The Fifth Wall, Natural Finishes, & Other Interior Trends for 2020

We’re enthusiastic about exteriors, and interiors alike. With so many places to find inspiration, we’ve selected a handful of trends to inspire for your next interiors project as we approach the 2020s.

Interior trends

The fifth wall

Dark walls have been all the rage for a while and lend a sense of luxury to a room. But if you’ve got them in your home, you might be ready to take the next bold step and paint your ceilings in the same shade.

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Or, if you’re feeling fancy, you could add a statement accent ceiling for the extra wow factor. Mad About the House wrote a great article that will persuade you that ceilings don’t need to be neutral.

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Natural finishes

The warmth of wood in a home has never cooled, but we’re now seeing timber stripped bare again highlighting the natural beauty of the grain. The epitome of this is in the herringbone, parquet‐style flooring.

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Plants, plants & more plants

While the view from your window may not be lush and verdant, you can bring nature indoors. Plants help to soften and complete a room, evoking a sense of well-being. And don’t limit greenery to your living areas, add a dash of green into every room. The bigger the better!


Colour Reef

The much anticipated Pantone Colour of the Year was announced as Living Coral. Described as energising and life-affirming, Living Coral doesn’t take itself too seriously. Expect to see this shade hit interiors and fashion in abundance.


Re‐use & use Less

Unlikely to go out of fashion again, sustainability is here to stay, and rightly so. The traditional principles of using less, and taking care of what you have, are key.

Of course, this ethos is at the core of what we do. Ventrolla prioritise repair within our period window renovation services, re-using original timber where appropriate, rather than replacing unnecessarily. Meaning that you can continue to use, and re-use, your wooden windows and make lasting improvements to your home that will see you right the way through the 2020s, and beyond.

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