Trends of imm cologne 2020 // Final Report of Interior Design 2020 – The imm cologne was once again the mirror image of current interiors trends and demonstrated the inventiveness of furniture makers.
We walked through the trade fair and we describe the most important trends of imm cologne 2020 for you and presents interesting developments in images. Get inspired!
#1 Bring colors to your home!
A colourful way of living. Things are getting more colourful and thus increasingly cosier in the living room, but, also, in the contract business: colour is also coming to play in offices and hotels.
Combinations of intense single colors bring life and warmth into interior design. The most popular combinations are a classic blue or a warm rose with neutral, warm shades of brown. However, green and yellow also remain current. Pastel and earthy colors are combined in intensive hues to form a base colour that sets itself apart in high contrast from the rest of the interior.
The perfect match is mixed of colors and interesting textures: velvet is a must-have!
#2 Sustainable living
An increasing number of people are seriously concerned about sustainability and are changing their consumer behaviour and decisions. This means that natural materials are preferred in the home, not only for reasons of coziness, but also with an eye to ecological considerations.
A lot of natural materials and all kinds of plants are the visual design elements for representing sustainable interior design.
Supporting decorative items, such as plants and untreated fabrics, as well as the color green are becoming important furnishing elements for home design and are also conceived of as statements.
#3 Live Smart
Imm cologne 2020 also brings news about smart applications. The Smart Village in the trade fair was very well-attended this year. Can we use an app to grow herbs? Can computers nurture plants to improve air quality? Does a smart control system switch off the lights and the coffee machine when you leave the house?
Smart applications are becoming ever more diverse, reliable and easy to use and can be tailored increasingly precisely to the specific needs of residents.
The Smart Village at imm cologne is one of the few holistic simulations in which one can try out concrete applications. To be continued at the next imm cologne in January 2021.
#4 More efficient living
Rising rents and smaller homes will continue to drive the demand for space-saving furniture.
A trend for some time now has been small and compact sofas and armchairs with a design often oriented to classic typologies.
Even more sought after in future will be affordable system furniture and compact individual items, which are scalable (adaptable to different room dimensions), variable (pull-out technology, etc.) and versatile.
Together with clothing, living is today the number one means of expression. We are not only what we wear, but how we live. This makes every decorative element a statement.
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