New Year, new home

It’s mid-January, the twinkle of Christmas lights seems like a distant memory, your kitchen constantly seems dark and gloomy with the short days, there’s a draught coming from somewhere and that awful, outdated design feature that you had strategically hidden behind the Christmas tree seems to have re-emerged even more noticeably than before. ‘New Year, new home,’ suddenly seems like a very good idea and, whether that’s a new home or a new look for your old home, here are the top interior trends for 2020.


2020 is going to be blue

Every year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is a predicted trend for the year, and they’re usually spot on. Whether this is an accurate forecast or a self-fulfilling prophecy, this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year is a beauty – Classic Blue. The name says it all really, it is a regal, timeless blue which is easy to coordinate with other colours (think yellow, burnt orange or sage green) and with raw materials. Stripped back wood with Classic Blue will take you straight back to that trip to the coast, or a blue wall with burnt orange and red accessories can give a Mediterranean feel.

Photo credit: Francesco Lagnese

Touchy feely

Colour is one way to drastically change a room, but what if you’re more of a neutrals kind of person? Well 2020 is all about texture. More specifically, building layers of texture. Living rooms and bedrooms are easy – rugs, throws, cushions, vases and other accessories – but think about getting some texture into your kitchen or dining room too. Just a few well curated accessories can make a huge difference, dried flowers in vases, wooden chopping boards or placemats, and changing your cupboard doorknobs to tactile contrasting ones can create that layered textural look.

Photo credit: Consentino

In with the old…

You know that old vase in the garage that doesn’t go with your sleek, modern interior but you can’t quite bring yourself to throw away? Well dust it off and give it pride of place. In 2020, the ‘everything is matching because I got it all from the same shop’ look is out. Mix and match the old with the new and keep your eyes peeled for accessories that have a history and tell the story of their journey. Get to the antique stall at your local market before all those antique pieces of art get picked over!

Photo credit: Lauren Buxbaum Gordon


Blasts from the past

2020 sees the resurgence of some interior trends which some of us thought had been relegated permanently to the history books. If you had told us that 2020 would be the year for chintz, wicker furniture and curved sofas (yes, you read that correctly, curved sofas), we would have scoffed but, you know what, it works!  The key is not to go overboard, a couple of statement pieces can create that desired textural layering in a room or create a pleasuring curved line in an otherwise square room.

Photo credit: Matthew Savins


Of course, if stripping that wallpaper, moving those electrics and locating the source of the draught just seems like too much effort, you could always buy a new Bowbridge home. Reservations off-plan for 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses are available at both Northdale Park in Raunds and The Stables in North Kilworth. Check out our ‘Developments’ pages to register your interest or contact our sole selling agent, Connells.