Ideal Home - Home Decor trends 2020

With a new season of fashion trends we are seeing a new season of home interior trends to continue updating your home with rather than change them entirely. 

Whilst "trends" change and evolve they do so at different paces, some trends may last years rather than seasons. For example, the Nordic trend has been with us for some years now and continues to surprise and delight us. But there are also key colours that become the big thing for decoration our homes, especially with the "Colour for the Year" accolades.

There is no escaping home interior trend, whether you live by them or feel unaffected by them; from paint shades to furniture choices, everything designed in our homes is influenced by wider trends. 

Here are the top Home Decor trends to help freshen up your home in 2020. 

Trend 1: Abstract Energy 

Photo credit; Debenhams 

This fun, free spirited trend takes inspiration from abstract expressionist artwork.  Bold geometrics combined with hand drawn sketches and playful blocks of colour, this look is all about expressing our personalities in our homes. The purpose is to evoke emotion and create a mood – this it certainly does! 

The colour palette  


New season collections from Debenhams, West Ekm, Habitat, Charlotte"s Locks Modern Emulsion Farraw and Ball.

This trend allows you to be bold with colours, even with colour combination – try brushed red with navy or mustard with Mauve. 

Where to use it

In any room you want to make a statement. Translating from canvas this trend is best represented on flat cushions, duvet covers, statement rugs, and wall paper designs. 

HOM Loves: 


Ibiza (left) £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per sqm, Vintage Moroccan (right) £14.99 per tile £164.89 per sqm 

Trend 2: Structured Simplicity

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Evolving from the Nordic Retreat tend of 2019 this look is back, stripped back. The purpose of this trend is to create a calm, comfy, chilled out space to relax in – it"s all about making our homes a safe, inviting space to rest and recharge in. 

Has Grey had its day? The neutrals are warming as as we look to create a calm and uplifting space to retreat to from the outside world. 
Trade bold and bright for soft and neutral and go for pared-back pieces and considered choices.  This element if more thoughtful choice for the home as the trend focuses on sustainability. 

Where to use it 


This trend works in any setting whether it be a rustic kitchen, small bathroom, but its especially at home in a living room or bedroom paired with a dark accent colour. 

When to choose it 


If you like simple understated style, unfussy pieces but still want a home that feels relaxed and comfortable rather then overly minimalist. Youre dranw to a artistan style, raw materials and unrefined finishes and prefer to invest in quality pieces rather than quick fixes. Tetures and tactile qualities are taking the place of bold colours for adding interest. 

The Colour palette


Move away from greys towards move yellow based neutrals. Embrace warm neutrals, from oatmeal and natural buff.  Beige makes a comeback as the perfect bas colour to build upon. Accent colours are still soft, think the new Dulux colour of the year 2020, Tranquil Dawn. 

HOM Loves 


Midi Metro Crackle Pistachio (left)  £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per sqm, Woolacombe (right) £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per sqm. 

Trend 3: Honest Comforts


Green dot cushion. £5; pink velvet cushion, £5; Pink woven loop cushion, £8; Green tufted tassel cushion, £8; White dot cushion, £6; Pom-pom knit throw, £20; Woven pendant celling shade, £30; Knitted pouffe, £39, all George Home 

To make any space feel instantly inviting simply layer up comfy cushions, throws, knits, faux furs and blankets. This approach will see you through the winter months and light enough to see your home dressed ready for spring. 

The Colour palette 

The emphasis on natural pigments is still the root of this trend. Mix cool blues and greys with accents of warmer pinks and browns. Washed teals and mossy greens can complement this colour palette. 


New season collections from Murmur; Bloomingville; Maison du Monde; Debenhams, Mist Matt Emulsion by Neptune

Comforting textures, soft colours and decorative details are key for textiles and bedding this season. Think quilted throws and bedspreads in washed linens and tactile weaves, and thick woollen blankets with decorative fringing, tassels and trims. 

When to choose it 

Your home is your personal sanctuary, your personal space and nothing is reserved for best. Furniture feels comfortable and inviting with comfortable sink into sofas and hearty tablets to gather round. 

Where to use it

This homely look is perfect for rooms or homes filled with character whether it be a period property or a country cottage, this style sits well with exposed beams and bare brick. Style with a mix of vintage and new home buys to add charm. 

HOM Loves


Gatsby (left) £14.99 per tile, £164.89 psm, Chelsea (right) £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per sqm  

Trend 4: Eclectic Glamour


Bradford sofa, £1,299; Finley lounge chair, £399; Reflecting Curves cushion cover, £34; Avant garde cushion cover. £44; Cotton knit throw, £69; Bold cutout rug, from £399, all West Elm 

A move on from Retro Revival last season, this is 2020"s bold, confident and sassy take on the glamour trend. This trend is a grown-up look that channels Thirties sophisticated elegance with a hint of Seventies –style opulence thrown in.  Taking centre stage is the curved and fluid shaped furniture. Think 1920"s elegant occasional chairs with the scalloped shell-like backs and soft edges. 

The Colour palette 

Pick rich tines for key pieces such as royal blue or ruby mixed with warmer tones of ochre, rose and bronze. Layer on the bling with metallic touches – think gleaming gold, brushed copper, brass and bronze. 


Where to use it 

Any room where you want to make a bold statement, as this trend is not one for the faint hearted. Show off your flamboyant side with a cocktail trolley or extravagant wallpaper. 

For this look Deco meets mid-century with a collection of mix-and-match accent chairs, paired with statement sideboards, bar carts and tables in burnished brass and glossy marble. 

Velvet is reigning strong through this season especially in furniture 

HOM Loves: 


Fiesta (left) £14.99 per tile, £164.89 psm, Copper Luxe (right) £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per sqm 

Trend 5. Japani 


Photo credit: Maison du Monde

There has been strong Japanese design element running as an undercurrent through interior collections over the past few seasons. This autumn/winter it is coming out into its own as s stand out trend. A mash-up of elegant Japanese minimalism and rustic Scandinavian simplicity, Japandi is a hybrid trend bringing these two much-loved styles.  This trend is for you if your home is your sanctuary and you take a less-is-more approach with uncluttered spaces, clean lines and a calm colour palette. 

The Colour palette


Keep the colour palette soft, embrace calming tones of pale blue, muted green, light grey and pink accents of richer shades; such as teal, indigo, rust, emerald and black. For furniture mix Scandi woods with Japanese-style black and dark woods.  

Where to use it  

This pared-back look will work in any room. Choosing quality over quantity will give small spaces room to breathe. While the busy patterns and statement dark pieces work well in large spaces.  


Combining the mindfulness elements of Scandinavian hugge and the Japanese theory of "wabi-sabi" this trend finds effortless beauty in simple things. 
Lantern style lighting helps add a soft ambient light that"ll keep homes in a state of calm and all times.  

HOM Loves: 


Dylan (left)  £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per sqm, Shoreditch (right) £16.99 per tile, £186.89 psm 

With Thanks to Ideal Home 



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