Happy 2020 everyone! With the festivities well and truly over for another year, it’s time to reclaim our homes from all the cardboard, wrapping paper and festive treats. I for one cannot wait to get the decorations down and get on with getting my house back to normal.

I thought I’d get the year started with some musings on Interior trends for 2020. As a designer I do love to see what trends make it into our homes throughout the year. 2019 was definitely the year of the houseplant, pampas grass, sulking room pink and some serious boho vibes (all of which I loved!).

This year, it’s all about… not following the trends! And all about being absolutely, authentically you! It’s ALL about individuality in our homes. While we still love Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, there is something too contrived about a perfectly styled room that could belong to anyone. It’s all about reflecting your personality and life story. What is it that makes your heart skip a beat? Is it bright colours and pretty florals or are you a lover of calm, beach vibes? Tell your story! Collect beautiful travel souvenirs and artwork that inspires your soul. 

Sustainability will be a key influencer on purchasing choices this year. As we grow increasingly aware of our impact on the environment there is a real need for less mass produced items. This means we will be choosing long lasting pieces we can love and cherish for years to come over cheap and cheerful items to swap out when the trend has passed. Using vintage and antique furniture mixed in with newer decor creates an eclectic mix and lends itself well to creating a totally individual home style. 

Colour wise it’s all about expressive colour. Tone on tone grey rooms are I’m sorry to say,  totally last decade and we are desperate to express ourselves with the colours of our life. Once again there is no hard and fast colour trend as long as you are reflecting your personality and it feels good to you. The colour of the year is Classic Blue and I will always be a lover of classic navy in Interiors. I’m also loving all the warmer earthy tones of reds, terracottas, olive greens and browns. 

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Connection to nature is of course still very important to us at home. The trend for house plants stays in, as do natural materials like marble, raffia, cane, grass cloth, sisal carpets and lime paint.

Personally I’m finding myself naturally being very drawn to all things ‘Grandmillenial’ a new style coined at the end of 2019 by House Beautiful. Nostalgically we return to timeless, classic interiors of our parents / grandparents era, featuring blue and white pottery, timeless furniture (perhaps heirloom pieces passed through generations), jute rugs, pretty scalloped edgings. Add a contemporary twist with a touch of glamour and some cool Asian vibes (Chinoserie, Asian pottery and mix and match patterns) to completely nail it. 

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For those who like the more minimalistic vibe, the fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese style in the beautifully paired back ‘Japandi style’ could offer inspiration.

If you are looking to transform your home in 2020, get in touch at http://www.lishinteriordesign.com and let’s work together to bring the personality home.