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Discover 2020's biggest interior trends

As the days get shorter and the year draws to a close, it's time to think about the design trends that will see us through to the new decade. From decadent fabrics and luxuriant colours to rustic texture and plant-based décor, 2020 offers something for everyone. Read on to find out more about the top 30 interior trends ushering in the new year...


Soothing shades

Inspired by the green-tinged hue of the morning sky, Dulux’s 2020 colour of the year is Tranquil Dawn, a versatile pastel green with hints of grey and blue. Used in combination with other neutral shades, it helps create a peaceful space conducive to relaxation. Combine with soft lines, natural materials and handcrafted furnishings for the ultimate in zen living.


Japandi-style décor

Japanese and Scandinavian style converge in a trend that's taking the design world by storm. Drawing inspiration from minimalism, the Japanese wabi-sabi concept and the now hackneyed hygge fad, it aims to create simple, comfortable and functional spaces. Think clean lines, neutral palettes and timeless pieces of furniture made from natural materials.


Tone-on-tone palettes

If contrasting colours leave you cold, the mono-palette trend is an easy and foolproof way to make your home a little more vibrant. The idea is to select one colour to use exclusively or layer different tints for a matte, tone-on-tone look. Try playing around with different textiles in the same hue, or paint walls, shelves and units in matching colours to bring a little drama to the space.



Paint effects

From sponging and colour washing to dragging and patinating, 2020 marks the return of paint effects. While rag rolling may conjure up images of dodgy 1980s paint jobs, employed effectively, it creates a gorgeous finish reminiscent of marble or crushed velvet fabric. Choose neutral colours, such as this soft plaster hue, to keep things understated and let the texture shine.


Abstract patterns

Pattern goes all post-modern in 2020 with abstract shapes taking centre stage – think bold, Picasso-style paper cut-outs, inky Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired watercolours and just a splash of Jackson Pollock. Jump on the abstract bandwagon with this earth-toned Forme wallpaper and create a homage to Henri Matisse in your living room or study.


Rainbow textiles

This year may not have been full of rainbows and sunshine, but there’s no reason why your home should reflect reality. Embrace 2020’s kaleidoscopic trend by piling beds and sofas with cheery, polychromatic textiles or arrange books by colour for striking display shelves. We love this woven accent pillow, from Jungalow® founder Justina Blakeney, with its colourful hooked yarn design and bright blue tassels.

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