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Top Design Trends of 2020

11 February 2020

According to trend forecasters, "if the last few years were defined by sweet pinks and brass fixtures, 2020 will shift into a slightly more subdued gear." With sustainability might be top of mind, strong geometric forms, neutral hues, organic shapes and natural tones are elements that can be expected to see in designs this year.

Simple Luxuries

The idea of "home-as-sanctuary" will be stronger than ever in 2020, which represents a kind of calm, pared-back, warm minimalism that Gemma Riberti, head of interiors at WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, describes as “lived-in yet refined.”



Design by Kylie Smiley, Rooftop Cocktail Bar

Amped-Up Neutrals

Neutrals – off-whites, tinted grays, earthy ochres, and tactile beiges – are often relegated to the background. This year, however,  neutrals are coming back, reconnecting with nature and authenticity. Just as Ellen Sideri says, the CEO of ESP Trendlab, "We see a transition into gorgeous warm neutrals that cleanse the palate and hint at the reemergence of tradition.”


Design by Kylie Smiley, tropics retreat,


Design by Kristen 10,Baxter Luxury Suite,

Japanese Influences

With the trend toward soothing minimalism,  the Japanese aesthetic is regarded to be a strong presence in 2020. “These looks are always present in some way, but periodically, they are energized as a trend,” says Michelle Lamb, editorial director at The Trend Curve. “Natural materials, used in simple forms, reinforce a feeling of purity that is at the core of this style.”



Design by jeremy cristobalFilipino inspired condo

Natural Selection

Connecting with nature can never be out-of-date, and it is easy to do with homewares. Experts suggest thinking about botanical prints, lush greens, and replications of wood grains and stone veinings for pillows, rugs, and upholstery, along with delicate wild flora and fauna motifs in homewares.

“Look for organic structures in lighting with creative bases like metal and/or wood,” says Nancy Fire, creative director of Design Works International. “Tinted glass in handblown style allows imperfect shapes to take center stage, and organic substrates like rope, raffia, twine, and string are important because they bring a natural vibe into any interior space.”


Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Casa vacacional con patio en Ibiza,


Design by SvetlySveva,come una volta

Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Casa vacacional con patio en Ibiza

Geometry Lessons

Kai Chow, creative director at Doneger, predicts that interiors will also be influenced by modernism, which represents by bold colors and clean-cut lines. It will fuse into “industry and craft, vintage and contemporary, high and low tech, color and geometry,” including recurring circle, rectangle, and stripe motifs. 


Design by Valeri Sandro,appartamento quadrilocale


Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Baño tropical,