Interior Design Trends of 2020
Renderings and Murals
Unless you were one of the lucky ones to get a window between lockdowns to travel to Dubai or The Maldives, life was at a complete standstill and summer was spent looking at our living room walls and garden fences, instead of our usual summer views of white sands and blue seas. So, the next best thing was to use interior design to bring us a sense of escapism from the global pandemic.
A stand-out piece of design was by the Swedish pairing, Folkform, created a mural of a swimming pool using over 1,000 pieces of glass and ceramic. Aside from the garden paddling pool, this mural is the next best thing to a real pool!
The tone of 2020 was reflected in the palettes that people opted for in their homes. The loud hues that dominated the design scene a couple of years ago have now evolved into moody blues and smoky greens - something that we expect will continue into 2021. You can play with these colours; a deep painted room with earthy cream furnishings or a clean and light room with a rich accent sofa. If it looks good on Instagram, then it’s here to stay.
With the angst and uncertainty that came with the turn of a new decade, it’s no surprise that comforting interiors were a popular choice. Warm designs with touches that brought upon the feeling of ‘there’s no place like home’ was a MUST to feel some sense of security and solace amongst the madness.
A highlight for us was by architect, Timothy Mercier, who transformed a French farm building into a tranquil dwelling for his parents, finished with one-of-a-kind accents and accessories he found in a Parisian flea market. A rustic French farmhouse is the epitome of comfort, which we could all use right now.
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