Most Popular Home Decoration Trends of 2020

The main theme of home decoration trends in 2020 is peace and therapy. Anyone who wants to get away from the tiring tempo of daily life and rest at home is looking for a peaceful and comfortable place. The therapy venues that respond best to this demand form the basis of 2020 Home Decorating Trends.

The most important factor that determines the 2020 decoration trends is social life. For those who prefer to meet at home instead of cafe, wider socialization areas are needed at home. In the living area at home, more seating sets such as armchairs and sofas can be used than before.

2020 decoration trends that will renew our lives with our homes

Simple and Peaceful Houses

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Among the 2020 decoration trends, hotel concept interior designs are more popular. With a selection of colors and accessories that resemble a simple and peaceful hotel room, a bedroom design suitable for this concept can be designed to eliminate the tiredness of the day. For this, especially in the bedroom, a bed design enriched with wall boards can be preferred instead of fabric or wooden headboards. You can add difference and peace to the space designed in harmony with a calm color with the wall panels located behind a simple bed, just like in hotel rooms.

Maximalist Spaces

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In the 2020 decoration trends, instead of the minimalist spaces that have increased in popularity in recent years, maximalist designs have been used. Eclectic decorations created by using different styles together are also an important detail of this trend. Maximalism, which has an important place in decoration as in fashion and other design branches, promises you a completely different living space with its style different from its minimalism. Chopping tables, magnificent and bright chandeliers, velvet-covered furniture are the remarkable details of the maximalist style in spaces designed in accordance with this concept.

Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable Materials

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Natural disasters, especially in the last few years, started to show the effects of climate change. This has led people to become conscious and prefer environmentally friendly products. Thus, the use of ecological and sustainable options in the market began to increase. In short, sustainability in design has become an imperative beyond being a fashion! Many consumers started using natural and sustainable materials in their home designs. Thus, people understood that elegance can also be provided with natural materials.

Mixture of Metals

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Metals such as silver, gold, brass and copper started to be used in decoration. Metal panels are used in kitchens in the bathtubs. In particular, the trend of using different metals together in decoration has become quite popular. You can combine matching metals such as silver and brass, bronze and gold in your home. You should do this in a balanced way. Because, if you mix a few metals in one area, it can be too complex and dominant for a room.

Neutral Colors and Warm Earth Tones

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A few years later, warm and neutral colors inspired by nature will become more popular. Less common neutral colors will be a favorite this year. Chocolate color, wine color, olive green and okre yellow tones will be used in places. Soil tones such as rich forest greens, pale brown and clay colors will create a natural and peaceful environment in the houses to calm down and relax after a long day. These warm natural colors will be used frequently everywhere, from sofa sets and walls to accessories.

Geometric Patterns

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We have good news for those who cannot give up modern designs despite everything: Geometric patterns that have not been out of fashion for years are still in fashion this year! Sharp geometric lines and patterns will be used frequently in interiors. The only drawback of geometric patterns is that they are used a lot in decorative designs such as wallpaper, furniture, bed linens, paintings, floor coverings, lighting and other decorative accessories. But the 2020 decoration trends will balance the use of geometric patterns. In addition, furniture designs will be inspired by modular and functional designs between the 1930s and 1960s.

Lush Plants & Botanical Patterns

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Return to nature is also reflected in home decoration in 2020. We will carry the nature we longed to into our homes with lush plants. Botanical prints and lush plants; by pairing it with wood, wicker and stone materials, we will create a special flora for ourselves. Live plants will be indispensable for 2020 decoration trends! You can choose easy-care plants for your home. Or you can add wallpapers with leaf motifs, bedding sets, paintings and even plain green walls to your home.

Big Honeycomb: The Vessel

The Vessel; It is a large building consisting of interconnected staircases designed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick in the shape of a honeycomb specially designed for the Hudson Yards region on the West Side of Manhattan.

A $200 million climbable statue at Hudson Yards

The magnificent Vessel is located amidst 20 acres of squares and gardens designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

The 16-skyscraper Hudson Yards project is the largest residential plan and largest private-sector real estate investment in the design and building industry in the city, after the Rockefeller Center, built in New York in 1930.

The vessel, which is covered with shiny and copper-colored steel with a steel carrier system, was prepared by an Italian company and sent to Manhattan with 6 different cargo options. The purpose of using steel instead of real copper is that the steel is not oxidized and maintains its brightness. In this hexagonal structure with a diameter of 15 meters and a height of 46 meters, with a total of 150 stairs, 2,500 steps and 80 connection points, there is an inclined elevator for visitors to reach the top floor.

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English designer Heatherwick, who said that they have never designed anything like this before, probably thinks that such a structure will never be designed again.

Design partner Stuart Wood; He said that they do not want to build something that covers a very large area, and therefore they are building a pragmatic, but vertically growing structure that increases geometrically.

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Remarkable and fun

involved in the design and construction work started by first setting a few parameters necessary for the design. Some parameters have been set for the design to be a remarkable object, not the totality of many objects covering the Square, and to be a social and fun object that encourages interaction instead of being a still sculpture.

Heart of Hudson Yards

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According to the Heatherwick Studio team; for the Vessel project, it was inspired by impressive paintings of stair wells in India where people go down to get water. Depending on the idea, an amphitheater project was planned to be built that would bring people together. It was wanted to build a place that could be the heart of Hudson Yards and where people could not only take photos but also socialize.

Vessel adds an urban feature in design and construction, which will raise people both spiritually and physically in New York and provide the opportunity to view different perspectives of the city. The design of Heatherwick has been a project of great interest since the beginning of the process, and this large statue, the new meeting point of the city, is very relevant to visitors.

How will COVID-19 affect the future of World Architecture?

Although COVID-19 causes sadness, uncertainty and panic throughout the community, this has shown us that we can control reaction and time. All architects and designers offered an opportunity to showcase their talent. If creativity is at the forefront, you will be more prepared and have designed a better future in the period after the Coronavirus Pandemic.

In recent years, architects, manufacturers, innovators and educators have been developing new ways to digitally change architectural designs, ideas and experiences. During this tedious process, architects began using digital technology in remote work programs to continue their work.

Hospital designs in the pandemic process

Effects of coronavirus on hospital architecture

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The COVID-19 pandemic also revealed the undersupply of global health services and how unprepared the worldwide health sector is actually due to nature’s response. The current status and capacities of the hospitals were not sufficient to treat coronavirus patients. We have discovered three main factors that our social health systems struggle with: people, money and space.

As architects and most importantly as a citizen of the world, it is our greatest responsibility to assess and address the ever-increasing need for hospital infrastructure as a better preparation for future outbreaks and as a longer-term solution in the near future.

Building new hospitals, especially for buildings that don’t need much, can increase costs. As an example, the architects can take the technique used by Qatar in the 450,000 M2 Ras Abu Aboud football stadium project. The stadium was built using shipping containers and modular building blocks that could be relocated after Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

The importance of quickly building sanitary medical spaces that can be easily adapted to the needs of the public with architectural modelling appropriate to COVID-19 has become more important, especially in recent months. Adopting modular construction for both additional hospital buildings and new hospitals in exceptional circumstances will enable better preparation for future national and international health crises.

Our mission is not only to build physical buildings, but also to improve the experience of healthcare professionals and patients. We do this by producing technological integrations in design so that people in quarantine, isolation or intensive care can maintain regular virtual contact with their loved ones.

Perhaps we can ensure the sustainability of these buildings, which consume a lot of high energy, by utilizing the kinetic energy of the cars in the field to transform them into certain facilities. Regardless of what future hospitals are, they will not be completed with a single health project. This innovative architecture will be prepared with the support of every architect.

Reflection of COVID-19 on living spaces

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One of the projects in architectural modelling and landscaping is Studio Precht, an Austrian-based architectural, interior and landscape design company. This design company planned a new park for people living in cities to enjoy the green space. Parks in large cities were closed at a time when people needed fresh air and rest. For this reason, Studio Precht developed the Parc de la distance, a landscape design that allows visitors not to walk this area separately and keeps social distance among the public.

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This maze-like design was inspired by people’s fingerprints. Visitors walk in and out of the individual lanes at this location, which has a restricted walking area, passing by the footpath. The roads are lined with Red Granite gravels, leaving an average gap of 8 metres between visitors. Each lane is about 2,000 feet long and bordered by a fence that averages 3 feet wide.

Environmental factor will be more important in designs

Eco-friendly designs are developing

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While there is a recession worldwide, we see positive effects on environmental factors. Designers think this could be a permanent paradigm shift for the industry. Atelier Ace brand president Kelly Sawdon said, “Prior to the pandemic, we already had efforts to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. We were better motivated to make environmentally friendly design choices as we designed safer areas for guests and staff.”

Parts and Labor Kennedy estimates that people living in big cities are more yearning for nature, sunlight and fresh air. He states that hospitality areas should turn outwards rather than interior presentation.

Offices will now be designed smaller

More flexible working areas will be prepared

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According to interior designer Sevil Peach, due to this situation caused by the coronavirus, most people started working at home and in collaborative areas. Estimating that the corporate plazas will turn into smaller buildings and the popularity of large offices is now decreasing, Sevil Peach thinks that smaller offices will be preferred as the central office.

Crowded offices, where it is difficult to keep social distance, can hamper virus recovery efforts as countries begin to return to normal. Peach, co-founder of London architecture and interior studio Sevil Peach, said: “Probably the interior of the offices will be much smaller.”

The freelance system may not be suitable for everyone. For people who cannot work freelance; large, flexible and non-crowded common areas can be designed.

Architects and designers continue to conduct and Share studies according to existing social distance rules if the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a long-term impact.

In a report published last week; Dubai interior studio Roar stated that restaurants will give up menu, buffet and cash payments and focus on takeaway and thus maintain social distance.

Speed has become a very important factor in the architectural modeling industry. Architects work hard and develop fast. Some architects have learned to rediscover many things and use their time more efficiently while working freelancers. This process reminded me of an old saying: “a good architecture looks like a good wine and gets better over time.” Perhaps these difficult moments we experience will be useful for the development of future architecture. Even if the next few months are full of uncertainty, it gives us a chance to reassess and redesign our work plan.

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