If you’ve been considering an upgrade to your personal space, there is no better time to do it than at the start of a new decade. We enter into a new year, which means new trends. Over the past decade we’ve seen trends range from all-white kitchens to pops of color on the walls, but moving forward into the new decade brings new ideas for your home.
After 10 years of the same old, same old, now is the time to get going on your home improvement projects. We don’t mean renovate or overhaul your entire place small subtle changes could just do the trick.
After interviewing interior design pros, seeking our advice from Good Housekeeping magazine and checking in with our favorite social media lifestyle influencers, we’ve found the hottest home décor trends of 2020.
From floral wallpaper to an appreciation of patina, these 2020 home décor trends will have you feeling comfortable and cozy in your home sweet home.
Whether you love trends or typically go to great lengths to avoid them, rest assured there are a few ideas on our list that you’ll fall in love with.
Wallpaper Is Coming Back, Especially the Tropical and Floral
If the thought of flower-power wallpaper seems like a thing of the past, welcome in the refreshed version coming in 2020. Tropical prints and floral wallpaper have been around for decades but decorators, trendsetters and home stylists are fierce with their focus on its comeback. Now you can expect to see a fresh, modern update.
Interior designer Abbe Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25 says, “Large scale, bold color, and even metallic versions are here to stay.”
Many designers are putting these touches in smaller spaces, in playrooms, in bathrooms and on accent walls. What’s even easier is there are tons of stick-on options if you’re not ready to fully commit.
Plants = Perfection
Houseplants have made their way into our homes. Especially in 2019 we saw an explosion of green indoors, and we plan to see even more strategic placements of plants. Not only do plants help balance a space but they create an organic feel. Using them in places to create space for balance, harmony and peace will be a popular trend in 2020. They also make a great reminder of how important nature is to help us connect with our true self and slow down.
What goes around always comes around — especially when it comes to decorating your house. My mom tells me all the time, “I can’t believe this is back in style. I loved this when I was your age.” So grab your family photo album for inspiration on your next decoration tip. Vintage accents are back in. Whether it is delicately selected patterns on carpets, wallpaper or curtains, or antique glasses, traditional detailing — things like spooled legs, spindles, and other things we saw in furnishings from the 1800s and early 1900s are back in. But don’t expect to see all vintage everywhere. It is a delicate balance that will accent each space. This time around, designers are incorporating just one or two statement pieces.
Eco-alternatives Go Mainstream
The search for more sustainable consumption is reaching a critical moment according to TrendWatchers, and 2020 marks a time for aligning with companies whose standard practices are sustainably focused.
As they say, “When sustainable alternatives are widespread, affordable and just as good or better than the legacy option, then eco-consumption becomes less about the status of opting in, and more about the shame of opting out. That’s why in 2020, millions of consumers will seek out products, services and experiences that help them alleviate rising eco-shame.” There will be a huge focus on buying products that help to support the greater good of the planet.
Less Is Truly More
We’ve been dabbling in minimalism for years. With the explosion of Tiny Home interest and Mario Kondo’s methods of tidying up and “sparking joy,” we’ve seen firsthand the power of cleaning up our spaces. But as we dive into 2020 and the next decade, it is less about stuff and more about experiences. We are overwhelmed, sick of feeling stuck and tired of added pressure. This pressure to have more and do more is a way of the past. People will be opting for a similar way of life. Opting out of chaos, and tuning in to calm. Less is more and the minimalist lifestyle will be a regular way of life. We start to see that happiness isn’t just in the things we have, but in the being and living of our life.
Decluttering can be daunting, and it’s a process that requires a lot of time and energy. “Clutter is delayed decisions,” said Marina Mahnken, a professional organizer and owner of Declutter My Clutter in Matawan, N.J., referencing a well-known phrase coined by Barbara Hemphill, author of Less Clutter, More Life. So start small and pick pockets of your home to declutter. As you do the clearing out, you will feel better and have more space to create what you truly want.
Patina Accents Are In
“One of the emerging design trends is an appreciation of patina and age,” says interior designer Breeze Giannasio. In addition to more vintage furniture, expect to see this played out in color trends such as clay and terracotta, as well as decorative items such as earthenware and ceramics and leather products such as these leather totes seen in the images. Many influencers and stylists will be bringing in the classic feel and welcoming the appreciation of handcrafted leather.
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