Written for Daily Hive by Kendall Ansell of Kendall Ansell Interiors.
Interior design can be daunting if you don’t have inspiration guiding your decisions. As years go on and seasons change we continue to see different styles erupt onto the scene. You can tell a house that came from the ’70s, ’80s, or ‘90s just by looking at how the home was styled for that time. What’s interesting is that many of the iconic style pieces from these eras are coming back into play.
So what does the style of the 2020’s look like, and how are you going to keep your home from getting outdated? Here are some of the interior design trends I’m seeing come into play for fall and winter 2020 that will help you get a little inspiration to start updating your own home.
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Muted Green Earth Tones
They say going out into nature is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, so why not bring a little of that natural feel into your home? One of my favourite new trends is incorporating earthy tones and mossy green accents into your home. These colours bring warmth and interest into your space without overwhelming it with colour. You can start small with a muted green throw and pillows and some terracotta pots, or if you feel like a bigger change is in order, a moss green couch or accent wall will definitely make a statement!
Contemporary Wood Panelling
Yes, wood panelling is back! The iconic 70’s trend has made a comeback but with a much needed 21st-century flair. Light coloured wood with a natural stain and unique patterns are hitting walls this year and we are here for it. You can try bringing this trend into your home by creating an accent wall and pair it with some neutral shelves, plants and unique lighting to round out the earthy feel.
If you’re looking to make a statement, tile is one of my favourite ways to go. With all of the bright colours, bold textures, and unique patterns that are available, you’re sure to find a tile that brings you joy. Changing out your bathroom or kitchen tile can immediately modernize a home and bring in an interior design focal point you’ll love. You can go with a simple tile with a bold colour, or simply a unique pattern in the space behind your stove if you’re not looking to go big. There are options for every person and every home, so go find one that you love!
Natural Woven Materials
If you’re looking to bring warmth into your home, natural materials are the way to go. I’m loving seeing wicker, jute and wool coming back into homes and there are endless options for incorporating these materials into your own design. Get a little 70’s flair going with a macrame wall hanging or branch out and try a wicker chair! For a subtle look go for a woven plant basket or floor pouf. There are truly endless possibilities when it comes to natural woven materials, and the texture, warmth and designer flair they bring to a home cannot be matched.
With the internet at our fingertips we can no longer use ignorance as an excuse for unsustainable buying decisions. Purchasing sustainably made products is one of the most important decisions you can make, because it means you’re making a difference in other people’s lives. Find companies that promote how their products are made, a company should be proud to share their manufacturing process if they have nothing to hide, so do your research to connect with and support those who are making the products that you bring into your home!