Interior design trends 2020

Interior design trends 2020

Whether you’re a landlord or a homeowner, or if you’re looking to prepare your home for sale, staying on top of the latest interior design trends can help you ensure your house always feels like a home.

If you feel like you’ve missed the opportunity to take advantage of some of 2020’s best interior trends, fear not – there’s plenty of time for you to bring your home right up to date.

Here, we’ll look at some of the best interior design trends of the year and take a peek at what can be expected from 2021, too…


The colours of 2020

The place to look if you want to know what colour is on trend each year is Pantone.

Pantone releases its ‘Colour of the Year’ annually and it was no surprise at all that 2020’s winner was ‘Classic Blue’.

Blue has been everywhere this year when it comes to interiors – it’s traditional, confident and just works well with so many other colours.

If you’re looking for additional ‘blues’ in your home, take a look at Farrow & Ball’s contemporary Stiffkey Blue and Hague Blue colours, both of which work brilliantly in kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms.

Don’t forget green

Green has had something of a renaissance in 2020.

Like the classic blues we mentioned above, deep, almost oceanic greens link the old to the new brilliantly and work superbly on big statement items like sofas or beds.


Bathroom interior design trends 2020

Your bathroom should always be a haven of rest and relaxation, so if you’re thinking of an update before the turn of the year, take a look at these great 2020 trends:

Brass is best

Brass and gold went through a lonely phase for many years, with silver the go-to metal shade for interior bathroom fixtures and fittings.

But brass is back – and in a big way.

There’s a real feeling of yesteryear luxury about the darker, slightly worn tone of brass and it can really help your bathroom feel like a sanctuary.

Deep, free-standing baths

Who doesn’t love a stunning free-standing bath in a top hotel?

Well, why not add one to your home, too?

Free-standing, deep tubs are timeless and both modern and contemporary styles are a real statement in the home.

Shaped tiles

Tiles don’t always have to be rectangular or square.

This year has seen a resurgence in contemporary bathroom tile styles and all shapes and sizes should be considered!

Go for hexagons or scallops in your bathroom and you’ll be making a really strong impression.


2020’s best kitchen designs

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but it also has to work pretty hard and withstand a lot of traffic, too.

That doesn’t mean your kitchen shouldn’t be a stand-out space, though. Take a look at some of the top trends we’ve been seeing in kitchens throughout 2020:

Contrasting tones

2020 has been the year of contrast when it comes to kitchens.

Gone are the days of pairing wood effect countertops with identical wood effect cupboards.

The trend throughout 2020 has been high contrast, so think dark granite worktops and traditional shaker-style white cupboards to really add some drama to your kitchen space. 

Go for bronze

Bronze tones add a warmth and a pop of colour against the dark contrasts we mentioned above.

Go for traditional sink taps in bronze and light fittings that pair those tones with the darker ones on your new worktop.


Living room trends of 2020

Along with the drama of 2020’s kitchen contrast trend and those dark, contemporary shades of green and blue, think ‘glamour’ when it comes to your living room.

And don’t be afraid to show your eclectic side, either.

Go as bold with your sofa as you want to with your walls, throwing in some 1970s opulence with the 1930s sophistication.

Nordic thinking

One trend that made a lasting impact in 2019 was the cool, smooth woods and rattan of Scandinavia.

This trend still has its place in 2020 and beyond, so think neutral colours paired with wool, textural weaves and a touch of wicker, too.


What interior trends can we expect from 2021?

2021 is a new year and that means brand new design trends for your home… or does it?

It’s fair to say the obsession with blue is not going anywhere soon, so expect to see rich navy shades cropping up in posts just like this one as we move through 2021.

Textured walls, too, look like they’re going to be big in 2021 – meaning rich, marble effect wallpapers and wood panelling.

Finally, when you’re looking at materials to add to your home, go organic.

The trend for natural, nature-infused items has been around for some time, but it’s gathering pace ahead of 2021.


Further reading…

Now you’re up to speed on the main interior trends of 2020, take a look at some of our other guides to help you add some additional style to your home.