Four Living Room Design Trends for 2020

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As we move into a new decade, fresh trends are emerging that will define the next ten years of interior design and aesthetic taste in and around the home. It’s an exciting time for those interested in interior design, given the fact that several market forces — including greener design and minimalist tastes — are drawing new trends into the limelight. In this article, you’ll discover four of the most exciting emerging trends in living room design. This will help you select and curate the finest pieces and layouts to make your most comfortable room stylish and classy in 2020.

Rugs and Hangings

Interestingly, there’s been a slow surge in the use of large rugs and wall hangings to soften rooms in the last couple of years. The likes of a Persian rug — or others patterned with geometric shapes and symbols — can be utterly wonderful on the floor, while such a rug can look equally impressive hung from a wall. Or, you could go for a fluffier rug, to add a little more heat to your home, and to give your room a cozy and down-to-earth feel. Be sure to choose rugs for their style and the warmth that they’ll endow your room with. 

Fireplaces and Stoves

It’s time to consider the heat of the room, given the fact that it’s winter. With traditional heating systems like radiators being incredibly ineffective in heating your home — and a wood-burning stove something of a charming luxury, especially in the winter months — consider fitting yourself with a chimney and some kind of fireplace. This will allow you to warm yourself around a natural source of heat each and every winter. You can also find fuels for your fire with greener credentials than mere wood if you’d like to be environmentally friendly, too. 

Centerpiece Tables

With a fireplace or television being the visual centerpiece of your living room, there’s also a need for some kind of spatial centerpiece too, and this is often granted by a low-cut table that often carries coffee table books, magazines, perhaps some candles and the controllers for the television. It’s this table that can really enable your whole living room to dazzle with energy and excitement, which is why you should search high and low for the most impressive contemporary tables. What this will achieve is to really set off the rest of your room with something stylish and practical around which to assemble your furniture.


Finally, no interior design post can be complete without mentioning the advances in technology that have given rise to the likes of smart heating, smart window blind control, and smart music hubs. If you research just how technology is now used in the home, you may well be surprised by the sheer scale and scope of the inventions over the course of the past 5 years. Look into what could work for your living room, especially in terms of music and entertainment, and onboard it to make your living room fit for the 2020’s.


In Residence: Sue Webster

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