Embracing striking prints is a quick and simple way of making sure your living room is on trend for 2020.
Redecorating can be messy, time-consuming and expensive but adding a few key accessories in a fashionable print can give your home a completely new look without breaking the bank or opening a paint tin.
Carefully choosing new curtains, cushions or throws is a great way to updating your look without making any lasting changes. But prints don’t have to be reserved just for textiles – artwork, planters and wallpaper can also transform your interiors and keep your style contemporary.
To keep ahead of the crowd, here are four print trends which have taken the catwalk by storm and could now inject a sense of high fashion into your living room:
Jungle prints are big news for 2020 after dominating Versace’s spring/summer 2020 collection. Think dramatic palm leaves, fertile ferns and lush rainforest fauna in abundant shades of green rather than traditional animal prints. Vibrant jungle-themed textiles, tropical colours and green leafy palm trees will help you say goodbye to the winter blues and get ready for a warmer climate.
Polka dots are a timeless classic but they’re still making their mark on the 2020 fashion scene. Appearing in Gucci’s spring-summer catwalk shows for this year, polka dots are a simple and elegant addition to any room. Spruce up your sofa with a polka dot throw or see spots with some fun cushions or a rug. Monochrome polka dots are always popular but to really introduce a 2020 flavour to your living room, look out for white dots against a green background.
Floral prints have always been popular when it comes to design and this year, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Go for either bold 1970s vintage designs, as seen in Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer show or small delicate blooms inspired by Stella McCartney. Floral prints work well on textiles and wall art and you can team them up with striking centrepieces made up real flowers or silk alternatives.
Usually associated with the 1960s, festivals and a bohemian lifestyle, tie-dye has now made it into the world of high fashion. Adopted by a number of designers including Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney and Prada, tie-dye has secured a firm place in the list of 2020 trends. Add a vintage vibe to your living room with a tie-dye cushion or throw to brighten up your sofa or recliner. Photographs of colourful tie-dye designs make eye-catching pieces of artwork or if you’re brave enough, look out for tie-dye wallpaper.