With the new year here to stay, it’s time to say hello to new styles and new trends for your home. Much like fashion, interior decorating has yearly trends, fads, and must haves. We’re going to look at some of the hottest interior decorating trends for the year ahead that are coming to a showroom near you.
Sustainable Is Desirable
With 2019 being the year of Marie Kondo, who taught us to de-clutter our homes and our lives, this theme played perfectly into the minimalist design trends that were all the rage of 2019. However, in 2020, we are slowly filling our homes back up again with stuff that sparks joy, it’s just made of more sustainable and responsibly sourced materials than before. When shopping for more sustainable and ecologically friendly furniture and decorations for 2020 look for the following:
Furniture and decorations that are made from wood or other natural materials like acacia and rattan
Pieces made in countries with good environmental and sustainability standards
Things made by companies with positive sustainability standards
Items with a low carbon footprint, including locally sourced furniture
Materials that emit low to no volatile organic compounds and are packaged responsibly without lots of plastic and non-recyclable materials like plastic bubble wrap or styrofoam
Upcycling Is On Trend
To go along with being sustainable, it’s very much in vogue to have some, if not all, of your main decoration components be crafted (cleverly) from “upcycled” materials or objects. Case in point, a dining room table or coffee table created by hand out of leftover wooden pallets or industrial spools. Wall decorations can be created by using upcycled pottery that has been painted and restored. Another popular wall decoration is to purchase a landscape painting from a 2nd hand store and then carefully paint in new items in the landscape like classic muscle cars or fantasy castles. It’s a cheap and easy project that nets you a classic piece of unique framed artwork for very little effort.
Natural, Simple, Biophilia Is All The Rage
Since we’re getting back to basics and back to nature with our new trends for the new year, having a house that looks less industrial and more “nature made” is what is “in” this year. And that means a return to wood showing up everywhere from table tops to flooring to kitchen counters. And let’s not forget our window coverings! Wood is back and we have tons of great North American hardwood blinds that would be the perfect on-trend addition to any home this year. Check out our fantastic prices and top of the line installation! While we’re in an all natural mood, house plants are coming back with a vengeance as this year’s top sustainable decoration and accessory. While they definitely take some upkeep, houseplants are worth every minute of care they take to keep healthy. They not only look fantastic by providing an organic pop of color, but they also help to keep your home’s air filtered and fresh!
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