Interior design trends you should know about in 20205 March 2020
The beginning of the year can run away with you can’t it? There’s usually a sense of busyness in January and February with kids returning to school and adults immersing themselves in work again. Now that March has arrived and we can all finally breathe a little, why not start thinking about updating the interior design of your new build home? When you’re feeling a little flat, there’s no better feeling than introducing new furniture, new accessories and new colours into your home, promoting a fresh start for the year ahead. To awaken your inner Interior Designer, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite top interior design trends for 2020:
1. Go Green
Ditch the grey and white walls and try introducing a splash of green into your home. We love the Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn. Inspired by the morning sky, this gentle green will introduce a sense of calm around the home. It could also be used to promote creativeness or would be the perfect accent in a baby’s nursery. Not brave enough to paint a whole wall in this colour? Try introducing it through soft furnishings such as cushions and throws or through a decorative piece such as a delicate vase. Discover how we’ve used this colour palette inside our show homes at Gwallon Keas, St. Austell.
2. Vintage Beauty
Interior designers have reported that they are starting to see a number of homes introduce timeless vintage pieces into their living space. Vintage furnishings can add a sense of class and elegance to a room, with one or two statement pieces really impressing guests. However, be careful not to overdo it. One or two pieces in each room is enough to make a subtle impression. If you go vintage crazy, it’s enough to send you back in time! The good news is, you can embrace this trend even if you are on a budget. Try eBay, Facebook marketplace and charity shops for starters.
3. The white kitchen is out
Remember when your Instagram was adorned with shiny white kitchens throughout the 2010s and you wondered how on earth homeowners kept them so clean? Fear not as the 2020s could see a shift away from this trend. Interior designers are predicting that we will start to see some colour being introduced back into kitchens across the country. Think wood cabinets, colourful islands and bright shelves. Homeowners will still be able to maintain that bright and airy look without having to worry if the dog is about to walk in with muddy paws or the baby is about to drop his bowl of spaghetti! Check out how we have used sunshine yellow tones in our show home kitchen at our Chulmleigh site, Ladywell Meadows.
4. The Olive Tree is THE house plant for 2020
We all know somebody who loves a good houseplant! If you’re a proud plant parent, then this trend is for you. Interior designers are predicting that the Olive Tree will start popping up in homes more and more. Unlike the large, bright leaves of the popular fiddle-leaf fig or the Swiss cheese plant, the Olive Tree enjoys a subtle sage colour. It adds some sophistication to a home and would pair perfectly with the vintage furniture pieces. Worried about remembering to water it? There are some fantastic artificial Olive Trees out there that require no maintenance and look like the real thing! Check out Blooming Artificial for some inspiration.
5. Bring the outside in with Rattan furniture
When you think of rattan furniture, it’s likely that your mind will automatically go to your outdoor seating area and summer BBQs. According to interior designer Nicole Fuller, rattan and wicker furniture is having a resurgence and should be trialled inside the home. She told Elle Décor: “It warmly reminds me of my childhood and has evolved in fresh and exciting ways whether in chairs, tables or lighting. It is the perfect layer to balance modern and traditional style.” Check out how we’ve introduced wicker into our garden room inside our Dawson show home at Gwallon Keas, St. Austell.