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TOP 5 DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2020

Christmas is done! The new year is here! Have you stuck to your new year’s resolutions? The 17th January is apparently the day you usually break them! Lets forget about resolutions for a moment and instead turn to happier thoughts, like maybe thinking about how you might decorate your home in 2020. We’ve searched the internet for you and found the top 5 decorating trends for 2020.

TOP TREND 1 – LUXURY FLOORING

Luxury Parquet Floor

Bold large plank wooden floors and geometric parquet flooring are making a come back in 2020. It’s resurgence is part of the new decorating trend called ’20th Century Art Deco’. 20th Century Art Deco is a modern reinvention of the classic Art Deco look, according to Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. It’s a style defined by decadent detailed decor, bold geometry and rich hues, which we will discuss later in this blog.

If you’re planning to restore your wooden floors or lay some new ones, then good news – we are here to help! We are happy to advise you on the best way to get the luxury floor you’ve always wanted. We only stock the highest quality products at the best possible prices from the respected manufacturers like Liberon, Osmo, Woca, Jenkins, Rustins and Fiddes,

Therefore, you can feel rest assured we will have the right product for the job. In the Liberon range we have wooden floor cleanersreviverswaxes and varnishesWoca and Fiddes have ‘all -in-one’ clean and revive kits. We also stock floor waxes and oils by OsmoFiddesJenkinsRustins and Briwax.

Dust Free Sanding is Here!

Mirka Dust free Sanding

We also stock a range of Mirka Sanders an essential tool when embarking on a sanding job. Here are 3 reason to use a Mirka’s Dust free sanding system:

  • More efficient – as it reduces sanding time, which means fewer man-hours for you.
  • Less mess, less stress – eliminating dust is often very stressful because you need to spend lots of time getting rid of it completely. Not only does dust-free leave your workplace clean, but it also makes sanding stress-free.
  • Better for your health – Mirka’s dust-free sanding solutions reduces exposure to harmful sanding dust. Mirka’s dust-free solutions are 99.97% effective at removing particles smaller than 0.3µm in size.

TOP TREND 2 – GREY FLOORING

Top Trend Decorating 2020 - Grey Floor

Wooden floors with grey or dark tones are in! With a move towards grey cabinetry home owners are looking for complementary neutral flooring tones. Elle Decor say ‘We all know that Grey is the new Beige and flooring colors are really showcasing that.’ Well we know now! So this is why Grey Flooring makes it into the top 5 fecorating trends for 2020

Want to get the look? Then take a look at our flooring colour charts below. We stock a number of great products that can either paint the floor grey or add a grey tone to the wood.

Floor Paint

Liberon and Ronseal Floor Paint

Floor Tints

While Osmo Polyx Oil Tints  and Fiddes Hard Wax Oil are transparent tinted colours that can enhances the natural colour and beauty of the wood.

Wooden floor Colour paint oils

TOP TREND 3 – DARK KITCHENS, BATHROOMS AND DOORS

Dark Kitchen cabinets/Blue Kitchen Cabinets

2020 could be all black…in our homes I mean! According to LivingEtc internet searches for black and navy blue kitchens are up 93% in past six months and making it one of the top 5 decorating trends for 2020.

While Houzz website reports that they are seeing dark colours becoming more popular among their community. This trend looks set to rise even further with searches for ‘dark’ and ‘black’ interiors appearing in the most popular list for the first time in 2019. Searches for ‘black kitchen’ in particular increasing 46% year on year. 

With the pantone colour of 2020 being ‘Classic Blue’, which is a navy toned blue, Good Housekeeping say that it seems to be replacing grey as the go-to on-trend colour. Houzz.co.uk are also reporting that the search term ‘Navy bedroom’ is new, which appears to signal a departure from Scandi-inspired minimalism and a move into darker and more atmospheric interiors.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

To help you get the coloured cabinets, furniture and doors we sell wood dyes from Fiddes and Liberon. Visit our colour charts page to see the extensive colour ranges available .

Wood Dyes
Rustins Quick Drying Black Gloss Paint

We also sell Rustins Quick Drying Black Gloss Paint that can be painted on most surfaces to get back to black! It’s also available in matt and satin.

TOP TREND 4 – BOLD BLACK AND WHITE CONTRAST

home decor trends 2020 - high contrast

We mentioned earlier the trend toward ‘Art Deco’. Part of this trend is to have high contrasting colours, like black and white which gives a room a dramatic effect.

Some of the most popular photos searched for on Houzz, at the end of 2019, back up this emerging trend. Images featuring white painted walls, black metal-framed screens, geographic patterns, gilded frames and furniture ranked high in the top search results.

To get the ‘Art Deco’ look we suggest painting metal frames and furniture in black, silver or gold. Hammerite is perfect for this job and comes in a smooth and hammered finish, and also has a number of colour options, as shown below:

Hammerite for painting metal.

To achieve restore old gilding work or to give a gilt finish to new surfaces we stock Liberon Gilt Cream for plaster and wood. While Gilt Varnish can be used on wood, pottery, metal and plaster. Porous surfaces should be sealed first using Liberon Fontenay Base.

See Liberon Guide to Gilding pdf for further information.

Liberon Gilt Creams and Varnish

Want to paint you fire grate or stove? Rustins produce a High Heat Black Paint can be used on ferrous metals. Ideal to get that contrast look between white walls and an black iron fireplace.

TOP TREND 5 – ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Top Trend 5 - Environmentally Friendly Products

Sustainability is becoming a more frequently requested feature by homeowners on Houzz. 15% of renovators stating that ‘integrating green materials’ was a priority when completing renovations. The word ‘eco’ also made it into the 2019 most searched for keywords.

Here at Rest Express we’ve also seen our customers wanting to use more environmentally friendly products in their homes and gardens. Increasingly manufacturers are stepping up to the challenge and producing high quality products that don’t cost the earth!

Liberon awarded the European Eco-label.

For example Liberon are one of the few companies in the UK with products which have been awarded the European Eco-label. This award is given to products which have satisfied strict environmental criteria during their manufacture and use. Products with the European Eco-label ‘flower’ logo include: Natural Finish Floor Varnish and Natural Finish Interior Varnish. These products have a low solvent content, excellent performance and very limited hazardous substances.

EU Eco label

For example Liberon are one of the few companies in the UK with products which have been awarded the European Eco-label. This award is given to products which have satisfied strict environmental criteria during their manufacture and use. Products with the European Eco-label ‘flower’ logo include . Natural Finish Floor Varnish and Natural Finish Interior Varnish. These products have a low solvent content, excellent performance and very limited hazardous substances.

Bee Friendly Products on the Rise

Osmo also have an extensive environmentally friendly policy. They support sustainable forestry and have FSC©-certification for certain products. Their wood finishes has been based upon purified and refined natural resources, with the dry finish fulfilling both the DIN EN 71.3 (suitable for children’s toys) and DIN 53160 (fast to perspiration and saliva) and as such is safe for humans, animals and plants.

Osmo have been working for many years with ‘High Solid Products’ which contain only a small amount of solvents. They are also working on developing products which are completely free from solvents (VOC’s).

Osmo, along with many other manufactures, are now producing Bee Friendly products known as ‘Non-Biocide’s. Products such as Barrettines Wood Protective Treatment carry the bee friendly symbol and do not contain any insecticide/biocides, which makes it ideal for use on pre-treated timbers and articles such as sheds, fencing, pergolas, facia boards and balustrade.

MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION YOU CAN STICK TO!

New Year's Resolution 2020

To conclude 2020 looks to be a great year for decorating. The top 5 decorating trends for 2020 that we have shown here has hopefully inspired you. Also with many innovative products to chose from to help you get the job done maybe it’s time to make a new resolution to get your home decorated the way you want it? Far easier than pledging to run a marathon or a booze free January I think!

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