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The 2020 Interior Design Trends Set to Transform your Home

I know we’re not even at the end of 2019 yet, but time flies. 2020 interior design trends are already landing and many of them are taking your fave themes in a new direction.

So today I thought… why not get in early and talk you though some of the looks that are going to dominate homes in the next 18 months? It can’t hurt to get ahead of the game, and Lord knows I get rather excited about an interior trend. I know you’re in the same boat; that’s why you’re here!

So this is going to be a bite-size look at what’s trending in the way of fab furniture and decor as 2020 approaches. And it’s all from my mates at Globewest. They’re one of my major go-to suppliers when sourcing pieces for clients, and boy are their products nothing short of spectacular. The most exciting part is that throughout 2020 they’ll be dropping 28 brand new ranges, so stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about them as they land.

It’d be awesome if you could post a comment at the end of this article to let me know if any of these new looks is setting your heart aflutter. Oh, and as I’m sure you already know, all images here are via Globewest.

globewest black and white pattern sofa with navy blue velvet armchair and marble side table

Trend 1: Modern Mediterranean

Sculptural forms, playful pattern and vibrant colour are the name of the game in this trend. It’s definitely the most striking of the six looks when it comes to hue. If you’re not afraid to rock daring design at your place, Modern Mediterranean is your bestie.

This look is full of joy, there’s no denying it. The great thing about this approach is that walls and flooring are still kept fairly subdued, but you can go to town with colour when it comes to sofas, armchairs and artworks.

The materials in this trend are also pretty gorgeous too. Think terrazzo, twisted cord, rattan, and travertine. Velvet is also included in this look, which keeps it feeling rather luxurious but also quite playful. I’m crushing hard.

globewest 2020 interior design trends timber dining table with black timber dining chairs and sideboard with mesh front

Trend 2: New Country

We love the serenity and warmth of country life, but it’s nice to take a classic vibe and bring it into the now. That’s what this look is all about; we’re celebrating natural beauty but giving it a modern twist.

In this trend, warm timber, blackened finishes, and shades of grey are present. There’s a lot of that refined heritage style about but it feels more a blend of Japanese and Scandi styles, as opposed to going toward an Aussie outback vibe. A clean look, but with character. It’s quite different to the 2019 Australiana trend, which features a lot more colour and a very bushland vibe.

Textures like tweed, leather and natural wood grain are celebrated in this trend, which is all about blending the lines between indoors and out. And of course, celebrating nature. How divine are those black dining chairs?

globewest round timber dining table with white upholstered dining chairs polished concrete floors

Trend 3: Fluid Minimalism

Now, I’ve shared on the blog before what I really think about the minimalist movement, but this trend might have me rethinking my position.

Fluid Minimalism is a look that’s packed with tranquility, fluid lines, and a pared-back approach to decorating the space. Each piece is careful curated and it feels interesting without being overbearing.

Natural materials play with bold forms in this trend, and the colour palette is restrained. Matte black, light timbers, and a medley of whites intermingle to create rooms that feel warm and inviting. It’s soothing but exciting at the same time, and I can’t help but feel drawn to it. This look could easily feel cold and sterile, but the addition of those gorgeous sheer curtains and soft dining chairs creates a great sense of balance.

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Trend 4: Decadent Sanctuary

Glamour: it’s a hard vibe to turn down, right? There’s a lot of it in the Decadent Sanctuary trend, and I’m sure it’s one that’ll resonate with you if you normally love a look that feels high-end.

Rounded forms and a mix of finishes are what make this vibe feel so luxurious. Textures like mirrored glass, darker woods and brass-tipped legs ooze style and sophistication. And let’s not forget a necessary dose of velvet and jacquard fabrics. We love a velvet armchair, right? Here’s my list of the best places to get velvet armchairs from.

This look is rich and bold, with colours like creams, olives, toffee and antique brass dominating. The fluid furniture shapes bring a sense of femininity to a space, while the darker colour palette on walls and floors brings depth.

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Trend 5: Island Retreat

In need of some rejuvenate? Looking for a vibe that’ll bring a sense of renewal and relaxation? The Island Retreat trend has you covered.

Pared back, unobtrusive beauty and organic textures sit side by side in this look, and it creates a wonderful feeling of serenity. Think of this as your new approach to classic coastal decorating. It has all the same base, but less colour and obvious seaside motifs.

Exuding natural textures and bold forms, profiles are grounded with sculptural elements and brutalist shaping. Natures colours of ecru, sand and natural oak evoke a sense of calm and wellbeing in the home. And it’s a look that’ll go indoors or out. Who doesn’t love to blur the lines between the interior and exterior?

globewest bohemian interior design trends green velvet armchair and boho sideboard

Trend 6: Earthy Eclectic

Calling all boho lovers, this has your name written all over it. I’ve posted before about how bohemian interiors are going darker, so this is a very welcome addition to the list of 2020 interior design trends.

This look is an exotic fusion of unexpected textures and earthy tones. Firstly, we have desert shades of terracotta and mustard playing together to create a bohemian space filled with warmth.

Geometric form and pattern are then mixed to delight the senses and imbue a feeling of tribal travels. Showcasing your fave mementoes has always been my secret to a well-rounded home, so click here if you need some ideas on how to best display keepsakes.

Layering these warm colours alongside natural rattan and textures of rich velvet inspires earthy individuality and a sense of surprise. I mean, you don’t normally expect velvet to be showcased in a bohemian home, but there it is above looking sensational.

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Which 2020 Interior Design Trends are your Fave Here?

I’d love to know which of the six 2020 interior design trends are your faves. I’ve got my eye on Fluid Minimalism, but I could also give Modern Mediterranean a crack as well. Drop me a comment below and share your top pick.

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

  • Holly


    I think they are overly complicated and would be extremely difficult for people to style their own homes without real professional assistance.

    11 August, 2019
  • Karen Stevens


    Not a fan of any of these styles, if you’re any where near your 40-50’s these styles feel like they are a revisit to my childhood, timber slats, rattan, bold and colourful patterns. I suppose it’s like clothing styles at the moment, if it looks old and vintage it’s cool.

    13 August, 2019
  • Kim


    Following the advice of one of my Buddhist teachers – “take what works for you and leave what doesn’t” – I’m:
    1. loving the overall vibe of Modern Mediterranean, however not so much the individual pieces in the photo;
    2. not a fan of New Country, I imagine feeling flat and deflated in that space;
    3. inspired by the fluid part of Fluid Minimalism, however prefer more colour in my spaces;
    4. adoring the sanctuary part of Decadent Sanctuary however would go for a more relaxed version – decadent doesn’t feel decadent for very long with pets in the family;
    5. loving Island Retreat – it’s a big influence in our guest bedroom I’ve almost finished – although I still think it’d feel more fun with more colour brought in through the smaller styling pieces; and
    6. recognising that Earthy Eclectic just isn’t for me.
    I think that means I’d like a Fluid Mediterranean Island Sanctuary – doesn’t sound too bad right?!

    20 August, 2019
  • Shirley Bisschoff


    My problem is that I love them all but given the chance and the budget, would probably go with the Island Retreat because I forever seem to want to be on a beautiful Pacific island beach.

    20 August, 2019
  • Michelle Holik


    I’d mix the bold colours and patterns of Modern Mediterranean, with the timber accents and natural textures of New Country, with a touch of Earthy Eclectic through plants and organic objects. What can I say, I want it all!
    Thanks for the trends x

    20 August, 2019
  • Ginette


    Earthy Eclectic is an easy relaxed one that I like but having said that I also like an Earthy eclectic mix too, maybe not so much of what’s in that pic but it’s that idea of being able to mix in different pieces as matchy matchy isn’t something I subscribe to.

    20 August, 2019
  • Colleen


    Personally I’m somewhere in between the Fluid minimalism and the Decadent Sanctuary camps… however how to marry these together and/or into or with what I already have — or even into my existing home space could be the real trick here. Wish I could just start over any time the whim strikes!

    30 August, 2019
  • Shakira Lima (Textile Designer - Shakiraazhomewares)


    I’m loving the Earthy Eclectic, the warmth of the desert shades of terracotta & mustard (one of my favourite colours), the use of rattan, geometric patterns & tribal elements & feels, sounds wonderful

    16 September, 2019
  • Karlee


    Hi, can you please advise where the buffet and black dining chairs from the new country look are from, thank you

    16 September, 2019
  • Sharon


    Hi Chris, only liking the earthy eclectic -minus the wooden walls and coffee tables.

    15 October, 2019
  • Joanne Reid


    Hi Chris, I love the lush looking carpet and furnishings especially near that window! Also the velvet royal blue armchair from Mediterranean style, caught my eye.
    I navigated over here, after enjoying every single article you’ve written and also from a great blog you wrote in 2015 on the 18 most decadent candles you love in your own home and I was absolutely inspired to write you about my own!
    I love your writing style, including the reader in your thoughts and love how you are so transparent in your business dealings.
    Where would I send a lovely gift pack to and more interesting still are my unique wax melt Snap Bars and other #waxmelts ?
    My sister and I are called Soul Sister Products. @soulsisterproducts
    Absolutely can’t wait to hear back from you and to treat you with our scents and wax products.

    Regards and thank you for your time (I can see it’s valuable!)
    Joanne Reid

    7 November, 2019
  • Pam M


    Love the room of the fluid minimalism not a fan of the furnishings. I like the idea of not having too much things as I don’t like clutter but the colour of the room and the curtains and those windows are what makes that room. Along with the high ceiling.

    11 December, 2019
  • Karen G E


    Can’t wait for the decadent sanctuary

    28 March, 2020
  • Fianou


    Im loving the earthy, and planned to embrace it, but my art deco bungalow did not appreciate it! I tested some areas with different greens and it was looking dark and pokey. So far whites and blues are looking better.

    23 May, 2020

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