Top Interior Trends For 2020
My Top 5 Interior Trends for 2020………
After visiting this years Maison Exhibition in fabulous Paris! Looking at what Pinterest, Etsy, the High Street are predicting. I have combined this with my own personal thoughts; and given you my top 5 trends for now.
1. Garden Rooms
So get your green fingers out and it’s all about the indoor plant. So we have all seen over the last couple of years the garden industry grow and with a huge trend in garden designs, roof top terraces and even the urban garden getting a makeover!
We now heading indoors……
Not only does bringing plants into the home bring a sense of Mother Nature and enhance the trend setting Jungalow Vibe. Having a selection of plants to enhance your home interior design also boasts huge health benefits!
Studies have shown indoor plants:
“Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity, Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds, Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen, Add life to a sterile office, give privacy and reduce noise levels, Are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist
I found this very interesting read to add
“Plants Against Pollution
Pollution levels on the planet earth are on the rise. If you live in a busy, dense city, you encounter pollution everyday. It wreaks havoc on our skin, our hair and most of all, the air we breathe. Pollution is not just outside. It’s in the places we call ‘work’ and ‘home’.
Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms experienced by otherwise healthy people working in large commercial buildings -- think sudden allergies; irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat; headache, dizziness, and fatigue; respiratory and sinus congestion; and nervous system disorders. In 1989, Dr. Bill Wolverton, a leading scientist in NASA’s Clean Air Study revealed, “when the building occupants are away for a given time, the symptoms usually diminish, only to recur upon re-entry into the building.”
The cause? Indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is generally a consequence of toxic emissions from synthetic building materials, airborne mold, viruses, and pollutants, along with energy efficient construction, like making spaces as airtight as possible, which reduces the air circulation. These contributors release toxin emissions such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.
It’s not just big commercial buildings either. These compounds can be found in almost every home. Not great news when the Environmental Protection Agency estimates Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors.
Most wall paints, rubbers, vinyl, laminates, computer parts and plastics all break down over time and release compounds into the air we breathe. The good news is, we can improve our indoor air quality with plants. Plants absorb harmful toxins, breaking them down into gentle byproducts, and storing them in their soil to use later for food”(https://www.thesill.com/blogs/care-miscellaneous/why-you-need-plants-in-your-life.)
The Sill also has some great advice on what are the best plants to get and what benefits they have!
2. Home Theatre
(I’m not talking Romeo and Juliet) it’s the cinema type – with the increasing trend of staying in is the new going out and with our life style changing and they way we watch films and television with the use of on-demand TV. There is now an increasing trend coming through in home cinema, and its not just for those who have enough money to have there own personal butler – its now becoming something that is being reinvented with the Projector! We are getting more and more aware of what this little simple device can do on such a large scale and I’m just loving it! Home designers and makers are creating there own screen in romantics settings in the garden and home!
Prices do vary and you can go all out but equally you can start out with all the usual suspects selling them (I’m no tech expert) I just go for the one that looks nice and is second from the cheapest! Roll on Summer.
3. 70’s - Bring Back the Cane……
After visiting Maison Paris (interior trade fair, attended by 1000’s of interior designers and high-end interior brands) and as well as a bit of my own research! Its clear that we all now looking for that special bit of Cane and I am not talking Michael! In recent years the sheep skin and cow hide rugs making a come back onto our floors. Our walls are being adorned with cleverly tied Macramé! And we are all seeing that furniture we associate with the 70’s that once lived in the conservatory coming back in and this year its turning more elegant than Eva with the Cane Furniture cutting its way through and personally I am loving it!
4. Unique and Unusual Rugs
From seeing some incredible rugs again at the trade show and being amazed by all the sizes and shapes, it really excited me about the collection that I have available! This a quote from a review I found from British interior designer Aurore Martial of Domus Venus says that “shapes will also evolve for rugs in the upcoming year”
And I love this as I feel Rugs don’t have to be rectangular or plain, have fun with them, it’s like art on your floor. With my own luxury rug collection, which has taken a tongue and cheek, approach on the cow hide rug, by using the latest in photographic digital technology. I have a wide selection of quirky faux rugs that fits in with this growing trend! And the best bit about my collection they are all machine washable!
5. Swags, Easy-To-Use Fixtures and Statement Pendants
It’s all about the lighting! Some things are essential in creating any space whether it is in or outside and that is lighting!
It is so important as it can dictate a space, set the tone and can change a whole mood, so it’s so essential that you get it right!
This year hot on the trend is “Swags” (which is basically easy to fit light fittings that you can hang from the ceiling) and statement pendants. Which I am so excited about that although I’m still trying to source some Swags! I have some incredible luxury statement lighting that have been beautifully designed to incorporate so many on trend elements, with show off Ostrich feather lamps and pendants, to a real take on a retro style inspired 70’s lamp with use of reflective material and shapes that we associate with that era.
Well that’s it for now, my next Blog is going to be looking at "Buying Retro" and all things "Collectable" as I’m aiming for Betty to get back to her roots and get bargain hunting!
Hope you enjoyed my little read – its something that comes so unnatural to me as I am profoundly dyslexic and I have so much more I want to be able to express on paper !
Loads love x