There’s never been a better time to transform your home into a sanctuary which you’ll feel completely comfortable and a sense of positivity. While your space should be a beautiful reflection of your character, it’s a good idea to borrow inspiration from the latest home trends as predicted by Hong Kong’s top interior designers. Read on to discover the hottest interior design styles and tips on how to incorporate these looks in your own home this upcoming season.
One trend that will be at the forefront of home interior design in AW2020 is natural crystals and stones, as predicted by highly-acclaimed celebrity designer, JJ Acuna, who's also known as the founder of his eponymous design firm, JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio.
“Crystals and natural rocks are a true work of art that formed by Earth over thousands, or even millions of years,” he says. “They have different organic substances and structures, meaning everyone is guaranteed to find their own unique piece of gem to bring a personal touch to their homes.”
Looking sophisticated and precious, these minerals come with a plethora of unique shapes and colour combinations, that are sure to add a pop of visual interest and character to any setting. Besides placing the gems on your coffee tables and bookshelves, you can even clasp or attach them on your jewellery boxes and side tables as added features.
Another reason to put crystals on your home decor wish list? Crystals are believed to possess healing properties that can help us to ward off negative energy. So if you’re looking for alternative ways to restore your inner peace during these chaotic times, why not give them a try? “Just make sure you find a retailer that’s committed to source crystals from trustworthy quarries. Stone & Star is a good place to shop,” the designer adds.
Contemporary African textiles and ceramics
The vibrant tones found within the modern African design trend are truly designed to dazzle, creating a dramatic yet equally comforting mood in the home. If you enjoy bringing global influences into your own home to express your love for travel and different cultures, this one's for you.
“Recently I’m seeing a lot of ceramics and textiles crafted by small studios from Africa and the Middle East. They have been incorporating their own interpretation of vernacular graphics and patterns into a variety of materials, offering furnishings in strong, contrasting hues such as deep blue and light orange to add an exotic flair and warmth to personal spaces,” explains JJ Acuna.
Boldly cut tiles in earthy tones
“Many homeowners these days are finding ways to level up their kitchens and bedrooms,” says JJ Acuna. People have been spending a lot more time at the house lately, where the two spaces have become the absolute heart of the home. “It’s worth putting the time and effort to revamp them by giving a bit more character to the interiors, for example, something as simple as upgrading the floor tiles.”
“One of my personal favourites is Fornace Brioni’s tiles made in Italy. Featuring bold patterns and a colour palette with muted, neutral and earthy hues, their creations are very stylish and versatile that can work well with any interior concept”, the designer says. Their tiles are in smooth, matte finishes, which is also another hot interior trend that deserves your attention. Many people are moving away from traditional glossy walls and begin to experiment with different tile patterns, materials and textures.