Here are eight trends you can use to update your home this year

If this is the year to update your home, here are eight looks which are right on trend.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 3:37 pm

Antonia Wheeler, design director at home furnishing firm Arighi Bianchi, has shared her predictions of 2020’s biggest interior trends.


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Eclectric glamour features mixed metallic finishes, rounded shapes, geometric lines, marbles and velvets

Antonia says: “Textures are key, plush velvets and natural woods accents take centre stage.”

Eclectic Glamour

This trend sees grown-up glamour merging with 1930s’ elegance and sophistication, combined with the opulence of the seventies.

Antonia says: “Curved furniture and fluid shapes command centre stage, designed for conversation and hosting guests, and are complimented by extravagant wallpaper and plush textiles.”

Mindfulness is all about creating a calming space

Abstract Energy

This stylised trend is about creating avant-gard patterns and layouts which celebrate geometric compositional structures and shapes for a modernist look.

Antonia says: “Abstract energy is all about bold patterns and conceptual shapes, whether creating a vibrant statement wall or adding colour blocking through accessories, there is room for a touch of abstract in anyone’s home.”

Mindful and Wellness

The vibrant rebellion trend is about making bold statements

The wellness trend is about creating a environment that has a positive impact on mental health and mood.

A home should be a relaxing space where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Antonia says: “Our homes can provide an oasis of calm and cosiness; rich fabrics provide textural delights and tactile materials have the same importance as colour, together with natural greenery.

“Indulge your senses too; use reed diffusers and scented candles to recreate the ambience of a spa at home.”

Natural and Sustainable

Natural, sustainable, hand-crafted or locally sourced products are becoming increasingly important in interior design.

Antonia says: “Rugs, wall hangings, baskets and pottery are all perfect for this look. Handmaid imperfections are celebrated, no two items are the same.

“Scandi style has an update with hints of pattern and texture with shades of beige, soft rich fabrics such as wool, mohair, sheepskin throws and a pop of natural green.”

Industrial Luxe

This look focuses on concrete and exposed brick, but with added luxury elements, such as artisan textiles, pottery, velvet and greenery which warms without detracting from the rawness.

Antonia says: “We are moving away from the more rustic approach of industrial style and the inclusion of timeless classics also fits beautifully in this theme.”


Japandi is an effortlessly elegant trend that will work in any room of the house, especially large open-plan living spaces.

Antonia says: “With wood at the heart of the Japandi trend, it’s time to make a feature of the dining table. Pair a solid statement piece with a solid oak top and contemporary black legs with upholstered chairs in a soft, muted tone.”

Vibrant Rebellion

This trend celebrates bright and chaotic vibes, with a focus on bright colours such as cobalt blue, citric yellow and hot pink.

Antonia says: “This trend gives you the creative freedom to express yourself with next to no limitations.

“Your rebellion could be as subtle as updating your cushions or as bold as introducing an abstract sofa.”