5 layout rules you should break in 2020

5 layout rules you should break in 2020


New decade, new interior design rules…

We’re about a month into 2020 now, and many of us have been feeling the urge to change things up and make a few fresh starts. The beginning of a new year is the perfect excuse to try something a bit different, particularly now as 2020 marks the start of a whole new decade.

One thing you can enjoy playing with is your interior design.

They say rules are made to be broken, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to home décor. Why not use 2020 as your opportunity to mix things up in your home with some stunning rule-breaking designs?

Here are six ideas to get you started. Being bad never looked so good.


“No eating in front of the TV”

Many of us were told as a child that we couldn’t eat in front of the television, but that’s all changing thanks to a rising trend in micro-dining rooms. With some gorgeous yet compact dining furniture you can create your own little dining hub that – along with your television – can act as the centrepiece of your living space.

Make your micro-dining area stand out even more with an attractive rug and warm, delicate overhead lighting.


“Don’t put your bed in front of a window”

We’ve all heard the reasons why not – you’ll be cold, it’ll be noisy, you’ll block the light etc. etc. But with 21st century home advancements, this is no longer the case. Double or even triple glazing have long been the norm, removing the threat of noise and the cold.

Plus, putting your bed against a large window lets you use nature itself as your headboard, creating a bedroom feature that changes subtly every hour, even every minute. This is a bold and visually striking choice which really packs a punch.


“Too much furniture creates clutter”

If you think you don’t have room for more furniture, you’re wrong. Layering furniture is becoming a big trend, and can add depth and interest to an otherwise one dimensional space. Try storing smaller tables and chests beneath high dining or coffee tables for a stylish way to create some extra storage.

Not only will this bring a new element into your living space, but you’ll also actually reduce your clutter by having more places to store your belongings. So, actually, more furniture can equal more space.


“Make sure your rugs are straight”

Have you ever spent an unnecessary amount of time trying to make sure that the angle of your rug is perfectly aligned with the line of your wall or your coffee table? We have, and let us tell you it’s not fun.

Instead of constantly adjusting your rugs to make sure they’re straight, try embracing rugs positioned at haphazard angles. A diagonal rug makes a bold statement and brings an element of fun to the space, especially if said rug features bright colours or a brave, geometric pattern.


“Pick a layout and stick to it”

When you place furniture in a certain way, remember that you aren’t nailing it to the ground (unless you are, in which case we suggest you stop immediately).

Layouts aren’t set in stone, and if you find yourself getting too familiar with the way your home looks, a quick change around can work wonders. What if that chair faced the other way? Or that coffee table was against that wall? The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it.

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