Watching new trends is often a nice way to look for inspiration, whether you’re trying to predict the visual of the future or simply looking for some creative ideas, they can help in thinking outside the box.
Trends fluctuate all the time, but they often have at least one idea you didn’t think of that makes you go:
“Huh. I could do that!
So brace yourself for a short but inspired collection of trends for 2020 – some persistent, some new, some unexpected, but most importantly, all ideas you can bring to your home!
“You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
We couldn’t neglect to mention Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020: classic blue.
This comforting shade of blue gets the balance just right between a vivid and expressive hue that despite the cool aesthetic, doesn’t seem “cold. It’s vibrant, dramatic, but discreet – a perfect balance. Classic blue can be used beautifully in pieces of decor, furniture and plants that naturally display the color in its purest form.
It’s worth considering classic blue when repainting the walls too for a bold, but comforting new look!
Open shelves have only grown in popularity this year, with homeowners noticing their benefits more and more.
The secret charm of open shelves is that they help in keeping a more organized home – since the shelves are, as the name suggests, “open, you naturally get rid of all the excess and display only what’s necessary and useful to you. If you manage to get yourself some nice looking sets, it looks even better.
In a day and age of every new device selling itself as an absolutely essential requirement for your daily life, phones now being marketed with up to four cameras, and so much information coming as fast as it goes, it’s no wonder we look for visual design that favors less, instead of more.
People have turned to minimalism as a way to create more peaceful environments, free of visual clutter, where both their bodies and their minds can rest – or even work – in a more focused manner.
Getting the balance for minimalism isn’t always easy though. It’s not about settling for less, it’s about making sure the “less is all you need.
Our predictions of the future have had many different incarnations over the ages, whether through books, games, or movies. We’ve had the “american dream version of round edges and vivid colors, the dystopian rainy cyberpunk future of neon lights, and the ethereal grey palace-like future most seen in sci-fi.
But the strangest bit is that we’re now living in an age where the years have caught up with these predictions and we get to essentially “trade notes with these exaggerated versions we’ve created – to the point of life imitating art.
The futuristic grey has grown in popularity because of the minimalist appeal, but while on the surface it may seem to lack personality, we always find a way to add some much needed charm to the mix. Grey doesn’t have to be boring, after all – as long as it’s combined with other colors and design elements, it can look stylish without ever losing its subtlety.
Houseplants are not just beautiful, but also an easy peasy way to improve your indoor air quality.
There are many low-maintenance varieties to choose from, including pet-friendly ones. With a future that favors solid colors and often neutral palettes (such as grey and beige), houseplants work as a much needed touch of color and nature that can effortlessly bring life to a sterile environment.
And there are many different sizes to choose from as well – anything from small potted plants for a discreet office desk to large palm leaves on a living room. But even better, if you really need some more color in your life, lots of flowers can live indoors, so you really have a wide array of options for any situation.
Inspired to try one of these 2020 trends? Bring your ideas to a professional interior designer in your area and get free quotes today!