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3 Interior Design Trends to stay in 2020/2021

We are fast approaching the end of a decade and the question always is, which will be the top interior trends for 2020/2021?


We already predicted what will be, according to our researches and opinions, the key macro trends in the interiors and design industry for 2020/2021. Today I am moving the focus a bit more towards interior design, towards shapes, colors and styles, to note down what is going to last from this 2019 in the next years.

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I created three moodboards by choosing three different interior design trends, that according to me and other researches will stay strong in 2020/2021. But that actually started in these last years.

To learn more, I invite you also to have a read at this post by Trendstefan, who collected the opinion of some European trend scouters – including me – about the key trends for 2020.


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Interior Design Trends for 2020 / 2021 : 3 moodboards


In each moodboards I collected some inspiring architectures, patterns, furniture, outfits, to represent each trend. Together with them, I am also introducing you a new design product which is particularly innovative and which fits into the three different boards.

The lamp is called “Squiggle Lamp” and it is designed by Broen Design.

The inspiration for the lamp design came from the random small drawings we all do on paper when we are a bit absent- minded, in English “squiggles“. The result is a very minimalist lamp with an organic design and original shape. It looks like an enlightened line with a casual shape.


Now, after creating these boards, the real question is: which trends from this decade are going to last as key interior design trends in the next decade?

Quite a challenging question, right? Let us know your thoughts 🙂


|| Be inspired: The most influentials interior trends by decade


The Squiggle Lamp

The Squiggle Lamp

3 Interior Design Trends for 2020 / 2021


Trend 1 / Organic


By organic design we call a style which takes its inspiration from flowing natural form. Yet, it is characterized by undulating lines and by dynamic curves, in contrast to the geometric and functional style. The biggest inspiration comes from nature, with its imperfect shapes, curves, unpredictable lines. During the decades, organic design appeared cyclically in design and architecture across many different styles.  Pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright in the US and Alvar Aalto in Finland in the 30s, it has seen a strong comeback lately and we are pretty sure this will be one of the key trends of the next decade too. In the moodboard, I choose a combination of neutrals and soft whites to give more emphasis to shapes, materials and textures, at the expenses of colors.


|| Learn more: Organic Shapes



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Organic moodboard sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. Squiggle Lamp Silver 5. 6. 7.


Trend 2 / The New Memphis


Memphis Design was a design movement born in Italy in the 80s and founded by Ettore Sottsass in reaction to the 70s minimalism. Characterized by a creative mix of geometry, patterns and bold colors, it is having lately a huge impact in the latest aesthetics, as a reaction of minimalism. The wavy line – the squiggle line, exactly – is perhaps one of the most recognizable shapes of this movement. We can call the Memphis revival the “New Memphis“,  to identify this interior style made of bold colours, patterns, playful shapes and creative use of geometries.


|| Find the “New Memphis” and other styles in our free downloadable trend guide for 2019/2020 here 



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Neo-Memphis moodboard sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. Squiggle Lamp Black 5. 6. 7.


Trend 3 / Biophilic Design


Strictly related to trend 1, Biophilic design is another of the interior design trends we predict to be strong in 2020/2021, to last probably in all the next decade. Biophilic design is an extension of biophilia and it’s about incorporating natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the modern built environment. The concept behind this is that nature can really improve our well-being, yet living in spaces which are more connected with nature will have positive impacts in our daily lives. Biophilic design is also strictly related with a more conscious way of living, made of sustainable choices and a circular approach towards design, as it happens in nature where nothing is destroyed, but only transformed.


|| Learn more: What is circular design? 


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Biophilic moodboard sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. Squiggle Lamp Black 5. 6. 7.