2020 interior design trend predictions

2020 interior design trends

2020 interior design trend predictions

Here at Marylou Sobel Interior Design, we are excited for what is on the horizon for 2020. Not only for the projects that we have underway, but to see some interior design trends and new and exciting looks, products and finishes come to life.

At MSID we like to create interiors that not only exceed our client’s expectations, but interiors that are unique, comfortable, and full of soul, as we cover in this recent blog post. We work to a client’s brief, taking inspiration from their lifestyle, personality and unique taste and ensure that it comes together beautifully, standing the test of time.

In saying that, our team keep our fingers on the pulse when it comes to upcoming trending styles and products, so we really enjoyed putting this blog post together for you, containing what we believe we are all going to be seeing much more of in the months to come… We hope you enjoy!

unique, individual and eye-catching

A big trend that we see coming to light is a focus on one-of-a-kind or artisan made pieces that are unique and special. Think unique sculptures, treasures from travels, rare prints and fine objet that will enable people to tell their story and have their individual personality on display. As admirers of traditional European interior design, this alternative look to the overly styled, clean contemporary interiors will be refreshing to see more of.


With spring on the horizon for the northern atmosphere, we will begin to see an influx of new and exciting floral prints and patterns. We are excited to see some of the new season textiles and fabrics come through, featuring bold flora, with colourful blooms as the hero.

2020 interior design trends
Grandiflora Rose Espice by Designer’s Guild
2020 design trends
Spring Tulip Buttermilk by Designer’s Guild

no more fear of colour

We have seen a lot of neutral palettes and a focus on texture and varying tones, but we believe it’s time to celebrate with some colour. Bold colour, contemporary pinks and dusty hues will once again steal the show.

high contrast

Interiors with high contrasting designs will become more and more prevalent in interiors internationally as we enter the new decade. A fresh, modern take on a monochromatic palette will raise the bar for sophistication, as seen in the bathroom below.

Eco-friendly and sustainable

This trend appeared on our 2019 trends to watch blog post, and it’s not going anywhere. Designers, builders and architects are all designing with eco-friendly and sustainable in mind. As we advance in technology and the development of materials, we are excited to see where we can take it as interior designers and the positive impact we can achieve for our clients.

In the images below, shared from recent projects completed by MSID, key furniture pieces including this Bergere chair pictured below, have been brought back to life, restoring them to their former glory. In the bathroom image, when the home was remodelled, we were able to keep the original flooring, reducing waste and materials used. The design team also sourced the older chest of draws, repurposing them into a unique vanity.


Velvet accents will feature heavily in interiors, giving the space a luxury feel and an added layer of sophistication. We love the way that it reflects the light but also ensures that the space is comfortable and inviting.

marble and granite in bold patterns & colour

Be prepared to be lusting after spectacular instalments of granite and marble! Marble is no longer limited to just the kitchen bench- we are excited to see what is to come of this trend, with so many inspiring interiors featuring this already. It’s individual and unique, like a one-of-a-kind piece of art, making it a desirable design addition for anyone designing their new space. Book-matching the slabs for the ultimate effect is also a desirable effect.

2020 interior design trends
A recent MSID design team’s visit to World Stone.
2020 interior design trends
A recent MSID design team’s visit to World Stone.


The word ‘soft furnishing’ has taken on a whole new meaning… Soft, elegant lines feature in sofas and chaises, becoming an eye-catching, alluring feature of their very own.

Image: Marylou Sobel Interior Design, taken from upcoming Longueville Project

Did you have a favourite trend or look on your radar? We would love to hear your thoughts on our post or what you are seeing appearing this new year. Drop us a comment below, we would love to hear from you.

  • Jude Smith
    Posted at 19:10h, 13 February Reply

    The interior designs you present are not only eye-catching. They are breathtaking as well. With your creativity and uniqueness, bringing new looks, products and finishes to life becomes much more exciting. With your one-of-a-kind talent, we are able to learn to expect the unexpected. You truly create interiors that are comfortable and soulful that deserve to stand the test of time.

    • Marylou
      Posted at 14:52h, 20 February Reply

      Thank you for your kind words Jude.

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