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2020 Design Trends for Wall Art and Prints


2020 Design Trends for Wall Art and Prints

8th January 2020

Forget New Year’s resolutions, the start of a year is the perfect time to embrace upcoming design trends for 2020. Whether you’re looking to embark on a complete interior overhaul, or just wish to add a few pieces to refresh your space, we’ve taken a look at the top design trends for 2020 and applied our expertise to help you create unique, personalised pieces of wall art for your home.

2020 Design Trends Forecast

With over 50 years of experience in all things photo printing, we know what goes into a good print. We’ve taken advice from the design experts to collate a 2020 Design Trends Forecast – after all, they’re the experts in design and we’re the experts in printing.

Get ahead of the game for 2020 and create on trend prints for your home that you won’t find on the high street…

Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

Let’s start with the highly anticipated Pantone Colour of the Year. Since 2000, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, in addition to product packaging and graphic design.

pantone colour of the year classic blue

This year, Classic Blue has taken the title. Described as ‘a timeless and enduring blue hue’ that ‘brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge, aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity’ – Classic Blue is the perfect colour to bring into your home.

Inspired by the tranquil tone, it’s easy to create wall art that reflects the positive and affirmative characteristics of Classic Blue. For example, choosing a print that features the colour of choice and framing with a white frame makes the accent colour really stand out. The beauty of using accent colours within frames is that the design can take on any form that you enjoy – whether that’s street art, block colour or bold patterns – the choice is up to you.

If you’ve fallen in love with Classic Blue, why not introduce it on a larger scale and add it to your walls? Whether you choose to paint all four or stick to an accent wall, you’ll create the perfect foundation for your wall art. Made from FSC certified materials by sustainable sources, a Wood Print is the perfect accompaniment to the rich tones in the blue. To elevate your print even further, choose an image that has a similar colour within it to tie the two elements together.

dark blue interiors with wedding photo print

Geometric Shapes and Patterns

Speaking of bold patterns, geometric design isn’t going to disappear from trend forecasts any time soon. A design trend for 2020 is embracing geometric print, from bold patterns to more subtle, minimalistic inspired designs.

Geometric shapes are a design trend for 2020 that is also perfect for print as you can experiment with different formats of wall art. For example, Framed Photo Prints are the ideal product for framing quirky, graphic prints and creating your very own gallery wall.

living room set with blue geometric shape print

However, our hexxas wall art is where geometric patterns take on a whole new level. hexxas allows you to print a single image across several tiles or combine different photos on seperate tiles to create a stylish collage of geometric shapes. Offering both versatility and flexibility, the magnetic hanging system means you can reposition your pictures whenever you feel like it too.

hexagonal hexxas wall art in a living room

The beautiful thing about wall art is that you can swap the prints whenever you desire. From updating them monthly, seasonally or annually, having a base of wall art is perfect for those who get itchy feet when it comes to rigid design!

Line Art

Line Art is inspired by the drawings of Picasso and Matisse and has been described as ‘every minimalist’s dream.’ Line art uses the power of negative space to make a dramatic visual statement using only simple black lines on the white background and is perfect for creating wall art to complement a more simplistic, yet design led, aesthetic.

line art on pink wall with lamp and table

Line art is extremely versatile as it can be used as part of a gallery wall or on its own without looking out of place. It also complements numerous colour schemes with its monochrome palette. Line art looks great as a Framed Photo Print and with black, white and silver frame options, it’s up to you how you choose to complement the print.

Personalised Lettering and Bold Typography

In 2019, Typography prints have been a worthy addition to any seasoned gallery wall, but in 2020, it’s getting even more personal. The trend of larger-than-life type will continue, but in a more human direction.

To add this trend to your home ahead of 2020, find a print that includes a quote or lyric that resonates with you and get it printed in a stylish frame or onto a canvas. If this is something you’d like to create or are in need of some typography advice, we’ve got a blog post with plenty of helpful tips and tricks.

gallery wall with text, photographs and frames

If you haven’t spotted anything that you wish to frame in your home – create your own! Our intuitive, easy to use CEWE Creator Software allows you to upload text onto a product of your choice from Canvas to Framed Photo Prints. In the name of personalisation, add a quote that means something to you and will serve as a little pick-me-up every time you take a glance.

DIY Custom Spaces

In a nutshell, a custom space is a dedicated area that has a concentrated focus on interior items that make you feel happy. Creating personal and cosy spaces is increasing within the interior world and is a great way to take small pockets of your home and turn them into a peaceful sanctuary (or somewhere you can enjoy a coffee and a book in peace!)

multiple frames resting against a wall with chair, scarf and hat

Popular items for a DIY custom space include: multiple frames resting against a wall with chair, scarf and hat

  • Prints
  • Mirrors
  • Fairy lights
  • Shelves
  • Greenery
  • Candles
  • Books
  • Comfortable chairs
  • Pillows and throws

The beauty of personalising your space means that your prints aren’t just restricted to the wall. A popular design trend is to place your prints on the floor, propped up against the wall. Place the larger prints first, which allows you to place smaller prints in front and to the side. Choose prints that make you happy and brighten up your mood then get creative with the layout!

Another creative way to showcase your prints is to place them on a thin, minimal shelf and surround them with your favourite furniture and accessories.

2020 Design Trends and CEWE WALL ART

Whether you’re a fan of prints with bright colours, logo design, bold typography, or geometric shapes, there’s a piece of wall art that is waiting to adorn the walls in your home.

Browse our premium and extensive range of CEWE WALL ART and find a design that feels like a piece of you.