2020 has most definitely been a year for self-reflection, especially within the spaces that we lovingly call home. Looking back around this time last year to that wonderful weekend spent at the Monaco Yacht Show seems like a lifetime ago now!
Back to work after a weekend at the Monaco Yacht Show! This is just a glimpse of the exquisite #yacht #interiordesign details from the weekend✨#luxury #interiors #texture #materials #finishes #luxurydesign #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/4hxVkLJqet
— RoselindWilsonDesign (@RosWilsonDesign) September 30, 2019
Visiting superb shows like this provides intriguing insight into the latest seasonal trends. The global pandemic may have put the world on hold for now, but it hasn’t stopped a range of exciting AW20 interior design trends from emerging out of lockdown. Although it looks like it may be some time yet before we can satisfy our growing wanderlust, to whet your appetite for the journey ahead, we’ve taken the time to explore the most influential interior design trends for autumn/winter 2020.
The rise of conscious consumerism and the desire for sustainable interior design has been fuelled further by the pandemic, as an ever-increasing number of consumers are valuing the concept of buying less but buying ‘better’. Heavily focused on well-thought out, bespoke designs that will last a lifetime, rather than fickle ‘fast furniture’, timeless, comfortable, and durable upholstery in muted palettes are making a comeback that’s set to last. Think expertly crafted furniture made from a variety of hardwearing, solid woods and timbers seamlessly fused with expert craftsmanship.
Characteristics: Clean lines, eco-friendly materials and textiles, uncluttered – e.g. Japandi.
Colour-palette: Muted, earthy tones.
Lockdown restricted our essential connection with nature, so it is of no surprise that as our desire to interact with nature increases so does its use within the home. Meaning ‘love of nature’, biophilic design increases the household’s connectivity to the natural environment, whilst positively impacting health and wellbeing by incorporating naturally influenced design and ventilation throughout the space.
Characteristics: Natural light sources, vegetation, animals, natural materials, shapes and shades e.g. Living walls, organic linens, naturally inspired artwork, patterned wallpapers, smart lighting systems.
Colour-palette: Therapeutic, calming and uplifting e.g. balancing shades of green, pale blues and greys, fresh and warming sunset tones.
With more of us working from home than ever before, the need for a carefully designed workspace that effectively allows you to switch off at the end of the day is essential. 2020 has been the making of the multi-purpose home, so we also expect to see a rise in multi-purpose furniture offerings to meet the needs of modern lifestyles, e.g. desks that double up as sideboards, seating unit side tables, dual function wall beds.
Characteristics: Distraction-free layered lighting, multi-purpose furniture, ‘broken plan’ living, interesting textures, modest homely touches.
Colour-palette: Soothing, earthy tones.
The boutique hotel design trend has been around for a while. Whilst holidays are restricted, get that chic, high-end look by transforming your headboard into a striking focal point. Forget its practical uses and think of it as unique artwork above your bed.
Characteristics: A striking centrepiece, an extension of your unique personality and sense of style.
Colour-palette: Adventurous colours and patterns that coordinate with existing bedroom décor.
Wallpaper has been reinvented to satisfy literally any taste and style of property. Effortlessly rejuvenating virtually any space imaginable, the range of modern and classical wallpapers available is incredible. Bold patterns are particularly popular this autumn/winter, as well as naturally inspired wallpaper materials such as grasscloth, cork, silk and wicker.
Characteristics: Tapestry, natural, 3D textured, geometric, botanicals.
Spending more time at home than ever before means that reconnecting with your home has never been more crucial. Get the most out of your home by contacting us today.
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