If you’re renovating or planning to make some cosmetic changes to your home, you’re probably knee-deep in design mode.
Here are some top design trends to consider while creating a new, beautiful space in 2020.
Giving your home a little wow factor does require some pretty big design decisions. And let’s face it: it can be overwhelming to wonder if you’re going to achieve the right look and feel.
So we’ve hunted down some current trends to help you create a beautiful space that you and your family will want to live in.
Sure, you can try and replicate gorgeous rooms you see on Instagram and Pinterest – but experts say one big interior trend this year is the push towards originality – making your space truly unique and reflective of what you love. That might mean taking a crack at making your own artworks to adorn your walls, commissioning custom-made pieces or seeking out handmade goods (like ceramics and wall hangings) at markets and on Etsy. Accessorising your home with items that you’ve purchased from the maker or that tell a story will bring life and warmth to your home that mass-market items won’t. A great source of local inspiration could be unique finds from the #buyfromthebush movement – a showcase of beautiful things available to buy from rural towns facing drought.
Bold black and white and other high contrast design elements are set to be popular in the coming year, say interior experts. The farmhouse look is as popular as ever, too, especially for rural properties – but 2020 will see a fresh take on the trend. It’s all about mixing patterns and combining old-school antiques with more contemporary furniture pieces. Botanicals and muted primary colours will also be on trend, picking up the hues from the surrounding landscape. Soft peaches, terracotta and other earthy tones will continue to dominate the colour palette in many homes this year.
Lush fabrics still reign supreme – whether you’re a lover of velvet, leather or linen; and successful layering is key to creating beautiful interiors. Marble is also sticking around in kitchens and bathrooms, the funky rug trend continues, and wall panelling remains popular as an affordable way to add character and wow factor. It’s also worth noting that our changing buying habits are dictating design trends, too. In the same way, many of us are rethinking whether to buy fast fashion at all, we’re also rethinking our interiors. Experts say we’re choosing to buy less, but our purchasing decisions are dominated by quality and a desire for longevity. It makes perfect sense for those big-ticket items – whether you’re deciding on a kitchen benchtop or new couch.
Concrete and natural stone are still hugely popular for outdoor areas, whether you’re creating bbq benches, surrounds for your pool area or are using big slabs as stepping stones through your landscaping. The striking look of black steel is also moving into gardens, and the trend towards built-in benches continues too (these can do double duty as concealed storage). Don’t be afraid to mix all kinds of plants – landscapers say that’s in vogue right now. You might want to think about creating an outdoor space with sculptural plants and hedges, along with more playful succulents, cacti and drought-resistant natives that can handle the hot Aussie climate.
Going forward, we’re set to see a lot more natural wood, recycled textiles and un-dyed yarns in our interiors, say experts. Many of us will also adopt the growing trend of shopping local, trying to reduce our carbon footprint and repurposing and giving life to old items we might once have discarded. And, given the horror bushfire season we’ve endured this summer, it makes sense that many people are considering how to rebuild or fireproof their homes. Only 10 percent of homes in bushfire regions are bushfire resilient, so experts predict this will be a growing trend in 2020.
If you’re looking to update and add value to your home in 2020 contact our team for advice.