The Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2020
The New Year is the time to set new goals, create new resolutions and seek out new trends. And it is not just our personal lives but our homes deserve a bit of refreshing, too. We’ve got you covered in 2020.
We spoke to some of our favorite designers and decorators, and they predict the trends that will be IN and OUT in 2020.
IN: GRANDMILLENIAL STYLE
Grandmillenial style -- traditional design with a twist -- is having its moment. It is blending elements of classic design like scallops, chinoiserie, topiaries, natural fiber rugs, and more, with a modern edge.
OUT: GREY ON GREY
Varying hues of grey were popular since 2010. As we step into 2020 the demand is for accent colours and warmer toned palettes.
IN: BOLD MONOCHROMATICS
We are not just talking about pale shades. Colors that are full of elegance and personality like Kelly Green, Cobalt Blue, or even Aubergine that bring monochromatic in a daring way will be popular.
OUT: PALE MONOCHROMATICS
Rooms with walls, floors and furniture in the same colour palette will be out in 2020.
IN: LAYERING OLD AND NEW
It’s all about mixing and matching and people are ready to take design of their homes to the next level this year.
Antique pieces that are worn with small scratches will be much in demand.
IN: DARK PAINTED DOORS
Interior doors painted in a rich color add character and warmth to the space. A dark door can provide an artistic element for the room when paired with great hardware.
OUT: STANDARD WHITE DOORS AND TRIM
Standard white colored doors are passé. It is all about making a dramatic statement in 2020.
IN: SINGLE PRINT DRAMA
This year it is all about more drama and style, and you will see a lot more rooms covered in the same print from floor to ceiling.
OUT: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Industrial design is a bit cold and harsh. It had its day. People will embrace spaces that nurture and envelope them.
IN: ANTIQUED LANDSCAPE TAPESTRIES
As a focal point tapestries are perfect for a room. People will adorn their homes with idyllic landscapes and bring the beautiful colors of the outdoors to the inside.
OUT: TRADITIONAL DINING TABLE IN THE KITCHEN
The trend is having lower tables and comfortable upholstered chairs that are more conducive to hanging out. To create a cozy nook in the kitchen there will be reading lamps too.
IN: EARTH TONES
For so many years cool tones have ruled interiors. Now new shades are taking over like yellow ochre, olive green, wine and chocolate brown. On the walls and sofa these warm and natural colours will be opted by designers.
OUT: COOL TONES
Cool tones are out in favor. Designers will embrace warm and saturated colors that will be seen in paint colours and textile choices.
IN: FUN BATHROOM DESIGN
To have fun and to experiment with wallpaper, materials and color, bathrooms are a great place.
OUT: OPEN SHELVING
Practical is in and open shelving is out. People want to keep their kitchens tidy and don’t want to spend all their time accessorizing.
IN: WASHING A ROOM IN ONE PAINT COLOR
It is chic and enveloping to coat the walls, ceiling and trim all in the same shade.
OUT: ACCENT WALLS
Accent walls had its day. If you love one design or colour be bold and just paint the whole room.
IN: PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Performance fabrics are more functional. They have a luxurious feel and at the same time can be used in the messiest of family rooms.
OUT: GRANITE COUNTERTOPS
Move over granite and marble. Quartz is having a moment mainly because of its ease of maintenance and durability. Moreover, quartz look just like marble and it will be hard to distinguish one from the other.
IN: BOLD BLACK AND WHITE
Black and white complements each other and adds drama to any room. And when the colour combo is on the floor it gives a timeless appeal.
IN: REAL PLANTS
Real plants give personality to any dull room. So go green with potted plants in every room.
OUT: FAUX PLANTS
Faux plants are passé. They get dusty and become an eyesore eventually.
IN: QUALITY BEDDING
This year splurge on a nice set of sheets, mattress and bed. Invest in these items as you spend half your life in bed.
OUT: OVER-THE-RANGE MICROWAVES
Get rid of that microwave placed in one of the main focal points in your kitchen. Make it accessible but tuck it away.
IN: RATTAN AND WICKER FURNITURE
Whether in lighting, tables or chairs, wicker/rattan is having a resurgence. Their biggest advantage is they can be layered to balance traditional and modern style.
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