The year 2020 is sure to see new emerging trends and to determine what is going to make an impression this year!
Let’s check it out!
It’s always fun to spot a new trend; and the truth is, each year does tend to bring a few new styles of furniture that inevitably make their way into the pages of our magazine and across Pinterest and Instagram.
As 2019 wraps up, we turned to trusted designers with their fingers on the pulse of the design world, to determine what’s going to make a big impression next year. Here’s what we found.
CANE, WICKER & RATTAN
The grand millennial style is here to stay, we’re seeing an upward trend in furniture made from materials once reserved for your grandmother’s screened-in porch. Cane and rattan have popped up everywhere, and is being used not only in the balcony and garden space, but is being extensively used in bedrooms, living room etc. “We expect more of the natural, bringing in the soul and elements from nature,” says seasoned designers.
“There have been so many new artisans and boutique furniture companies come about recently,” says designer Josh Pickering. (One example? Brooklyn-based Peg Woodworking, whose pieces are customizable down to the finish and inch).
“I think that as a result, we will see people commissioning more unique, one-of-kind pieces. Ready-made, mass-manufactured pieces have come so far aesthetically that good-looking is not enough to cut it for people anymore. It needs to be unique, special, and they want quality.”
Go vintage! Designers predict reinvigorated enthusiasm for antiques, despite what you may have heard about millennials not wanting their parents’ furniture (it’s not true!). “As the decade comes to a close, and we move into the future, I predict a greater return to embracing the past,” muses Jamie Drake, who designed this interior featuring an 18th-century giltwood chair. “The under-appreciated, and very under-valued, antiques of the 18th- and 19th-century will be revaluated.” Expect to see them mixed in with modern and contemporary pieces for truly unique and personal spaces.
“Classic Blue” was named, as the 2020 colour of the year, by Pantone.Previews of next year’s furniture show an abundance of blues in every shade, with product and furniture designers treating it like as much of a neutral as grey or beige.
This rich classic blue denotes vibrancy, luxury, simplicity and emotes an unspoken tenor which is visually appealing.
CURVES, CURVES, CURVES
A rectangular sofa? So last year. More and more designers and homeowners are opting for the soft, romantic feel of curved furniture. From sofas to curved-back armchairs and dining chairs, we’re looking at a curvy road ahead for design.
“2020 is the year of the gentle curve as we move away from more structured, rectilinear styles toward elegant curved and asymmetrical pieces that created softer environments,” confirms designers.
Prepare your patio for 2020: The new year promises to bring more options than ever in outdoor furniture.
Between performance and outdoor fabrics being good enough to use both outdoors and in (like the Perennials on this sofa in a living room by MA Allen) and the surge in new outdoor lines by the likes of Made Goods, Bernhardt, and Barclay Butera, there’s never been a better time to refresh your yard.
A Serene Poolside Bar by Alison Palevsky In Punta Mita, Mexico, Puts Performance Fabrics to The Test.
“Outdoor fabric is trending due to the fabric’s performance characteristics,” says Ann Sutherland of Perennials.”
It shouldn’t fade or stain and it’s now available in soft textures and beautiful patterns, making it a viable option not only for outdoor environments but for indoor applications as well”
“I use outdoor fabrics almost exclusively,” says Dallas-based designer Denise McGaha. “Looking at them indoors, you would never know that’s what they really are.” Nashville designer Chad James agrees: “The newest options truly feel as luxurious as beautiful indoor fabrics.”
Images taken from Pinterest