It’s the turn of the decade and design professionals from various industries: fashion, interior design, and more are all releasing their new take on what we can expect in 2020 and what, conversely, what we should leave buried in the past.
Don’t allow your home to look trapped in 2010, and stay au courant with the latest decor trends that we are going to share with you today.
The Colors of Sophistication
Let’s start with the color. Breathe some new life into your space with these on-point colors and patterns for your interiors.
– Brilliant Monochromatic
We’ve seen a lot of neutral monochromatic interior colors in the past decade. There were a lot of white on white, greys on greys and other neutral colors. 2020 encourages us to be bolder and more exciting with brilliant monochromatic of cobalt blues, aubergines, and royal greens. Tone down your jeweled tones with metallics like gold and silver accents, or choose the more organic path of gorgeous hand-carved wooden furniture.
– Bolder Patterns
We’ve seen interiors of absolute minimalist perfection during the 2010s and while these spaces looked clean and soothing, this new decade encourages us to inject more interest and personality by choosing bolder patterns. Get inspired by Lee Radziwill’s iconic English estate, with her living room filled with the same pattern from floor to ceiling and her sofa and wallpaper are all draped in the same floral design. Or how about opting for a more modern chic design, inspired by her Upper East Side apartment where her Milanese silk wallpaper and blinds also have the same pattern?
Dramatic Home Accessories
You don’t have to change the color or pattern of your interiors. Sometimes, just changing the small details can already make a significant change in the overall look of your home. The question is, will this be a dramatic change for the better…or for the worse? Here are some ideas.
Mandala tapestries were all the rage in the past few years, especially if you were a college student or into the boho vibe. While it certainly didn’t have room for sophisticated homes, you might want to rethink the general idea of tapestries. But don’t just buy tapestries at random. Here are some choices:
- Dreamy, idyllic landscapes
- Antique and mythological artworks
- Oriental patterns
Here’s an extra tip: look for interesting details and textures. Estate sales are perfect spots for priceless finds but European interior design boutiques are your best bet.
-Modern Home Accessories
If you want more edge for your home, then modern home interior accessories and accents are a better choice. Here are some ideas:
- Crisp black-lined frames and mirrors
- Gold or silver geometric trays
- Contemporary prints
- Ceramic vases and sculptures
- Contemporary carpets and rugs
-Decorative Cushion Covers
Modern home decor has harsh, cold lines, though. If you want to soften that up then you can do so with decorative cushion covers. For designs and motifs, try European floral designs, chinoiserie, and natural patterns.
With the background and details all set, it’s time to take out the actual standout pieces. The ones that will set the tone for your interiors.
Let’s start with the furniture. Bold silhouettes, curvilinear designs, and custom-made pieces that highlight the excellent craftsmanship of the artisans of our time is the best choice. Don’t be afraid to request unconventional yet natural materials especially if they are cruelty-free and locally sourced.
Open shelving is so last season, so expect to see more enclosed and practical concepts when it comes to shelves, cabinets, and other storage. An organized home where everything has a place will never go out of style.
Finally, the true sense of elegance doesn’t rely on the materialistic side of things anymore. Instead of purchasing luxury items, people now are more invested inexperience. Hence, opt for display pieces that you have collected yourself in your travels. Works that can uncover a story or an important memory behind them, rather than a store-bought piece by an A-list designer.
A Sophisticated Style with a Story
In the end, you can sum up 2020 design trends into two words: personality and experience. Don’t be afraid to go bold with patterns and accessories if they reflect your character. Put your memories on display and highlight the actual drama that is your life. And most of all, learn how to combine elegance with fun. Good luck!
Leila Amber is a Design Trend Setter at Knothome and a passionate writer, home decor and design enthusiast. She has a keen interest in the content that inspires her to dig deeper into the practice and create helpful design and decor guides.