Infusing your spaces with what’s au courant can be tricky. When anyone wants to design a space, its always about putting into what a person likes more, it could even be a mix-match of any elements of your choice.
While you always want your home to look chic, staying on top of the latest trends is a burden. To help us make sense of it all, we do consider some blogs or some talks to the designers about the home trends they’re embracing this year and the styles they are leaving behind, from color to palates to even special design and beyond.
Lets get into the top 6 picks ……
BLUE IS THE NEW GREY
Yes, we said it, we never thought it would happen but our love for grey has been pushed out by blue! And blue has been always my favourite color , they could just completely tone up the whole environment .Will if you don’t believe us, believe Pantone. Blue is indeed a cool color , where I guess it could be cherished at any spaces , from residence to 5 star hotels and much more. The 2020 colour is called Classic Blue, and it’s just that: a classic blue. It’s clean and elegant but it’s also really uplifting and (in comparison to the last few years) a really easy colour to incorporate into your home.
Possibly the most relevant of interior design trends of 2020 is creating a home office. With an uptick in remote work, there is a need to create a workspace that is productive and functional. If having a home office feels luxurious at this point, there are ways to organize creatively and make just about any area a workspace. This goes back to multi-functionality. Guest rooms, a bedroom area, even closets can double as offices. A small floating shelf, a mini secretary desk, or a leaning ladder are some space smart solutions that help anchor a space for work.
If there simply is no room for another piece of furniture, there are practical solutions to make working from bed or the sofa more comfortable. Lap desks and lumbar support pillows are key items that help create a work area wherever you are.
CREATING MORE SOCIABLE SPACES
A bit of a lifestyle swing towards staying in rather than going out and this has been reflected in our homes. We are increasingly looking to bars, restaurants and hotels for interior inspiration to create a relaxed, smart space to relax , or maybe to recreate a restaurant vibes around . Making some space in hall , with some short stools , and low base tea – poi , along with some minimal lighting would be a great ambience. Think out rooms in the garden and bar carts, cocktails chairs and plenty of neon signs indoors…
TEXTURE AND MORE OF IT
2020 trends aren’t all about colour either, we are seeing texture increasingly being used to add interest to rooms too. A look that we are loving is layering up different textures in the same, or very similar colours. It’s perfect if you are big on neutrals so need to find different ways to decorate your rooms without using too many colours.
In a living room, cushions and blankets are an obvious way of doing this but in other rooms, try bringing in putting along some textured pillow covers or why not trying on some textured wall art of your own.
A super popular Mid-century design, we’ve seen a major comeback of curved, sculptural
In furniture, especially when it comes to upholstery. Curved sofas and high-back armchairs in gorgeous rich velvets give an instant glamorous vibe and can make a statement even in the most simple of spaces.
As much as we love drooling over these kinds of vintage pieces in antique shops, the reality is they are often pretty pricey. But fear not, shops like Ikea , Home centre luxury home decors all do dupes for these sofas of our dreams. These would definitely add a different to your space. You could also of course take the time to scour any home décor shops in Qatar if you want something more unique.
Biophilic design is a 2020 interior design trend that incorporates natural elements (materials, light, vegetation) into modern built environments that directly impacts our overall health. Research shows that incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into the built environment has had a role in reducing stress and balancing blood pressure levels and heart rates. Additionally, this type of design increases productivity, creativity and self-reported rates of well-being. Incredible outcome, right? So, how does this look in design?
Meghana Muralidharan is an interior designer and a content writer who always believes that designer can spark creativity and innovation, and assumes that through writing one can express their own ideas.
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