If there is one way to describe the interior design trends we will see more of in 2020, it’s anything goes. While signature the looks of 2019 and the early aughts like accent walls and all-white kitchens won’t be going away entirely, they will certainly evolve in the upcoming years.
I spoke with several experts, interior and furniture designers who all emphasized that when it comes to design in the next decade, individuality will be extremely important. Those into crafting, DIY design, or commissioning custom pieces, will likely have lots of projects to take on in the New Year.
Off-Trend Will Be On Trend
Tired of seeing the same styles over and over again? So is everyone else. Los Angeles based interior designer Delta Wright says overall anything “uber-unique” will shine in the upcoming decade. “[We will see] highly crafted, unusual materials meticulously featured in furnishings and architecture.”
But to be clear, this is not about having the most unique sofa or one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass bowl, so much as true authenticity. Christiana Coop, who is the co-founder of Hygge & West explains that uniqueness should reflect individuality. “People are designing their homes to reflect their personalities and creating spaces that tell their story. What makes you truly happy is more important than what you see in magazines or on social media.”
Timeless Looks That Can Evolve
In recent years, there has been an emphasis on developing a personal style. So, whether it’s a renovation or simply purchasing furniture that they really love, consumers are thinking more long-term than they have in the past. “This is also in line with being more aware of the ecological implications of purchases,” says Coop.
She believes that people will be buying fewer, but more high-quality pieces. This could mean that fast furniture and decor may be on their way out.
Along these lines, sustainability has become increasingly more important. As society gravitates towards more eco-friendly lifestyles, people are more ecologically conscious and knowledgeable than ever before. “There’s an ethical component to their purchasing decisions,” says Ben Marshall who is the creative director of Hudson Valley Lighting Group.
This is being reflected in an overall design sensibility as well as a desire to bring warm, earthy elements to a space. “We’ve answered this demand at HVLG by featuring sustainably harvested materials like acacia and rattan in many of our fixtures,” he explains.
Swags And Easy-To-Use Fixtures
“Portables are no longer limited to table and floor lamps. Now, even renters can tailor a space with swag fixtures,” says Marshall.
Lighting fixtures do more than brighten up a room—they’re a bold detail. This is exactly why wall sconces with optional wire guard will become increasingly more available. These accents are ideal for anyone who wants to invest in statement lighting without the commitment of hardwiring. “If you want great design but are restricted by your existing space, these fixtures hit a sweet spot. Its cultured form meets