The most inspirational 2020 interior design trends for you

November 7, 2019 10:36 am Published by 2020 interior design trends

What are the most inspirational 2020 interior design trend (and do you know what Japandi is)?

Here’s our top ten picks for what’s hot in 2020 for interiors. Which one is your favourite?


Interior design trends for 2020

1. Neo Mint

According to trend forecaster WGSN, ‘neo mint’ is THE colour of 2020. Described as “an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature. It has a cool, futuristic tech feel but also connects with plant life and nature… Neo Mint embodies the drive towards tones that have gender-neutral appeal.”

Interior designer, Anna Ward, of Furnished by Anna, describes this shade of green as “the next step from Millennial Pink. It’s warm, bright and goes well with grey.” This is exactly why she’s chosen to include it in her designs for our Borough Green development.

Clean, upbeat and modern, neo mint is a must-have for 2020.

2. New Neutrals

Fear not if you’re still in love with grey paint (we are too)! However, the greys for 2020 are warmer (think taupe, mushroom or mink tones).  Dulux predicts a trend for a “quiet, down-to-earth colour palette anchored in strong neutrals …that are warmer, moving further away from cool, stark greys.”

Luckily these ‘new neutrals’ work well with both neo mint and mustard/ochre yellow which we’ve also seen predicted to be popular for 2020.

3. Japandi or Japanordic

What is Japandi?

Japandi (also known as Japanordic) is a fusion of Japanese and Scandi styles. Think clean lines, functional pieces, contrast, natural wood (both light and dark) and a sense of calm simplicity.

Heals explains that “Japandi centres on simplicity, which is a core element of both Japanese and Scandinavian styles. It draws on the Japanese notion of ‘wabi-sabi’, translating to finding beauty in the imperfect. It also takes aspects of “hygge”, the Scandinavian style trend which focuses on creating an atmosphere of warmth and comfort”.




4. Cosiness & Comfort

Anna, of Furnished by Anna, reminds us that “interiors are about how they make you feel”. In 2020 she will continue to design homes in a holistic, sensory way to create an “atmospheric, warm, cosy and comfortable” feeling.

This might include thinking about texture, layering, lighting and even the scent of your space.

5. Natural Materials

Authentic Interior analysed 2020 style trends from Milan Design week and found the number one trend to be simple, natural materials. “Materials, perceived as humble – rattan, plywood, jute, sisal, hemp and terracotta will be used more than ever the next years.”

Wall Sauce agrees that “vegetable fibres will be the hippest interior trend in 2020”. These include wicker, jute, rattan, cane, cork, hemp and even raw silk. All of these add elements of texture and nature, supporting the idea of comfort and cosiness that we’ve already mentioned.


wicker chair

6. Curves

Soft, rounded shapes are a big trend for 2020. From pill shaped mirrors and bubble lights, to oval rugs, design details with rounded corners, arches, upholstery and furniture, these shapes give a nod to retro design inspiration.


7. Monochrome bathrooms

A black and white bathroom scheme is stylish and classic. The 2020 bathroom trend offers a timeless twist, by using matt black fittings and fixtures (instead of traditional chrome or brass) to add a punchy kind of chic.

The bathroom in the image below is a great example of this from Soak.

Anna Ward of Furnished by Anna tells us that “monochrome generally is a big trend and black bathroom fittings are big at the moment too.” Black creates depth and mood and as a result, can make a white bathroom feel less cold and more welcoming.


monochrome bathroom by Soak

8. Patterns

Patterns will be popular in 2020 according to Authentic Interior, who encourage experimentation. “Everything’s permitted! Fun prints and eclectic curation will make your home to look like a stylish Parisian laidback luxury apartment.”

Certainly, Wall Sauce agrees that “patterns are key and everything’s getting multi-dimensional… adding 3D style prints and bold geos can be a great way to update your home interiors.”


9. Art deco details

Art Deco is a big inspiration for 2020 interiors according to Wall Sauce. This style uses expensive-looking, sumptuous materials to create a sense of luxury and decadence. “Copper, gold or stainless steel are used in furniture, mixed with plush fabrics and luxurious prints in the upholstery. Glass and lacquer are also go-to styles, plus very expensive ebony and marble.”

Ideal Home describes this trend as ‘Luxe Revival’, epitomised by the John Lewis Palazzo Collection (below).


Luxe revival


10. Sustainable & recycled products

Finally, perhaps the most exciting trend for 2020 is that more designers, architects and suppliers are focusing on a “sustainable, environment-friendly and recycling approach towards a home building” – Interiorzine

Interior Notes observes that increasing global concern for the environment has led designers to “rethink the life cycle of products by proposing solutions that aim to reuse objects or with ecological materials.”


Which of these interior design trends for 2020 inspires you the most?

Or are you ahead of the game, with some of these elements in your home already?


Finally, you can find lots more tips, trends and inspiration for interiors here.