Five Top Interior Design Trends in the Home in 2020

We have just entered a new decade as well as a new year – but what is it going to mean for the look and interior design of houses in the months ahead?

Here Xylo Flooring, who supply vinyl, hardwood and laminate flooring for the retail trade and private sector, identify five key trends which are predicted to be popular during 2020.

Sustainability is the Key

Everyone’s becoming more environmentally aware so there is an increasing demand for items which have been sustainably or locally sourced. A prime example of this is buying wooden furniture which carries the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo, as this organisation is committed to promoting responsible forestry practices.

Another way of cutting your carbon footprint is by upcycling your furniture. At its simplest, this means reupholstering the fabric on a sofa and other money-saving practices. More ambitious upcyclers reuse items by turning them into something completely different. For example, old wooden ladders make distinctive bookshelves, while tennis rackets can be transformed into wall mirrors.

Saying it With Flowers

The Royal Horticultural Society has highlighted a big increase in the number of houseplant sales over the last couple of years, and this trend is showing no signs of ending soon. Old favourites such as cacti and other succulents will still be popular, but those after a bit more colour might try African violets on their windowsills. Many believe that indoor plants improve the room’s air quality by reducing the number of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) present in the atmosphere. This in turn helps reduce headaches and high blood pressure.

If householders are concerned about not having enough space for some flora and fauna, then floral wallpaper is also predicted to enjoy a resurgence in the new decade. Bold patterns make a real statement in bathrooms and reception rooms.

Popular Colours

Calming paint colours are likely to be popular this year, as they can go with virtually anything in any room of the house. For example, Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2020 is Tranquil Dawn, a soft and neutral green.

Other shades include blues (Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Classic Blue) and pinks. However, the latter need to be relatively restrained – too vivid a shade of pink can easily look gaudy. And a matt finish, rather than a gloss one, is the way to go.

Still Scandi – But with a Twist

The concept of hygge, or cosiness, has been around for many years as the UK looks to emulate the welcoming feel of Scandinavian interior design. However, in the months ahead home furnishings are likely to take on a rather more gothic feel. The New Nordic puts more emphasis on darker colours and lots of layered textures, such as adding plenty of rugs to the floor and throws to the sofa.

Wooden Flooring is Definitely In

Quality wooden flooring is another home feature which is will be on-trend in 2020, and not just because it’s natural and sustainable. Engineered hardwoods such as oak, ash and mahogany, as well as laminates and vinyl alternatives, are both longer lasting and easier to clean than other flooring alternatives such as carpets. They don’t emit any VOCs either.

Vinyl, Hardwood and Laminate Flooring from Xylo Flooring

We have more than 20 different shades in our Dynamic Click range of vinyl flooring, and over 30 laminate choices, split between our Urban Herringbone, London Collection and Urban Clickranges.

If you would like to know any more about our ranges of quality wooden flooring, you can reach us by following this link.

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