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Top Trends in Home Decor for 2020

POSTED February 11, 2020

If there’s one thing that’s obvious from all the designers weighing in on what will be on trend in the next decade, it’s that anything goes. Ten years ago you would NOT have seen the explosion of color and pattern and texture that seems pervasive on Instagram and Pinterest in 2020. It’s as if dramatic colors, murals and wallpaper have become the go-to trend for bathrooms, accent walls and entire rooms — but you’ll still find subtle neutrals, too. 

Take a look at this cobalt blue immersion image from Jonathan Rachman on Elle Décor’s round up of 2020 designs. It’s bold, daring and definitely speaks to someone with the same showy attributes! The colors are nothing we’ve seen from the major paint manufacturers, but as Forbes contributor Amanda Lauren contends, people are decorating around their personalities, not according to any designer dictates. 

In recent years, there has been an emphasis on developing an individual style, she says. Even if it’s simply a matter of selecting a paint that you absolutely love, consumers are thinking more long-term than they have in the past. What do you want to surround yourself with until the next decade?

That might mean a high-quality piece of furniture that transcends trends and popular movements in interior décor, but instead evokes a reaction in the viscera. Designers are predicting fewer purchases and more intentional, personal décor decisions that are meaningful and expressive.

Sustainable Interior Design

Lauren goes on to say that with people becoming more ecologically conscious and knowledgeable than ever before, eco-friendly lifestyles are increasingly important, right down to the materials furniture is made from. This reclaimed wood table from Overstock is made from boards salvaged from gaily painted fishing boats. It’s a functional, repurposed conversation starter!

It’s not just about what’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye, it’s what makes sense for the environment, too – one reason why acacia, rattan and bamboo is now so widespread in flooring, furniture and fixtures. HGTV encourages online readers to adopt the new “hot” indoor plant of the moment – a fiddle-leaf fig. Not only do they give you how-to-care-for instructions, they show you 23 interior spaces where a fiddle-leaf fig would be right at home.

Vintage accents went around once and they’re back for seconds, according to Good Housekeeping. There seems to be a nod toward vintage details, especially one or two statement pieces from the early 1900s. Vintage accents are another way of reclaiming, repurposing and recycling items that are languishing in a second-hand store or flea market.

Shapes and Storage Trends

Architectural Digest reports on what a handful of designers appear interested in – personally — and if that resonates with a consumer, they’re more than happy to compare notes. Estudia Persona, an LA-based design studio gravitates toward “blockier” furniture. Sturdy, geometric shapes that are still comfortable, but more assertive.

This one resonates with us: beautiful wall storage, because let’s face it. Storage isn’t something that’s intrinsically beautiful, but if you’re looking for a place to store things you regularly need access to, the walls have it.

Dwell says that fat furniture is in, as well as free-form shapes and motifs from light fixtures and artwork to chairs and sofas.

Kitchen and Bathroom Trends for 2020

White kitchens seem to be oh-so-2010. The non-white kitchen is making an entrance so you can expect to see a shift toward more natural wood cabinets, islands and shelves, all of which let us keep a bright airy vibe without a lot of stark whiteness.

House Beautiful forecasts that mixed metals and customized baths will be making a showing this year, with brass, and bronze easily mixing with polished nickel.

We’re especially wowed by this clawed bathtub, from Studio B in glossy attention-getting purple! If that’s not a statement with some personality, we don’t know what is!

Southern Living is adamant: you will see tiled bathroom aprons, double-floating vanities and somewhere to sit – other than the toilet in 2020 interiors.

Clean minimalistic looks are in, and given this trend it should be no surprise that designers are looking to Japanese influences for cues. 

On Trend in Coveted Crystal Valley 

The designers working with home buyers in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley have a knack for helping each one customize and personalize. The new homes here, from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes, Century Communities and D.R. Horton are set in natural surroundings with easy access to nearby amenities, with many ready for immediate move-in! Find the new home of your dreams in either a ranch or two-story model, priced from the $300s.


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