Spanish bathrooms and four more Global Interior Trends To Look Out For In 2020

From Australian landscaping to Indian inspired living rooms, 2020 is all about capturing the essence of global style...

Pinterest has announced their top trends for 2020, revealing that it’s not just our food tastes and travel bucket list that are influenced by the exotic, but increasingly our homes, too.

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As we all travel more and are exposed to more design influences and ideas abroad, it’s only natural that those influences are reflected in our interiors. ‘Today’s travellers are prioritising meaningful activities like cooking classes and artisan visits over common tourist spots. Once they return home, they’re trying to recreate those experiences on their plates and on their walls,’ says a Pinterest spokesperson.

Curtain fabric, Osborne & Little. Bedside table, Tom Dixon. Throw, Warris Vianni & Co. Figurine, Barry Colpitts. Artwork, Joe Sleep.

Lisa Mehydene, Founder of Edit58, agrees. ‘Whilst the world is shrinking, our exposure to other cultures; their skills, traditions, methods and product is expanding,’ she says.

But what looks in particular are making their way into our homes? Well, from pattern rich Spanish-style bathrooms to more minimalistic Japanese bathroom design, the global interiors trends set to be big news in 2020 are as varied as you might expect…

1. Spanish bathrooms

Spanish baños are steaming up the interiors ‘charts’, with searches for the distinctive style up by 309 per cent.

From the distinct archways down to the decorative tile, Spanish design is infiltrating bathrooms everywhere.

Give your tiles a pattern update, lay down an encaustic tile floor, or envelope the walls in terracotta.

Try Mosaic del Sur for similar floor tiles. The taps and shower are by Barber Wilsons & Co.

Moroccan style tiles come halfway up this wall, adding colour and providing splash-proof functionality, while simple white walls above keep it from feeling cluttered. Get the look:

The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine full gloss. The tiles are from Bert & May. This is the Felix original shell pendant by Felix Lighting Specialists.

Even sinks are getting in on the action, from patterned ceramics…

Layla basin, £900,

…to natural pigments and materials.

Garnet round basin, £652.63,

2. Indian living rooms

Living spaces are getting an exotic make-over, with searches for Indian inspired living rooms up by 2080 per cent.

The summer drawing room at villa Can Rocas.

Liven up your living space with oversized sculptures, shining brass and bright colours.

Soho House Mumbai

Patterned rugs and layered oversized cushions bring texture and colour, while antique furniture adds interest.

See more of the property… A First Look Inside Soho House Mumbai

Above the fireplace, the artwork by Olafur Eliasson features a photograph with an orb of mirrored glass on top. Floor cushions, made from vintage suzanis from L’Objet. Rugs, Doris Leslie Blau (left) and Nanimarquina (right). Painting (right), Stefan Kürten.

3. French antiques

Obsessed with all things French? It’s time to say ‘oui’ to anything antique and Provencal, with searches for French antiques up by 384 per cent.

From foxed, patinated mirrors and stonewashed linen to French-inspired decorative accents, we’re embracing the old.

The use of antiqued mirror glass adds an extra layer of 3D texture to this feature mirror. Choosing tiles over a single sheet brings additional interest to the scaled-up space. Ritz chair, £549, Swoon, has this look. Peaks rug, from £2,075, Paul Smith for The Rug Company. Find similar vases at Jonathan Adler. Majesty sitting swan ornament, £45, Graham and Green.

4. Japanese tubs

Any space would feel more luxe with a Japanese-style deep soaking tub. Particularly popular in Australia and New Zealand, people are turning to Japan for inspiration for spa-like bathrooms, with searches for Japanese tubs up by 663 per cent.

A large bath takes centre stage in any bathroom, with sides so high they cocoon and envelope you.

Who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this house (below) when you have a spa bathroom this gorgeous? The warm woods, graphic tiles and sleek fittings are beautifully combined.

Get the look: The Tara shower fitting is by Dornbracht. The floor tiles are by Mosaic Del Sur. The wall is covered in Venetian plaster by Loggia.

5. Australian landscaping

Thought Australian-style gardening with weather resilient plants and rustic grasses was just for down under? Think again.

Searches for drought-tolerant grasses and kangaroo paw ferns are up by 781 per cent, and are proving particularly popular in South Africa and Canada.

There’s more… What’s hot: all the interior trends for 2020

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