The hottest interior design trends for Autumn 2020

  1. Multifunctional Spaces

The  onset of COVID-19 quickly created a demand for home offices, gyms, and home classrooms. Older trends, namely the open space concept, has paved the way for multifunctional spaces to be easily created. A spacious living room is the ideal location to place a desk allowing the space to be seamlessly separated as an office/classroom. An open floor kitchen with a long spacious island can be a quick solution that can serve as both a dinner table and a workstation.

 

2. High-Contrast Décor 

Often when it comes to design, I find my clients steering towards neutral/safe colors and tones. However, there has been a recent spike in demand for bold colors, especially black and white, as the two contrast significantly. Moderation is key — so an accent chair in black fabric, a black rug or even a luxurious black wallpaper can add endless character to any room.

 

3. Outdoor Entertainment Spaces 

Revamping those outdoor spaces, including BBQ areas, outdoor lounges, and pergolas, have become a main priority for many of my clients. The pandemic has created an increased need for individuals and families to be outdoors, in the comfort of their homes. Many people are converting their backyards or balconies into sanctuaries where they can escape when they need a change of scenery. If your home is now your office, gym, movie theatre etc., it makes sense to create a space outdoors where you can peacefully disconnect and unwind.

 

4. Pattern Patterns Patterns!

Playing with patterns is a fun and cost-effective way to transform any room without having to redesign your entire home. Reupholstering pillows, selecting a playful rug, and even decorating a wall with a fun wallpaper can change the ambiance of any room.

 

5. The Home Bar 

With bars being closed and limited entertainment venues, the home bar has become a 2020 essential. Many people are now entertaining at home. Having an updated and luxurious home bar can serve as a conversation piece and give your home a relaxing vacation feel!