cream pillows. Earth tones begin with the cream colour and end with dark grey. It’s every colour you can associate with our Mother Earth. Usually, people go for more delicate accents like beige or light brown as these remind us of the Earth the most. It is very popular to create a space that is cosy and have a good feeling to it. It can be achieved by adding some knitted blankets in brighter colours to the brown sofa (which sounds so good I really want to change the way my sofa look right now).
Plants, plants, plants
The trend of having biophilic interior is one of my favourite ones. Incorporating plants, not only as standing in the pot plants but as a pattern on the cushions or chairs is a perfect thing for people obsessed with botanic gardens and greens. I firmly believe that to do that you have to be great in mixing patterns together into the perfect harmony (which I somehow can achieve it, not by knowing how to do it but pure luck). Plant patterns are great for small spaces, giving them a little bit more dimension.
Rattan and Wicker Furniture
Even though you might think that rattan and wicker furniture are mostly for gardens and outdoor spaces, they can be a very good add-on to your living room space. They give out the natural vibe and make homes look more, well, homey. It is a great alternative from upholstered armchairs and it is way cheaper to buy them if you choose the right website for it. It doesn’t have to be posh looking one – the most basic rattan chair there is will transform your home into a nice oasis that you come from work to. I like how it looks with some nice pillows in earth tone colours and a fluffy throw.
For those of you who don’t know what a canopy bed is – it is basically a four-poster bed with a fabric hanging off of it. It may look a little bit more expensive and it probably is because there is much more material to go through when it comes to building it. There’s usually light, see-through fabric around it, creating a little bit of a privacy curtain. I am not a fan of canopy beds at all. I think it’s just a waste of money for something that is not really necessary. And the price of canopy bed is almost twice bigger than a normal double bed. And the only difference is a bit of fabric and four wooden poles on each corner.
My personal favourite. I love everything that’s not square or rectangle. I love circle and oval shapes so having curvy armchair is such a perfect idea. It became a trend last year and it is still popular. People are attracted to anything that doesn’t look “normal”. What I mean by that, is we are so used to rectangle sofas and armchairs that seeing something out of that shape is really appealing to human’s eyes. It’s a great add-on for small bedrooms, as a chair where you can read and relax after a long day.
What is your favourite 2020 trend? Would you buy any of the furniture mentioned above?