There is one word that describes clearly the trends that will take 2020 in the world of interior design: Diversity. No tendency is over another, and strong metals and noble woods cohabit together with no more arbiter than our imagination and, hopefully, good taste.

Nevertheless, going deep and resting in the wise advice of classic influential events, like the Milan Design Week 2019 among others, there are some pretty identifiable elements that will come along in all the fields of decor and furniture. A sense of nostalgia for the Mid Century Modern period, it somehow contrasted with the traditional Country, and the standard Scandinavian; the big return of marble; the rise of wooden and metal surfaces; and the use of natural, big plants will definitely stay here through 2020.

When it comes to the universe of tables, we can appreciate all these elements playing with each other with freedom. The eclecticism is somehow in every set of decor right now. Once again, the Tulip Table, with all its versions, is a recurrent character, due to its versatility. Let’s take a look.

The persistent charm of the golden era. Practicality, beauty, style. All the attributes traditionally associated with the Mid Century Modern style are in high demand, as it should be. So, even in an eclectic way, we’ll find Saarinen’s Tulip tables and chairs; LeCorbusier chairs and sofas; and Eames furniture, to name a few standards of the period, all over the place. High color contrasts in furniture, playing with softer tones on the walls will be common.

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Whether in a classic presentation or in an evolved version, the Tulip Table and its influence in design will be present in 2020, due to its versatility and adaptability with materials such as marble, wood, and steel.

The marble and its big comeback. As it is as bold as it sounds, it’s absolutely true. Marble hits the ceiling in 2019 in every piece of furniture possible, even renewed with the arrival of the new kid in town: the green marble (see photo). This magnificent stone will be present in modern tables, in its top or its body. It’s natural beauty, durability and shine integrates seamlessly with the other dominant materials of the season: metal and wood, to bring us freshness and a sense of confidence and strength.

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The green marble, a new boy in town arriving from Italy, is here to stay in 2020. The marble is one of the preferred materials to use on top of modern tables. And even when it’s artificial, it will bring you a pleasant look and a clean space for work, or for having your dinner.

Wood and Steel: partners in design. There is an urgent need for a more organic, harmonic environment, and you can tell it in every aspect of our daily life. In 2019, the furniture will reflect it in the rise of wood and steel as materials of choice. Both materials enhance our senses, not only by the way they look, but with its texture and even response to the weather. Copper and steel can be present in the same room without any damage to more conventional points of view. Metal surfaces, in mosaics or carpets give us an enriched experience of texture and look, enjoying our senses.

On the other hand, when it comes to the eternal wood, the dominant trend is natural, nude sources, with colors beige or cream. The Scandinavian Style keeps its huge popularity, now joined with the rise of a renewed and fresher Country Style.

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When it comes to tables, you can see that the same model of furniture (a Tulip Table) can be adapted easily to steel or wood, whether in its body or its top, and still keep faithful to its design principles with elegance and versatility.

In the wood there is a clear preference for clear, beige colors, to make a lighter space. The Mid Century Modern furniture fits perfectly with this requirement, due to its characteristic simplicity. The ergonomic and clean landscape over and below refreshes the air and calms our senses.

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Bring nature in. Sometimes they’re in, sometimes they’re out, and of course, there is never room for the artificial ones. But in 2020, nature, and mainly, big plants are now welcomed all over the house, and this time in big sizes. As a natural complement of the use of wood, marble, and steel, the natural tones of green and brown and their exuberant forms and textures are more than well-received. It is all about a feeling of freedom, and somehow trespassing boundaries settled in our restricted, neat spaces. The traditional view of a delicate bouquet crowning a side table gives up its predominance to a green and more wild presence in all spaces: living room, bedrooms, and halls.

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Take a look at how a simple and in some sense minimalistic set of furniture is in somehow impregnated with the presence of plants and flowers that surround them, way ahead of the traditional bouquet, it’s more like an element full of life that demands its proper space. Even in traditionally more restricted spaces, like a bedroom.

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More and more conscious of the complexities and paradoxes of this world we are living in, and playing a delicate game of opposites, the world of Interior Design in 2020 is looking to reach an equilibrium where no trend is over the other one, and  holds firmly into key principles that don’t seem to be going anywhere soon. Explosive nature and efficient furniture; shiny steel, majestic marble, and noble wood; all these elements are mixed within a nostalgic look of the past, to learn and grow, and a dynamic present, looking forward to a more balanced and comprehensive future. And wonderfully, we can see it in all of these elements when we reach for our favorite book on our side table in our living room, while we relax with our family.

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