As we enter a new decade, we are also entering a new era of sustainable design trends, interior styles and socially conscious consumer choices designed to create universal change and help the environment around us.
One of the key drivers of the trends this year is the need for sustainability and whilst this isn’t a new thing, it’s a requirement we will be seeing more of in the products and services we use and buy going into the future.
In this post i’ll be sharing with you some of the top sustainable interior and socially conscious trends you can expect to see in 2020.
Simple Minimalism – As a whole people are feeling a greater need to be connected to nature and because of this you can expect to see elements of the ‘great outdoors’ infusing interior design.
The cozy Scandinavian influence that has become popular over the years will remain with organic shapes and natural tones still key design elements in 2020.
Natural Materials – It’s all about materials with a sustainable focus. In both interiors and decor expect to see the use of natural wood, recycled textiles, un dyed yarns and plush soft fabrics, along with warm terracotta and earthy ceramic homewares.
Combination of Organic and Sleek – A design trend that will be complimenting Scandinavian this year, is the rise of the simplistic Japanese style; affectionately known in the interior design industry as “Japandi”.
To create the look, think crisp shapes and lines and sleek furniture choices combined with natural imperfect elements and shapes.
Re-Purposing – Driven by the need to create a healthier environment, many designers and brands are making intentional selections on the materials and products they use and sell to avoid it becoming waste, but instead have continued use for another purpose.
Although you will still be able to purchase mass produced goods, this year will see the resurgence of the repurposing of old items such as furniture to create a unique and bespoke look.
Shop Locally – Whilst not a new initiative it’s one that has gained increased popularity as it’s a form of social change that everyone can take part in to try and tackle climate change and reduce our carbon footprint.
The recent devastating bushfires in Australia has given rise to more socially conscious forms of shopping by encouraging people to shop locally within their own country with an emphasis on helping build and support local economies.
Amazing initiatives such as spend with them and buy from the bush are just some of the ways people can show their support by buying products and services from those businesses and towns that have been affected by fire and drought in Australia.
If you would like to contribute towards helping the Australian bushfire relief effort, you can find our more about the different ways you can get involved by clicking the following link