Wellness and the search for comfort
When we come back home is one of the times of day when we expect to find comfort. So during the last few years, the home furnishing style has increasingly tended to reflect the character and personality of the people who live there. Keeping up with the 2020 interior design trends is also important if we are to feel at ease in our home: if it is attractive to look at it will also be good to live in.
The new interior design trends for 2020 are a triumph of nature and vibrancy.
First of all, in line with the latest interior designs, the furnishing style focuses on the search for wellness and comfort. But what does furnishing your home on these lines mean? The 2020 trends tell us that, regardless of size, the home must be the place where we relax, a comfort zone where all outside noises (literal and figurative) disappear, together with the stress of the daily round. Therefore, while opting for open-space living areas, interior design projects tend to prefer separate kitchens. The former are intended to
maximise comfort and relaxation in the living area, and so they must be isolated from the smells and noises created by the person getting dinner.
Functionality is central to kitchen design, although spaces are tending to become smaller. The home delivery options and ready meals of the last few years have significantly reduced the time spent cooking.
Fitted wall compositions
Another home furnishing style in line with the 2020 trends is extreme minimalism: it is important to lighten interiors by removing large pieces of furniture that invade and reduce the space available. Living in an airy, modern, state-of-the-art environment is perfectly in line with the current concept of interior design. But what does this mean in practical terms? There is no mistaking the trends: it is time to mix materials to create fully fitted walls that strive for the utmost simplicity in design, lines and shapes. So if the 2020 interior
design trends were an artist, they would be Mondrian.
For the realisation of these interior design projects, which we could call wall compositions, metal, glass and also wood and leather are used creatively and innovatively, often combined in the same design object.
2020 also places glass as a key feature in interior furnishing, making it an integral, active part of the room. In some interior design projects, glass is used to create panels to partition rooms, or even for entire walls, for interiors with a much lighter, airier "feel". Depending on furnishing styles, it is often the most popular material for the creation of sophisticated design items, which add a special touch to a room - such as a coloured mirror, a vase or a bowl. The 2020 interior design trends are rediscovering a style that evokes the 1930s, when mirrors and glass were widely used, furnishing interiors and creating striking light and shade effects.
A furnishing style in line with the latest trends also sees a return of textures with an optical effect, typical of the 1960s and '70s. So home interiors will make lavish use of 3D surfaces with a tactile finish: wallpapers, figured Marble wall coverings, ribbed glass and surfaces with a three-dimensional corrugated effect. This is definitely one of the trends that make the 2020 furnishing style highly distinctive, differentiating it from previous years. Interior design becomes an art form in its own right, designing space. Which brings us back to our initial concept: a home that is good to look at is undoubtedly also good to live in.
The concept of interior furnishing inevitably also involves shapes. They play a key role in generating the positive perception felt by everyone who lives in a room. The retro look is seen here, too: shapes, especially in furniture for sitting on (armchairs, dining-chairs, sofas and chaises longues) are rounded and, like the textures referred to above, also very geometrical. Colours are bright: red, electric blue, purple and yellow are once again the colours that bring character to objects and walls.
For floor coverings, one innovative design solution that plays with new combinations of colours and shapes is Medley: an abacus of ceramic material, for the reinterpretation of interior design spaces.