Home & Interior Trends for 2020

The best home interiors are a genuine reflection of ourselves – how we live and see ourselves. As we enter not only a new year but a fresh decade, our homes can also evolve to meet our needs and further enrich our lives. If you are wondering what to do with your home next, here are a few home and interior trends for 2020 to keep an eye out for.
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Home & Interior Trends for 2020

The best home interiors are a genuine reflection of ourselves – how we live and see ourselves. As we enter not only a new year but a fresh decade, our homes can also evolve to meet our needs and further enrich our lives. If you are wondering what to do with your home next, here are a few home and interior trends for 2020 to keep an eye out for.  

 

New Neutrals

Neutrals come in classic and serene shades with either cool or warm undertones. In 2020, we see a transition to warm, earthy neutrals that creates a natural, zen-like environment that seeks to reconnect us with nature and authenticity.

The best home interiors are a genuine reflection of ourselves – how we live and see ourselves. As we enter not only a new year but a fresh decade, our homes can also evolve to meet our needs and further enrich our lives. If you are wondering what to do with your home next, here are a few home and interior trends for 2020 to keep an eye out for.  

 

New Neutrals

Neutrals come in classic and serene shades with either cool or warm undertones. In 2020, we see a transition to warm, earthy neutrals that creates a natural, zen-like environment that seeks to reconnect us with nature and authenticity.

Alt.o’s Tierra collection employs the use of whimsical and romantic earthy colour palettes to create naturalistic rusticity

Dulux’s Tranquil Dawn employs a collection of muted and pastel shades for versatile comes as a part of four new inspiring palettes to create spaces for care or for play, to find meaning or for creativity

For refreshing neutrals that offer a sense of tranquility, go for soothing muted colours such as coral, navy, and "Tranquil Dawn" - Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2020. Tranquil Dawn, is a hazy green shade inspired by the colour of the morning sky to bring the “human touch” at an increasingly technological and digitised age. This versatile shade of green can also be used to create spaces for care or for play in contribution to the increasingly biophilic trend popular with interior designers and architects.

 

Natural Selection

In 2020, our collective yearning for biophilic design – a concept that incorporates the natural world with our living environment, extends to our furniture and home accents.

Natural materials like terrazzo, rattan and light wood are eco-friendly and are also the priority of choosing the furniture this year. “Think mid-century modern, sleek and a touch of relaxed bohemian”, says Julian Koh, Brand & Design Director of Commune, a local lifestyle and furniture brand.

Commune’s Flint collection captures the elegant sense of mid-century modern design aesthetic with its timeless light oak wood

Lightwood such as solid oak is not only durable and sturdy, but also versatile for Scandinavian Modern, Minimalist and Contemporary Interiors.

 

Bigger is Not Always Better

As homes in Singapore get increasingly smaller, young, modern homebuyers are looking for pieces that fit comfortably within the small living spaces typical of city life, without compromising on function and good design that is too exorbitant.

 

Commune’s Sander collection features simplistic yet artful clean lines made from solid oak wood that are suitable for Scandinavian homes

This means a shift towards light, form-fitting furniture that provides smart solutions for urbanites and apartment living, instead of big or heavy-looking furniture with thick materials and legs.

 

Sustainability Shift

As we gravitate towards more eco-friendly lifestyles, it is only natural that our living environments reflect that as well. Sustainable homes are built to be reduce the environmental impact of our living, and are not necessarily complicated or expensive to do so. Besides heat-reflecting paint that increases energy savings for lighting of rooms, it is important that we furnish our homes with sustainable furniture – furniture that can be continually reused and disassembled, or used for a lifetime.

Commune’s Volta collection features responsibly-sourced solid American walnut and matte brass finishes

Sustainable furniture brands, such as Commune, reduce their environmental impact right from the beginning of the manufacturing process – timeless product design, responsible material sourcing and efficient production. Aside from featuring recycled materials, Commune also uses wood sourced ethically from sustainably-managed forests and lacquers and coatings with low lead content.

By buying well-designed furniture from sustainable brands, you are not only advocating for the green movement but also investing in quality, heritage and longevity within your homes.

More than just trends, our homes are an extension of who we are and what we believe in. With purposefully adaptable furniture and décor, our homes can go from being just living spaces to comfortable, meaningful spaces for us to live and make memories in.

 

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