Stay-at-home style: rounding up 4 of 2020’s hottest home furnishing trends

Boucle chair

2020 has been a time of reacquainting ourselves with what it feels like to lounge around at home. Many of us have spent more time at home this year than ever before. And as we’ve spent hours staring at our own walls, we’ve also had time to reflect on the changes we might like to make to our interior spaces. The following are 4 of the trendiest furnishings and accents that Australians have been purchasing for their homes this year:

1.   Large capacity freezers

To fill those idle hours spent at home, many Australians have taken up gardening or renewed their interest in this rewarding pastime. This year, there has been a substantial upswing in demand for garden seeds.

Anyone who’s planning to enjoy a successful harvest has to worry about where to store all the bounty. This has resulted in a corresponding surge in demand for freezers. In multiple countries, including Australia, the chest freezer has been one of the hottest purchases of 2020. There have been actual shortages of freezers in some areas of the world.

In fact, if you are considering making a purchase of a freezer, refrigerator or, indeed, any appliance, you might want to investigate the local availability in your area soon. Retail executives are anticipating appliance shortages in Australia in the immediate future, and they have recommended using waiting lists as a means of getting the appliances you’ll need.

2.   Comfortable beds, mattresses and bedding

When you finally have the opportunity to sleep in, there’s no point in doing it in an uncomfortable bed. Realising this, Australian consumers have been shopping for new beds, mattresses and bedding. If you’re amongst the people who want to upgrade your bedroom furnishings, Ecosa offers you a convenient means to acquire new memory foam mattresses and toppers, beautiful bamboo sheet sets and stylish bedroom furniture – all of which can be delivered to your home.

3.   Terrazzo accents

Terrazzo is a composite material that is characterised by its speckled, stone-like appearance. It can be made up of either stone chips or glass that are embedded in a base of concrete or epoxy resin. The chips are what you notice most about this type of surface.

Most of the time, when you think of terrazzo, you probably envision the flooring that was ubiquitous in public spaces like libraries and schools in the 1970s. This time around, though, terrazzo is being used in heaps more creative applications. People are using it for designing all kinds of lovely homewares including vases, urns, planters and soap dispensers. It can also be used in larger quantities for splashbacks in the kitchen or bathroom.

4.   Bouclé upholstered pieces

Bouclé is a loopy, textured type of fabric that was trendy in the 1980s. It is now making a comeback, as it is a perfect finishing touch for the lovely curved sofas and chairs that are also trendy at the moment.

These are 4 of Australia’s hottest home furnishing trends in 2020. Looking ahead to the final quarter of this year, and heading into 2021, it is likely that these items will remain popular as many of us continue to spend substantial amounts of time at home.