With a wistful goodbye bid to the last decade, we now welcome in 2020 and all it has to offer with open arms. Talk amongst interior design gurus has turned to what the coming years will bring for home décor, and how they predict our home burrows will change.
As interior design finds itself at the forefront of many of our customers minds when choosing all the fine details of their beautiful new shutters, we at Plantation Shutters Ltd thought providing some insight on this may come in useful.
‘You’nique is back and barking this decade as style focuses towards personal expression rather than following fashion driven design.
Forbes writer Amanda Lauren quoted Hygge & West co-founder Christina Coop in her predictive trend piece and we couldn’t have said it better ourselves; “People are designing their homes to reflect their personalities and creating spaces that tell their story. What makes you truly happy is more important than what you see in magazines or on social media.”. It’s no secret that we tend to seek comfort in the masses, and following trends is what makes them relevant, but don’t be afraid to continue to let your home interiors reflect you and your family this decade. This unique expression could come from bold choices of furniture, colour or lighting. We recommend neutral coloured shutters to offer privacy and light control whilst letting these statements shine.
This is especially prevalent for those looking to utilise their home spaces as multifunctional areas – a home gym/ playroom/ games room/ living room all rolled into one with a big stamp of ‘you’ on it needs some serious planning but could really transform your space.
Make time for enduring style
As the importance of being environmentally responsible continues to gain momentum this decade, the duty of making lifestyle choices that reflect this will become ever more prevalent and an important drive for most. It is therefore unsurprising that ‘fast fashion furniture’ is on the out. Sustainability trends were big in 2019 as featured our blog post A/W trends for 2019 and the next decade will see a continuation of these sustainably sourced interiors.
Making long-lasting investments in quality furnishings that can evolve with you and your home is just one way to reduce waste, offering hard-wearing luxury into your home. Replace tired curtains and blinds with interior shutters that offer durable long-lasting quality in a sleek design that never goes out of style. You can read about our commitment to being environmentally responsible on our Environment page.
Trying out Veganuary or a long-term convert? Vegan friendly furnishings are one to watch out for this decade, you can browse Veganheaven.co.uk or check out our blog post 'Is Vegan Decor on the Rise?' for inspiration.
Get a little closer to nature
More people are opting to bring the countryside to their London abodes, and enjoying these country comforts is a trend that will continue going forward.
The most obvious use of this country inspiration is the increased trend of keeping plants in the home. Ecowatch.com list the benefits of this including improved mental health, productivity and air quality.
Introducing the country into your home isn’t exclusive to the use of plants though as Rebecca Breslin, Wayfair professional, outlines: “This trend is about mixing patterns, antique with new décor as well as paying homage to the countryside with botanicals and muted primary tones”.
Ideal home have previously offered guidance on the introduction of country style with tips including the use of retro appliances, using warm woods throughout the home and (our favourite) adding shutters to your windows. Wall panelling, buckles and baskets can also be a popular and stylish country addition to your home.
Bold is best
As you edge into self-expression through the use of colour, don’t be afraid to creep into bolder colours and designs in the home. Idealhome.co.uk recommend expressing bold colour choices through ‘cushions, duvet covers, statement rugs and wall-paper designs’.
Opting for these louder colours encourages block or muted colours for your window dressings to allow these striking pallets to dazzle. Why not browse our colour range to see how your plantation shutters can tie your interiors together and add warmth to your rooms this winter?
Green is good
Photo Source: Dulux
Moving focus back to 2020, and what the year has in store, there is one colour that is on everyone’s mind, lips, and colour swatches. Green.
Following the announcement from Dulux of their colour of the year 2020 as Tranquil Dawn, this already popular interior colour choice has gained momentum.
Interior designer Melanie Lissack predicts in her blog that green will be featured heavily in 2020 with noteworthy use in units, doors and trims throughout the home.