A new decade and new trends! What do the interior design trends for 2020 actually look like? What stands out at the big interior design trade fairs? Anna María Larsson helps you find your way through the maze of trends.Photo: Anna María LarssonTime for socializing We want 2020 to be a fun year. It will be the roaring 20's again, but with awareness. We want time to socialize and have fun together with those we care about. We decorate our homes more personally and we would rather have furniture with a story and history than something mass-produced which everyone else owns. Time has become a status symbol and having time for dinners, socializing and personal meetings is highly valued. And since everyone wants a home with a personal touch and their own style, then anything goes. This explains the many different colors that are predicted to be the trend colors of the year.ColorsThis year, there is no ONE obvious color that is the color of the year. Instead, we see several different colors named for this year's color. It is everything from different shades of yellow to a classic blue, more earthy brown burnt tones and pink. And that is probably it. Color is the very thing, everything is allowed! We want to create a cozy feel and a home to feel good in. White has gone from being the neutral standard to beige and gray tones becoming the neutral and "unpainted" instead. In the few places we have white, it is a choice rather than a standard. Although anything goes as far as color, some colors are still more trendy than others:Yellow
The Italian wallpaper manufacturers Texturae are internationally recognised for their timeless, modern and exclusive wallpaper collections, focusing on high quality, innovation and carefully selected creators. Senso del Colore is the result of an exciting and creative collaboration between Photowall and Texturae. Behind the selected wallpaper motifs are Italian designer Marta Lavinina and graphic design duo VZNstudio. The inspiration for the collection is drawn from the Fauvist art movement with its simplified expressions, pure colours and its characteristic emancipation of colour and shape. The motifs are minimalist interpretations with a wink to timeless art-deco in a modern colour scheme. We are presented with city silhouettes and landscapes in harmonious colour schemes with a focus on the artistic experience. The collection embodies Italian design and is a tasteful combination of modern style and function. All wallpapers can be tastefully combined with a refined elegance or in more daring combinations and are suitable for all kinds of homes.
– The artistic work behind CEVO’s wallpaper collection INTERRUPTED UNIVERSE is out of the ordinary and it’s something we haven’t done before. His impressive, unique and time-consuming dot technique adds a real passion to this collection, says Anneli Öquist Sterner, product and designer manager at Photowall.Each wallpaper motif consists of meticulously detailed, hand-drawn drawings, created with stippling technique. The artwork below is made of more than 298.000 dots and took 19 hours to complete.
Stylish hanging decoration for a kid's roomComplexity:SimpleTime Required:About 1 hourMobiles and hanging decorations can be created in many different ways. Working with wallpaper is both simple and neat. In the video below I show you how you can turn a piece of wallpaper into a lovely hanging mobile that is great for a kid's room. Photowall has several different wallpapers that are perfect for the purpose. Make sure to choose a wallpaper where you can cut out the entire design. For a kid's room there are many great ones to choose from, with animals that are perfect for this type of DIY. Galapagos Blue, Galapagos Green, Fish Pattern, Zoo, Retro Zoo, Bird from Peppercookies, Sea Monsters from Petit Griffin are a few examples of designs that would work.
An impressive statement wall can give your interior space that wow factor, and transform an ordinary backdrop into an extraordinary interior design. Whether you choose to give your traditional feature wall a twist with exaggerated colourful patterns, or channel the latest trends with industrial-style hanging wall lights – there are ample options to create symmetry and space with alternative feature walls.Here we explore the best feature wall ideas to suit your home style.Gallery wallsSingle statement pieces are a thing of the past, with the gallery wall trend fast becoming a favourable option for collectors of beautiful things. When done right, this classic design tool can be carefully arranged to add colour and texture to a room. But art can be expensive, and wallpaper can provide the perfect alternative to creating the artistic look without the price tag. To channel some serious Nordic interior styles, Photowall’s range of designer wallpaper is perfect to add into your gallery wall. Choose a range that matches your interior style, then fill your frames with beautiful art.
Today we are launching a brand new wallpaper collection: Vintage Cities. The motifs depict well-attended and popular cities such as Rio de Janeiro, New York, Rome and Paris - all with a vintage inspired feel.The best thing with this collection is definitly the opportunity to experience the heartbeat of the city from your own home. The silhouette of the Eiffel Tower at sunset, an aerial shot of New York's skyscrapers and a double-decker’s journey along the streets of London. Beautiful designs to be inspired by.
You have probably seen that Photowall has a number of richly coloured wallpaper patterns that look back in time to the 1970s and 1950s. I have chosen my favourites among our finest designer wallpaper and, as usual, offer up a little inspiration from design classics over the decades.
Now that the sun and warm weather seem to be here to stay, we would like to present our new, Spring-inspired wallpaper - Birch Forest Spring from Sne Design. Behind Sne Design is designer Christine Sveen. This new motif is typical of Sveen’s style: minimalistic, vibrant colors and shapes with playful themes. This time around, a bright birch forest with birds and other cute forest animals adorn the wallpaper. I think it goes perfectly in a child’s room or playroom, but would also be nice in the kitchen.
The Norwegian design group Scandinavian Surface has been successful with their simple, Nordic design with inspiration from their home milieu in magical Bergen. What does Romeo and Juliet, Madame de Pompadour and The last emperor have in common? Well, they are sources of inspiration for the new collection of wallpapers for Photowall.
Two of my favourite illustrators from the NU Agency have created two new wallpaper patterns for Photowall.Rina Donnersmarck’s photo wallpaper, Jungle, depicts an exotic palm tree forest in blue and green sea tones that I would use on an accent wall, for example, in a living room or hallway.
Winnie the Pooh - Up and AwayWe have initiated a new and exciting cooperation with Disney which we are very happy about. Together with Disney we are opening the door to a magical world and you can transform a children’s room into a fairytale world. Disney princesses, Disney Fairies, Winnie the Pooh, popular Frozen, old times favourites from Disney Classics like Mickey & Friends, action filled Disney Cars and Planes as Toy Story is now available as motifs in our Disney category. Everybody can find a favourite among these classical motifs, everything from nostalgic to contemporary characters. All motifs are also available as canvasprints.Here are some of my favourite motifs.
Decorating your walls is fun and easy and yet can be difficult when it comes to deciding what to actually put on them. The popular choices remains to be wallpapers: they are very durable and comes in various beautiful designs. Hanging art works is also an option, as well as picture frames and wall stencils.
Texture and colors in interior designIn interior design, texture is defined as the sensations caused by the externals surfaces of objects received through the sense of touch. For instance, squishing soft carpet between your toes, running your hand along a rough wooden tabletop, or sinking down into leather couch cushions. Colors on the other hand is an international language understood by all. Colors change their character and influence our mood. Colors change their character when lightness and saturation are modified. Light colors are airy and make rooms feel larger and brighter. While dark colors are sophisticated and warm and they make rooms feel intimate.Color trend for 2018First and foremost, one of the colors that have been used for quite some time is millennial pink. The color has been officially named back in 2016 and became popular in 2017. However, it’s not going to be that hot this 2018. It may be good for another reason but not with the same intensity, but as an accent color. Then what is the right color to look for? Think retro! Think terracotta, browns, deep pinks, burgundy and teal, with splashes of bright blue and orange. In addition to these, modern colors for 2018 include metallic hues, which are perfect for the high tech style. Shiny surfaces, metallic details, shimmering accents, pearl finishes are design trends which are excellent for creating impressive home interiors. Think light such as pink quartz and sky blue. Home decors in light colors look bright, sophisticated and stylish. Relaxing natural green color is also one of the color trends for 2018. Forest and green grass wall murals, houseplants for Green wall designs, bamboo arrangements in glass vases and green tableware are best for adding green color to the home interior. Fabric in pastel turquoise colors, light or deep purple colors look fabulous, luxurious, and stylish.
Wall mural in your home is the trend these daysIf you are planning to do something wonderful for your walls, then there are countless ways to do it. For the longest time, wallpaper has been widely used to make the walls of the rooms wonderful and interesting. Many homeowners settle in having their walls painted, but sooner or later, they will soon realize that what they have is a boring wall. Walls also need to be spiced up to make it lively and vibrant. One of the great ways to do this is to add wall murals. Wall murals come in various interesting and wonderful designs that may meet your requirements. Many wall mural companies nowadays offer their products that come in thousands of designs that are suitable to any room of your home. Wall mural vs wallpaperFor a long time, homeowners have been using wallpapers to make their walls vibrant. Many people were used of having their walls painted that at some point in time wallpapers were used to create an impact to the room. Wallpaper is durable and easy to clean and it also hides the imperfections of the walls. Wallpapers do not just come in different designs and pattern but materials as well.Meanwhile, wall murals also come in different designs and patterns. You can get wall murals with designs such as scenery, animals, flowers, practically almost anything. These days, with the advancement in technology, you can have customized wall murals with pictures of your family and loved ones.Wall mural designs have a long life as the paper that is used is treated with vinyl to make it more durable. All you need to do is to gently wipe the wall mural with a damp cloth once a week to make the mural bright. Create a feature wall with wall mural
The beauty of using wallpaper to your home interiorWallpaper is a material used to cover and decorate the interior of homes, offices, cafes, and other spaces. It is one of the aspects in interior design and commonly sold in rolls and installed on the walls with the use of wallpaper paste.Adding wallpaper on your walls adds instant personal style. From the various designs that wallpaper offers, wallcovering makes a design statement. It lasts longer than paint and cost efficient in the long run. When it comes to quality, wallpaper won’t get dented or chipped like paint. It is also easy to clean, therefore, any household items that you have can be used, such as sponge, plain water and mild detergent. Reasons why use wallpaper over paint Many homeowners prefer using wallpaper over other wallcoverings for several reasons. Wallpaper is known to last longer and more cost efficient in the long run. Cleaning it is also easier than other materials. It is also available in various materials that not only will have functional effects to your walls but will add beauty onto them. Wallpapers can be highly textured, giving the wall a sense of dimension and character.You may also opt to use a custom wall mural. This is a made-to-order wallpaper which is ideal for those who want to have an original interior design.As wallpaper has been known to be messy when applied on the walls, there is a type of wallpaper that can be applied easily without the messy paste. This type of wallpaper is called “Paste the wall” wallpapers.When it comes to aesthetics, wallpaper can do so much than regular paint. It is one of the creative ways to set up the mood in the room. It is a timeless element of character and imagination to a space. The right wallpaper for your interior