As we near the end of the year, the His & Hers team has been taking a look at five key interiors trends and products worth getting excited about in 2020.
Just as we’ve seen a major shift in the way that many of us shop for clothing over the past year, with a stronger emphasis on buying pieces to last and a rejection of throw-away fashion, we’re seeing a similar trend in interiors. Whereas once buyers might have played with a new trend, buying cheap versions of fashionable accessories which could then be regularly updated, these days, consumers are thinking more about the environmental impact of their purchases and are increasingly interested in finding pieces that they’ll love for years, and perhaps even pass on to their children. If you’re really pushing the boat out, we like this Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Eiderdown in Eau de Nil (£895) from Amara.
2. Wood Flooring
In 2020, the influence of minimalism on our interior design schemes that we’ve seen in recent years will continue. Rather than trying to cram lots of different design influences into one room, the focus will be on investing in key pieces and in good quality materials and keeping things simple. His & Hers’ advice? As with any trend, it’s all about interpreting this one in a way that works for you. For example, if you have lots of photographs and accessories and you love them all, don’t feel that you have to de-clutter to the point at which your home starts to feel less welcoming. We all have a different comfort zone when it comes to streamlining our homes and one man’s clutter is another man’s treasures! If you are seeking to update your interior design scheme and are fed up with your tired looking carpets, investing in wood flooring is a great way to make a room look more modern and well maintained.
3. Wellness-boosting buys
From air purifiers to sleep-enhancing blackout blinds to accessories for home workouts, we’re more interested than ever in products for the home that don’t just look good but that do us good, too! And the big brands are increasingly focusing on offering products designed to enhance our sense of wellness and relaxation. Earlier this month, His & Hers attended a ‘sleep bootique’ created by Boots as a pop-up focusing on the importance of sleep, and how to get more of it! We came away with a Luminova sleep mask (£5) which is perfect if you require pitch black conditions to drift off to sleep easily.
4. Flowers and Plants
Admittedly, we’ve always loved having freshly cut flowers and plants around the house. It’s the perfect way to brighten up your home and bring a bit of nature indoors, which is especially welcome in the winter months. The His & Hers team is particularly keen on fresh roses, but if you’re likely to be cutting back on a few everyday luxuries in January, long-lasting roses could be the perfect alternative (they would also make the ideal gift for an interior design loving friend if you’re looking for some last-minute Christmas present inspiration). Infini London provide luxury exquisite roses that last a year via an eco-friendly solution. Real, long-lasting and gorgeous, these roses are the perfect gift for a loved one, as well as adding that glamorous touch in the home, just in time for Christmas. Infini have a number of ranges, including the Suede Collection, Diamond collection and the White Diamond collection. Retailing between £120-£200, Infini London also ship to 190 countries worldwide. They’ve been featured in Marie Claire, The Evening Standard and The Daily Mail, and we have a feeling you’ll be seeing more of them in 2020!
5. Sophisticated Home Fragrances
Fragrances for the home have been becoming increasingly sophisticated in recent years. If you’re looking for something a little different for the New Year, we love this Jo Loves Log Fires candle – perfect for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have a real log fire. Light it for cosy nights in that feel like a treat! (£55) https://www.joloves.com/log-fires-home-candle.html
With special thanks to Continental Wood Flooring and Infini for sponsoring this editorial feature.
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