In this blog we make our predictions for the design trends we expect to see come to the fore in 2020, inspired by what we’ve seen in the interiors magazines and at the latest trade shows.
Warm Nordic – Simple shapes, with a subtly warmer palette of neutral shades.
This look is a favourite of ours at Natural Bed Company – we love the purity of modern Scandinavian design, including the use of natural materials and a classic neutral palette. The classic greys and shades of off-white which trended in 2019 will still be popular but this new Nordic is a little warmer – incorporating caramel colours, stone and ecru shades. This new colour palette will suit the British weather conditions well where our, often dull and grey weather, can result in an interior that could do with a little warming up!
The Warm Nordic look will suit most of our contemporary bed designs – but in cherry, oak and walnut they will make for a richer colour choice than last years cool maple and ash beds. The Highland bed, a modern four poster, in solid cherry wood with an upholstered headboard in an ecru shade is a great example of this colour palette.
If you are looking for bedding in cream, stone and caramel shades – then do have a look at our natural bedding range. I particularly love the pure organic cotton bedding range in brown melange. This bedding range will work well with a wide range of warm accent colours and accessories, such as the luxurious faux fur bedspread in rich ‘Brown Bear’ or soft ‘Cement Grey’. If you are looking for a bolder choice then try our chartreuse linen bedding – it looks great with silver grey and charcoal accessories.
Eclectic Glamour – bold and sophisticated use of rich and vibrant colours.
Described by Ideal Home as “a grown-up look that channels Thirties sophisticated elegance with a little sexy Seventies-style opulence thrown in”. This look makes the most of rich jewel tones, shimmering fabrics and detailing in metallics. Glossy sateen cotton and soft velvet are perfect for this rich, glamorous style – we have a wide range of duvet covers and bedspreads that suit.
Take a look at our 1000 thread count cotton bedding in dark platinum grey – this dark, warm slate grey bedding has a beautiful sateen finish. For rich, jewel like tones take a look at our deep Teal duvet covers with a thirties inspired hexagonal pattern in antique gold. Alternatively try the Gold Cherry Blossom print, reversible duvet sets with a deep pink motif or our velvet bedspreads in turmeric yellow.
Real Comfort – add texture and warmth using textiles: throws, cushions and accessories.
Take the comfort factor to the max with this look, it’s all about adding texture with a variety of cosy textiles. Reflecting our need for comfort and warmth in the winter months, this look is sure to be popular early in the New Year. Think faux fur bedspreads and throws, draped over quilted bedspreads embroidered with geometric patterns – we have lots of bedding perfect for this style.
This look isn’t just for winter though. Layering chunky knitted or woven wool throws over rumpled linen bedding will look sophistcated and inviting in a spring/autumn bedroom too. Add embroidered, knitted or tassled cushions to complete the look.
Japandi – this is the perfect look for us – modern simplicity combined with a strong Japanese design element.
Ideal Home describes this look as “A mash-up of elegant Japanese minimalism and rustic Scandinavian simplicity, Japandi is a hybrid trend bringing together the best of these two much-loved styles. This trend is the one for you if your home is your sanctuary and you take a less-is-more approach with uncluttered spaces, clean lines and a calm, subdued colour palette”.
Our collection of Japanese style beds is perfect for this style. The Kyoto, Kumo and Kobe beds are perfect examples of Japanese inspired, minimalist design. We’ve added accessories from Ethnicraft to a number of the bedroom looks above to give a Japandi look – the Osso stool and Rise side tables are particular favourites.
Want to be really inspired by the Japandi look? A stunning example of this style is the Barbican flat updated by Takero Shimazaki Architects and showcased on Dezeen. Making the most of natural materials and muted colours – this stunning apartment would be the perfect home for our Kyoto bed and bedside tables.