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Interior trends ‘get real’ for 2020

For 2021 interior trends, see our latest post.

Fickle trends can be fun but choosing well is far more sustainable. Next year’s trends are more mindset than looks-led, with well-being, comfort and nature having a huge influence.

There’s a real move towards simplicity – and soft neutrals in oatmeal and creamy tones are creating the backdrop, as we shift away from main-stay greys. Oxygenated tones like Tranquil Dawn – the Dulux Colour for 2020 – and much talked about Neo Mint are bringing sky and sea colours to the palette, teamed with saturated, heavy petrol blue and neutrals. Texture will also continue to dominate, in all types of materials, as well as crafted artisan style and organic shapes.

The whole interior look is more pared back. The Japandi trend – where Japanese and Scandinavian influencers mix – is a lovely example. Nature meets clean lines for a beautiful uncluttered look, using natural materials like wood, stone and bamboo.

“This new direction makes the most of humble, natural materials and simple sculpture. It encourages us to carefully chose something we love – for keeps. And natural, organic materials connect us to the outdoors and can be really grounding in the home.”

“Moodboards are a lovely way to experiment and see how different materials work together. I start with the floor material as the base and then build up with tiles and accessories. Blue and green themes are my favourites, because they work with all of the seasons and really lift the spirits,” said Indigenous’ Clare Thomas.

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