Incorporating human design with natural elements, biophilic design arose from the theory that we are innately drawn to nature and thrive when our living and working spaces make use of organic elements from the natural environment. With an increased social interest in climate change and sustainability over the past few years, biophilic design is a natural progression of consumers’ desires to be more environmentally aware. You can embrace this trend by opening up your living space with plenty of natural light, adding more plants, and incorporating earthy elements such as stone and wood. Cornwall has some talented designers who place a heavy focus on sustainable production, including Falmouth University graduate Tom Raffield, who uses traditional steam bending techniques to create bespoke lighting and furniture. For a rustic look, St Austell-based company Sustainable Furniture UK is a good place to find quality reclaimed wood furniture that is ethically sourced.
Continuing the natural theme, floral wall coverings are set to be popular in 2020, with both classic floral designs and bold tropical prints making an appearance at recent design fairs. Adding a botanical flair to your living space is a great way to revamp your living space and create a sense of calmness and well-being. However, if you are getting your property ready to sell, be wary of making too many bold decorating choices that may not be to every viewer’s taste. Stuck for inspiration? Cornwall’s Zenterior Design offers expert advice and a full range of interior decorating products and services, including custom mural wallpaper.
Harsh, clean lines are being replaced with softer interiors, inspired by the Art Deco movement. Associated with a cosier, more inviting feel (always desirable whether you’re planning on selling your property or not), curves are influencing every aspect of interior design. You can embrace this trend with a curved chair or sofa, scalloped edge rug, round tabletop, or unique feature lamp.
Soft accent colours
If your style is minimalist and understated, consider repainting a grey or neutral wall in Dulux’s 2020 Colour of the Year – a pale green shade called Tranquil Dawn that creative director Marianne Shillingford compares to “the space between the land and sky.” A nod to elements of the natural landscape, Dulux’s choice creates a calming, relaxed vibe that ties in with other predicted nature-inspired trends for 2020.
Thinking of buying or selling in 2020? The expert team at Lillicrap Chilcott will be happy to assist you. See all available properties on our website or call us on 01872 273473 today.