Trends influence many sectors and none more so than interior design. Each year we see Pantone’s Colour of the Year offer us an insight into new and exciting shades for our homes. Plus, trend forecasters at WGSN have offered their predictions that ‘Neo-Mint‘ will be the IT colour of the year.
But before we get all excited and start splashing paint on the walls. The new year can also offer an excellent opportunity to look deeper into styling your home for the long haul. As we know, trends come and go, so considering timeless touches could save you some cash before you revamp your living spaces each year.
To give you an insight into what’s going to be hot for 2020, check out our predictions to get you inspired.
Sustainable and eco-friendly homes
There’s no getting away from the call to live a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. However, it’s not just interiors you need to focus on to get on board with this new initiative. Looking at other elements such as energy usage is a handy way to control your impact on the planet, and also lower your bills (and who doesn’t like to save some cash!). From how much water you use to how high you whack the heating up, it all contributes to your carbon footprint. To remedy these aspects, you could consider upgrading to double glazed windows to help insulate your home better. Or perhaps start using a Smart Meter (if you don’t already have one) to monitor your energy usage.
A focus on wellbeing
Your home should be a place to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. But, if the space stresses you out, you’re less likely to feel comfortable in it. A significant home and interior focus we predict for 2020 will look at how your house can help instil a sense of wellbeing and contentment for you and your family. Creating social spaces is an excellent opportunity to open up your living areas. Plus, elements such as creating a snug can give you a spot to indulge in some ‘me time’. Smaller homes may find it challenging to create a social space. However, adding compact furniture or storage that doubles up as seating to fit everyone in is the perfect solution.
The use of natural light
Natural light is one of the best ways to bring your style ideas to life. When you’re planning a refresh to your decor in the new year – try to think about how the natural light works with the room. By embracing the way it enters the space and seeing how it moves throughout the day will offer an insight into how to layout furniture. Plus, if you’re deciding where the TV should go, it shouldn’t be a case of shutting out the light just to see the screen.
Although the above might not be your stereotypical trends of the what’s hot for colour, texture, furniture and art in your home, they do provide important concepts to consider. By looking at trends in a different light, you can create a beautiful and happy home that never goes out of fashion.
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