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The ‘stay home’ holiday season: trending styles in 2020

We’ve had a six-month period of reassessing our homes, and now with the holiday season approaching, what does this mean for our interiors? The festivities may look a little different this year, and it’s never been a better time to create a unique home retreat.

Staying home doesn’t have to be boring though! In this article, we look at colours making a splash, and textures that bring character and warmth into your home.

Plus a peek at other holiday-time trends!

The jewel tones of Christmas 2020

2020 has seen the design world move in a moodier direction when it comes to colour schemes. Jewel- tones are massively popular in maximalist interiors because of their richness and depth.

Luckily for us all, moody jewel tones are accessible at every price point, and are unfailingly glamorous!

Explainer: Jewel tones are richly saturated hues inspired by the lustre of gems and jewels around the world. The colour spectrum you have to play with is vast. It stretches from blood-red rubies and strikingly bold emeralds all the way to violet amethysts and the sky blue, prismatic Celestine crystals of Majunga, Madagascar.

Whether colour-blocked or paired with neutral shades, using these deeply atmospheric colours in interiors sets the dial to ‘effortless sophistication’ immediately.

Read: Expert styling tips for your living room >

Getting festive with velvet textures

Velvet trends might come and go but as a fabric characteristic, it has an indulgent feel that never goes out of style. We set about to engineer plush velvets that are easy to clean, durable, and ready to be used in real homes.


Velvet has always had a frustrating reputation for high-maintenance but it’s so stunning that we were determined to change this narrative. Velvet enhances your living room visually as well as in a sensorial way, inviting your household to get back in touch with their sense of touch.

Cosy homes are lived-in homes

Combining jewel-tone colour schemes with velvets infuses our homes with graceful opulence. It’s easy to live in the home of your dreams with our fabrics: just because you don’t live in a furniture and design catalogue doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style.

Let’s have a quick look at other holiday-season trends for this year….

  1. Patterns and textures and mixed metals go wild in combinations and layers
  2. Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tapped into the Belgian design style in their Californian home. Read everything you need to know about Belgian style interiors!
  3. Liberate your collections from their dusty haunt in the spare room. It’s time to display them thoughtfully front and centre.
  4. Woven to Protect. Woven structures are everywhere, from rugs, light fittings, rattan furniture, boho-style woven wall tapestries, and more. It’s been lovely to see a return to artisanal techniques such as basket weaving
  5. Charming florals and comfy accents abound in ‘cottagecore’
  6. Urban rusticdécor showcases the best of two worlds
  7. Speaking of rustic styles, Japandiis showing no sign of going anywhere. With a focus on clean lines, solid artisanship and elegant simplicity, it’s easy to see why!

Buy once and buy well

At FibreGuard we know that the focus of sustainable design is on the future. We are proud to produce beautiful fabric collections that are also durable enough to withstand the test of time. The best sustainable product is one that you already own, after all.

Read more about our proactive approach to future-oriented fabrics. >

When we say ‘durability’ we mean that our fabrics have undergone stringent mechanical testing. As a result, they are not only easy to clean, stain after stain, but they're also tough enough to withstand our harshest testers: kids.

The holiday season is a special time of year to show our softer side, which is why we're proud to be loved by children (and pets) worldwide. The best interior decoration style is the one that fits your lifestyle, and our guarantee to you is that our fabrics, even velvets, are made for your life no matter what it looks like. FibreGuard fabric colours, even jewel-tones, are durable too!

So spread the cheer this year in your own home: you won’t have to go far to find a little magic.

Contact us today to talk more about velvets, colours, and low-maintenance living.

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