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Holistic Design Trends for 2020

Change is one of the most challenging and satisfying aspects of a career in interior design. Some trends delight, some inspire, and others make us cry. New grows old and old becomes new again. The evolution of taste and technology keeps our skills sharp and demands we stay connected to our community and the clients we create for.

Holistic Design is not just a catchy buzzword or short-term fad. It is a philosophy closely related to Wellness Design and, quite frankly, the future of the interior design industry. Here is our forecast for the top Holistic Design trends in 2020 and beyond:

Emphasis on Ethical Design: In the 2020s, interior designers will encounter a dramatic increase in the number of clients wanting to make ethical design a top priority. As a result, more designers will become familiar with ethical standards while learning how to examine design decisions through the lens of ethical frameworks.

High-Touch Design Consultations: With the internet and social media, sourcing products and inspiration for DIY interior design projects has never been easier. To counter this and add increased value for the client, interior designers will be forced to offer more comprehensive, bespoke and high-touch professional consultations. Instead of starting with images of interiors that clients love, designers must start with the clients themselves! A deep understanding of a client’s personality, needs and habits will be essential.

Mind, Body, Spirit Connection: By interconnecting and balancing the mind, the body and the spirit designers will create spaces that help clients flourish. Beautiful designs nurture our vision and minds, functional spaces support our physical bodies, and seamless energetic flow enlivens the spirit. Helping clients express themselves on a higher level than just aesthetic preferences, will be a big Holistic Design trend for 2020 and beyond.

Use of Sustainable Materials: Sustainability and the environment have become increasingly more important to homeowners and designers alike over the last few years. As society gravitates towards more eco-friendly lifestyles, people are becoming more environmentally knowledgeable and conscious than ever before. This will be reflected in overall design sensibility as well as the desire to bring warm, earthy elements indoors.

Living In Place Design: This ­decade will see the vast majority of Baby Boomers hit retirement age. This cohort is driving the trend towards Aging In Place – i.e. remodeling homes so they can be lived in comfortably well into old age. Multigenerational housing, acute or chronic health conditions and the increased popularity of Inclusive Design are also key drivers of this holistic mega-trend. Boomers are looking for the best products that don’t call attention to the fact they need assistance.

Take your home to the next level in 2020. Set up a Holistic Design consultation today!



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