As a brand new year is upon us, many of us feel inspired to create some new changes in our lives. So, it’s a great time to channel that inspiration into your home and think about how to freshen up your space. What’s more, the internet is abuzz with thoughts on what major interior design trends that will reshape your house in 2020. Here are some of the key trends designers are talking about for the New Year and a few ideas on how to incorporate them into your home.
Interaction with nature has been shown to increase health, happiness, and productivity. This compelling science has fueled a trend known as biophilic design. Biophilic design aims to incorporate natural elements into the design of the spaces where we live and work to help promote both physical and mental health. It has become tremendously popular over recent years and will likely be front and center in many spaces in 2020.
There are a number of ways you can incorporate this trend into your space. Of course, with one quick glance at Instagram, you’ll note that houseplants are a popular way to bring a touch of nature into your home. Before you purchase houseplants, decide which area of your home you would like to set them up in so you can select a plant that will thrive in the available lighting. Create visual interest by incorporating larger floor plants, medium-sized hanging plants, and smaller potted plants to place on surfaces like shelves, windowsills, and tables.
There are many other popular ways to incorporate biophilic design into your home. Running water features can be quite beautiful and often create a soothing white noise sound. You can also incorporate furniture and home accents made of natural materials like wood and stone. Finally, something as simple as a beautiful nature photograph or painting can be a subtle way to try out biophilic design in your space.
Subtle Luxury Interior Design Trends
Over the top glam is so 2019. This year, expect to see designers opting for more subtlety. Like many industries, the interior design industry seems to be trending towards clean, subtle, and classy rather than ostentatious and overdone. It’s counterintuitive, but the simple and subtle look can often be the hardest one to execute. However, if you keep a few things in mind, you can create that much sought after simple-yet-sophisticated vibe.
Firstly, it’s a good idea to select a feature piece in the room. It could be a beautiful chandelier, a luxurious bedspread or a statement chair in a bold jewel tone. Whatever it is, make sure that this is the main focus and keep the rest of the room simple.
Next, incorporate beautiful textures like velvet and cashmere. This way, despite being very simple, the rest of the room will still have contrast and visual interest through the incorporated unique textures. Finally, think about luxurious home accents you can add. For example, you might want to purchase a candle or diffuser with a beautiful scent that will greet your visitors when they arrive. Or, try a stunning crystal vase and invest in fresh cut flowers weekly. Some florists even offer subscription services that deliver seasonal florals to your home.
Your Unique Touch
In the age of social media, it can be tempting to try and mimic what you see on your newsfeed. The problem? It’s often much the same over and over again. In 2020, consider trying something unique. Think about your own home and your own taste. Write down the people, things, and places that are important to you, consider what colors make you happy, and think about how you want your space to function. Let these answers guide your design process and your space will tell your story instead of someone else’s.
Contact one of our Fully-licensed REALTORS® today!