19 Design Trends of the year 2020

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As we celebrate the Earth’s revolution around the sun, we set new resolutions and goals for our life and likewise we seek out for new trends. Umbrette introduces you to the trends that would dominate the interior industry in 2020.

Bold Monochromatic

When people think of monochrome interiors, they usually think of all black, grey or white decor. It’s not wrong, it’s just not all-inclusive. Monochrome basically means ‘one-colour’. So, as long as the interior is made up of one colour or various shades of that colour, it’s monochromatic which is also very much in trend.

One Print Drama

What could be more exciting than a room covered in the same print from floor to ceiling to upholstery? It might look overtly glamorous but it is definitely a bold choice for your interiors nowadays.


A well-curated tapestry on a wall can be the perfect focal point for a room. From landscapes to murals to different art forms, tapestries are very much in trend in 2020.

Black And White

A black and white colour palette is always timeless and classic. It has timeless possibilities and opportunities from subdued shades to bold statement-making hues. Black and white are here to stay throughout this decade too.

European Inspired Furniture

From sloping arms of couches to knife-edge welts and metal legs, furniture nowadays has taken inspiration from countries such as Germany and Italy and people are loving it and highly appreciated.

Rattan And Wicker

Originally a 70’s thing, Rattan and Wicker have a huge comeback and will dominate 2020 with elements such as sofas, beds, coffee tables, pendant lamps, room dividers, etc.

Upholstered Walls

If you want to make a statement wall in your bedroom or even living room, Upholstered walls are very much into a trend nowadays. From different patterns and fabrics to choose from, Upholstered walls give you a variety of options to choose from.

Biophilic Design

Biophilia is the art of incorporating nature into our built environment and designing spaces that help humans connect to their surroundings. Space comes to life when natural elements like wood and water are introduced into the system which stimulates thinking and design exploration.


Originating 500 years ago, this composite material of marble chippings set into cement called Terrazzo was created as a way to reuse the scrapped rock. Traditionally sold as flooring, terrazzo has become a much more versatile material with its introduction into producing furniture, decor, kitchen tables, etc

Neotenic Furniture

Neotenic Design incorporates simple shapes, short thick members, soft edges and a clumsy appearance. The resulting form appeals to our biological imperative to nurture – to see ourselves in our surroundings and cherish the childlike. From furniture to lights to visual 2-dimensional elements, Neotenic design is here to stay.

Velvet Upholstery

Velvet is one of the most desired upholstery fabrics when it comes to portraying grandeur and luxury in your space. Even a few seasons back it was considered out of fashion, but now it is a hot favourite.


Points, lines, surfaces, form, shape, angles – all words associated with geometry be it in the classroom or in the world of design can be seen everywhere. Whether as 2-dimensional wallpapers or 3-dimensional furniture, its influence is here to stay.

Canopy Beds

Often referred to as the King of Beds or the Bed of Kings, Canopy Beds are dates back to the 14th Century. Through times it has evolved itself to suit the compact, contemporary homes and is making a major comeback in 2020.

Feminine Tones

Gone are the days of girly pink, today’s millennial pink is strong and bold. The colour that had more feminine qualities had grown up into a more refined, restrained hue. The colour is super versatile and can be paired up with almost any colour to give a pretty exquisite look.


Floral patterns have been a part of the staple diet of interior design for ages. If you love nature and want your space to be ever-blooming all year round, using floral patterns is a great idea.

Earth Tones

Earth tones describe a colour palette inspired by the colours we find in nature. Warm browns, camel, greens, sienna, and umber, soft grey’s and tans all blend together to form a harmonious and welcoming interior in your home or office.

Animal Print

Zebra, Leopard, Tiger or Snake – animal print is not anymore restricted to the fashion industry and is making its footprint in your space through wallpapers, upholstery and rugs.

Statement Ceilings

Every designer knows that one wall among the five walls in a space should be the signature wall and is the focal point of that space. Nowadays even ceilings are considered as the focal point of the room and are restricted to colours such as white.


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