If you want to transform your space this year, here are some insights into the top 2020 trends and how to get the look in your home…
It’s a new decade and if you’d like to update your home, we have Anita Bloom, creative director for Decorex Africa, here to reveal some of the trends of 2020 and how you can go about getting these updates looks in your home.
1. Back to nature with contemporary organic style
Contemporary organic style adds natural materials alongside contemporary lines. Think cosy, tactile spaces that reference natural elements – like wooden floors, burnt timber cladding, textured stone, feathers, indoor plants, even dried branches.
“We’re moving away from sleek materials and sharp architectural lines as ultra-modern design adopts softer, more texturally rich touches: furniture with sensual forms or timber with an irregular grain,” says Bloom.
Get the look: Furniture made of unrefined natural materials will be popular – think rustic stools and seating sculptures – along with handcrafted rugs and fabrics.
“Fireplaces are back and they bring flickering light and undeniable cosiness to living rooms, as do table lamps, candles and lanterns,” says Bloom.
2. Make multifunctional furniture a focal point
Many of us are living, working and playing at home. This is new, fluid lifestyle means a new approach to furnishings.
Along with this trend comes multifunctional furniture design, which also suits if you’re considering downsizing your home.
Get the look: “Look for furniture items that provide you with options in a variety of spaces – like sofas with several accessories as part of their structure, which you can configure according to whether you want to work, relax, study, store objects or recharge electronic devices,” says Bloom.
3. Texture and tactility
In a digital age, we’re crying out for more contact with the physically tangible.
We loved Scandi design, but we’re ready to embrace a softer, more homely look. We’ll be celebrating form and texture in abundance, along with luxuriant forms of self-expression. When it comes to furniture, this means chubby, elephantine pieces that evoke a sense of comfort.
Get the look: “Opt for rounder, organic shapes with a slightly retro look, like velvet armchairs or ottomans,” says Bloom. “Maximalist statements are in, along with charmingly awkward shapes, so don’t be afraid of bold statement items that express your personality.”