What’s hot now: these are the interiors trends to adopt for the coming year …
Classic Blue: Pantone has chosen Classic Blue 19-4052, as the colour of 2020. This shade represents the universal desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era … Special Edition Conran Blue Bellhop table lamp, Flos, £175stg; www.conranshop.co.uk.
No borders: Do we really need walls? Delineate separate areas in the one space with different materials, shapes and patterns instead.
Neotenic design: Furniture and accessories are getting fatter, more childlike. Black Roly Poly chair, Faye Toogood x Driade, €462; www.ambientedirect.com. Yellow Bold chair, Big-Game, €420; www.moustache.fr. Burgundy Jumbo light; www.jumbo.nyc.
Dark doors: Doors and windows are getting the moody treatment. It’s a chic way to bring character to a space, with less commitment than painting an entire room. Add some swanky hardware for the finishing touch.
Tranquil dawn: Dulux’s colour of the year for 2020. A green that sits somewhere between green, grey and blue is inspired by the colour of the morning sky and signifies a fresh start, a new decade.
Quilted bedspreads: Chasing the dream of a good night’s sleep? Start with a good mattress. Add a luxe topper. The missing link? Splurge on a charming old-school quilted bedspread. Sweet dreams!
Globetrotter: Take a trip around the globe: make your home look more interesting, like you’ve travelled the world (even if it was only from your armchair).
Matchy matchy: Coating the walls, windows and trims all in the same shade makes the room feel chic and enveloping. Add a bit of tonal wallpaper for extra drama.
Hang it up: A crafty homespun crochet wallhanging or a story-telling tapestry will add a sense of texture and warmth to a room, replacing a traditional piece of art. Spotted on the runways too, crochet will be sending hippie vibes through our wardrobes come spring.