Along these lines, sustainability has become increasingly more important. As society gravitates towards more eco-friendly lifestyles, people are more ecologically conscious and knowledgeable than ever before. “There’s an ethical component to their purchasing decisions,” says Ben Marshall who is the creative director of Hudson Valley Lighting Group.
This is being reflected in an overall design sensibility as well as a desire to bring warm, earthy elements to space. “We’ve answered this demand at HVLG by featuring sustainably harvested materials like acacia and rattan in many of our fixtures,” he explains.
Swags And Easy-To-Use Fixtures
“Portables are no longer limited to table and floor lamps. Now, even renters can tailor a space with swag fixtures,” says Marshall. Lighting fixtures do more than brighten up a room—they’re a bold detail. This is exactly why wall sconces with optional wire guard will become increasingly more available. These accents are ideal for anyone who wants to invest in statement lighting without the commitment of hardwiring. “If you want great design but are restricted by your existing space, these fixtures hit a sweet spot. Its cultured form meets convenient functionality.”
Colors Will Become The New Neutrals
Neutrals will be replaced by warm colors, saturated hues and jewel tones. Shades of pink which are a more sophisticated evolution of the millennial pinks we’ve seen in recent years will be strong in 2020.
Pattern, especially layered patterns are becoming more prevalent for tabletop and textiles designs. The key to this trend is that there aren’t any rules.
Bold Trim And Ceilings
Colorful and contrasting, create a monotone space by matching it to the wall color, or high gloss paint that’s usually reserved during trim to extend to the entire wall.
“We’ll be seeing more natural materials with a luxurious spin like marble finishes in bathrooms and kitchens and also marble accents such as vases, bowls, and candleholders. Linen will also be big, but in beautiful jewel tones, with finished edges that feel more polished than the raw edge boho take we’ve seen in the past,” says Coop. Along the same lines, Justina Blakeney, who is the designer and founder of The Jungalow foresees old-world materials like plaster and lime wash making a resurgence. “We’ll continue to see people look for ways to connect with nature in their homes through houseplants, natural materials like cane, raffia, grasscloths, and raw/rustic woods.”
While Etsy might have defined the early aughts, Coop believes that there will be a continued focus on handmade goods and having a connection with the maker. “People are seeking out companies and artists whose product has a story and a point of view rather than mass-made items,” she says.