With the new decade starting this year, interior style is at an exciting turning point. While there are many styles from the past ten years that will remain timeless classics, 2020 is ushering in a variety of bold and exciting new trends in the home, and we’ve got all the details for you here!

Modern Mediterranean

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If you love including a bit of bright colour in your home, 2020 is the year to do it! Modern Mediterranean is an aesthetic that allows you to keep your underlying style neutral and consistent throughout the home, but encourages the addition of vibrant bursts of colour. Think neutral walls and floors, with armchairs and couches in primary colours, statement artwork that’s made up of kaleidoscope hues, and decorative elements like sculptures and floor lamps with a distinctly modern European feel.

Wall Panelling

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If you want to include a focal point in a particular space in your home, but don’t want to use a bright paint colour or busy wallpaper, wall panelling is the perfect solution. It’s an affordable design option and can be almost any colour you like. Our favourite ways to include it in the home are along the entry way passage, behind the bedhead in the master suite, or around the fireplace in the lounge room. You’ll love the subdued elegance wall panelling will add to your home, and your guests will be sure to notice this stylish feature.

Natural Materials

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Including elements in your home that echo the feel of nature continues to be a huge trend in 2020. The use of floorboards, stonework inside and outside the home, and cabinetry that has an organic timber look and warm feel will help blend your indoor spaces with the outdoors seamlessly. This trend is easy to carry through your whole home, with consistent kitchen, bathroom and ensuite cabinetry, Scandi style barstools with a rustic emphasis, and large furniture items such as buffets, dressers and TV units that have a raw, wooden look and feel to them.

Pastel Tiles

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While we’ve had an ongoing love affair with clean, crisp white subway tiles over the past few years, 2020’s trend is moving towards tiles with a pastel hue. Creating an area in your home where there’s a small, subtle injection of colour will add warmth and personality to spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms, and allows you to keep the rest of the space neutral and understated for a perfect tonal balance. Pastel blue, pale pink, and a light sage green are colours that are increasing in popularity as people move away from all white spaces.

Eclectic Style

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Hamptons style has dominated in homes over the last couple of years, but this year industry experts are predicting a move towards a more eclectic interior style for homes. Perhaps one of the most personal styles, creating an eclectic look in your home means you’ll be able to include as much or as little of your personality as you want. Bright colours, lush textures, and bold furniture choices will give your home a truly unique look and feel, and will be a place you relish coming home to each day. Think brightly patterned rugs and cushions, velvet dining chairs and couches, an upholstered bedhead in a bright colour – the possibilities are endless!

Whether your style preference leans towards earthy colours and textures, or you opt for a bright, colourful feel, choosing an interior style that suits your home and works for you and your family on a day to day basis will create spaces that truly reflect your personal style and make for a warm and inviting home. For more home design and interior inspiration ideas, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.

Springtime is always enthusiastically welcomed after months of cold weather, and the mild weather and bright sunshine make it the perfect time to inject some warmth and light into your home to create an atmosphere that’s uplifting and welcoming. We’ve got some great tips to get you started!

Entryway Style

Dress up your entryway to welcome spring with some rustic blossom tree branches or an indoor potted plant, as well as some coloured glass vases or accent bowls. Upon arriving home or inviting guests inside the feel of spring will be alive and well as soon as people set foot inside your home, and soften a space that can otherwise feel minimalist and lacking in personality.

Floral Décor

As nature blooms with vivacious colour outside during spring, take inspiration from your garden and surrounding environment to bring some floral features inside your home. Fresh vases of flowers scattered throughout will add bursts of colour to each space, and for a more budget-friendly option you can use artificial flowers that will last the duration of spring. Add in some floral décor in the form of cushions, blankets, and artwork featuring flowers and you’ll lift the mood of each room when you introduce some lovely, subtle colours.

Wall Colour

Feel like giving your walls a fresh coat of paint? Spring is the perfect time to get rid of the darker, moodier tones that suit winter and include light, bright colours that usher in a joyful vibe. To keep things neutral, opt for soft greys in either warm or cool tones that will serve as the perfect base colour to decorate your room around. The natural light will enhance the colour tones and make the space feel bigger. If you’d like to add more colour, choosing a beautiful pastel for your walls such as minty greens, fresh lemon, duck egg blue, or even a flash of coral or pink will liven up the space.

A Touch of Greenery

Adding a some indoor plants to your interior décor is one of the easiest ways to add life to a room and bring the lushness of outdoors into your home. In larger rooms, a tall plant in a beautiful pot that blends in with your colour aesthetic will make an instant statement. If you want to add greenery to compact spaces, consider hanging pots or installing wall-mounted planter pots that don’t take up floor space, and also draw the eye upwards. These types of planters allow for flowing style that creates a freeform cascade, mimicking nature’s boundless greenery indoors.

There are so many ways to refresh your home for the change of season to welcome spring by taking inspiration from nature and injecting some bright, cheerful hues to each room. For more interior décor and decorating ideas, head to the Hotondo Homes website today.

Our friends at Haymes have released a re-edit of their beautiful spring colour forecast, the ‘Colour Conscience Re-Edit.’ If you’re building a new home, or thinking about a little interior refresh to your colour palette, this is the perfect time to inject some pretty, pastel colours into your interiors! The team at Haymes gave us some great tips on how to incorporate soft pastels throughout the home using their ‘Cohabitate’ palette, which is full of fresh, light pastel shades.

Energetic Peach, Coral, and Pink


                                                    Haymes Chateau

With airy tones that are best suited to creating casual spaces where family and friends can come together, peach and pink can be utilised in meal spaces indoors and outdoors in alfresco zones to create a relaxed and casual vibe that flows seamlessly from space to space. In the warmer months these tones blend in perfectly with the late afternoon sunshine, and pretty summer sunset skies. With coral being announced as the Colour of the Year for 2019 by Pantone, it’s the perfect shade to embrace in your home for a little pop of soft colour in bedrooms and communal family zones.

Calming Blue


           Haymes Light Admiralty Grey, Haymes Ultimate Flooring in Chateau and Haymes Simply Woodcare Aqualac Satin

Light blue tones inside the home create an atmosphere of serene tranquility, making it the perfect colour for spaces where your family likes to relax. Bedrooms and lounge spaces are ideal areas in your home to include calming shades of blue to enhance a feeling of calm and quiet, while still making the spaces inviting. Shades of blue have the benefit of seeming almost monochromatic in appearance while still infusing a space with subtle colour, making it a popular choice for many homeowners.

Happy Yellow

Yellow doesn’t have to be heavy handed and overly bright in the home. Selecting a softer yellow shade that hints at golden hues means your rooms will have a feeling of welcoming warmth throughout the year. Whether it’s the master bedroom, a kids’ room, or a lounge area, pastel yellow shades will work well with other monochrome colours like grey, black, white as well as other lighter colours like blue and pink.


                                   Haymes Ultimate Seamless Flooring in Storm

Haymes recommends pairing their light, whimsical sorbet shades with their Ultimate Seamless Flooring system, which is a protective floor coating available in a ‘terrazzo inspired’ finish to provide a fresh interpretation of how colour and design can come together to create an innovative, inspiring solution for the home, customised to fit with your unique lifestyle.

Using pastel shades in the home means you’ll be creating spaces that encourage connection through the art of micro-zoning, and using soft colour to divide spaces without putting up physical walls. By carefully considering how colour impacts on mood and well-being, the use of pastel tones in the home will create an atmosphere that’s ambient, calm, and inviting year-round. For more interior décor and home design ideas, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.