Trends of Interior Design 2020

The ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior – a trend barometer

Minimalism / Small Spaces

This trend represents freedom and generosity of spirit – even in tightly confined spaces. Taste and elegance are embodied in simple, mostly monochromatic designs with a consistent design language. This approach makes use of clean, reduced shapes such as circles, squares and rectangles. In terms of design, minimalism is naturally related to modular systems and multifunctionality; objects are flexible, stackable and stowable.

Digital Turn / Smart

Digital innovations are revolutionising the way we work, play and live. However, users can only benefit from the potential of digitalisation if designers provide appropriate solutions, because it is only the transformation of the new possibilities into convincing objects and eloquent forms that can bring about positive change in our thinking and actions.


Sophisticated materiality and the return of ornamentation represent the discerning attitude of the neo-decadence trend. Consciously historicising references, as well as muted or shimmering colours, lend the design objects a special lustre. The focus is on a creating a tactile atmosphere which represents aestheticism sensuality and joy in design.