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Spring Summer Trends 2020

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I think we’re all ready for a refresh. Rejuvenation, restoration and replenish. What better time than Spring to energize our spaces and our minds as we uncover the trends for Spring/Summer 2020.

With the ongoing chaos in the world, the opportunity to breath new life into our lives is welcomed. A colour palette of sage green and olive, shades of auric honey and mustard, bring beige into new life next to clay and clove tones. A palette for pleasure, purpose and mindfulness. Spring will bring in warm and comforting ideas of wildflower fields and organic produce in interiors that encompass individual dispositions. After spending so much time indoors over the last few months, it has created openings for personalities to flourish and encourage creativity. Our S/S20 trend report touches on how our economic climate creeps into our interiors through upcycling, the return to entertaining in the outdoors and the comfort of times gone by.


When conversing with friends during isolation this year, something that was bringing us joy was the rediscovered world of DIY. Do It Yourself. Now morphing into DIT. Do It Together. As Instagram erupted with self-care slogans, blogs came to life with instructions for bringing colour, texture and hand made delicate items into our lives. From tie-dying old t-shirts to destroying old necklaces so we could take the beads and create new daisy chain bracelets, we saw the lost art of embroidery emerge and art shops sell out of clay so we could try our hand at ceramics. Don’t even get us started on plants. As job security became unstable, we started to see new possibilities in our homes. A chance to rediscover ourselves through paint and pencil and using our fine motor skills for more than just scrolling. As we reignite a passion for creativity, we believe this Spring will see craft afternoons between friends, clothing swaps and paint trapped under our fingernails instead of painted on. It’s a time to refresh old treasures, rummage through your parent’s shed for the next furniture restoration and take time for serendipitous adventures and looking towards something better, together.

Not-so-secret Garden Party

Party season might be a thing of the past with regulations in place to keep our germs to ourselves. We encourage you to become familiar this Summer with ‘the new picnic’. We’re here to list off this season’s picnic essentials… with a little extra flair. Let us paint you a picture. A seagrass picnic basket holding down the white tassels of the blanket, crisp rose pouring into elegant acrylic cups, strawberries and peaches catching the dappled light peeking through the shade above. Whether this is in your back garden, on the shoreline or in the local park, bring along Moroccan ottomans to surround a pallet table and a bouquet of seaside daisies for an image worthy of Pinterest. Get creative with layering textures fabrics and cushions. Between the figs and the triple cream brie, Spring will be in full swing with a garden party like this.

Retro re-imagined

Peace, love and design… The 70’s are in! We’re going to see the 1970’s cycle back around in the Summer of 2020 as interiors celebrate timeless designs. Taking all the good bits from the grooviest decade that was. This trend is reconstructing elements from the 70’s such as corduroy, suede and coloured glass and giving them new life and a new interpretation. Even though the colour palette of the season is diluted earth tones, don’t give up colour. Use pops of colour such as antique red, sunflower yellow, avocado green and blueberry violet tones. Incorporated honest materials; strong angular vases and abstract sculptures. Why now? Why return to the 70’s in 2020? During a season of turmoil, we draw inspiration from a time viewed as free-spirited, vocal, rebellious and influential. Maybe we seek comfort from an era that made it through the blend of disco and economic upheaval. Enter the summer of 2020 with the boldness of a flower-power printed shirt and the reassurance of a well-loved pair of corduroy pants. 

See the trends in action in our showroom at

The Prop House – 306 Vulture Street, Woolloongabba 4102. 

For more information about visual merchandising, contact VM+ at (07) 3217 4500 or email vm@vmplus.com.au

Chat to our prop stylist today at props@theprophouse.com.au


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