Spring may have been here for a few weeks now, but don’t stress if you haven’t caught up. After all, we’re dealing with some weird and interesting times right now. So, allow me to give you a crash course in some of the leading design trends that are taking over Spring 2020.
Let’s just get this one out of the way. Home offices were on the rise even before the normalization of social distancing. Now, more than ever, it’s important to have a space where you can function effectively while limiting your distractions.
You don’t need to dedicate a whole room to your home office. It can be a guest bedroom, corner of the living room, or even a closet. What’s important is that you create a space that is dedicated to the task and puts you in a mindset of productive working while minimizing distractions. So that it doesn’t go unsaid, consider a space with a strong and reliable internet connection.
After you decide on the space then you need to set up the essentials. You need a desk big enough for your work, a comfortable chair that you can sit in for hours, quality lighting, and some way to limit distractions.
For more tips on office essentials, read our guide here - Quick Tips For Decorating And Personalizing Your Office
2. Earth Tones
This one has been on the rise for a while and is one that always comes back around every few years. While clothes styles are getting brighter and more colorful, interior designs are actually going more muted.
Now, don’t think that this means boring. Instead, think of it as warm and inviting with lots of nature present. Think of the beauty of a desert landscape with some burnt orange, ochre, dark greens, and light reds. You can recreate the color pallet of just about any landscape that you desire and when done right, will still stand out.
Finally, it goes beyond color. Get furniture that matches the aesthetic. Look for furniture and decor that embraced its natural side with lots of wood and metal. And don’t forget about the plants to add a bit of life.
3. Multi-Use Space
Open floor plans have become the norm for a lot of interior design over the years and 2020 will be no exception. The most common of these is a kitchen that flows into the dining room and ends with the living room. When done right, this makes the whole space feel much larger than the sum of its parts.
That’s the most common example of a multi-use space, but it isn’t the only one. Now is the perfect time to make the most out of each room. This includes the aforementioned home office that might double as a guest room or a laundry room that you keep an exercise bike and a few dumbbells in for a work out room. The idea behind this is all about maximizing space and functionality in your home. The end result is usually a pretty interesting looking place as well.
the aforementioned home office that might double as a guest room or a laundry room that you keep an exercise bike and a few dumbbells in for a work out room. The idea behind this is all about maximizing space and functionality in your home. The end result is usually a pretty interesting looking place as well.
If you need some tips on how to decorate an open floor plan then check out this article on the subject - A Few Quick Tips For Adding Life To An Open Floor Plan
Curves are back in style! Inspired by the 60s and 70s, curvy furniture is a great way to add some interesting pieces to your living room that inspire conversation while maximizing comfort.
The right pieces combine beauty and form in a way that makes you wonder why it ever went out of vogue. In addition to these natural lines, we’re also seeing them paired with overstuffed upholstered sofas and chairs that excel in being warm and inviting.
One caveat, like all things moderation is key. Don’t overdo it too quickly and instead try to incorporate a few pieces at a time.