The year 2020 might see the end of the ‘official’ kitchen area and the rise of cheeky leftover spaces. It’s certain to see terrazzo move from an accessory to a foundational material in a home in 2020.
1. The Unkitchen
It’s no surprise that kitchen design has turned away from a look of pure functionality with two-pack polyurethane cabinetry, utilitarian tapware and practical flooring. Instead, contemporary kitchens are beginning to integrate furniture-like elements that reflect the rest of a home’s more personalised decor.In most kitchens, it will appear in touches. Think metal or timber legs extending out from island bench tops, upholstered bench seats adjacent to work areas and hanging metal shelves replacing overhead cabinets.
2. The Cheeky Extras
Have an extra 1.5-metre space at the end of your kitchen-renovation floor plan? Clever homeowners will no longer decide between a pantry or more bench space. Instead they will extend into the space, building in integrated study nooks, kitchenettes, banquettes and more. Adding these lifestyle-focused elements to the kitchen area “is helping to create multi functional spaces.
3. The Rise Of Curves And Arches
Curves and arches will emerge as an interior-design trend in big ways next year. Curved ends to island bench tops, open shelves with curved fronts and other rounded elements such as round handles, fish-scale tiles and light fittings with curved details will all add a feminine and inviting touch. This creates a softness in a space that is otherwise filled with hard surfaces.
4. The Reign Of Terrazzo
The emergence of terrazzo will turn into a full-blown reign in 2020. Terrazzo – a composite material that can be poured in or pre-cast and formed with chips of marble, quartz, granite or glass – has mostly been seen in small measures such as bathrooms, splashbacks and homewares. But this is about to change, with terrazzo being seen in more fittings and fixtures in the home.Think bench tops and floors.
5. The Popularity Of Metal Cladding
One of the biggest trends, the rise of metal cladding, is coming about because of issues with combustible materials, as well as limitations on insurance premiums for designers and building surveyors. So, goodbye rendered brickwork and timber slats. Hello corrugated steel, zinc, copper – which has a long life cycle and needs little treatment or maintenance with wear and tear.
6. The Colour Trends
Beige, stone, soft eucalypt greens and earthy browns will be strong interior colours in 2020. They’re hues that are seen in natural materials such as sisal and jute; the colours of unbleached, undyed wool; and untreated clay and stone. The neutral and naturals trend comes from a strong movement towards finding calm and balance to our hectic lives.
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