Interior Design Trends you Need to Know to Build or Renovate in 2020

by Carolina Malaspina

Iconic designer Manolo Blahnik once said that every new season brings evolution but not necessarily a change in style. Even though the statement came from a women’s shoe designer, this certainly can be applied to interior design where details have the power to change and transform spaces.

As we reach the end of 2019, it’s time to look further and discover what trendsetters, designers, and decorators are saying about what will be cool to have in our living spaces.

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The proposals that we will see in the interiors throughout next year seek a common goal: to give homes a comfortable nature-inspired look carried out by the use of natural materials such as wood and lots of vegetation. Another highlight is the use of metals - Silver and gold rise as essential elements.

Spaces Divided by Natural Materials

Unlike in previous years in which open spaces with communicated environments were sought, in 2020 we will see designs that opt otherwise. The tendency will be to look for divisions that grant greater privacy and intimacy to each area of the house so that they are more cosy and welcoming.

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More Intimate and Welcoming Environments

Although we cannot deny that open spaces give the feeling of having a larger house, we must also recognize that there are times when that open communication can diminish comfort, such as having kitchen smells in the room or having a lot of noise when you need more peace of mind.

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Colors trending

The color trends change constantly and in 2020 we will see cheerful and sober tonalities, which makes their choice very versatile and simple. Let’s see one by one the colors in furniture, in textiles, in walls for interiors …


Like last year, gray is still a trend because being a neutral color covers a wide range of combinations and styles that in the next year will be bolder when combined with vibrant colors. It can be applied to paint interior walls and furniture decoration. Also in carpets and textiles. Not limited only to the walls of the house, it will also be present in the furniture to decorate any room of the house.

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Pink has already been present for several seasons in interior decoration and we will continue to see it next year. Whether in the walls, textiles, accessories or furniture, pink in almost all its shades, from pastel pink, old rose, peach pink or pink-lila, will give a serene touch, delicate and elegant to the home decor.

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One of the most attractive proposals in 2020 in terms of interior colors of houses, will be the presence of purple in furniture, textiles and accessories such as lamps or pictures on the walls. From tenuous to intense, the color lilac, violet and purple, in all its shades and combinations will come strongly to the avant-garde interiors.


Having a clear proposal for the natural, the trends of 2020 have as one of the favorite green in all its shades. The dark and deep ranges will be seen in the furniture of the house, in the upholstery of the chairs and armchairs, creating an accent in the decoration.


Blue will also continue to be present next year as a decoration trend, both in walls, textiles and upholstery furniture. All shades of blue color are accepted, but especially cobalt blue will be the star of the interiors.

Color combination: green and pastel pink

How to combine colors on the walls and in the furniture of the home? Soft and delicate tones of pastel colors, especially roses and greens, continue to trend. This combination of colors can be used in dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms or receivers. If you combine these colors with natural materials in the furniture, you will create exactly the concept of the main proposal 2020: natural and welcoming environments to inhabit.


In terms of materials, decorative trends show wood as the main material. Wood from pine, oak, mahogany, or even faux wood, is still present in house structures such as ceilings or columns, interior, exterior floors, finishes, doors and windows.

Unlike previous years in which the light wood was the star, next year dark tones will be all over the place, looking to give the house decoration greater elegance and a touch of luxury.

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Vegetable Fibers

In addition to the wood in furniture, floors, ceilings and decorative accessories, the trend towards the natural is imposed on the decoration of next year and we will have the presence of wicker, jute and rattan in our interiors. These materials will provide a greater amount of textures to the decoration and will make them much more welcoming to our environments.


Although there are materials that never go out of style, there are seasons in which they are unmissable in the decoration and is the case of leather armchairs such as Chesterfield, which is widely used in decorations of industrial trend and as next year we will see many metals What better idea than to take advantage of the presence of a beautiful armchair like this.


Metals show up in all its variants, from those of industrial aesthetics such as steel and those of oxidized aspect to gold and silver. They can be incorporated into the decoration through the lamps and various accessories such as the frames of the mirrors, the legs of some furniture such as coffee tables and other small decorative pieces. Easy to be adapted to any style of home, metals bring brightness and luminosity to the decoration in different rooms of the house, from modern to classic all the way to vintage style.


The wallpaper is one of the pawns to decorate the walls of the home and in 2020 will be designs of artistic touch, simulating a canvas with a beautiful work of art. Special attention to motifs and patterns that evoke nature.

Another option to decorate the walls is to hang pictures and combine colors and natural motifs. For example, paintings that combine green and white, as well as images of cactus and pineapples.

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Indoor Garden– It's here to stay

Such is the force that inspires the natural in 2020, that the interior gardens can not be missing in the decoration of the house, looking for a space of relaxation and tranquility for the whole family. Ethnic motifs take their place in the interior decoration of 2020, so it is the perfect moment to exhibit the pieces you have acquired during your travels. The presence of objects and accessories from other cultures adds a touch of magic and adventure to home decoration.


Black kitchens come strong next year. Although it is a bold color for this area of the house, the proposals appeal for totally black kitchens relying on the fact that black is a very elegant, sophisticated and avant-garde color, which will undoubtedly make the kitchen super attractive. In order not to cause an overwhelming sensation, these kitchens are balanced by the brightness of metals and the presence of some plants.

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The upholstered heads, upholstered heads, will be a trend in the decoration for next year’s bedrooms. Whether upholstered or simply coated, do not hesitate to renew the look of your bed with this trend combining naturalness, brightness and charm.

As we have seen, the interiors in 2020 will be dressed in glamor and naturalness at the same time, thanks to the presence of natural materials such as wicker and wood (furniture, carpets), but with the sophisticated touch of metals.

We will also see walls decorated with paintings, but this time, we will not limit ourselves to putting one or two, the more works you exhibit on your walls, the effect will be much better. No matter which style you choose to decorate the interiors of your home, the above is what you should take into account … then, tell us: which of these trends is your favorite?

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