5 Trends To Give Your Home a Refresh
This year, give your home a spring makeover with a little help from Joe & Andy Smith, who head up Leicestershire’s luxury interior design studio, Chapter Seven Design.
They have drawn inspiration from some of the biggest trends of 2020 to share their top tips to get the best out of the different spaces in your home.
Make a statement with geometric wallpaper which Joe says is, “Always a popular design choice within your home, as it makes a room stand out and gives it personality”. When choosing geometric wallpaper and contrasting paint colours, Joe recommends matching up with furniture in rich hues and textures, such as velvet, which will complement the wallpaper. She adds, “This styling would look particularly striking in a living or dining room.”
Bring the outside, in with the Biophilia trend, which is all about consciously incorporating nature into your interiors. Andy advises: “A great way to embrace this trend is to introduce it via accessories such as pillows and throws in natural textures and patterns, to help create a feeling of calmness and wellbeing throughout the room.” Make a feature of a particular shelf or corner of the room by adding some greenery with a variety of plants. The nature-inspired, relaxing elements of this trend mean it lends itself nicely to being the theme of a bedroom.
2020 is the year of being more self-aware, specifically with the products we buy and use in our homes. A key question to ask yourself when aiming to shop and style your home ethically is, what is it made from? Joe & Andy say, “Stick with recycled or natural fabrics and materials wherever possible. Source locally and try to purchase products that are Fair Trade. Do your research, shop around and experiment with upcycling. You’ll be surprised at what you can do and it’s friendly on the pocket too!”
A trend that started in 2019 and is set to continue into 2020 is Crittall Doors. It’s a particular favourite of the Chapter Seven Design team, as it is an interior feature that can be used both internally and externally. Joe adds, “The main attraction to Crittall Doors is that they let plenty of light into a room, whilst making a strong statement leaning towards an industrial vibe. They are also very versatile, as they can be used as shower doors too.”
Whilst not necessarily being a specific 2020 trend, Joe & Andy say that, “Herringbone floors will continue to be a big hit throughout 2020. Whether it’s beautiful wooden floors in a hallway or living room, or herringbone tiles in a kitchen or bathroom; it’s the perfect way to make a striking statement in your home.”