Interior design trends change all the time – one year, we are favouring minimalism, with everyone throwing away their clutter and embracing simplicity, and the next year, maximalism is in with homeowners buying clashing knick-knacks for their homes to add a bit more character.
Well, those who want an update without having an interior house design overhaul can do so by adopting one of the biggest trends of 2020 – textures.
Read on to find out more.
The reason why texture is going to play a big part in re-decorating plans, particularly at the beginning of next year, is because it adds warmth and cosiness to a room.
According to House Beautiful: “Some living rooms can look ‘flat’ and uninviting. This is where texture comes in.”
Instead of keeping upholstery sparse, add cushions to sofas, layer pillows on beds, invest in thick curtains, and place rugs on wooden floors. This will give a home more of a heart, making it warm and comfortable-looking, especially during the colder months.
Texture not only makes a home feel cosier, but it also helps to tie in other interior design features of the room and add personality to the space.
For instance, simply painting the living room a calm, neutral colour and investing in wooden or wicker furniture will not create the Nordic look that is going to become huge over the next year. This design is, in fact, pulled together by the other little elements that add character and soul to a room.
According to Ideal Home: “The purpose is to create a calm, comfy, chilled-out space to relax in – it’s all about making our homes a safe, inviting space to rest and regenerate.”
It recommended achieving this with faux fur rugs, woollen throws, oatmeal-coloured cushions, and woven baskets.
While trends such as eclectic glamour, Japani, and abstract energy will be huge in 2020, many homeowners are also interested in creating a space that is more for them than for their guests. Many people like showing off their taste in furniture, lampshades, rugs and paint, but equally lots simply want a space that can be their haven.
That is why ‘home comforts’ is another big trend for next year, with Ideal Home saying this look is ideal for those who want their house to be their personal sanctuary where “furniture feels comfortable and inviting with comfortable sink-into sofas and hearty tables to gather around”.
It suggested this look is particularly good for period properties, country cottages or houses with lots of character, such as exposed brickwork and wooden beams.
To really make a ‘home comfort’ house, textures are essential. As well as updating walls with cool blues, greys, warm pinks and browns, you need to consider what textiles you are adding to the mix.
“Comforting textures, soft colours and decorative details are key for textiles and bedding this season,” Ideal Home stated, adding: “Think quilted throws and bedspreads in washed linens and tactile weaves, and thick woollen blankets with decorative fringing, tassels and trims.”