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The top luxury furniture ideas for 2020, according to an interior design expert

By LLM Reporters on 31st July 2020

In the luxury interiors world, 2020 has been all about curved silhouettes, plush textures and minimalist opulent finishes. From bold shades of neo mint to rich earthen hues, 2020 is bringing warmth and interest into the home.

We’ve teamed up with Juliette Thomas, founder and director of Juliettes Interiors, to find out her thoughts on the luxury furniture and interior trends of the moment.

Elegant curves

Smooth and uninterrupted, curves have been one of the overriding furniture trends so far this year. Luxury sofas, elaborate armchairs and statement headboards with scalloped edges and decorative fan shapes are perfect for adding a sophisticated statement to any room.

Sumptuous texture

Luxury furniture should always be sumptuous. You’re paying a premium after all, so plush fabrics and comfort should remain of the utmost importance when choosing your furniture pieces. Opt for soft leather, smooth nubuck, lustrous velvet and natural linens for the perfect base to any furniture item. We’re seeing a rise in popularity for organic fabrics too as environmental concerns greaten and people become more conscious of their imprint on the world.

Biophilia

For some time now we’ve been seeing the trend for houseplants develop. Originally this meant large picture windows with beautiful garden views, but now the garden itself is moving in, as people seek the health and wellbeing benefits associated with living plants. In furniture, this trend also translates into the bold botanical designs that we’ve been seeing in wallpapers and textiles, so we suggest incorporating this trend into your living room with a bold statement, such as with a standout armchair. Choose large, vibrant foliage prints that are guaranteed to make any furniture piece undeniably striking, and pair with a more neutral interior to ensure the correct balance of contrast is achieved.

A Nordic update

Calm neutral interiors are a popular choice for many, enabling homeowners to create a calming space in which to relax and unwind. In terms of luxury furniture, opt for flawless finishes, including opulent marble combined with gold and burnished metallic design details on dining and coffee tables for a seriously stylish, yet glamorous take on this trend.

Warm beige

Warm beige is a new furniture trend we’ve spotted as a result of lockdown. We’ve noticed people looking to update rooms with furniture in neutral tones and plush velvets with co-ordinating leather armchairs and bronze antique mirrors. Warm tones are being contrasted with deeper shades and a mixture of textures to bring a layered sense of depth into the space.

Neo mint, green grandeur and sapphire blue

Clean and fresh, the colour choice for 2020 has been the cool, calming shade of mint green with a delicate blue base. For a quick and easy update opt for luxurious furniture upholstered in this beautiful shade. For those less keen on this candy colour, choose a softer shade of yellow-based green for an on-trend aesthetic, which has been inspired by the wider macro wellness trend. Blue was popular in 2019; we saw this daring bright shade adorned on everything from beds and sofas to kitchen units and lampshades, and it’s not showing any signs of disappearing! Clash with contrasting pops of pink for a super-fun scheme, or choose to match it with deep shades of oxblood for an indulgently deep and decadent interior.

Before choosing your luxury furniture pieces we strongly advise creating a moodboard. It’s a crucial starting point and definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. We all start out with lots of ideas in our mind of what we think we want our space to look like, however the process of creating a moodboard will help to bring all your ideas together in one place. They’ll help you narrow down your choices and will allow you to see which furniture pieces and accessories will work well together. They’ll also keep you on track and help you to decide on your finishing touches, which will tie the scheme together.

If you feel like you need a little help to get started, there are plenty of interior design courses available, including one we run one at Juliettes Interiors – you can find out more here.

We hope we’ve inspired you to achieve your very own luxury interior with our furniture ideas and interior trends.