Interior Design Trends for the Home in 2020

Interior Design Trends for the Home in 2020

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We have a great network of interior designers and we recently chatted with, Ashley Maddison from AM Interior Studio about future home design trends. Read on for some great insights and what to expect to see in the kitchen and bathroom this year.

Interior design is evolving

We’ve been living pretty safe the past few years, sticking to blacks, greys, and whites. But now we’re growing out of a Chromophobic society by introducing colour and texture back into our interiors.

Colours are in vogue and will be in high demand as people continue to design their homes with a sense of good taste.

The hexagon shape started the shape renaissance back into our interiors; now circles, curves, and squares are following in the form of wall and floor tiles, basins, and fixtures. Below is a snapshot of trends I expect to see more of in 2020.

Kitchen Trends

The last few years we’ve seen kitchens get bigger, with a focus on minimal aesthetics. In 2020 the same trend continues, however, with a focus on keeping things maintenance-free without compromising the overall aesthetic:

  • We’re seeing even the smallest details having an impact. Such as feature powerpoints, and cupboard and drawer handles and knobs.
  • Benchtop clutter is reduced when hidden practical storage is introduced. Think bread storage, microwave/toaster cupboards.
  • Walk-in butler’s pantry/sculleries are becoming bigger.
  • And bursts of colour are being introduced to island benches feature wall tiles and splashbacks.

Bathroom Trends

There’s no denying raw concrete has been everywhere the last few years. This isn’t slowing down, but in 2020 you’ll see:

  • Coloured concrete basins become increasingly popular.
  • Wall tile trends are swinging from oversized too much, much smaller.
  • Fixtures are becoming available in multiple metal finishes. Move over chrome—white, black, gunmetal and brass are moving in.
  • Separate his and her basins and walk-in robes.
  • Soon we’ll have separate his and her en-suites—the dream!
"Soon we’ll have separate his and her en-suites—the dream!"

Overall, I’m finding my clients have more confidence to express themselves within their interiors. It’s great that these trends aren’t just cosmetic, but also practical, AND won’t cost an arm and a leg to introduce in your home.

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