With the new year just a few short months away, many of us are feeling to itch to freshen up our homes with some DIY and redecorating. The new year is a great time to add something new to your home in order to infuse the “new year, new you” vibe into every aspect of your life, even including interior design, but some of 2019’s biggest trends are quickly reaching their expiration date.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and interior design is no exception to this rule. Ultimately, your home should be a reflection of you as a person, rather than the biggest and most current trends. However, if you do want to keep your home feeling up to date, then here are 5 interior trends which designers are hoping to ditch in 2020.
Brass Be Gone
Brass tones and accessories first hit the scene several years ago, replacing the very popular nickel finish which came before it. Brass was huge this year in terms of fixtures and fittings, with light shades, switches, mirrors and so on getting the brass touch, however, brass is no longer a metal which is considered current. With so many people using it in their interior design plans, it now feels trendy, rather than special which is leading to more people turning away from using it.
Palm Print Is Now Passé
Palm print was a huge trend this year, along with potted indoor palm plants also seeing a surge in purchases. Whether it was in a bathroom, kitchen, conservatory or bedroom, palm print was used across the home and was taken further with tropical palm prints being used on upholstery, bedding and wallpaper.
However, interior designers have said that whilst they still love palm prints, the overuse has made it lose some of its appeal. It is important to remember that whilst interior designers are lessening their use of palm print, if you still want to include it in your home then do so. Palm print, or even real palm plants, look great in a conservatory, orangerie or outhouse, especially when paired with natural cane furniture, as this freshens and lightens up the room. Conservatory furniture is incredibly long-lasting and the natural wood colour works well with so many different colours and textures, so if you’re looking to brighten up your conservatory, consider matching it with palm prints and accessories.
Beware Of Neutrals
Over the past five or so years, minimalism, in its various forms, is a look which has extended into decorating spaces in your home in completely neutral tones and colours. Whilst having a clean colour palette is a great starting point, adding colours and textures into the room alongside this is a must. If you have used neutral colours in a room and want to update it, then use funky prints, bright colours or eccentric accessories.
Millennial Pink Is No More
The soft-hude shade of pink has become increasingly less popular over time, after first hitting the interior design scene in 2015. Whilst it has lasted for an impressive 4 years, designers are now saying that the trend is well and truly finished with. If you are still a fan of the softer pink shades, but still want to update your home, then consider pairing it with 2020’s hottest new shade: watermelon.