What’s”Japandi Minimalist Style?” It is among the largest global trends in interior design, says Rebecca Snowden, interior style adviser for furniturechoice.co.uk and frequent design commentator. Snowden provides her five forecasts for 2020 interior trends.
1. Japandi Minimalist Style
Japandi is a design fad that is a hybrid of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Both these styles share the very same principles: Clean, uncluttered interiors which are defined by statement pieces.
“The Japandi trend brings together all the details we love about Japanese and Scandinavian design by focusing on simplicity,” Snowden says.
2. Earthy color schemes
Earthy colors are currently trending in interior design that is international, but you should be strategic about the best way to put them. For instance, “in the dining area, fire up the atmosphere with canyon clay on the walls,” Snowden says. You can even color block it with the wholesome lines of a black dining set to create a laidback vibe that’s both eclectic and effortless.”
Marble is going to the dark side in 2020. “Black marble is set to be a big trend next year,” Snowden says. “Chic and dramatic, a black marble table in the dining room displays all the hallmarks of luxury with its elegant high-gloss finish, as well as a modern edge. Pair it with curved black fabric dining chairs for an Art Deco-inspired touch.”
But she adds, in case a centerpiece is for a home, consider an option, a traditional marble dining table. “Opt for a stylish finish with a central pedestal design to maximize space and legroom,” Snowden adds.
4. Eco-friendly living
Incorporating sustainable practices into the home is now an increasing trend, Snowden notes. One means to do this is through the use of non-toxic paint onto the walls (in other words, paint that is free from volatile organic compounds, or VOC). Paint eliminates chemicals like formaldehyde from the atmosphere, which can cause problems, she notes.
“Switching to nontoxic paint is more than just a trend,” Snowden says. “It’s a strong reminder for homeowners to be mindful of their choices and the impact they can have on the planet.”
Going green presents the opportunity to highlight natural and sustainable materials, such as rattan, or timber, jute, throughout interiors. “Good interior design is not only about aesthetics but also about improving your wellbeing,” Snowden says. “Choose items that are long-lasting and have an enduring appeal. And don’t forget to add actual greenery, too, with indoor plants that bring a burst of life to your space.”
5. Modern bohemian décor
Bohemian-inspired decoration is currently shifting away from the explosion of patterns and colors and toward a more paired-back look.
“In 2020, we will see a modern take on bohemian decor that’s all about creating a soothing atmosphere with soft, neutral fabrics and rattan,” Snowden says. “A neutral palette sets a solid foundation to start mixing and matching textures. The fabric and rattan layers add depth to the bedroom while sticking to bohemian design’s signature style.”